Archives for category: Upcoming exhibitions

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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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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.


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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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.

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.

Neon flamingos in progress.

More information on the Red Gallery website.

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 (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.


Fairfield Primary School are about to hold their annual Art 4 All weekend. Centered around an art exhibition, there is an opening night on the Saturday and market stalls on the Sunday.

I am going to be making some crocodiles and maybe some birds between 11 and 1 on Sunday 11th Sept. Come by and see the  frenzie of cutting and gluing!
For more information see the school’s webpage.


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.


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.

Almost ready for my new show.

Studies for new piece.

Heads to go with the winged bodies.

Hopefully there will be some finished dragons in the next day or so.

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

The crocodiles are ready and fighting, the clouds are puffier than ever… now for some dragons.


Ad for new show out now in May / June addition of art guide.

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

BEWARE – 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.

Gone are ideas of spiders, bitey insects and meat-eating plants. Instead it is lizards all the way. More pics soon.


A trio of angry snapping crocodiles.

First works fully finished for my June show at Red Gallery.

Making a start on works for a new show at Red Gallery in June.

Am looking at wasps and mosquitos, spiders, crocs and trogan cats, plus venus fly traps and pitcher plants. Really a collection of scary flora and fauna that might attack you in your backyard.

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.

The new gallery, Dear Patti Smith, located on level 2 of the Patterson building on Smith St, Fitzroy is preparing for the 2nd in a series of 3-day exhibiton events. I am having some issues with links, so for more info copy and paste:

Will get these integrated asap.

The exhibition:

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open march 3, 4 + 5,  12-6pm
opening function thursday march 3, 6 – 8pm

It’s on the shelf in the studio.  Occasionally it catches the eye from its place in the corner.

Its an object of intrigue that never grew or one of those dead-end tangents.
Perhaps it was part of the process or didn’t make the exhibition cut.
…yet it lingers…

‘Shelved’ is a collection of these works.
Anonymous and untitled – these works sit beside their fellow misfits
and beautiful dead-ends.  Collectively they allude to aspects of the artist process
and experience ordinarily undeserving of exhibition.
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With works by: Adam John Cullen, Ai Yamamoto, Anna Gilby, Anna White, Ben Shepard, Bill Sampson, Brandon Hocking, Candice Cranmer, Carmen Reid, Charles Anderson, Clare Rae, Cristo Crocker, David-Ashley Kerr, Fiona Williams, Giancarlo Belviso, Hamish Innes-Brown,iredale pedersen hook, Isabelle Legge, Jemma Clark, Jeremy Bakker, Jon Butt, Jonathan Leahey, Kelly Wells, Kieran Stewart, Kiron Robinson, Kirrily Hammond, Kirsty Fletcher, Lauren Brown, Little Wonder, Louise Harper, Louise Rippert, Marika Nilsen, Michael Roper + Dan Demant, Michael White, Openhaus, Paul Gurney, Paul Mares, Paul Meates, Pippa Makgill, Rachel Ang, Rob Miller, Ross Brewin, Rozalind Drummond, Sam Stewart, Sarah Deed, Stuart Bailey, Stuart McAdam, Tai Snaith, Tim Schork/ Mesne, Toby Horrocks, Todd Anderson-Kunert, Tom Morgan, Tom Nicholson, Will Eicholtz
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I have submitted my metal and cardboard ballerinas which have thwarted me on more than one occasion and have been sitting in the rainy day pile.

For those not so interested in art, but familiar with the Patterson building, come along and see what has been done with the space. It looks fantastic. Very different to this original photo I found in the State Library’s collection: old Pattterson furniture store (circa 1905).

Here is a photo of the original picture disc by Thomas Mann Bayne for Joseph Plateau’s Phenakistiscope and my ‘Winged tribute‘ piece finished. The original picture disk is a part of the Werner Nekes collection which has all sorts of early illusion and animation pieces. The The images of the phenakistiscopes (picture disks) are located under ‘Gallery’ and then ‘Photos of the collection’.

I have yet to do some spinning experiments to see if I need to make any modifications to achieve the animation effect but am hoping it will work. I have tracked down an internet animation of the original wheel. If you scroll down to the thrid image on the left and click on the bottom right wheel you can see the rats running out of the central holes, across the disk and over the edge.

Two small spinning wheels to go with the ‘Winged tribute‘ piece.

This piece didn’t get finished in time to make it into the BSG show. Will finish it in the next few weeks anyway. It is a 3D versions of a spinning / picture disk where, when spun, rats run out of holes and accros the page. Here the rats also grow wings and fly away. Will post a picture of the orginal with the finished work.

These mice are actually finished and installed in the Brunswick Street Gallery, however I haven’t had a chance to photograph the finished exhitibition so thought I’d blog a few more ‘mice factory’ images. Plus they look so cute and naked all prone and in a line. As with the flying mice I really like these guys half finished and layed out like a taxidermy project. The 3 who look like they are wearing bright coloured underwear are the ballerinas (or ‘mouserinas’ as a a friend brilliantly dubbed them) and the others end up as garland dancers. Promise to blog finished photos soon.

One leg at a time here at the mouse factory.

They will  be garland bearers and prima ballerinas.

Tissue boxes, metcard, postcards and chrissie cards made into mice.

The smallest mouse I have made yet. He is fixed to the top of a cardboard spinning top.


I think I have made 100 cogs that interlink in various groups for the new show. The smallest are about the size of a 50 cent piece and the largest are the size of a hand. I am hoping to attach them directly to the wall and have the spin in a chain.


Mice in love, spinning out of control…

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.

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…’

Here are some of the pieces I am making for my new solo show.

The show is title ‘cardboard mouse and the summer spin-sters‘ and I am making millions (maybe ?) of mice in wheels that spin and cogs that turn with flowers everywhere and generally an atmosphere of summer-time fun! The show is at the Brunswick Street Gallery and opens Friday 4th February, 2011 and runs until the 17th Feb.

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.

Installed show at Red Gallery yesterday.

Opening is tomorrow (Wednesday 22nd Sept) at 6pm.