Adani is saying the birds can just fly somewhere else — well, I’m afraid to say there are very few places left for our threatened species to just fly somewhere else, so that’s just a joke.
— Sean Dooley, Birdlife Australia
A limited edition compilation set of all our recent zines, one atop the other, from the largest to the smallest, to make a happy squeeze.
As with previous sets, each box set contains the first of each zine edition released within that time frame. Housed in giant matchboxes featuring our recent collaged landscape, Ripples in the Open, editions are in the process of being delivered to the collections of Melbourne University Library, National Library of Australia, and State Library Victoria.
Dove, love, wash
Duck in, duck out
Flippered and flightless
Round, circle, dot
Take a lesson from the ground
Seasonal museum sketches (autumn)
It was a familiar pattern
Your gelatine silver print, in the shape of the full moon
Paw Pad Path
I think all the world is falling
No longer six feet under
Disrupted and rumpled
Dim wood, spark bright
A warmed pebble in my hand
We have two more sets left, if you are interested. Please contact us to find out more.
Our exhibition, Looped, loops into infinity. Hurrah!
Our stone cats and a netsuke mouse have been minding their Ps and Qs since August 2017, and we are delighted that our #GraciaLouiseLooped inhabitants, like those within A warmed pebble in my hand, are staying in the dome dais indefinitely.
Thank-you State Library Victoria.
Subscribe to The Blue Notebook: Journal for artists’ books, published by Wild Conversations Press, edited by Sarah Bodman, UWE, Bristol, UK, to read our invited contribution, and other tales by other folk. Inside Volume 12, No. 2 Spring – Summer 2018 (pp. 6–14), you’ll find us talking about our artists’ books within Looped, at State Library Victoria.
Head to Book Arts to subscribe (hard copy and digital).
For a fourth year running, we are returning to the Melbourne Art Book Fair at the NGV, and with us we will be bringing scores of new artists' books, zines, and prints. Some of these new titles you may have seen unfurling on instagram, and tomorrow, should you be in the neighbourhood, you can see them with your own eyes, leaf through them with your own fingers, nestle them in your own palm.
See you beneath the Leonard French at the
Melbourne Art Book Fair
National Gallery of Victoria
Friday 16th – Sunday 18th March, 2018
Friday 16th March: 10am–5pm
(Friday night opening: 6–9pm)
Saturday 17th March: 10am–7pm
Sunday 18th March: 10am–5pm
(With the exception of the Friday night opening, entry to the fair is free.)
A little heads up, to those of you Melbourne-based this month, the annual Sticky Institute Festival of the Photocopier is tomorrow at the Melbourne Town Hall. Come along and see the new zines we have made for you.
Festival of the Photocopier
Presented by Sticky Institute
Sunday 11th of February, 2018
Melbourne Town Hall
90–130 Swanston Street, Melbourne
12 – 5 pm
Head to Milly Sleeping, Carlton, to find our newest zine, It was a familiar pattern.
A little mesmerising flipbook, based on a moving collage of the same name. Let the pages flutter with pace and watch an unexpected assembly surface from the sea (and retreat again) afront a passing ship.
Created for (and currently exclusive to) Milly Sleeping.
Printed in Melbourne; assembled and editioned by hand by Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison AKA Gracia & Louise.
PS. This work also relates to an exhibition called Looped, now showing in the Latrobe Reading Room at the State Library of Victoria.
157 Elgin Street, Carlton
Or pick up a copy at Milly Sleeping online.
If you cannot swing by the library to collect our free zine, you can now download our Looped zine, which includes the text, A whisker lighter, and a complete list of works (16 page pdf).
Presented in partnership with State Library Victoria
Until Sunday 26th of November, 2017
La Trobe Reading Room, State Library Victoria
328 Swanston Street, Melbourne