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: Disrupted and rumpled, Dim wood, spark bright, and A warmed pebble in my hand, a trio of artists' books

NEW: Disrupted and rumpled, Dim wood, spark bright, and A warmed pebble in my hand, a trio of artists' books

RECENT: Prattle, scoop, trembling: a flutter of Australian birds, unique state artists' book

RECENT: Prattle, scoop, trembling: a flutter of Australian birds, unique state artists' book

EXHIBITION: Take a lesson from the ground (I–IV), at Mailbox Art Space

EXHIBITION: Take a lesson from the ground (I–IV), at Mailbox Art Space

GREETING CARDS: Through our online store and wholesale

GREETING CARDS: Through our online store and wholesale

EXHIBITION: Looped, La Trobe Reading Room, State Library Victoria

EXHIBITION: Looped, La Trobe Reading Room, State Library Victoria

NEW: Prattle, scoop, trembling: a flutter of Australian birds, printed edition

NEW: Prattle, scoop, trembling: a flutter of Australian birds, printed edition

RECENT: Pattern, a collaborative zine of words and images

RECENT: Pattern, a collaborative zine of words and images

ARTISTS' BOOK: Exhibited as part of Self-Made: Zines and Artist Books, State Library Victoria

ARTISTS' BOOK: Exhibited as part of Self-Made: Zines and Artist Books, State Library Victoria

NEW: Take a lesson from the ground, zine

NEW: Take a lesson from the ground, zine

RECENT: I think all the world is falling, and No longer six feet under, a pair of artists' books

RECENT: I think all the world is falling, and No longer six feet under, a pair of artists' books

RECENT READS on dance, especially for Fjord Review

RECENT READS on dance, especially for Fjord Review

RECENT: Winged and Limbed, two Salvaged Relatives zines

RECENT: Winged and Limbed, two Salvaged Relatives zines