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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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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.

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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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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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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!

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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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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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Plaid pants made from tampon boxes.

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.