For us, above all, it is not the medium that is always of greatest import, but the message. And so, we use found imagery and acquired scenery in our artists’ books, collages, prints, and more recently animated collages and installations, alongside our own drawings, for what they can enable us to say, and what we hope you might in turn feel. Though, of course, what you feel is entirely up to you, and to this end we favour open endings above all. From the intimate to the epic in scale, you can see in our work what you will. You can make of our comprised scenarios what you will. You can see fragments of your very own self. You can see your own link with nature. You can see human nature reflected in the movements of the characters. You can see charm, absolute. Along the way, some people have seen our zines to be artists‘ books, or our ‘this’ to be ‘that’, and as this is something beyond our control, we’re fine with that. Like anything, the closer you look, the more you see.
Based in Melbourne, Australia, we work from home, and we’ve been collaborating for over twenty years.
We hope you enjoy what you find here, and thank-you for stopping by.
Yours in paper roll,
Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison
Our work can be found in the collections of: Artspace Mackay; Banyule City Council; Bibliotheca Librorum Apud Artificem; Burnie Regional Art Gallery; Camberwell Grammar; City of Whitehorse; Charles Sturt University; Deakin University Library; Gladstone Regional Art Gallery; Gold Coast City Art Gallery; Latrobe Regional Gallery; Lauriston Girls' School; Maroondah City Council; Melbourne Museum; Melbourne University Library; Monash University Library; Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery; National Gallery of Australia; National Gallery of Victoria; National Library of Australia; Presbyterian Ladies' College; Print Council of Australia; RMIT University Library; Royal Perth Hospital; St Michael's Grammar; State Library of New South Wales; State Library of Victoria; State Library of Queensland; Tintern Girls Grammar School; University of Wollongong; Vermont Secondary College; Warrnambool Art Gallery; Tate (UK); University of the West of England (UK); and private collections.