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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.

PURRRRFECT

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.

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.

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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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A couple of weeks ago I received 100 of these postcards courtesy of Linden Gallery. If anyone would like one, let me know your mailing address (my email address is under ‘contacts’). Already have a few address from people who are keen, so will try and get these in the post before Easter.

The Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts’ annual postcard show opened on Saturday. There was a great turn out and over 1800 pieces, from about 1600 artists on display.

The prizes were also announced and I am very proud to report that my ‘itty bitty kitty machine‘ was awarded one of the 6 postcard awards. Expect to see tiny kittens made from metcards on postcards across Melbourne later this year. I will recieve 100, so if you are not in Melbourne (or want to make sure you get one) let me know and I will mail them once they are printed.

Also in the exhibition is the prototype ‘lucky cat’ from my Cats and Mice show last year at Red Gallery. The post card show runs untill the 26th of March and is well worth the visit. Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts is at 26 Acland St, St Kilda.

After a brief hiatus I am back in the studio.

Am working towards a new show in early February and will post some images of how that is going soon. In the interum I have pieces from earlier this year in a couple of group shows. My feet shoes (For the love of shoes…) will be exhibited in the Brunswick Street Gallery’s Small Works Prize 2010. The show opens Friday 10th December, 6pm. The gallery is located upstairs at 322 Brunswick St, Fitzroy.  See http://bsgart.com.au/ for more information.

Also the ‘itty bitty kitty machine’ and one of the ‘lucky cat’ statuettes are included in the Linden Gallery’s post card show early next year. This show opens 1pm-5pm Saturday 5 February 2011. The Linden gallery is situated at 26 Acland Street, St Kilda. See http://www.lindenarts.org/ for more information.

Last week of the exhibition. Closes around 4pm on Saturday 9th October.  Thought I’d try and get a few more images on-line. Most of these are happy snaps I have taken but a few of the better ones (like the lucky cats and the itty bitty kitty machine) are by my excellent photographer friend Erica Lauthier. I have taken a few movies of the pieces in motion but need to change format etc before I can post them up. Will try and do this early next week.

Installed show at Red Gallery yesterday.

Opening is tomorrow (Wednesday 22nd Sept) at 6pm.

Have started making cats eyes..

and boxes for them to peek out of.

My first solo shows opens in 2 weeks at Red gallery, Fitzroy North.

Subtitled ‘mice running wild in the hall of the cats‘ the show includes the felines and rodents I have been making. Most of the pieces are kinetic is some way or other (mice that fly and run in wheels, rats with wobble guts and cats with waving fists).

There are also 2 other shows opening on the same night (Phil Roubin and Judith Cobb ). More information on these exhibitions can be seen on the Red Gallery website.

I am working towards my first solo show in September at Red Gallery, North Fitzroy.

It is looking like the works will focus on my cats and some imaginary mice who torment them. I’ve started with small lucky Maneki Neko:

(This is a flickr photo – I have managed to turn my flickr page into Korean text. When I get it back to english I’ll post the reference.)

Okay – back into english.

See Paul McAleer’s flickr page for the original image.

These cats are a little less lucky as their paws have to be moved manually. I have not fit them with a battery pack and a perpetual motion machine.

These are part of a series of cartoonish relief works.

They follow on from the flying pig and the cranky deer.