HIDDEN GEMS & ROUGH DIAMONDS

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison
Hidden Gems & Rough Diamonds
Wednesday 18th of July – Sunday 29th of July, 2012
For Milly Sleeping
As part of LookStopShop 2012
Presented by the City of Melbourne
Curated by Moth Design

 

A Charm of Finches Good as Gold
An installation of 100 golden paper finches (featuring a pencil drawing by Louise multiplied on the photocopier), hand-cut and suspended.

Milly Sleeping Carlton, 157 Elgin Street, Carlton

Whose Lights Were Now Seen Glittering
28 collages featuring the landscape paintings of Eugene von Guérard (to tie in with his connection to Von Haus) and created with the theme Hidden Gems & Rough Diamonds in mind.

Milly Sleeping Carlton, 157 Elgin Street, Carlton
Milly Sleeping in the maid's room, Von Haus, 1A Crossley Street, Melbourne

 

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, A Charm of Finches Good as Gold in the window of Milly Sleeping's Carlton store

 

A full-colour, hand-stitched zine of same name, featuring all 28 von Guérard meets cosmos collaborative collages, was made to accompany both installations made especially for Milly Sleeping. Tower Hill (1855); Dunmore (1856); Honeysuckles, Cape Schanck (1873); and Spring in the valley of the Mitta Mitta with the Bogong Ranges (1866) are but a few of the von Guérard paintings that appear.

Whilst the first 100 finches made for this installation have since flown to new homes, we have released a further 100. You can now purchase one or more gold finches through our online store.