GRACIA HABY

b. 1975, Melbourne, Australia

1994–96 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts (Painting)
1997 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Honours (Painting)
2002 Centro del bel Libro, Ascona, Switzerland, Innovative Book Constructions


Artists' book launches & collaborative exhibitions with Louise Jennison
2018
A Whisker of Light, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Ripples in the open, ArtSpace at Realm, Victoria
2017 Looped, State Library Victoria, Melbourne
2016 Here, there, Little Window of Opportunity, Port Jackson Press Print Gallery, Melbourne
2015 Salvaged Relatives, Milly Sleeping, Melbourne
2014 Not Quite Sure, Little Window of Opportunity, Port Jackson Press Print Room, Melbourne
2013 A Year of Southern Hemisphere Birds, Leigh Scott Room of Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne, Melbourne
2012
Charms of the Gloaming, Little Window of Opportunity, Port Jackson Press Print Room, Melbourne
By This Unwinking Night, Latrobe Regional Gallery, Victoria
2011 Our boat was the lightest feather, online exhibition, SOLV, Netherlands
2009 A key to help make your own world visible, Craft Victoria, Melbourne
2008 But for the moon nobody could see us, Imp Gallery, Melbourne
2007
A trapdoor in every room, Imp Gallery, Melbourne
If we stand very still, no one will notice, Mailbox 141, Melbourne
2004 Those Two Daring Pirates, Hound Dog's Bop Shop, Melbourne
2003 Melbourne in 31 days and 30 days in Vienna, Victoria Room, Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne
2001
101 ways to get to your favoured destination and Snug as a bug in a rug, Craft Victoria, Gallery 3, Melbourne
The ermines tea party – one weekend and The kingdom of the blue poppy – as made for Sinclare, Guy May Bonsai, Melbourne
Nao falo Portugese, Portuguese Consulate, Melbourne
2000 This morning I went into the garden, Newry street, Melbourne
1999 01.02.99–19.02.99, Gallery 3 and cabinets, Linden Gallery, Melbourne

Group exhibitions
2017
Self-made: zines and artist books, State Library Victoria, Melbourne
2017 Geelong Acquisitive Print Awards, Geelong Gallery, Victoria
Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award 2017, Fremantle Arts Centre, Western Australia
Tracing the Line in Australian Contemporary Printmaking, Port Jackson Press, Melbourne
Summer Impressions, Port Jackson Press, Melbourne
Unusual, Milly Sleeping, Melbourne
B-SIDE, Blindside, Melbourne
The Confessional, Mailbox Art Space, Melbourne
Imaginings, Neospace, Melbourne
2016
Birds: Flight paths in Australian art, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria
Proof: The Best of Contemporary Printmaking, Port Jackson Press Print Gallery, Melbourne
Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award 2016, Fremantle Arts Centre, Western Australia
2016 Libris Awards: Australian Artists' Book Prize, Artspace Mackay, Queensland
Betwixt, ACMI Mediatheque, as part of the Czech and Slovak Film Festival, Melbourne
On the Verge 2016, in the windows of Obus and Collected Works, as part of Blindside's Festival, Melbourne
2016 National Works on Paper, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria
Contemporary Paper: Celebrating a Year of Print, Port Jackson Press Print Gallery, Melbourne
Animal Instinct, Metropolis Gallery, Victoria
2015
2015 Geelong Acquisitive Print Awards, Geelong Gallery, Victoria
Beastarium, Dubbo Regional Gallery, New South Wales
Art of the Cuff, Lord Coconut, Melbourne
2014
Interconnections: Book, Text, Art, Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne
Beastly, Delmar Gallery, New South Wales
Good Mail Day, artstream, USA
In Your Dreams, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne
100 Cats, Off the Kerb, Melbourne
PAGE.PRINT.POST: 50 Years of Artists Books, Post Office Gallery, Federation University Australia, Victoria
Draw Me A Story — The Art of Children's Book Illustration, Maroondah Art Gallery, Victoria
2013
All breathing in heaven, Geelong Gallery, Victoria
2013 Geelong Acquisitive Print Awards, Geelong Gallery, Victoria
Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award 2013, Fremantle Arts Centre, Western Australia
The Print Imaging Practice Residency Exhibition, Spare Room, RMIT, Melbourne
2012
Beautiful Soup: A print folio exhibition curated by Rona Green, St Heliers Street Gallery: The Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne
Hidden Gems & Rough Diamonds, Milly Sleeping Carlton and Milly Sleeping in the Maid's Room, Von Haus, Melbourne
Book Arts and Zine Exhibition, Hand Held Gallery, Melbourne
2011
Fine Impressions: Printmaking & artists' books in Melbourne 2000–2010, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne
In Suspense, Hand Held Gallery, Melbourne
Shelf Life, Delmar Gallery, New South Wales
Picture This: Postcards and Letters Beyond Text, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Manly Library 2011 Inaugural Artists' Book Award, Manly Library, New South Wales
Freemantle Arts Centre Print Award, Western Australia
Loved & Lost Society, Milly Sleeping, Melbourne
2010
Playing Field, Craft Victoria, Melbourne
Of Birds and Fishes, De Scheene Kunstroute, Netherlands, touring 2010–2011 to Friesch Grafisch Museum; Drukkerijmuseum Meppel; Kunst/Werk Lijsten, Utrecht; and De Zilverfabriek, Netherlands
2010 Libris Awards: Australian Artists' Book Prize, Artspace Mackay, Queensland
2009
2009 Geelong acquisitive print award, Geelong Gallery, Victoria
Books ... beyond words, East Gippsland Art Gallery, Victoria
New Wave: artists’ books in the 21st Century, UWE Bristol, United Kingdom
Borrow, Off the Kerb gallery, Melbourne
I Feel Fine, Milly Sleeping, Melbourne
2008
The Last Hurrah!, Imp Gallery, Melbourne
Fictions, Monash University Museum of Modern Art, Victoria
Secondary Sources, RMIT School of Art Gallery, Melbourne
2008 Libris Awards: Australian Artists' Book Prize, Artspace Mackay, Queensland
Secrets of the Photocopier, Platform, Melbourne
The Space in Between, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria
2007
Books 07: Works of Imagination, Noosa Regional Gallery, Queensland
The Space in Between, VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
2006
Mirror of the World: Books & Ideas, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne
Dervish, Imp Gallery, Melbourne
Lexicon, Gallery @ City Library, Melbourne
2006 Libris Awards: Australian Artists' Book Prize, Artspace Mackay, Queensland
2005
Ex Libris, RMIT Project Space/Spare Room and RMIT Visual Arts Summer Studio Residency Fundraiser and Exhibition, Melbourne
Banyule City Council Works on Paper Art Award 2005, Melbourne
Print Out: An exhibition of fine original prints from the Burnie Regional Art Gallery's Permanent Collection, Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Tasmania
2004
Counter Productive, Craft Victoria, Melbourne
The Found Project, LaTrobe Regional Gallery, Victoria
Compendium, Icon Museum of Art, Deakin University, Melbourne
2003
Act XII: new works on paper, George Adams Gallery, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne. Touring to UTS Gallery, University of Technology, Sydney and Artspace, Adelaide Festival Centre, South Australia
Second Freedman Foundation Exhibition, Sir Hermann Black Gallery, University of Sydney, NSW Compendium, Platform, Melbourne
2002
Shell Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre, Western Australia
2002 National Works on Paper, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria
Global Fusion, Federal Chancellery, Department for the Arts, Kunstraum Palais Porcia and Wienstation, Vienna, Austria
Uno – one unique object, Craft Victoria, Melbourne
2000
2000 National Works on Paper, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria
@ global city, Public Office and urbanart transport shelters, Melbourne
Blink, ACCA, Melbourne
1999
The Image Reflected, Platform, Melbourne
Cultivated sphere of events, Mildura Arts Centre, Victoria
1998
It's a Girls World, Temple, Next Wave Festival, Melbourne
Silent Fall, Linden Gallery, Melbourne
1997
Girls in Melbourne, Platform, Melbourne
Naked, Stripp, Melbourne
Artline 1997, Linden Gallery, Melbourne
1996
Graduate Exhibition, RMIT Bdg 2, Melbourne
Times five, Monash University, Next Wave Festival, Melbourne

Awards / Grants / Scholarships
2010
Artspace Mackay Inaugural Zine Prize, as part of the 2010 Libris Awards
2004 Print Council of Australia Print Commission
2002 Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists
2000 Australia Council for the Arts, New Work, Emerging Artist

Private & Public Collections
Artspace Mackay, Banyule City Council, Bibliotheca Librorum Apud Artificem, Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Camberwell Grammar, City of Whitehorse, Charles Sturt University, Deakin University, Ergas Collection, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Latrobe Regional Gallery, Lauriston Girls' School, Melbourne University Library, Monash University, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, National Library of Australia, Presbyterian Ladies' College, Print Council of Australia, Royal Perth Hospital, RMIT University Library, St Michael's Grammar, State Library of New South Wales, State Library of Victoria, State Library of Queensland, Tate (UK), Tintern Girls Grammar School, UWE Bristol (UK), University of Wollongong, Vermont Secondary College, Warrnambool Art Gallery, and private collection

Residencies / Workshops/ Positions
2017
Artists’ talk, Signal, Melbourne
Visiting Artist session, Chisholm University, Victoria
2016
Concertina Bookbinding Workshop, Czech and Slovak Film Festival, Federation Square
Developing your career in art: Being enterprise ready, Storey Hall, School of Art, RMIT, Melbourne
Rare Book Week artists' book talk, Lenton Parr Library, VCA, Melbourne
2015 Contemporary book design, panel discussion, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne
2014–15 Blindside Advisory Board Member
2012 Artists' books, zines and other collaborative ventures, in conversation with Professor Sasha Grishin, Rare Books Summer School, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne
2010 B2B: Collage, workshop for Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA), Melbourne
2009 Bookbinding workshop, Craft Victoria, Melbourne 2008 Bookbinding workshop, State Library of Queensland, Brisbane
2007
How I entered there I cannot truly say, Collaborative works from the ANU Edition + Artist Book Studio, Words and Images: Examining the artist book, symposium, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne
The Artist's Book and the Search for the Impossible, Noosa Regional Gallery's artist's book symposium, Queensland Bookbinding workshop, Noosa Regional Gallery, Queensland
2004–05 Summer Studios @ 66 (Formally Project Space/Visual Arts Summer Residency programme), RMIT, Melbourne
2003–18 Sessional staff, RMIT, Department of Art, Melbourne (DrawPaintShare)
2002 Visiting guest speaker, RMIT, Department of Art, Melbourne

Published works
2017
Eko Supriyanto: Salt, Fjord Review
Eve Sussman, Claudia de Serpa Soares, Jim White: More up a Tree, Fjord Review
The Australian Ballet: Symphony in C, Fjord Review
The Australian Ballet: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Fjord Review
Bangarra Dance Theatre: Bennelong, Fjord Review
Melanie Lane: Nightdance, Fjord Review
In hand, in mind, collages for The Big Issue
In the garden with you, collage for The Big Issue
Meow: A Genetic Concert for Cats, (cover image and design)
The Australian Ballet: Nutcracker — The Story of Clara, Fjord Review
KAGE: Out of Earshot, Fjord Review
Dance Massive 2017, Fjord Review
Martin Hansen: If it's all in my veins, Fjord Review
The Australian Ballet: Faster, Fjord Review
2016
Dance highlights from 2016: Swing TIme, Fjord Review
Matthew Day: Assemblage #1, Fjord Review
Ashley Dyer: Tremor, Fjord Review
Dance Territories: Border Lines, Fjord Review
Les 7 Doigts: Triptyque, Fjord Review
The Australian Ballet: Coppélia, Fjord Review
Blowin' Up and Two Parts of Easy Action, Melbourne Fringe 2016, Fjord Review
The Australian Ballet: Nijinsky, Fjord Review
Chunky Move's Next Move 9: Re-make and Mermermer, Fjord Review
Houston Ballet: Romeo and Juliet, Fjord Review
Dancenorth: If__ Was__, Fjord Review
Nederlands Dans Theater: Sehnsucht, Solo Echo, Stop-Motion, Fjord Review
Chunky Move: L U C I D, Fjord Review
Sydney Dance Company: CounterMove, Fjord Review
The Australian Ballet: Vitesse, Fjord Review
Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: Nelken (Carnations), Fjord Review
Stephanie Lake: Double Blind, Fjord Review
2015
Alice Dixon, Caroline Meaden and William McBride: This is What's Happening, Fjord Review
Sydney Dance Company and Australian Chamber Orchestra: Illuminated, Fjord Review
Limbo, Fjord Review
Batsheva Dance Company: Last Work, Fjord Review
Batsheva Dance Company: Decadance, Fjord Review
Power to Transform, Fjord Review
The Australian Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty, Fjord Review
The Australian Ballet: 20:21, Fjord Review
Reckless Sleepers and Nat Cursio's A String Section, and Sarah Aiken's SET, Fjord Review
The Australian Ballet: Cinderella, Fjord Review
Underneath Soane's 'star-fish' ceiling, the library at No. 12 proved anything but quiet, (cover image) The La Trobe Journal
In the small courtyard, overlooked, (cover image) Imprint
Sydney Dance Company: Frame of Mind, Fjord Review
10,000 small deaths, On View: Quintet, Solos for Other People, and Long Grass, Fjord Review
Lucy Guerin: Motion Picture, Fjord Review
Merge and Do You Speak Chinese?, Fjord Review
The Australian Ballet: Giselle, Fjord Review
Nothing to Lose, Catalogue, and Tiny Slopes, Fjord Review
Meeting and Overworld, Fjord Review
Chunky Move: Depth of Field, Fjord Review
2014
Dance Highlights from 2014, Fjord Review
To the left and back some, BLINDSIDE publication
Ros Warby: Double Bill, Fjord Review
Nat Cursio and Shannon Bott: Recovery, Fjord Review
In the borrowed costume of a Military Musician..., (cover image) Book Arts Newsletter, No. 93
The Sacred and Profane — Rituals of Now,  Fjord Review
The Australian Ballet: The Nutcracker, Fjord Review
Chloe Chignell and Timothy Walsh: The Summit is Blue, Fjord Review
The Word on the Street, collage for The World of Interiors
The Australian Ballet: La Bayadère, Fjord Review
Keir Choreographic Award Semi-Finals, Fjord Review
The Australian Ballet: Imperial Suite, Fjord Review
The Australian Ballet: Bodytorque.DNA, Fjord Review
Styling Ballet Imperial, collages for The Australian Ballet's Behind Ballet
The Australian Ballet: Chroma, Fjord Review
Russell Dumas: Love is Blind, Fjord Review
Nat Cursio: The Middle Room, Fjord Review
The Australian Ballet: Manon, Fjord Review
Cover image from an artists' book for Materiality, Number 3: Precious, Pinknantucket Press
2013
Wet whiskers drying, (cover image) Art Almanac, October
The Australian Ballet: Cinderella, Fjord Review
The Australian Ballet: La Sylphide and Paquita, Fjord Review
Swan Lake: The Australian Ballet, Fjord Review
All at Sea, collage for The Big Issue
A Jungle Grows in all Spaces, collage for Materiality, Number 2: Time, Pinknantucket Press
The Australian Ballet: Graeme Murphy's Swan Lake, Fjord Review
The Australian Ballet: Vanguard, Fjord Review
A composition based on the stories collected from old seafarers, collage for MIEL books 1110/5
Atlanta Eke: Monster Body, Dance Massive 2013, Fjord Review
[Gu:t] 굿: Soo Yeun You, Albert David, Fjord Review
On Reflection: Dual, 247 Days, dance for the time being Southern Exposure, Dance Massive 2013, Fjord Review
Ashley Dyer: Life Support, Dance Massive 2013,Fjord Review
All at Sea, collage for The Big Issue
2012
The Artist and the Book, Materiality, Number 1: Book, Pinknantucket Press
Time on his hands, The World of Interiors
And the crow fared well, The Big Issue
The Australian Ballet 50th Gala, Fjord Review
Pierrot lunaire as part of Melbourne Festival, Fjord Review
And the crow fared well, collage for The Big Issue
The Australian Ballet: Stephen Baynes' Swan Lake, Fjord Review
Nederlands Dans Theater: Move to Move, Fjord Review
2011
The Morran Book Project, publication by Camilla Engman and Studio Morran
The screen door snaps, Visible Ink
Not so very different upon reflection and Momentarily visible, The Big Issue
Dear Dad, Australian Poetry (second edition)
In search of the unexpected, collage for The Big Issue
Flambeaux, ACE Hotel
Water, Paper, Paint, Heather Smith Jones
2010
From Orchards, Fields, and Gardens, Kerstin Svendsen
Dear Dad, Australian Poetry (first edition)
Fox collages, Uppercase magazine
2009
The Genuine Article, The World of Interiors
Postcard Project, Uppercase magazine
2008
Greeks Bearing Gifts, The World of Interiors
Gather, Lines & Shapes
2007 Keeping an ever watchful eye just to make sure, NETS Victoria
2003 The plight of the birds, (cover image) Imprint Journal, Volume 38, Spring 2003

Small Projects
2015

Ornament, Milly Sleeping display, 2015
2014
What is Beauty?, collages for The Australian Ballet
2013
Nice Work, an online project for Milly Sleeping
2011
Small ephemeral atlas, collaborative zine made for Sticky Institute
Happy Journey Collective, collaborative project for Thereza Rowe, Lesley Barnes, and Abi Daker
2009
Could be me, online collaborative project for Paul Paper
Transit Lounge: Moving While Standing Still, printed zine and collaborative project
2003
My Beautiful Laundrette, collage installation, Eco-Express Waschsalon, Berlin, Germany
Money: does it always make the world go around? cheque book zine made in collaboration with Louise Jennison, edition of two. As part of Soho in Ottakring, Vienna, Austria
2002 Family in Melbourne, Melbourne Vox Pops, urbanart project

Publications / Catalogues / Media
Sara Savage, Parallel Lines, RRR, 2016
Stefanie Kechayas, Arts Weekly, 3MBS, 2016
Jo Lennan, The Inner Heartbreak of Birds is Revealed by Flight Paths in Australian Art, Financial Review, 2016
Alice Cannon, Salvaged Relatives: New work by Gracia + Louise, Book Arts Newsletter, Issue 97, mid-April/June 2015
Olivia Meehan, A Poetic Partnership: The work of Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison, Imprint magazine, Volume 50, Autumn 2015
Edwina Bartlem & Victor Griss, In Your Dreams catalogue essay, 2014
Sarah Peters, Getting Lost in A Sense of Place in Artist Books, Walker Art Center, mnartists.blog, 06/12/14
Hila Shachar, Gracia + Louise Artwork, Desktop magazine: The Culture of Design, 2011
Sarah Bodman, From Fluxus to iPad: A very short history of artists' books, Cassone: The International Online Magazine of Art and Art Books, 2011
Joe Pascoe, Playing Field, 2010
Sunday Arts, ABC television, 18/10/2009
Dylan Rainforth, A key to help make your own world visible, The Age, 2009
Ashley Crawford, Around the galleries, A2, The Age, 06/09/08
Penny Modra, Visual Arts, The Sunday Age, M, 07/09/08
Charlotte Francis, Towards new trains of thought, A2, The Age 15/03/08
Jurate Sasnaitis, Ravening/Ravelling/Revelling, Book Arts newsletter, UWE Bristol, Number 40, March/April 2008
Harriet Edquist & Elizabeth Grierson, Skilled hand and cultivated mind: a guide to the architecture and art of RMIT University, 2008
Millie Ross, Zine Scene, Yen magazine, Issue 29, 2007
Sarah Bodman, Book Arts newsletter, UWE Bristol, Number 38, November/December 2007
Jurate Sasnaitis, A trapdoor in everyroom catalogue essay, 2007
Megan Backhouse, Around the galleries, The Age, 10/03/07
Jazmina Cininas, Tall tales and antipodean adventures: narratives in contemporary Australian printmaking, Imprint Journal, volume 41, Winter 2006
Jazmina Cininas, Ex Libris catalogue essay, 2005
Jurate Sasnaitis, Those Two Daring Pirates artists' book review, Poster Magazine, Issue Eight, Autumn 2005
Louise Tegart, The FOUND Project exhibition review, Imprint Journal, Summer 2004
Robert Nelson, Documenting the everyday, A3, The Age, 24/09/04
Penelope Trotter, The FOUND Project catalogue essay, 2004
Lesley Harding, From mise-en-scene to mise-en-page, Imprint Journal, Volume 38, Spring 2003
Lesley Harding, Act XII: new works on paper catalogue essay, 2003
Marita Smith, Act XII: new works on paper catalogue essay, 2003
Lucinda Strahan, Act XII: new works on paper exhibition review, The Age, 29/05/03
Fiona O'Doherty, Artists take a fantasy journey, Yarra Leader, 12/05/03
Megan Backhouse, Paper-art Awards set to fold, The Age, 30/04/03
Von Almuth Spiegler, Global Fusion 2002, Die Presse, Kultur/Medien, 25/02/02
Georgia Cribb, One month – Melbourne & Vienna catalogue essay, 2002
Megan Backhouse, Have Freedman, will travel, The Age, 14/11/01
Georgia Cribb, It's a Girls World catalogue essay, 1998
Robert Rooney, Shock of the new heightened by delve into past, The Australian, 15/05/98
The Main Event, Malvern Prahran Leader, 22/05/98
Brendan Wall, Silent Fall catalogue essay, 1998
Colin Shingleton, Artline 1997 catalogue essay, 1997