"I make artists’ books and drawings, and all manner of things in between. I am besotted with paper for its adaptable, foldable, cut-able, concealable, revealing nature. I work mainly in collaboration with Gracia Haby and together we have travelled to Switzerland to study the art of the book and its bindings. Both Fine Art graduates of RMIT, we have gone on to exhibit both locally and further afield. In both individual practice and collaborative endeavour, we call upon a wide range of sources, all the while seeking to explore, through inventive narrative, a heady combination of new and existing worlds where wild thoughts take physical form and imagination is given free rein. Working from our home-based studio, our artists’ books and like companions are represented in many private and public collections including the National Gallery of Australia; Print Council of Australia; the university libraries of Deakin, Monash, Melbourne and RMIT; the state libraries of Victoria, NSW, and Queensland; and UWE Bristol and the Tate (UK)." Louise Jennison
Louise Jennison is a painting graduate of RMIT, Bachelor of Arts, with Distinction, in Fine Art, 1997. Louise Jennison has exhibited works locally and abroad since 1994, and was awarded a Queen's Trust for Young Australians Grant in 1997. In 2000, in collaboration with Gracia Haby, they were awarded an Australia Council for the Arts, New Work for Emerging Artists grant. In 2002 they studied bookbinding at the Centro del bel Libro in Ascona, Switzerland as part of the Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship. They received a Print Council of Australia Print Commission in 2004. Louise Jennison is represented in the collections of Print Council of Australia, Banyule City Council, Burnie Regional Art Gallery, City of Whitehorse, Charles Sturt University, Flint-Schmidt UK, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Latrobe Regional Gallery, RMIT Library, State Library of Victoria, University of Wollongong, Warrnambool Art Gallery and in private collections.
LINKS: Artist Website:http://www.gracialouise.com/
Artist Blog: http://gracialouise.typepad.com/elsewhere/