AN INTRODUCTION

We are besotted with paper for its adaptable, foldable, cut-able, concealable, revealing nature. In our artists' books, prints, zines, drawings, and collages, we use an armoury of play, humour, and perhaps the poetic too, with intent to lure you closer. The animal is oft present and easily detectable, the centre of our paper stage. Hard to miss, over here and over there, the animal runs up hills, scales rooftops, and sometimes appears to take flight. Gliding through a scene it is too large to be contained within or perhaps too manmade to call home, that it has a tail or feathers or furred muzzle is not solely why its form appears. For us, the animal is there to question our very behaviour, those moral principles one governs the self by, and to explore our relationship with the natural world. The words of Gogol whisper in the ear, "the longer and more carefully we look at a funny story, the sadder it becomes." And so, we leave our scenes open-ended, inviting you to ponder and perhaps find that things are not always as they first appear.

Based in Melbourne, Australia, we work from home. More often than not, we collaborate.

We hope you enjoy what you find here and we thank-you for stopping by.

Yours in paper roll,
GRACIA HABY & LOUISE JENNISON

 
 
Our artists' books can be found in the collections of: Artspace Mackay; Bibliotheca Librorum Apud Artificem; Deakin University Library; Melbourne Museum; Melbourne University Library; Monash University Library; Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery; National Gallery of Australia; National Gallery of Victoria; National Library of Australia; RMIT University Library; State Library of New South Wales; State Library of Victoria; State Library of Queensland; Tate (UK); University of the West of England (UK).
 
NEW ARTISTS' BOOK: The Company You Keep

NEW ARTISTS' BOOK: The Company You Keep

NEW ARTISTS' BOOK: Because I Like You

NEW ARTISTS' BOOK: Because I Like You

NEW ARTISTS' BOOK: Closer to Natural

NEW ARTISTS' BOOK: Closer to Natural

NEW ZINE: Seasonal museum sketches (spring)

NEW ZINE: Seasonal museum sketches (spring)

RECENT READ: For Fjord Review, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: Nelken (Carnations)

RECENT READ: For Fjord Review, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: Nelken (Carnations)

NEW ZINE: Cutting the Collection, featuring treasure from the Performing Arts Collection

NEW ZINE: Cutting the Collection, featuring treasure from the Performing Arts Collection

GREETING CARDS: Through our online store and wholesale

GREETING CARDS: Through our online store and wholesale

RECENT ZINE: Salvaged Relatives in Seven Costumes

RECENT ZINE: Salvaged Relatives in Seven Costumes

RECENT ZINE: You and Me

RECENT ZINE: You and Me

COMMISSION: Collage created for The World of Interiors, UK

COMMISSION: Collage created for The World of Interiors, UK

COMMISSION: Cover artwork for the LaTrobe Journal

COMMISSION: Cover artwork for the LaTrobe Journal

RECENT READ: A Poetic Partnership: The work of Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison, Olivia Meehan, Imprint magazine

RECENT READ: A Poetic Partnership: The work of Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison, Olivia Meehan, Imprint magazine