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


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

This zine, based on the unique state artists’ book, Salvaged Relatives, edition I, 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 yellow and blue editions.


(Inside cover) In the borrowed headdress of a seahorse from Sadko (c. 1916)
1. In the borrowed costume for a lady-in-waiting, c. 1921, designed by Léon Bakst, with a Piapiac (Ptilostomus afer)
2. In the borrowed costume for a squid from Sadko, designed by Natalia Goncharova, c. 1916
3. In the headdress of Shah Shahriar from Shéhérazade, 1910–30s, with a Jungle runner (Ameiva ameiva)
4. Fashioned as a necktie, a modified costume for a slave or dancing girl from Cleopatra, 1909, with a Rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri)
5. In the borrowed costume for an Ivan, c. 1922, designed by Natalia Goncharova, from Aurora’s Wedding, with a Golden cat (Felis aurata)
6. In the borrowed costume for Queen Thamar, c. 1912, with a House mouse (Mus musculus) and a Marsupial mole (Notoryctes typhlops) tucked under the arm
7. In the headdress of a Maiden from The Rite of Spring, 1913, with an Okapi (Okapia johnstoni)
8. In the borrowed costume for a Court Lady in Francesca da Rimini, c. 1937, with an Alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus)
9. In the borrowed costume for a Coronation Scene from Boris Godunov for Diaghilev’s Saison Russes, c. 1908, with a three-toed sloth (Bradypus variegatus)
10. In the borrowed costume of Prince Charming from The Sleeping Princess, c. 1921, with a Black-bearded saki (Chiropotes satanas)
11. In the borrowed costume for a Prince, with ‘essence d’orient pearls’ from Sadko, c. 1916, with a Red fish (Sebastes marinus)
12. In the borrowed costume worn by Doris Faithful as the Sea Princess from Sadko, after Natalia Goncharova, 1916
13. In the borrowed costume for a slave or dancing girl, designed by Sonia Delaunay, 1918, with a Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebes)
14. In the modified headdress for the Mandarin from The song of the nightingale, after Henri Matisse, 1920, with an aardvark (Orycteropus afer)
15. In the borrowed costume for a Polovtsian Warrior from Prince Igor, c. 1909, with a Leopard gecko (Eublepharis macularius)
16. In the borrowed costume for a spirit of the hours from Le Pavillon d’Armide, c. 1909, designed by Alexandre Benois, with a Flying fish (Exocetus volitans)
17. In the borrowed costume of a Polovtsian Warrior, 1909–37, designed by Nicholas Roerich, with an Australian rainbowfish (Melanotaenia fluviatilis) and a Ballan wrasse (Labrus bergylta)
18. In the borrowed costume for a peasant woman from Le Coq d’or, c. 1937, with a Red-legged partridge (Alectoris rufa)
19. In the borrowed costume of the Chief Eunich from Schéhérazade, designed by Léon Bakst, c. 1910, with a Red spurfowl (Galloperdix spadicea)
20. In the borrowed costume for the Huzzar, c. 1933, from Massine’s Le Beau Danube, with a Himalayan snowcock (Tetraogallus himalayensis)