SNUG AS A BUG IN A RUG
Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison
Snug as a bug in a rug
Artists’ book, single color offset print hand colored with watercolor, pencil and pastel on Magnani cotton alpha 300gsm paper with drafting trace and i-zone photographs
16cm X 12.5cm, bound in denim by Peter Stewart-Warmington
Printed by Hart Printing
Edition of 10
Housed in knitted and crocheted woollen pouches by Elaine Haby and Louise Weaver
Gallery 3, Craft Victoria, 31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
12 noon – 2pm
Wednesday 28th of November, 2001
Snug as a bug in a rug documents the three months of winter, 2001. All editions feature hand-knitted sections of unfinished jumpers from the 70s by Elaine Haby, reassembled by Louise Weaver, in 2001, into small pouches fit for an equally small book.
This book was exhibited as part of Global Fusion (2002), Kunstraum Palais Porcia, Vienna, and the Second Freedman Foundation Exhibition (2003), Sir Hermann Black Gallery, NSW. Snug as a bug in a rug later wasexhibited as part of Fictions (2008) at MUMA. Editions of this book are in the collections of the State Library of Victoria, Monash University Library, and RMIT Library.
Page details from Snug as a bug in a rug feature in A Skilled hand and cultivated mind: a guide to the architecture and art of RMIT University (RMIT University Press 2008), by Harriet Edquist & Elizabeth Grierson (RMIT University Press).