NAO FALO PORTUGUESE
Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison
Nao falo Portuguese
Artists' book, single color offset print hand colored with watercolor and pencil on Magnani PESCIA 2021/P 100% cotton 300gsm paper, with Japanese lace 25gsm paper and colored tracing 80gsm paper
13cm X 21cm, bound in vintage fabrics by Peter Stewart-Warmington
Printed by Hart Printing
Edition of 10
Portuguese Consulate, 846 Toorak Road, Hawthorn East
6 – 7.30pm
Wednesday 7th of February, 2001
With thanks to the generosity and kindness of Dr. Carlos Pereira de Lemos, the artists' book, Nao falo Portuguese, was launched at the Portuguese Consulate, Toorak Road, Hawthorn East (from his lounge room).
Each cover from this edition of ten varied, sometimes slightly, sometimes a great deal. Some came in patterned green silk with an indigo section running along the spine whilst others were bound using a heavy-weight linen littered with large ochre-hued blooms. The title for this book loosely translates as 'I don't speak Portuguese', and sadly, to this day, neither of us do.
It was later exhibited as part of Global Fusion (2002) Kunstraum Palais Porcia, Vienna, and the Second Freedman Foundation Exhibition (2003), Sir Hermann Black Gallery, NSW. Editions of this book are in the collections of the State Library of Victoria, Monash University Library, and RMIT Library.