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).
What a great opening night at Off the Kerb..
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.
Last year my sister got married.
She married a wonderful crocodile farmer amongst the termite mounds at sunset.
There is not likely to be another wedding in our family and we made this one count.
We celebrated at the races, on the harbour, at the caravan park, out fishing, swimming at Buley, at the markets, all over town and down the track.
For some friends it was their first trip to Darwin and it was a great introduction.
For me it was an indulgent and special re-acquaintance with the town of my childhood.
Darwin is my place for growing up.
It is where I was born and went to school. Where I turned 16 and 21.
It is where I lost my virginity and where I attended my first funeral.
It is the place I rush back to when I can and miss when I am gone.
And now it is where my little sister became a wife as we danced in the dust with the fairy lights and paper stars.