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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.

 

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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.

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Just ask Time Out review

And a sneak preview of some of the works.

K Fletcher_OTK_Offerings 1 Part of my work: ‘Offerings (3 No. Dissected Rats)’

the peatree collective by The Pea Tree Collective (above)

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by Ha ha / Regan Tamanui (above)

Tayla Broekman by Tayla Broekman (above)

Emma Hamptonby Emma Hampton (above)

Lorena Monsalves by Lorena Monsalves (above)

 

 

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Shini at the excellent Off the Kerb Gallery in Collingwood is organising a group show for their 100th show.

100 cats!
So much feline fabulous-ness.

Opening Friday 5th September 6 – 9pm.
More details and photos to follow.

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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.

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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!

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Photos of the Crab claw windmills.

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dwg 2Well it’s been a long while between posts but here are some animations of the Fiddler Crab windmills I have been working on.

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Bit of mix n match. Click on the image if they are not moving.
Click here for the exhibition photos.

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Click on the image to see an angry cam-o-dile.

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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.

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tell-tail 1A tail-telling sign that a kitten is in your match box…

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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.

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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.

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Three more itty bitty kitty fabrics.

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).

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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!)

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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.

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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.

Plaid pants made from tampon boxes.

Two x two = weird.  An old tail with new beginnings.

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.

Neon flamingos in progress.

More information on the Red Gallery website.

These currently look like butterfly wings but they are actually the beginning of neon blankets for a camel caravan.

 

Work on camels in progress…

 

‘A vicarious milestone’ as part of the Togart 12 exhibition on in Darwin at the Chan Contemporary Art Space until the 13th of October.

Catalogue of the show is on line here.

Also on my blog are close ups photos of the work, movies of it moving, and ‘in progress’ images of the making of: Kim, the crocodiles (earlier and almost complete) and the bases.

Work is all ready for installation in this year’s TOGART Contemporary Art Award show. For those in Darwin the exhibition is on 6th Sept – 13th Oct at the Chan Contemporary Art Space.


A work in progress for a friend who just had a birthday…

I have improved these movies. Have a look 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.

Making more crocodiles…

A mobile of elephants I made from free paint colour sample cards from Bunnings for my sister’s new baby. I have often thought these paint cards look like elephants. The mobile was easy to make so I have attached a template so people can make their own. Would love to see photos if you do make one.

Has been a long time between posts. I have been renovating and painting walls etc at home so haven’t had much time for cardboard. House work is nearing completion so am starting back on a few projects.

Hope everyone had a good end of year break and are settling into 2012.

A group show of artists utilising discarded and recycled materials.

Opens 6pm Friday 4th November and runs until 17th Nov, 2011.                      Brunswick St Gallery     322 Brunswick St, Fitzroy (opp Bar Open)

See http://bsgart.com.au/indexnext.html (image 4) for more details.

Artists include: Aaron James McGarry, Anita Larkin, Bengamin, Cyndy Smith, Deborah Redwood, Eliza Lawrence, Eve Young, Feedme, Gemma Horbury, James Cuming, Kaff-eine, Kirsty Fletcher, Michal, Natalia Ludmila, Ryan Richter, Skallywag, Tiziana Borghese, Veronica Cay.

… me and some of my crocodile buddies are heading to Fairfield Primary School for their Art 4 All exhibition this weekend. Come and play.

 

Fairfield Primary School are about to hold their annual Art 4 All weekend. Centered around an art exhibition, there is an opening night on the Saturday and market stalls on the Sunday.

I am going to be making some crocodiles and maybe some birds between 11 and 1 on Sunday 11th Sept. Come by and see the  frenzie of cutting and gluing!
For more information see the school’s webpage.

 

Have finally got a chance to upload photos of my rats and mice at the Carbon Black exhibition. Most works have appeared in previously in this blog however it was good to see them in a new space and they seemed to sit well amongst works exploring gritty industrial urbanism.  This show finished a few weeks ago but the gallery focuses on interesting work by emerging artists and is worth a visit.

Special thanks to all who attended on Wednesday night and to Daniel Barfoot for these excellent crowd photos.

 

Some overall photos of the exhibition. (They look a little blurry small. They are much much clearer if you click on them.)

I’ll post some pics of last nights opening in the next few days.

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The giant lizards are about to rumble…

Crocodiles fight dragons in a battle to the death.

The prehistoric hero of the river takes on the mythical beast of the sky in a spell-binding, nail-biting bout of fire and water.

These scaly reptiles are both threatening and tamed. In the guise of innocent pull-along toys, swinging pendulums and flying mobiles there is an air of menace. With the glint of evil, a sudden jump and snap, someone could lose an arm.

The exhibition is on June 15 – July 2, 2011 at Red Gallery North Fitzroy. Opening drinks Wed 15th June, from 6 – 8pm.

Almost ready for my new show.