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Looped, into infinity

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.

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, A warmed pebble in my hand, an artists’ book on display as part of Looped, in the La Trobe Reading Room of State Library of Victoria

Fjord Review

Recently, Fjord Review celebrated “publishing over 500 pieces of dance writing”, and I was delighted and surprised to count that I had contributed 76 pieces since late 2012.

Thank you to all our contributing writers for their dedication, insight and passion. Writing about dance is no easy feat, and being a dance critic involves many sacrifices, and yet here we are—thinking, writing and reading about dance. So if it is a small miracle that we have such a brilliant cache of dance criticism evolving in today’s messy world, it is in no small part due to our supportive, engaged readers—you—who are moved the possibilities of dance.
Fjord Review

Betty Pounder, JC Williamsons’ resident choreographer, makes Jazz Spectrum, a new contemporary work, on The Australian Ballet, 26th March, 1964 (image source: The Australian Ballet)

Paw Pad Path on display

There is still time to see our artists’ book, Paw Pad Path, on display as part of the 2018 Libris Awards: Australian Artists’ Book Prize at Artspace Mackay. The exhibition, which opened on Saturday the 26th of May, runs until Sunday the 19th of August, 2018.

Artspace Mackay, Civic Centre Precinct, Gordon Street, Queensland

Artspace Mackay

The space between our understanding of the world and how a fox (in a painting) sees the world is vast, but this is what we were thinking, dreaming, scratching, sniffing, living as we worked on our most recent artists’ book, Paw Pad Path (2018). It is of the earth as much as of the canvas and of history. And we are delighted that Paw Pad Path has been selected for the forthcoming 2018 Libris Awards: Australian Artists’ Book Prize exhibition at Artspace Mackay.

2018 Libris Awards: Australian Artists’ Book Prize
Artspace Mackay
Civic Centre Precinct, Gordon Street, Queensland
Saturday 26th May – Sunday 19th August, 2018

The Libris Awards is an initiative of Mackay Regional Council through Artspace Mackay. The awards seek to develop awareness of the council’s significant collection of artists' books, and to develop the collection further through the acquisition of new works by leading Australian artists working in the field.

Our artists’ book,  Paw Pad Path ,  is set to travel to Artspace Mackay  to be exhibited as part of the  2018 Libris Awards , and we are thrilled

Our artists’ book, Paw Pad Path, is set to travel to Artspace Mackay to be exhibited as part of the 2018 Libris Awards, and we are thrilled

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.

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2016 Libris Awards: Australian Artists Book Prize

Good news! We're thrilled that our artists' book, Closer to Natural (2016), has been selected to be part of the 2016 Libris Awards: Australian Artists Book Prize, at Artspace Mackay. The exhibition will run from the 27th of August through until the 16th of October, 2016.

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, Closer to Natural, artists' book, 2016

2016 National Works on Paper

We're delighted to announce that the Greater stick-nest rat edition of our artists' book, Because I Like You, has been acquired by the Mornington Peninsula Shire, as part of the 2016 National Works on Paper exhibition.

The exhibition runs until the 11th of September.

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
Civic Reserve, 350 Dunns Road, Mornington

A Rufous mouse lemur (Microcebus rufus) collage from our artists' book, Because I Like You, 2016

Twenty-six-year-old Torres Strait Islander Daniel O’Shane has won the $15,000 National Work on Paper Prize, sponsored by Beleura House & Garden. O’Shane’s work was chosen from the sixty-six artists shortlisted from around Australia from close to 1,000 entries for the $50,000 National Works on Paper acquisitions and awards. The prize, the most prestigious acquisitive prize and exhibition of its type in Australia, showcases recent works by artists working in the field of drawing, printmaking, digital prints and paper sculpture.

Victorian artist Lily Mae Martin was the winner of the $3500 Ursula Hoff Institute Emerging Artist Acquisitive Art Award 2016 for her work Wrestling three. Other pieces acquired include works by Jonas Ropponen, who grew up on the peninsula, Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, Rew Hanks, Mark Hilton, Jake Homes, Deborah Kelly for her stop motion animated paper collage, Roy McIvor, Fiona McMonagle and Jim Pavlidis. The Friends of MPRG purchased Brian Robinson’s Up in the Heavens.

National Works on Paper was established in 1998 and incorporated the former Spring Festival of Drawing and the Prints Acquisitive which began in 1973.

The 2016 judges were Kirsty Grant, Director & CEO of the Heide Museum of Modern Art; Roger Butler, Senior Curator, Australian Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Australia and Jane Alexander, Director Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.

The Mayor, Cr Graham Pittock says “The Mornington Peninsula Shire has provided critical funding support since the 1970s towards the MPRG’s acclaimed National Works on Paper exhibition. This exhibition of contemporary works is held every second year at the Gallery and has resulted in its Permanent Collection becoming a significant and valuable community asset featuring works by legendary Australian artists such John Olsen, Rick Amor, Gloria Petyarre and Charles Blackman.”
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