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Looped, in the La Trobe Reading Room

We have turned State Library Victoria's dais in the heart of the Dome Reading Room into an artists' book. Not a book you hold in your palm, but a book that you walk around. One foot, after the other — left, right, left, right — turning the cabinet pages with your feet.

Treating each cabinet as a page, we are exhibiting five new artists' books upon large-scale collages, weaving a fable beneath glass.

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison
Looped
Presented in partnership with State Library Victoria
Friday 4th of August – Sunday 26th of November, 2017
La Trobe Reading Room
State Library Victoria

Come and see.

Nestled under #GraciaLouiseLooped, you can see how it all came together, from working table to early August's install.
 

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, Looped, La Trobe Reading Room, State Library of Victoria, 2017

Punk, politics and art on show in new exhibition at State Library Victoria

We're thrilled to have our zines and artists' book included in the forthcoming exhibition, Self-made: Zines and Artist Books. Read Punk, politics and art on show in new exhibition at State Library Victoria to discover more.

Developed in partnership with The Sticky Institute, Self-made will display rarely-seen material from the Library’s collection of artist books and its zine collection — the largest and most comprehensive in Australia. Exhibition curator Monica Syrette said Self-made will take visitors on a journey through the colourful and sometimes controversial evolution of self-publishing.

"The history of zine-making and self-publishing is inextricably linked to influential counter-cultural movements and social activism. What we’re displaying — items like sci-fi zines from the 1940s, punk zines from the seventies and contemporary feminist zines — are all reflections of the political and cultural movements of the time. The artist books in Self-made were also ground-breaking, designed to circumvent the commercial gallery system and make art easily available to all."

The exhibition features works by leading international artists including Swiss German artist, Dieter Roth; Pop Art influenced American artist, Ed Ruscha; pioneering conceptual artist Sol LeWitt; and renowned Australian painter, sculptor and printmaker, Robert Jacks; alongside works by contemporary artists and zine-makers. More than 170 works will be on display, including a dedicated reading lounge, revealing the breadth and beauty of artist books and zines.

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, A Deck of Salvaged Relatives (detail), 2015, artists' book

Looped

We are thrilled to announce our upcoming exhibition, Looped, at State Library Victoria.

Nestled under #GraciaLouiseLooped, you can watch our process, from start to early August's install.

Looped
4th August – 26th November, 2017

'It was familiar. Yet it was out of sorts. It was a left foot crammed into the right shoe.'

From the 4th of August, we are turning State Library Victoria's dais in the heart of the Dome Reading Room into an artists' book. Not a book you hold in your palm, but a book that you walk around. One foot, after the other — left, right, left, right — turning the cabinet pages with your feet.

Treating each cabinet as a page, we will be exhibiting five new artists' books, including I think all the world is falling, and No longer six feet under, upon large-scale collages, weaving a fable beneath glass.  Come and see.

'I think all the world has fallen. And it was long ago.'

Come and see.

Concertina artists' books, in process

Concertina artists' books, in process