Archives for category: Cardboard art

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.
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.

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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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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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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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01_web02_web03_web04_web 05_web 06_web 07_web 11_web12_web08_web 09_web 10_webSpent the last heat wave making polar bears. Am really happy with how expressive they are so am posting about a trillion photos. Is a pictorial story of 3 bears with only 2 fish!

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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Spoonflower fabric competition is open for voting now.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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.

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.

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.