Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison
Underneath Soane’s ‘star-fish’ ceiling, the library at No. 12 proved anything but quiet
A collage created especially for the Creating and Collecting: Artists’ Books in Australia issue of the State Library of Victoria’s La Trobe Journal (No. 95, March 2015), guest edited by Des Cowley, Robert Heather, and Anna Welch.
This edition of the La Trobe Journal is now also available as a pdf download online.
This special issue of the La Trobe Journal focuses on the development of artists’ books as an art practice in Australia. The digital revolution has led many to question the future of the book, yet more artists are involved with making books than ever before. Artists, printmakers, letterpress printers and binders are creating and designing books that draw upon and extend the traditional format.
Underneath Soane’s ‘star-fish’ ceiling, the library at No. 12 proved anything but quiet was recently printed as an edition of 10 for the exhibition, Birds: Flight paths in Australian Art, at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery. It was exhibited alongside our artists’ book, Prattle, scoop, trembling: a flutter of Australian birds, and the likes of John Lewin, from the 2nd of December, 2016 through to the 12th of February, 2017.