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New titles for the Melbourne Art Book Fair

We're excited to be returning to the NGV Melbourne Art Book Fair for the fifth year running. In a few days, we will be in the Great Hall, beneath the Leonard French coloured shards, ready to introduce you to
Animate. Animated. Animal. ($8)
Please, I'm looking for (whatever you are looking for) ($8)
Museum Sketches: Your Specimens Sing an Operatic Chorus ($8)
and Five views of a creeping Honey possum (Tarisipes rostratus) ($4).

Alongside these titles, we will also have editions of Paint Out ($20) and Ripples in the Open ($5) released at Sticky Institute's Festival of the Photocopier, earlier in the year.

NGV Melbourne Art Book Fair
Great Hall, NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Friday 15th – Sunday 17th March, 2019
10am–5pm

See you there!

Focus on the Collection: Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison

Based in Melbourne, we work from home. And more often than not, we collaborate with each other. We rather fell into collaboration, many years ago now, and it is one based on harmony. To date, we have made 99 artists’ book titles and 127 zine titles.

We decided early on in our collaboration, through an organic process, not to polish the same skills. We naturally lent towards different things and now bring those different things together to make one work not possible without the other. Working this way, a third work is made that belongs to us both.

The two of us have been fans of the book for a long time now, and it is perhaps because no work is ever as you’d imagined or saw in your mind’s eye, that we keep working with books. Every step, every part of the process, every learning curve, holds us entranced. We love the challenge artists’ books present, the possibilities and history they hold, and the intimacy they can awaken in the reader. The flexible medium of the book holds us in its palm rather than us holding the book in our own palms. In the beginning, the medium of the artists' book seemed, to us, to be free of rules and regulations. It also presented many new things to consider, from page layout and sequence to typographical decisions, and such things we tossed in the air and arranged upon their landing. Working together has meant we were able to figure out the particulars through trial and error, and groundwork.

You can see an exhibition of our artists’ books at Artspace Mackay until the 3rd of February, 2019.

Focus on the Collection: Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison
Foyer Gallery
Artspace Mackay
Civic Centre Precinct, Gordon Street, Mackay, Queensland

The exhibition is drawn from the Mackay Regional Council collection, and it includes
Find your place, 2007
Small collection, 2008
Postcards from... a key to make your own world visible, 2009
A vagary of impediments & a sneak of weasels, 2009
Tumble & fall, 2009
This evening, however, I am thinking of things past, 2009
Closer to natural, 2016
Prattle, scoop, trembling: a flutter of Australian birds, 2016
Paw Pad Path, 2018

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, Paw Pad Path, 2018, artists’ book

Make a Solander Box in a Day workshop

Louise Jennison is conducting a Solander Box making workshop at Firestation Print Studio in December.

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison,   An index box of Australian birds still fluttering  , 2016, collage housed in a cloth Solander box, with inlaid drawing

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, An index box of Australian birds still fluttering, 2016, collage housed in a cloth Solander box, with inlaid drawing

Make a Solander Box in a Day with Louise Jennison

In this one-day workshop with Louise, you will measure, cut, glue, cover, and construct a small Solander box. All materials are provided in a kit, including high quality binding cloth, screen board, and an instruction booklet.

Equipment and archival glue will also be provided, however please bring along your own cutting knife, and ruler.

Sunday 9 December
10am until 5pm

$260 non members
$220 for members
Price including material kits

Bookings essential

Firestation Print Studio
2 Willis Street
Armadale
03 9509 1782

66th Australian Book Design Awards 2018

The Australian Book Designers Association recently announced the Longlist for the 66th Australian Book Design Awards 2018, and we are delighted that Prattle, scoop, trembling: a flutter of Australian birds is one of seven books longlisted in the Best Designed Independent Book category.

You can pick up a copy of Prattle, scoop, trembling: a flutter of Australian birds through our online store.

gracialouise_PrattleScoopTremble_ABDA.jpg
NGV Melbourne Art Book Fair 2018

And we’re set to do it all again, for a fourth year running.

Reposted from @ngvmelbourne: “#MelbourneArtBookFair 2018 brings together the most creative emerging and established international and local publishers, artists and writers for a program of ideas, discussions and book launches. 16–18 March at NGV International."

Melbourne Art Book Fair 2017, NGV International ("The NGV gratefully acknowledges the Cornish family for their support of The Cornish Family Prize for Art and Design Publishing. The Melbourne Art Book Fair program is supported by Event Partner Asahi Super Dry, Partner City of Melbourne and Supporter The Copyright Agency Cultural Fund. The symposium is presented by the RMIT Design Futures Lab with the support of the RMIT School of Design.")

Prattling in Mackay

Delighted to chance upon our birds in our artists' book, Prattle, scoop, trembling: a flutter of Australian birds, in a promotion for Artspace Mackay's "diverse collection of artists' books," which you can "enjoy in the Tate Adams Reading Pod, a purpose-built space for visitors to have unprecedented access to the collection" (in the latest Art Guide).

Turn the page. Get up close, and enjoy.

Artspace Mackay
Civic Centre Precinct, Gordon Street
Mackay, Queensland

Paper Animals, postage free

Dear you, 

Our online store is bursting at its spine with all of our new titles launched at the recent NGV Melbourne Art Book Fair. What's more, we are offering FREE POSTAGE WORLDWIDE until the 10th of May. 

Simply enter the code PAPERANIMALS during checkout. 

For "a coat of feathers [to help you] stay in the air indefinitely," pick up a copy of Winged

For mammals scampering, climbing, purring, add a copy of Limbed featuring thirty-two Salvaged Relatives to your cart. 

Run your fingers through the fine and ordered lines of Pattern, a zine made in collaboration with Deidre Brollo, Marian Crawford, Elaine Haby, and Deborah Klein. 

Marvel at a softness of mice ears, polished steel buttons, hoops, a globe on a desk and other round things in Round, circle, dot

Acquire a song of paper birds, and purchase a copy of the printed edition of Prattle, scoop, trembling

Yours for a song, Winged, Limbed, Pattern-ed, Round-ed and Prattle-d, Yours with sticky tape at the ready, Gracia & Louise XO

Gracia Haby, Limbed, 2017, printed zine

Fairground beckons

Recently landed: Fairground beckonsa new article on Marginalia (by Gracia) takes a peep at all the new artists' books and zines we will be launching at the NGV's Melbourne Art Book Fair this Friday

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison Prattle, scoop, trembling: a flutter of Australian birds, 2017, artists' book, printed edition

NGV Melbourne Art Book Fair

The Melbourne Art Book Fair is all set to go! go! go! We'll be there. Will you?

Swing by, say hi, and collect your pre-ordered copy of #PrattleScoopTrembling too.

National Gallery of Victoria presents:
Melbourne Art Book Fair 2017
Great Hall
National Gallery of Victoria
Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th March, 2017

Thursday 16th March: Typography Symposium 10am–5pm
Friday 17th March: 10am–5pm
Friday Party (ticketed): 7.30–10pm
Saturday 18th March: 10am–8pm
Sunday 19th March 10am–5pm
(Free entry at NGV International. Prices are noted for ticketed programs and events.)

Until then, keep a spare eye on #theworkingtable to see what we are making especially for the fair.

Preorder an edition of Prattle, scoop, trembling: a flutter of Australian birds

While the preorder campaign (to assist with the printing costs) has folded its wings, it is still possible to reserve a copy of Prattle, scoop, trembling: a flutter of Australian birds through our online store.

We will be releasing the book from our stall at this year's NGV Melbourne Art Book Fair, where you are welcome to pick up your preordered copies from us (from Friday the 17th to Sunday the 19th of March, 2017).

Digital mock-up of one of five different hand-cut bird inserts

In the gallery

We will be talking about our artists' book, Prattle, scoop, trembling: a flutter of Australian birds (2016), at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery from 1pm on Sunday the 5th of February, 2017. Penny Byrne and Stu James will also be discussing their works within the current exhibition, Birds: Flight paths in Australian art.

We hope to see you there.

Today, we chirrup

Thank-you for supporting our 19-day pozible campaign with your preordered copies of #PrattleScoopTrembling and your feathered donations.

We are sending the book to print today, but not before releasing another thank-you collage your way.

We are chirruping, this is happening, this is happening!

Tick, cheep, tock, chirrup

We make artists' books collaboratively and have been doing so since 1999. To date, we have released 87 titles (unique state artists’ books, and limited editions of 10, 25, and 50), and 105 zine titles.

Our artists' books can be found in the collections of Artspace Mackay; Deakin University Library; Melbourne Museum; Melbourne University Library; Monash University Library; Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery; National Gallery of Australia; National Gallery of Victoria; National Library of Australia; RMIT University Library; State Library of New South Wales; State Library of Victoria; State Library of Queensland; Tate (UK); University of the West of England (UK), and others.

We have exhibited our works on paper at ACMI Mediatheque, Counihan Gallery, Craft, Fremantle Arts Centre, Geelong Gallery, LaTrobe Regional Gallery, Port Jackson Press Print Gallery, Maroondah Art Gallery, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, RMIT School of Art Gallery, State Library of Victoria, University of Melbourne Baillieu Library, University of West England (UK), and others.

We created the unique state version of Prattle, scoop, trembling: a flutter of Australian birds especially for the exhibition Birds: Flight paths in Australian Art currently at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (until the 12th of February, 2017). The piece has been acquired by Artspace Mackay.

With our pozible campaign we are seeking to make Prattle, scoop, trembling: a flutter of Australian birds into a printed edition of 100.

And now only 14 hours remain for your chance to preorder a copy.

Thank-you for your support so far, and always.

Thank-you, from the Laughing kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) and us

29 hours remaining

With only 29 hours remaining on our pozible campaign forour artists' book printed edition of #PrattleScoopTrembling, we are looking forward to hearing the running movement of the press.  

Thank-you for your cheer, donations, and preorders, each and every one of you.
(Pleasing sound in the above linked instagram video courtesy of a Heidelberger Tiegel letterpress.)

The Wedge-tailed eagle (Aquila addax) oversees the countdown

Throw your hands in the air

Throw your hands in the air like a dancing cactus! And just like that, we've reached our pozible campaign funding goal to cover a third of the printing costs for a Prattle, scoop, trembling edition. Many, many thanks. We are so humbled.

The campaign is still running, and we are hoping to raise, through your preorders (and/or donations) enough to cover the whole of the printing cost. Should you wish to earmark a copy, it's not too late to do so.

Thank-you. We couldn't do this without you.

Sprouting wings

An Australian king-parrot (Alisterus scapularis), Rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus), and Little penguin (Eudyptula minor) from Prattle scoop trembling: a flutter of Australian birds