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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.

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Jumpers and footballs in progress.
Works for Red Gallery’s Red Ball show.

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Half time madness.
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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.

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Well it looks like things are coming to an end.
Hope you enjoyed the ride!

 

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Some aliens chase butterflies and flowers with their long, sticky tongues…

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Other, bottle-lid, aliens like their fruit. Chomp chomp chomp…

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… and some aliens like the puppet-clad fingers of little boys!

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One fiery square in space,
two circle aliens hiding in the dark,
three cross Martians chasing cotton reels.

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Open up and say Grrrrrrr…

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Some aliens live in the air, among the stars and the rain clouds.

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Some live in the water…

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… and some live in the forest. Woodland aliens, take me to your queen.

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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.

Alien_01Alien_02Driving 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…

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… to be continued…

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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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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

 

 

 

 

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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.

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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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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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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.

These are photos of a recent piece in progress.

Three elephants carry a cross on their backs with with the help of a tiny little bird.

Finally, photos of the final work are here.