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
2014
Not Quite Sure, Little Window of Opportunity, Port Jackson Press Print Room
2013
A Year of Southern Hemisphere Birds, Leigh Scott Room of Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne
2012
Charms of the Gloaming, Little Window of Opportunity, Port Jackson Press Print Room
By This Unwinking Night, Latrobe Regional Gallery, Victoria
2011 Our boat was the lightest feather, online exhibition, SOLV, the 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
2014
Interconnections: Book, Text, Art, Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne
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
Beastarium, Dubbo Regional Gallery, New South Wales
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
Hidden Gems & Rough Diamonds, Milly Sleeping Carlton and Milly Sleeping in the Maid's Room, Von Haus
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, National Gallery of Australia, 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
2014
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 truely 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
2003–14 Sessional staff, RMIT, Department of Art, Melbourne
2002 Visiting guest speaker, RMIT, Department of Art, Melbourne 

Published works
2014

Keir Choreographic Award Semi-Finals, Fjord Review
Imperial Suite: The Australian Ballet, Fjord Review
Bodytorque.DNA: The Australian Ballet, Fjord Review
Chroma: The Australian Ballet, Fjord Review
Love is Blind: Russell Dumas, Fjord Review
The Middle Room: Nat Cursio, Fjord Review
Manon: The Australian Ballet, Fjord Review
2013
Wet whiskers drying, (cover image) Art Almanac, October 2013
Cinderella: The Australian Ballet, Fjord Review
La Sylphide and Paquita: The Australian Ballet, Fjord Review
Swan Lake: The Australian Ballet, Fjord Review
All at Sea, The Big Issue
A Jungle Grows in all Spaces, Materiality, Number 2: Time, Pinknantucket Press
Vanguard: The Australian Ballet, Fjord Review
Monster Body: Atlanta Eke, Fjord Review
[Gu:t] 굿: Soo Yeun You, Albert David, Fjord Review
Dual, 247 Days, dance for the time being — Southern Exposure: Dance Massive 2013, Fjord Review
Life Support: Ashley Dyer, Fjord Review
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: Syzygy Ensemble, Songmakers Australia, BalletLab, Fjord Review
Swan Lake: The Australian Ballet, Fjord Review
Move to Move: Nederlands Dans Theater, 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, 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
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
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