Gracia & Louise

Gracia & Louise are besotted with paper for its adaptable, foldable, cut-able, concealable, revealing nature. In their artists’ books, prints, zines, drawings, and collages, they 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 their 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 them, 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 thus, they leave their scenes open-ended, inviting you to ponder and perhaps find that things are not always as they first appear.

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

“Their work can be found in the collections of: Artspace Mackay, Bibliotheca Librorum Apud Artificem, Deakin University Library, Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Latrobe Regional Gallery, Melbourne Museum, Melbourne University Library, Monash University Library, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, National Library of Australia, Print Council 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).”

Plains zebra (Equus quagga) – Unique State

Plains zebra (Equus quagga) – Unique State

Wood Block

14.8 x 21 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$100.00 inc. GST

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Plains zebra (Equus quagga)

Plains zebra (Equus quagga)

Wood Block

14.8 x 21 cm

Edition length: 25

Year of Print: 2016

$80.00 inc. GST

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The Tawny Owl

The Tawny Owl

Wood engraving - unique state collage with pencil and paint additions

 cm

Edition length: 15

Year of Print: 2016

$120.00 inc. GST

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Sea otter

Sea otter

Wood Block

16 x 13 cm

Edition length: 50

Year of Print: 2015

$25.00 inc. GST

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Snow leopard

Snow leopard

Wood Block

16 x 13 cm

Edition length: 50

Year of Print: 2015

$25.00 inc. GST

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In the borrowed costume for a squid from Sadko – in the underwater kingdom, designed by Natalia Goncharova, c 1916, with a Tube-nosed fruit bat (Nyctimene major)

In the borrowed costume for a squid from Sadko – in the underwater kingdom, designed by Natalia Goncharova, c 1916, with a Tube-nosed fruit bat (Nyctimene major)

Mixed Media - Collage on carte de visite with pencil additions with accompanying lino print title card

10 x 12 cm

Year of Print: 2015

$205.00 inc. GST

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Wet Whiskers drying

Wet Whiskers drying

Collage with pencil

This artwork comes framed only!

9 x 13.5 cm

Year of Print: 2013

$320.00 inc. GST

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Yellow-billed Kingfisher

Yellow-billed Kingfisher

Lithograph - Single-colour lithographic off set prints, hand coloured

 cm

Year of Print: 2014

$90.00 inc. GST

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Yellow-fronted Woodpecker

Yellow-fronted Woodpecker

Lithograph - Single-colour lithographic off set prints, hand coloured

 cm

Year of Print: 2014

$90.00 inc. GST

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And Zarafa kept walking

And Zarafa kept walking

Lithograph - four colour lithographic off set print

33 x 23 cm

Edition length: 20

Year of Print: 2014

$180.00 inc. GST

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Turning the tables on Alfred Court

Turning the tables on Alfred Court

Lithograph - Four colour lithographic off set print

33 x 23 cm

Edition length: 20

Year of Print: 2014

$180.00 inc. GST

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Superb Fruit-Dove

Superb Fruit-Dove

Lithograph - Single-colour lithographic off set print, hand coloured

13 x 10 cm

Year of Print: 2014

$90.00 inc. GST

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Southern Boobook

Southern Boobook

Lithograph - Single-colour lithographic off set print, hand coloured

13 x 10 cm

Year of Print: 2014

$90.00 inc. GST

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Red rumped Parrot

Red rumped Parrot

Lithograph - Single-colour lithographic off set print, hand coloured

 cm

Year of Print: 2014

$90.00 inc. GST

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On the shore, in a dither

On the shore, in a dither

Lithograph - Four-colour lithographic offset print

9 x 14 cm

Edition length: 25

Year of Print: 2011

$90.00 inc. GST

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Unseen fugitives

Unseen fugitives

Lithograph - Four-colour lithographic offset print

9 x 14 cm

Edition length: 25

Year of Print: 2011

$90.00 inc. GST

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Holding steady

Holding steady

Lithograph - Four-colour lithographic offset print

9 x 14 cm

Edition length: 25

Year of Print: 2011

$90.00 inc. GST

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I thought I saw you there

I thought I saw you there

Lithograph - Four-colour lithographic offset print

9 x 14 cm

Edition length: 25

Year of Print: 2011

$90.00 inc. GST

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With a certain sense of security, the swamp wallaby paused and took in his new surrounds

With a certain sense of security, the swamp wallaby paused and took in his new surrounds

Lithograph - Four-colour lithographic offset print

9 x 14 cm

Edition length: 25

Year of Print: 2011

$90.00 inc. GST

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No one but you and me

No one but you and me

Lithograph - Four-colour lithographic offset print

9 x 14 cm

Edition length: 25

Year of Print: 2011

$90.00 inc. GST

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A fortunate leap

A fortunate leap

Lithograph - Four-colour lithographic offset print

9 x 14 cm

Edition length: 25

Year of Print: 2011

$90.00 inc. GST

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All became clear by moonlight

All became clear by moonlight

Lithograph - Four-colour lithographic offset

9 x 14 cm

Edition length: 25

Year of Print: 2011

$90.00 inc. GST

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Tiny as a soul, there comes the rabbit

Tiny as a soul, there comes the rabbit

Lithograph - Four-colour lithographic offset print

24 x 24 cm

Edition length: 15

Year of Print: 2010

$220.00 inc. GST

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There are cities one will not see again

There are cities one will not see again

Lithograph - Four-colour lithographic offset print

24 x 24 cm

Edition length: 15

Year of Print: 2010

$220.00 inc. GST

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Moving forward in the way of all things

Moving forward in the way of all things

Lithograph - Four colour lithographic offset print

24 x 24 cm

Edition length: 15

Year of Print: 2010

$220.00 inc. GST

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We recognise this scene set, with its moon above and the stars left on

We recognise this scene set, with its moon above and the stars left on

Lithograph - Four colour lithographic offset

24 x 24 cm

Edition length: 15

Year of Print: 2010

$220.00 inc. GST

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One moonlit night with little to no prospect of success

One moonlit night with little to no prospect of success

Lithograph - Four colour lithographic offset print

9 x 14 cm

Edition length: 15

Year of Print: 2010

$90.00 inc. GST

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It was worth it if only to see the stars scuttle across the shore

It was worth it if only to see the stars scuttle across the shore

Lithograph - Four colour lithographic offset print

9 x 14 cm

Edition length: 15

Year of Print: 2010

$90.00 inc. GST

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A possible short cut is considered

A possible short cut is considered

Lithograph - Four colour lithographic offset print

14 x 14 cm

Edition length: 15

Year of Print: 2010

$90.00 inc. GST

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Looking for a way in

Looking for a way in

Lithograph - Four colour offset lithograph print

9 x 14 cm

Edition length: 15

Year of Print: 2010

$90.00 inc. GST

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They had returned

They had returned

Lithograph - Four colour lithographic offset print

9 x 14 cm

Edition length: 15

Year of Print: 2010

$90.00 inc. GST

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A chance sighting

A chance sighting

Lithograph - Four colour lithographic offset print

9 x 14 cm

Edition length: 15

Year of Print: 2010

$90.00 inc. GST

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