Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison
Salvaged Relatives, blue edition
May, 2015
Digital print zine
Edition of 100


A 15cm X 10.5cm, 40 page full-colour zine with colour covers and a blue spine.

This zine, based on the unique state artists’ book, Salvaged Relatives, edition III, features reproductions of all 21 collages on cabinet cards. In addition, it features a letter to the Salvaged Relatives, a written accompaniment by Gracia Haby. The first thirty of the edition were released in a handmade slipcase with a hand-punched cosmos.

One of several zines made for the National Gallery of Victoria’s inaugural Melbourne Art Book Fair in the Great Hall, NGV International, May 2015. Companions to this costumed zine are the red and yellow editions.


(Inside cover) In the borrowed costume of a Polovtsian warrior (Prince Igor c. 1909–37)
1. In a borrowed cape, designed by Léon Bakst from Papillions, c. 1914
2. In the modified tunic of the Blue God, c. 1912, designed by Léon Bakst, with a Monk saki (Pithecia monachus)
3. In the borrowed costume for Lezghin, c. 1912, from Thamar
4. In the borrowed costume worn by Alice Nikitina as Flore from Zéphire et Flore, after Georges Braque, 1925, with a Cream-coloured courser (Cursorius cursor)
5. In a borrowed costume from The Firebird, designed by Natalia Goncharova, c. 1926, with an endangered Peralta giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis peralta)
6. In the borrowed costume of an unspecified character from Pulcinella, 1932, designed by Giorgio de Chirico, with a Rufous-tailed plantcutter (Phytotoma rara)
7. In a modified costume from a Maiden from Vaslav Nijinsky’s The Rite of Spring, c. 1913, with a Plate-billed mountain toucan (Andigena laminirostris)
8. In the borrowed costume for a Coronation Scene from Boris Godunov for Diaghilev’s Saison Russes, c. 1908, with an Eastern barred bandicoot (Perameles gunni)
9. In the headdress of a Maiden from The Rite of Spring, 1913, with a Greater bilby (Macrotis lagotis) and a pair of Star finches (Neochmia ruficauda)
10. In a borrowed crown from Sadko, with a Grey treefrog (Hyla versicolor)
11. In the backwards costume for the Buffoon, 1921, after Mikhail Larinov, with a Curl-crested aracari (Pteroglossus beauharnaesii)
12. In the modified costume for the Prince in L’Oiseau d’Or from Le Festin, c. 1909, with a Numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus) and a North African gerbil (Dipodillus campestris)
13. In the modified costume for a Little God from Le Dieu bleu with a brass headdress, 1912, with an Indri (Indri indri)
14. In the borrowed costume for Petrouchka, designed by Alexandre Benois, c. 1911, with a Mountain tree shrew (Tupaia montana) and a Flap-necked chameleon (Chamaeleo dilepis)
15. In the modified robe (no longer with ermine tails as decoration) for King Dodon from Le Coq d’or, c. 1937, designed by Natalia Goncharova
16. In the modified costume for a Young Man, designed by Giorgio de Chirico, c. 1929, with a Harpy fruit bat (Harpyionycteris whiteheadi)
17. After Henri Matisse, in the borrowed costume for a Courtier from The song of the nightingale, 1920, with gold studs, paint, satin, and braid
18. After David Hockney, in the borrowed costume for the Bonze from The Nightingale, 1982, with crêpe, lamé, a Greater glider (Petauroides volans) and a Blue parrotfish (Scarus coeruleus)
19. In the borrowed costume for an attendant of Köstchei from The firebird, 1910, designed by Aleksandr Golovin and Léon Bakst, with a Short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica)
20. In the borrowed costume for Shah Zeman from Schéhérazade, 1910–30s, with a Swallow-tanagier (Tersina viridis)