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Love Summer

Our now! A recent collage commission for The Big Issue, 'Love Summer' edition No 552, Tuesday 26th December, 2017 – Thursday 11th January, 2018, to illustrate Chris Kennett’s look at 2017, ‘The Good, the Bad and the Donald’.

Please purchase a copy of The Big Issue today, from your favourite vendor to read the article.

Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison,  The year that was , digital collage commission for and published in edition #552 of The Big Issue, 2017–18, pp. 14 – 15

Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison, The year that was, digital collage commission for and published in edition #552 of The Big Issue, 2017–18, pp. 14 – 15

Exclusive to Milly Sleeping

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.

Milly Sleeping
157 Elgin Street, Carlton

Or pick up a copy at Milly Sleeping online.

A zine, created from our collage of moving parts,   It was a familiar pattern  , 2017, created especially for Milly Sleeping's exhibition,  Unusual

A zine, created from our collage of moving parts, It was a familiar pattern, 2017, created especially for Milly Sleeping's exhibition, Unusual

Parisian cats

Recently landed: Parisian cats, a new article on Marginalia (by Gracia) takes a look at two recent commissions, A Souvenir of Paris (artists' book), and Meow: A Genetic Concert for Cats (cover illustration)

We recently had the pleasure of working on the cover illustration for Kerry J. Fowler's book, Meow: A Genetic Concert for Cats, which looks at the DNA responsible for the diversity and appearance of cat breeds

A repeated decorative design

Recently landed: A repeated decorative designa new article on Marginalia (by Gracia) takes a look at a forthcoming zine, Pattern, featuring works by Deidre Brollo, Marian Crawford, Elaine Haby, Deborah Klein, and us

Especially for Pattern, one of five new digital collages, No day without a yesterday (2017)

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

Milly Sleeping: Quick Interview with Gracia Haby of Gracia & Louise
Our final interview for the holiday period evolved into a 'true or false' quiz for Melbourne-based artists Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison, AKA Gracia & Louise. Together and independently (but most often together, and most often with a four-legged friend or two), G + L are very prolific makers, doers, dreamers — delightful to follow on the gram. Kind thanks to Gracia for taking the time to write, and to both she and Louise — for always being willing partners to our projects and flights of fancy.

Installing our artists' book, Prattle, scoop, trembling: a flutter of Australian birds, at MPRG

Extended exhibition dates

Our 74 drawings, prints, collages, and a knot of books, as part of Here, there, will be catching reflections for your amusement until the morning of Tuesday the 22nd of November. Catch them before the circus is peeled and packed away at Port Jackson Press Print Gallery, 84 Smith Street, Collingwood.

Here, there in the window a little while longer

"Lost in a wilderness of listening leaves"

Recently landed: "Lost in a wilderness of listening leaves," a new article on Marginalia (by Gracia) takes a look at our forthcoming artists' book to be exhibited as part of Birds: Flight paths in Australian Art at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery in December

Our artists' book, Prattle, scoop, trembling: a flutter of Australian birds, is nearing completion

Prattle, scoop, trembling

Recently landed: Prattle, scoop, trembling, a new article on Marginalia (by Gracia) reveals an artists' book as it takes form in readiness for exhibition as part of Birds: Flight paths in Australian art, at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

Our artists' book, Prattle, scoop, trembling: a flutter of Australian birds, is taking form

Tails at the Fremantle Arts Centre

The Rufous mouse lemur edition of our artists' book, Because I Like You, is currently being exhibited as part of the Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award at the Fremantle Arts Centre until Saturday the 12th of November, 2016.

Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle, Western Australia

A Black-and-gold howler monkey (Alouatta caraya) collage from our artists' book, Because I Like You, 2016

Vocation, calling, métier, niche

Along with fellow alumni, Vincent Fantauzzo, Nicola Gunn, Katie Collins, Kieren Seymour, and Xanthe Dobbie, we were invited to take part in 'Developing your career in art: Being enterprise ready,' presented by the School of Art in collaboration with Careers and Employability, at Storey Hall, RMIT.

To illustrate our words and thoughts, we created two screen recordings, 'Digital portfolio strategies and examples' and 'Developing a niche market as an artist outside the established systems,' in advance, especially for RMIT School of Art students.

And you, too, can now see them, should they be of interest.

Earlier, installing Salvaged Relatives both drawn and collaged in the windows of Obus (Cathedral Arcade) and the Collected Works bookstore (Nicholas Building), as part of BLINDSIDE's On the Verge festival, 2016

Hide and Seek

Recently landed: Hide and Seek, a new article on Marginalia (by Gracia) takes a look at our work installed in the windows of Obus and Collected Works as part of BLINDSIDE's On the Verge festival