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Sights Unseen: Recent Acquisitions from the Moreland Art Collection

We are delighted that our artists’ book, Salvaged Relatives, edition III will be on display.

In recent years the Moreland Art Collection has experienced significant gains through purchases, commissions and a marked increase in the receipt of philanthropic donations.

Sights Unseen: Recent Acquisitions from the Moreland Art Collection draws together artworks held by the municipality not previously exhibited at the Counihan Gallery In Brunswick.

Comprising photography, painting, drawing, prints, collage, artists books and mixed media the artworks reflect a diverse range of contemporary practice as well as some fascinating historical offerings — a trove of cultural heritage for the City of Moreland.

Charles Blackman, Trevor ‘Turbo’ Brown, Noel Counihan, Julian Di Martino, Gabrielle de Vietri, Rennie Ellis, Helga Groves, Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, Joy Hester, Deanna Hitti, Janelle Low, Kirsten Lyttle, Jordan Marani, Jill Orr, Louise Paramour, Wolfgang Sievers, Shaun Tan, Stephanie Valentin, Stephen Wickham, James Wigley


Sights Unseen: Recent Acquisitions from the Moreland Art Collection

Saturday 27th July – Sunday 18th August, 2019
Counihan Gallery In Brunswick
233 Sydney Road, Brunswick

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison
Salvaged Relatives, edition III
2014–2015
Artists’ book, unique state, featuring 21 individual collages on cabinet cards with pencil and paint additions (by Gracia Haby)
Housed in a three-colour cloth Solander box (by Louise Jennison) with inlaid collage, In the borrowed costume of a Polovtsian warrior (Prince Igor c. 1909–37)

Performing Arts Collection

Cutting The Collection and Thumb Through
From the Performing Arts Collection blog

One of the most rewarding things about being custodians of this great Collection is seeing the surprising ways in which people engage with history to create new work. The Performing Arts Collection is a valuable resource for students, historians, writers, documentary makers, designers and other arts practitioners seeking to find out more about Australia’s rich performing arts history. Every once in a while someone comes along and re-imagines the Collection in ways we never thought possible.

Artists and avid theatre-goers, Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison visited the Research Service earlier this year and found a treasure trove of imagery ripe for digital re-interpretation. The result of their investigations can be found in two new zines, Cutting The Collection and Thumb Through which were recently launched at the Melbourne Art Book Fair at the National Gallery of Victoria. Gracia speaks eloquently about the thought process behind Cutting The Collection informed by "the ephemeral nature of dance; the thrill of a live performance and the trace it leaves; notions of recording what was, whilst not ever able to capture or document it fully; and the importance of such collections." You can read more about the creative process and development here.

Not content with one remarkable publication, Gracia and Louise hit upon the idea of creating Thumb Through as both a flip book and as a moving collage which re-energises the static images in new and unexpected ways. Both publications evoke the brilliant, always ephemeral energy captured (but not quite) in the objects left behind after the curtain has come down.

Copies of Cutting the Collection and Thumb Through are available through our online store.

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, Two costume designs, one with gold trims and pink flowers, and the other with green sash and four strands of beads under the chin, by Attilio Comelli for act two from the musical The Girl From Utah, c.1913, upon a photograph of the stage set for the musical comedy Follow Through, 1930 or 1932, 2016, printed zine

Borrowed and cut

Recently landed: Borrowed and cut, a new post on High Up in the Trees (by Gracia)

Costume design, replete with orange sash, silver trims, and light green fan, by Attilio Comelli for act two from the musical The Girl From Utah, c.1913, upon a photograph of the stage set for the musical comedy Follow Through, 1930 or 1932

Animal Instinct

You're invited to Animal Instinct, a group exhibition at Metropolis Gallery

Animal Instinct
Anita Barrett, Dean Bowen, Jazmina Cininas, Rona Green, Bridget Farmer, Lucy Hardie, Gracia Haby + Louise Jennison, Sheridan Jones, Kyoko Imazu, Adrian Lockhart, John Ryrie, Judi Singleton, Jess Szigethy-Gyula, Tjanpi Desert Weavers, Deborah Williams, Gail Willoughby

Metropolis Gallery
64 Ryrie Street, Geelong, Victoria

Saturday the 5th of March – Saturday 19th March

In the borrowed evening jacket inspired by the heavens, designed by Elsa Schiaparelli, c. 1937, with an American bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) and Closer to natural (American bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus)), created especially for Animal Instinct

Three new zines

For those of you who couldn't make it along to Sticky Institute's zine fair at the Melbourne Town Hall, our three latest zines, two of which were made especially for the Festival of the Photocopier, are now available through our online store for gold coins' song.

You and Me
Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison
$6 (AUD)

A Company of Parrots
Louise Jennison
$2 (AUD)

Salvaged Relatives in Seven Costumes
Gracia Haby
$3 (AUD)

2015 Geelong acquisitive print awards shortlist announced

Our artists' book, A Deck of Salvaged Relatives, is one of forty-two works shortlisted for the 2015 Geelong acquisitive print awards.

"Geelong Gallery is delighted to announce that 42 works by 44 leading and emerging Australian artists have been shortlisted for the 2015 Geelong acquisitive print awards.

Showcasing the best of contemporary Australian printmaking practice, the acquisitive awards and biennial exhibition will feature works by Rosalind Atkins, Susan Baran, Alexis Beckett, Deidre Brollo, Peter Burgess, Jon Campbell, Sophie Cape, Julie Davies & Alex Rizkalla, Mark Dustin, Lesley Duxbury, David Frazer, Mini Graff, Rona Green, Andrew Gunnell, Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, Robert Hague, Katherine Hattam, Peter Hill, Anita Iacovella, Locust Jones, William Kelly, Martin King, Timothy Maguire, Marion Manifold, Nonggirrnga Marawili, Daniel Moynihan, Graeme Peebles, Stieg Persson, Ben Rak, Martin Rek, Geoffrey Ricardo, Brian Robinson, John Ryrie, Olga Sankey, Ken Smith, Colin Vickery, Wayne Viney, Judy Watson, Peter Ward, Darren Wardle, Stephen Wickham and Joel Wolter. 

The exhibition of selected prints will be held at the Geelong Gallery from 22 August to 22 November 2015, from which acquisitions totalling $9,500 will be made including: — the 'Geelong acquisitive print award' of $5,000 — the 'Ursula Hoff Institute award' of $1,500 — additional acquisitions up to $3,000.

The prize-winning prints and additional acquisitions will be announced at the official opening of the exhibition on Friday 21 August (by invitation)."

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

In borrowed costumes

Recently landed: In borrowed costumes, a new post on Elsewhere (by Louise)

Gracia Haby, In the borrowed costume for a lady from Carnival, designed by Léon Bakst, c 1920, with a Little penguin (Eudyptula minor) and a Angwantibo (Arctocebus calabarensis), 2015, collage on carte de visite

Final preparations
There you were, in an open shoebox beneath the radio
Gracia Haby,  After David Hockney, in the borrowed costume for the Bonze from The Nightingale, 1982, with crêpe, lamé, a Greater glider (Petauroides volans) and a Blue parrotfish (Scarus coeruleus),  2015, collage on cabinet card (from the artists' book   Salvaged Relatives , edition III )

Gracia Haby, After David Hockney, in the borrowed costume for the Bonze from The Nightingale, 1982, with crêpe, lamé, a Greater glider (Petauroides volans) and a Blue parrotfish (Scarus coeruleus), 2015, collage on cabinet card (from the artists' book Salvaged Relatives, edition III)

"The curtain falls"

Recently landed: "The curtain falls", a new post on High Up in the Trees (by Gracia)

Gracia Haby,  In the modified costume for a Little God from Le Dieu bleu with a brass headdress, 1912, with an Indri (Indri indri),  2014, collage on cabinet card

Gracia Haby, In the modified costume for a Little God from Le Dieu bleu with a brass headdress, 1912, with an Indri (Indri indri), 2014, collage on cabinet card