Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison
Sleeping during the day
Eight-page concertina artists’ book housed in a paper case
Four-colour lithographic offset print, collage and pencil on Fabriano bright-white 300gsm hot-press and soft-press paper
Edition of 10 (with one artists’ proof), printed by Redwood Prints and bound by the artists


Collage titles, in order of appearance
At 10 in the morning, dusk appears to come early as twin volcanoes erupt (circle)
At 3 in the afternoon, we are pulled, all of us, to the one point (triangle)
At 5 in the afternoon, familiarity comes twinned with the peculiar (square)
And as the sun sets, tomorrow’s path is determined (cross)


Written by hand inside front cover, in pencil

Close your eyes, catch a glimpse of all things.
“Sleep. The land beyond you is not round.”
Sleep. The world is supported on the backs of whales.

Written by hand inside back cover, in pencil

In the piling up of hours that make days, “time is far greater than space.”

With lines and visuals borrowed from Joseph Brodsky, Arthur Rackham, and The Ballet Russes.


Sleeping during the day, was made especially for Playing Field (2010), as part of Craft Victoria’s annual Craft Cubed festival. This artists’ book has since been exhibited as part of the 2010 Libris Awards at Artspace Mackay (QLD), the Manly Library 2011 Inaugural Artists' Book Award (NSW), and the 2011 Freemantle Print Award (WA) exhibitions, as well as Charms of the Gloaming (2012), and By This Unwinking Night (2012).

Editions of this artists’ book reside in various collections, including the University of Melbourne Library, the State Library of Victoria, and the State Library of New South Wales.


Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, Sleeping during the day, 2010, artists’ book exhibited as part of By This Unwinking Night, Latrobe Regional Gallery