Archives for category: Metcard works

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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

An early fish mobile I made was recently included in ‘Inside the mind of…’ segment of Monument magazine.

Refer pages 15-16.

Stickers made from the cardboard Quadrapod works.

I sent them to Spain in response to a flickr call to artists.

Metcard reliefs.

Exhibited in the Tag Tree Exhibition Group show, Hampshire, UK, 2009.

This exhibition aimed to amass 1000 tags from across the world and  the call for entries was posted through flickr.  The works were to be exhibited in two shows: an indoor, gallery show Hampshire, UK, and an outdoor exhibition to be held in a tree.

Had to have a few tree hanging prectices before sending them off.

For images of the indoor exhibiton see the photos in flickr. I do not think they have been stuck in a tree yet.

These are part of a series of cartoonish relief works.

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

Another metcard mobile.

In this small collage the tram trundles from side to side, the hands wave goodbye and the plane zooms into the sky.

My sister left Melbourne and returned home to Darwin to live with her crocodile framing boyfriend and open a show shop. She is enjoying herself, but it is hard being in different cities. Her shop, Me and My Llama, has been open for just over a year.

Everyone should be able to fly…

In progress:

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This is one of the first of a series of reliefs I have made out of and mounted on a metcard / tram ticket.

The photo is a bit blurry so it is hard to see just how cranky the deer is loooking. Not sure why.

Based on the knitted quadrapods, this is one of a series of quad metronomes I’ve made.

The figure rocks back and forth on top of the blue box.

Exhibited at in a group show at Artholes, Melbourne, 2007.

Another similar mobile was included in the CERES charity art auction, 2007:

I have made a number of these fish mobiles. The first ones (including this one) are made out of tram tickets / metcards. The fish are suspended on salvaged street-sweeper blades found on the side of the street.

If you look along the edge of most major city streets you will find these long thin snapped of steel blades. Took us a long while to work out that they are from street-sweepers. Once you notice them it is hard to stop seeing them.

I have also made some elephant mobiles but I do not have any photos of these.

Exhibited in the ‘Skipping Girl Exhibition’ Group show at the London Tavern, Melbourne, 2004.

This show responded to Richmond’s iconic ‘audrey’ the skipping girl vinegar neon sign. She has recently been restored and is now skipping on Victoria St, Burnley opposite IKEA.