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


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

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


(Inside cover) In the borrowed costume for Dr Romualdo with an Angolian talapoin (Miopithecus talapoin)
1. In the modified costume for the Prince in L’Oiseau d’Or, c. 1909, with its red raspberry temptation
2. In the stained costume of a Young Man from The Rite of Spring, c. 1913, with a Bornean smooth-tailed tree shrew (Dendrogale melanura)
3. In the borrowed costume for the Buffoon’s Wife from Chout, with cane-stiffened felt and cotton, c. 1921, and a Toco toucan (Ramphastos toco)
4. In the borrowed costume of a Polovtsian Warrior, 1909–37, designed by Nicholas Roerich, with a Blue-winged parrot (Neophema chrysostoma)
5. In a modified headdress from a Mourner from The song of the nightingale, c.1920, designed by Henri Matisse, with an Emerald toucanet (Aulacorhynchus prasinus)
6. In the borrowed costume for a friend of Queen Thamar, designed by Léon Bakst, with a Large ground finch (Geospiza magnirostris) hovering in attendance
7. In the borrowed skirt of Columbine, c. 1942, with a Pen-tailed tree shrew (Ptilocercus lowii) and a Water opossum (Chironectes minimus)
8. In the headdress of a Seahorse, taking dictation from a Madras tree shrew (Anathana ellioti)
9. In the borrowed costume for a chamberlain from The song of the nightingale, c. 1920, with a Grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus)
10. In the borrowed costume for a court lady from The sleeping princess, c. 1921, designed by Léon Bakst, with an Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri)
11. In a borrowed tunic from Pulcinella, 1932, designed by Giorgio de Chirico, 1932, with a Pinecone fish (Monocentris japonicas) and an Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri)
12. A family portrait in the borrowed mantle from King Dodon, c. 1937, designed by Natalia Goncharova
13. In the borrowed costume for a Squid from Sadko, designed by Natalia Goncharova, c. 1916, with a Queen triggerfish (Balistes vetula)
14. In the borrowed costume of a Prince for Vaslav Nijinsky, 1914
15. In the borrowed costume for a guest from Balanchine’s Le Bal, c. 1929, with a Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra)
16. In a borrowed costume from Carnival, designed by Léon Bakst, c. 1920, with a Lumholtz’s tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus lumholtzi)
17. In the borrowed headdress worn by Adolph Bolm as the Prince from Sadko, 1916, with a Golden mouse (Ochrotomys nuttalli)
18. In the borrowed costume for Pierrot, 1920–24, cradling an Atlantic flyingfish (Cheilopogon melanurus)
19. In a borrowed costume from Scene II of Massine’s Les Présages, c. 1933
20. In borrowed costume for a soldier from Chout, c. 1921, designed by Mikhail Larinov