This year is set to be Fairfield Primary School’s biggest event ever with over 140 local, well-known and collectable artists exhibiting. Plus more than 50 local designers showcasing their gorgeous, handmade goods, jewellery, textiles, home wares and artist prints in our Gallery Shop.
Now in its 19th year, this fantastic art show and family festival has become a much-anticipated event among the local community. We would love you to join us at our Gala Evening on Saturday, 10 September – or another time during the event (see below).
We have attached an invitation which you can share with family and friends. Also attached are some Art4All images you may want to share on social media. We hope to see you during Art4All; and we’ll be back in touch after the event to let you know how it all went!
Preview Night, Friday 9th September (6-9pm) – be the first to browse and purchase works (free entry).
Gala Evening, Saturday 10th September (7-11pm) – join other artists, designers and local community members and enjoy: champagne, canapés, music, and awarding of art prizes in a great night of entertainment and art for adults ($25).
Family Day, Sunday 11 September (10am-3pm) – 5 hours of fun art activities for kids, with workshops changing hourly ($15), a free art trail, children’s gallery, café; and the Trash Test Dummies live performance ($15).
You can book tickets and find out more at: http://www.artforall.com.au
One show closes and another appears on the horizon.
Fairfeild Primary’s annual Art show is on this September (9th – 11th).
Last day of the Redball exhibition at Red Gallery in North Fitzroy.
Well it is that exciting time where the works have made it to the gallery and it is ready to be hung. Looking forward to Wednesday night’s opening. From what I saw this morning, it is going to be a great show.
More previews on Red Gallery’s face book page.
Jumpers and footballs in progress.
Works for Red Gallery’s Red Ball show.
Half time madness.
Go Mega Hertz
Go Rock Dogs
Kids, dogs, hangovers and footballs everywhere…
First completed work for Red Gallery’s Red ball show.
Well it is winter and it is FOOTY SEASON!!!
Am back in the studio and surrounded by red balls and footy jumpers all in preparation for Red Gallery‘s group show: RED BALL – The fine art of footy.
20th July – 6th August.
Opening night Wednesday 20th July from 6pm.
Hope to see you there.
Well it looks like things are coming to an end.
Hope you enjoyed the ride!
Some aliens chase butterflies and flowers with their long, sticky tongues…
Other, bottle-lid, aliens like their fruit. Chomp chomp chomp…
… and some aliens like the puppet-clad fingers of little boys!
One fiery square in space,
two circle aliens hiding in the dark,
three cross Martians chasing cotton reels.
Open up and say Grrrrrrr…
Some aliens live in the air, among the stars and the rain clouds.
Some live in the water…
… and some live in the forest. Woodland aliens, take me to your queen.
Well, it has been a long time between posts.
I have had my hands full renovating at home, having a baby and moving my studio. The studio space is finally ready to go and I, miraculously, have time to poke my head above the water!
Over the past year I have turned my sewing machine into an artist’s tool and made an activity book for the newest family member. While teetering on the edge of useful and ‘crafty’ I, none the less, thought I’d post some photos of how it turned out.
Like an old fashioned radio play perhaps installments are best?? A quick overview (see below) and then a chapter at a time?? Chapters you ask… for an activity book… well ok the narrative is loose, there is little, if any, character development and I can’t be sure if good transcends over evil…
but see what you think.
Driving on a lonely highway in the desert, one looks up and notices some unusual, coloured planets hovering in the sky. What strange creatures might inhabit these other worlds…
… to be continued…
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.
Part of my work: ‘Offerings (3 No. Dissected Rats)’
by The Pea Tree Collective (above)
by Ha ha / Regan Tamanui (above)
by Tayla Broekman (above)
by Emma Hampton (above)
by Lorena Monsalves (above)
Shini at the excellent Off the Kerb Gallery in Collingwood is organising a group show for their 100th show.
So much feline fabulous-ness.
Opening Friday 5th September 6 – 9pm.
More details and photos to follow.
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).
More of the antics here and all of the art works here.
Show is on until 25th April.
Some really great pieces on show at Off the Kerb’s 7th birthday show – on now. A particular favourite of mine was these over-sized cardboard box spider figures by Luke Boslem. They have been fantastically installed in the terrace-house stairs of the gallery.
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.
Prototypes and animations top test the motion.
Click on the image to see them move.
Oh and this is my 150th blog post! Wow! Glad it is all wizz, bang and cartwheels!
Photos of the Crab claw windmills.
Well it’s been a long while between posts but here are some animations of the Fiddler Crab windmills I have been working on.
Bit of mix n match. Click on the image if they are not moving.
Click here for the exhibition photos.
Click on the image to see an angry cam-o-dile.
A tail-telling sign that a kitten is in your match box…
Have collected a handful of match boxes, so am having a bit of a play with them. Oh and still transfixed with this simple stop-frame animation technique. Click on the image to make it move.
Can finally show you Chester in action.
For more Chester photos see here and for animations of my work click here and here.
Have improved a few of my earlier movies.
Now that I have the technical side worked out will try and show a few more of my pieces in motion.
Click on a photo to see the animation on it’s own.
New fabric designs at spoonflower.
Made from Melbourne tram tickets, this design is based on Wanda Gag’s ‘Millions of Cats’ book and my Itty Bitty Kitty Machine artwork (seen here and here).
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.
Big thank you to everyone who came along.
Am back in the studio, so new works soon.
Plaid pants made from tampon boxes.
Big thanks to everyone who came along to red gallery last night for the opening of my new show. I really enjoyed catching up with everyone and had a great night.
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.