Have been quiet recently with the birth of my first child and my studio still not inhabitable since I moved rooms. So, as an apology here is an invite to a great stencil exhibition in Upwey. Great excuse for a trip out of the city.
Rita Tse is currently curating some of my work for the window display at The Gallery, Bayside Art & Cultural Centre. Here is a sneak peek.
Am loving the street-scape reflections. Feels like the creatures are enjoying some dandy flaneur-ing.
In a 4th window there will be some stop-motion movies of the mix n match creatures from ‘Two x Two = Weird’.
If you are in the area, drop by and have a look.
Gallery is located at the corners of Carpenter & Wilson St, Brighton.
I am very excited to announce that some of my work has been included in this new publication ‘Art without waste: 500 upcycled and earth-friendly designs’. I have a copy on its way and can’t wait to see how everything looks.
For a sneak preview of some of the other interesting inclusions or to order a copy, see their Facebook page
THE DIRECTOR & COMMITTEE WOULD LIKE TO INVITE YOU TO OFF THE KERB’S 100th EXHIBITION
A Group Exhibition in support of Ingrid’s Haven. We will be collecting provisions and donating proceeds to Ingrid’s Haven – a not for profit, no kill, cat shelter. The shelter needs cat toys, treats, soft bedding, wet food and high quality dry food (please do not bring super market dry food because of the high salt content in it which destroys the kidneys). Please bring your donations with you to the gallery. www.ingridshaven.net.au
We’d like to thank The Cat Motel for their support. If you purchase an artwork, your name will go into the draw to win a $100 voucher for your cat to stay at The Cat Motel. www.thecatmotel.com.au
In ancient Egypt cats were considered to be sacred, with the goddess Bastet often depicted in cat form, taking on the war-like aspect of a lioness. Ancient religions believed that cats are exalted souls, companions or guides for humans that they are all-knowing but are mute so they cannot influence decisions made by humans. In Japan, the Maneki-neko is a cat that is a symbol of good fortune. Freyja, the goddess of love, beauty, and fertility in Scandinavian mythology, is depicted as riding a chariot drawn by cats. Likewise, many cultures have negative superstitions about cats. There is a belief that a black cat crossing one’s path leads to bad luck, or that cats are a witch’s familiar, used to augment that witch’s powers and skills. Today, cat lovers obsessively share photos of their beloved felines on various social media sites sparking the internet craze of cats like Grumpy Cat, Colonel Meow and Cooper.
Friday 5 September 6pm – 9pm
5 – 19 September 2014
Aaron Billings | Barek | Basak Savcigil | Cameron Brideoake | Caragh Brooks | Caroline Lejeune | Chantelle Key | Charlie Chamma | Christiana Aprozeanu | Damien van Ewijk |David Lee Pereira | DEV | Dirty Feminist | Dominik Krupinski | Eddie Botha | Emily Wright | Emma Hampton | Erin Greer | Ero | Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison | Ha-Ha | I & the Others | Jacqueline Gwynne | Kat Scarlet | Kirsty Fletcher | Launa Winship | Liam Snootle | Lilly Lowrey | Liz Gridley | Lobster Juice | Lorena Monsalves | Luka Va | Marcomatic |Marta Tesoro | Matto Lucas | Minela Krupic | Mitch Vane | Mulga | Nareeda Lewers | OOKNOW | Rebecca Nanfro | Ryan McGennisken | Sally Land | Shawn Lu | Sian Song | Skye Williams | Suzannah Griffith | Tayla Broekman | Thirty60 | thepeatreecollective | Tony Tran | Trish Leone | Tristan Davies
Off the Kerb
Gallery & Studios
66B Johnston Street
Thurs | Fri 12.30pm-6:00pm
Sat | Sun 12:00-5:00pm
T (03) 9077 0174
M 0400 530 464
For those of you in Melbourne, come along for the opening of this great group show at Off The Kerb. Friday 5th September, 6 – 9 pm.
Just ask Time Out review
And a sneak preview of some of the works.
by Ha ha / Regan Tamanui (above)
What a great opening night at Off the Kerb..
Fabulous show – thank you and congratulations to Shini and curator Dan Dealy. My photos of the evening are a disaster so I have, once again, borrowed liberally from Facebook (this time courtesy of Maggie Bird – thank you).
Bit of a sneak preview of some of the works in the CREATurE group show opening tomorrow night at Off the Kerb. Curated by Dan Dealy. (Thanks Shini – have liberally borrowed from Facebook!)
More info here.
Mulga The Artist, Regan Tamanui, Robert Jenkins, Dev Ravenga and Nick Wheeler
Paul Dew and Erin Greer
The fabulous Off the Kerb gallery is celebrating their birthday with a CREATurE themed group show.
Opening night is Friday 11th April, in Collingwood.
After a lengthy time away from the cardboard I have adapted my Noah’s Ark piece and it is included in this show. Think it’ll be a few more months before I am back in the studio, so am excited to have been selected for this show. Great line-up of artists. Should be a fantastic exhibition.
Hope Melburnian’s can swing by.
Bit of mix n match. Click on the image if they are not moving.
Click here for the exhibition photos.
New photos of an old work. Previously have only posted progress photos so here are the three elephants and yellow bird with a metcard cross finished.
New fabric designs at spoonflower.
I am in the process of uploading all of the colour permutations (hope to finish today). In the interim feel free to vote in this week’s warmable pillow competition.
(Can’t help it – I am a sucker for entering a competition!)
Well, one of my new year’s resolutions is to try designing fabric from cardboard collages. I have a first attempt uploaded at Spoonflower.This was made salvaged cardboard (of course) and the office photocopier.
I have submitted it as a part of the upcoming weekly design competition that starts this Friday (15th Feb). The theme is ‘African inspired’ materials. My final design (below) is okay for a first attempt.
The inspiration for the design was to emulate the bright colours and patterning of popular African fabrics and bring in elements of contemporary designs like Afrocoffee’s fabulous ‘No Money No Ladies’ and recycled paper bowls.
Still a way to go yet but at least I have made a start!
Following on from my last post, I have modified the neon deer so they are wall mounted and have some green sushi grass to frolic in. These 2 works and some Flamingos Au-go-go will be a part of the 40 x 40 BSG show opening Wed 19th December.
To everyone who can’t make it to Fitzroy next week – an enormous thank you for your support throughout the year and hope you all have a great summer and enjoy the festive period.
I look forward to more art adventures with you in 2013.
As the end of the year draws near, these deer are moving to green pastures and will be on show at Brunswick Street Gallery’s 40 x 40 show.
Opening night Wed 19th Dec from 6pm.
Centered on a mix ‘n’ match Noah’s Ark procession, Kirsty Fletcher’s new exhibition is a mutant safari of cardboard creatures inspired by current fashion trends and crafty DIY projects involving children’s toys.
Animals in tampon box plaid pants exist amongst hybrid rocking kangaroos, deer in neon socks cavort next to a fluorescent camel caravan. Fletcher’s works mythologise both the everyday and the monumental experiences in her life, drawing the viewer into a fantastical world of make-believe.
Recently, for Monument Create A Date Matt Wilkinson and I designed a barstool. Our creation is a hanging gardens of babylon, 70’s, local materials extravaganza.
The macrame-inspired, knotted cane frame has a long, curved glass terrarium of ferns and moss threaded through the back at shoulder height and a soft camel leather cushioned seat. We wanted to create a chair that accomodated the contradictory functions of a bar stool: the flirty act of display and the covert location from which to observe. The oval opening frames the occupant while the enclosed shape allows one to nestle back into quiet, verdant secrecy.
Catalogue of the show is on line here.