Archives for category: Exhibited works

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

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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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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.

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.

‘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 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.

 

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.

I have a few rats and mice making their way to Prahan for a new show.

If you are in Melbourne on Wed 15th June, come along to the opening.

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.

off the kerb gallery (on Johnson St, opposite the tote) is about to celebrate its 4th birthday with a group exhbition.  Included will be handful of my spinning ‘say it with flowers‘ and ‘mice in love‘ disks.

Opening night: 6 – 9pm Fri 1st April. Exhibiton closes Fri 22nd April.

The exhibition is called ‘Pirate Existence’ and concentrates on works utilising salvaged and found material. Artists have been asked to turn discard refuse and abandoned items into treasure.

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Paper: various works, varied uses…

A group show on at Anita Traverso Gallery untill the end of Feb 2011.

Included with works by Susan Buret, Nicola Moss, Onerva Utriainen, Stefan Gevers, Kim Barter, Michael Coyne, Pamela Rataj, Jenny Bolis, Jessica Wong and John Bodin are  my 3D works ‘For the Love of Shoes… ‘ and ‘Spencer and the Fish‘.

It is an eclectic, calm and crafted exhibition. My favourite works are the large, organic, geometric, mixed media pieces by Susan Buret, Michael Coyne’s photo of Brett Whiteley, Stefan Gevers’ watercolour caravans and the large paper cut of birds and plants,  ‘Searching for Sanctuary‘ by Nicola Moss.

A mouse plague exploded in my house this summer and to make matters worse they are enjoying themselves. They are in love and dancing and spinning their little hearts out.

Exhibition is currently on at Brunswick St Gallery, Fitzroy but closes this Thursday, 17th Feb at about 4pm.

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.

The catalogue for last year’s Togart awards is now on-line.

Here are a few  of my favourite pieces including the winning work by Chips Mackinolty, who donated his winnings to a handfull of live music venues in the Northern Territory. There were lots of great entries and the catalogue is well worth a browse. Included is my work ‘For the Love of Shoes…‘.

 

Finally have the invites for my new show…

Come along if you are in Fitzroy at the beginning of Feb. Am currently working on a wall of cogs and mice that are all interconnected. There will be spinning flowers and summer love and ballerina mice in crazy skirts… hopefully.

Some happy snaps of my visit to Brunswick Street Gallery’s Small Works Exhbition. There are 2 floors full of artworks smaller than 30 x 30 cm.  Great range of works and medium and well worth a look. See previous post for gallery details or see the galleries webpage to see the art works selected by the judges: http://www.bsgart.com.au/

As I have mentioned quite a few time s already, the exhibition includes my piece ‘For the Love of Shoes…’.

Come along to the opening and prize announcements for our 2010 Small Works Prize and Exhibition.
6pm Fri 10 Dec 2010
at Brunswick Street Gallery
322 Brunswick St, Fitzroy.

500 artists
2000 works under 30x30x30cm

Show runs from 10 Dec 2010 to 16 Jan 2011

Includes ‘For the love of shoes…’

Melbourne City Council has a new website for their City Gallery. The small gallery located on the ground floor of the town hall has exhibitions on topics relating to Melbourne and and council’s archive material. They have had some fantatsic shows on the newspaper  boys, american sailors during the war, their lost and found collection, keeping the city clean and parking meter culture.

A few years ago I hepled curate a show called ‘Flush‘ on Melbourne’s public toilets. The city was one of the first in the world to provide public toilets and their history is fascinating. Part of the exhibiton involved artists responding to council’s toillet archive material and included my toilet scrabble pieces.

The website is through and easy to use and the content is quirky and really interesting. Well worth a look.

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.

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.

My work ‘Heading home (for Mum’s birthday)‘ has been selected for this year’s BSG General Art Prize. The piece was exhbitied as a part of last year’s Togart awards however this is the first time it will be exhibited in Melbourne.

The winners are announced at the opening this Friday (10th Sept) and all are welcome.

For more information see the Brunswick Street Gallery website.

For anyone in Darwin, the Togart 2010 exhbition opened last week.

It is in the newly developed Chan building opposite parliament house. The exhibition includes a diverse selection of indigenous, traditional and contemporary works including my piece ‘For the love of shoes…‘ .

This piece was short-listed for the BSG Prize 09 and was also exhibited at the Sydney Opera House as a part of the Avant CardWe love 3D‘ program.

Blanketed in their endorsed skins this odd couple are united as members of one tribe; an odd-ball gang; a strange aquatic squad. Instead of individual details of claws, fins, lips, wheels and heads one sees amorphous colour and pattern.

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I share a house with a lot of fish and a turtle called Spencer.

A while ago Spencer was run over after she’d escaped from the pond. It was summer, it was hot and our turtle was looking for love. Luckily she was found and taken to the vet who wired togther her shell. Spencer then had to spend 8 months recovering in a hospital tank in our lounge room. This gave me plenty of time to model her.

The end of year show for 24hr art 2009 was a celebration of 20 years of exhibitions (175,200 hrs).  They asked for postcards from members and I sent them this:

This work was short-listed in the Togart 09 Contemporary Art Award.

This small scale cardboard sculpture depicts one of my most treasured experiences.

This memory combines nostalgia, a love of the emptiness of Australia and an easy, sisterly companionship.

It also involves my car.

My car, a 1964 Ford Falcon XM sedan, is a dream of chrome and stream-lining but it is old and it is slow.

In 2000, in an episode of defiance, against good sense, distance and physics, my sister and I drove this car across Australia and back to surprise our mum for her 50th birthday. As kids our family would regularly make the trek up and down the Stuart Highway. These early trips were about speed and getting to our destination. We were car bound for 15 hours a day; meals were prepacked and toilet stops timed to coincide with refuelling. My sister and I were well trained in efficient road travel.

My car was not.

The old engine and small radiator meant we motored at a gentle 50 mile /hr and, every 3 – 4 hours, the car needed to cool down. So, a couple of times a day, with a thermos of coffee and a couple of camping chairs, we waited. In the vast, red, empty space we waited like grand dames of the interior. With the bonnet popped, on the side of the road we were characters in our own Merchant Ivory production.

With a different car, the mood might have been ‘Mad Max’ or ‘Vanishing Point’ or there may have been no need to stop in the middle of nowhere at all.

Some of these photos are by Erica Lauthier.

For Togart 09 catalogues click here

I have an old 1964 ford falcon XM which I love.

I don’t drive it much because it is heavy and slow and never quite recovered from being driven from Melbourne to Darwin (via Adelaide twice and the Eyre Peninsula) and back again.

For a long time I have wanted to model it in cardboard.