Fairground beckons

Melbourne Art Book Fair

in the Great Hall
National Gallery of Victoria
Friday 17th – Sunday 19th March, 2017

Sending cat videos and other morsels to your parents' new email address only to discover that you’ve actually been sending them to someone else with a similar email address does not for great pre-fair confidence make [insert face palm]. Elaine and Peter at gmail might not be my parents, but Peter and Elaine [insert surname] at gmail are. And so with this blunder under my belt, I am double checking everything as I edition and sign the last of the zines and artists’ books, compile lists, and pack remaining stock with Louise. ‘Measure twice; cut once,’ a motto to work by, because 'yours sincerely Peter K.' does not hanker for another cats-are-funny film. Neither does he wish, it seems, to coo over Cockney cats, nor see the new work we have made, on #theworkingtable.

But you might. And so you shall. To Friday's Melbourne Art Book Fair at the NGV, we are taking with us,

Prattle, scoop, trembling: a flutter Australian birds
Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison
2017
Edition of 100
(To those of you who preordered an edition, we have your copies, and any additional prints, wrapped and ready for you to collect from our stall. We can't wait to share this with you. And thank-you once again for all of your support.)

I think all the world is falling
and
No longer six feet under
Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison
2017
(Each an) edition of 6, with an artists' proof

Your nimble tread
and
Your untroubled verse
Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison
2017
A pair of unique state artists' books

Pattern
Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison
in collaboration with Deidre Brollo, Marian Crawford, Elaine Haby, and Deborah Klein
2017
Edition of 120

Winged
and
Limbed
Gracia Haby
2017
Both an edition of 100

Round, circle, dot
(in the tradition of Misreadings (2014) and Cutting the Collection (2015))
Gracia Haby
2017
Edition of 100

Duck in, duck out
and
Flippered and flightless
Louise Jennison
2017
Both an edition of 100

Dove, love, wash
Louise Jennison
2017
Edition of 100

Here, there
Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison
2017
Edition of 100

Yours in quiet mortification, diminishing,
Yours, looking forward to showing you all the new artists' books and zines we have made,
Yours in anticipation of the #NGVABF,
Yours sincerely, fondly, warmly, sleepily,
Gracia H.

See you at the
Melbourne Art Book Fair
National Gallery of Victoria
Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th March, 2017

Thursday 16th March: Typography Symposium 10am–5pm
Friday 17th March: 10am–5pm
Friday Party (ticketed): 7.30–10pm
Saturday 18th March: 10am–8pm
Sunday 19th March: 10am–5pm
(Free entry at NGV International. Prices are noted for ticketed programs and events.)

 

Image credit: Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison, Prattle, scoop, trembling: a flutter of Australian birds, artists' book, printed edition, 2017 (featuring a Bennets cassowary (Casuarius bennetti))