Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Toy to the World 2017

This year for the biannual Toy to the World Project exhibition, I set myself the challenge of customising two Popobe, vinyl bears, and rendered one almost unrecognisable.

A monochromatic, spray toned Equality bear climbs up towards the hermaphrodite, zebra snails in
Journeys of a Bento Box* REDUX.
 Journeys of a Bento Box* REDUX, detail

For the first time, Terry Pratchett's, Discworld character,
the Grim Squeaker is rendered authentically using carefully articulated, real bones**.
A lovingly, crafted miniature scythe was whittled from
found eucalypt twigs and reclaimed, machined aluminium off cuts.
A reclaimed glass dome is revived with a custome made, reclaimed oak base and handle with leather washer and brass finial.
The Grim Squeaker

October 11-14, 2017
Opening Night: 11 October at 6:00pm –9:30pm

99 Greville St
Prahran, Victoria, Australia 3181
Enquiries:(03) 9939 8993
Open hours: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Online Auction will open on 
11th October at 6pm (AEST / UTC+10) 
and run until 
9:30pm 25 October 2017 (AEST / UTC+10)
Click HERE to bid.

'Over 120 Vinyl Toys have been customised by artists around the country and overseas, they'll all be on display for 4 days only at ArtBoy Gallery in Prahran, starting with the Opening Night event from 6pm on Wednesday 11th October 2017. Including beats from DJ Kitty Kat and a very artist-friendly-priced cash bar stocked with beer from Moon Dog Craft Brewery and wines by Pizzini Wines, so bring your loose change and grab an uber not your car keys for this one.

All the artist's creations will be for sale via an online auction that lasts 14 days from the opening, this Auction will be available directly and exclusivly on the Toy to the World Project Facebook page from 6pm on the 11th.

All net profits from the project are donated to the Victorian AIDS Council for their amazing work designing public health and education campaigns to combat STI and HIV rates, research, and providing support services to people with HIV.'


*Previously exhibited, sans bear as Journeys of a Bento Box as part of Greyscale at Red Gallery.
**Roadkill, partial rabbit skull and cat killed rat.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Greyscale, an exhibition at Red Gallery

Greyscale is a group show featuring artwork in black, white and the scale of grey in between.

From my artist's statement:
The television greyscale display has a personal nostalgic value to the artist, taking her back to her youth when programs did not run 24/7. Patricia and her siblings often created their own entertainment. Garden snails were both a source of amusement and curiosity. That curiosity continues to this day. For Greyscale, Patricia has created a series of life sized snail sculptures, utilising real snail shells, collected over years from her garden. Her selection of paper collages reference nursery rhymes and tales.




Snail
work in progress


Rub a Dub Dub
12 x 12
paper collage


Greyscale
17th of May to the 4th of June, 2017

Opening night drinks on Wednesday, May 17, 6-8pm

157 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North, 3068

Thursday to Friday 11:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday to Sunday 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Enquiries:
(03) 9482 3550
mail@redgallery.com.au


Tram: route 11, stop 21 just north of Edinburgh Gardens
Melways ref: 30B12 (there is parking in nearby streets)
Bus: 504 (Reid Street)





Monday, 28 March 2016

Paper Butterflies in The Wild

These three paper butterflies will be in The Wild at Off the Kerb gallery.
'Off the Kerb is pleased to celebrate its 9th Birthday Show by inviting you into The Wild, where your imagination can run wild. We invite you into a utopian wilderness where there are 
no boundaries, freedom and beauty is bountiful, a place where love runs wild, wilder beasts and divine creatures roam free - you are fearless.....untamed....... 
Enter The Wild...
OTK celebrates its 9th Birthday with this group exhibition in support of Edgar’s Mission. 
Edgar’s Mission is a not for profit Farm Sanctuary that seeks to create 
a humane and just world for homeless, abused, injured or abandoned animals.
OTK will be donating the gallery commission to Edgar’s Mission www.edgarsmission.org.au'


at  
Off the Kerb gallery.
Opening: Fri 8 April 6-9pm |
7 April - 21 April 2016
66B Johnston St, Collingwood, 3066
9077 0174 | 0400 530 464
info@offthekerb.com.au
Thurs & Fri 12:30- 6 | Sat & Sun 12 - 5
Free Entry

Friday, 11 December 2015

40 x 40 2015 Art Prize @ BSG

The 40 x 40 Art Prize exhibition is so named because all submissions must be at a maximum 40 x 40 x40 cm including frames.


From left to right: Bonsai Tigers; The Resort at Al Biqa; Carmen.
paper collage on paper
29.7 x 21 each unframed*
14 December 2015 - 16 January 2016
Opening Drinks and Prize announcements, 18 December 2015, from 6pm - 9pm
Brunswick Street Gallery 322 Brunswick St, Fitzroy 3065
Gallery Tues–Friday 10–8pm
Sat–Sun 10–6pm
info@bsgart.com.au


*Available to purchase in white frames measuring 39.5 x 32.

Friday, 14 August 2015

The Sparkly Bear visits Lord Coconut

The Sparkly Bear French cuff was inspired by the pet name locals have given to the Brunswick shopping centre Barkly Square. His gentle sparkling - best seen in person - was achieved by adding neutral toned glitter to carefully applied wet paint and washes. View him at Art of the Cuff, at Lord Coconut as part of the Fringe Festival.


The Sparkly Bear, detail
25 x 7
acrylic, glitter on French cuff

More images here.

Art of the Cuff
16th September - 3rd October 2015
Suite 3, Level 4
Carlow House
289 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000
Monday to Friday – 11am to 6pm
Saturday – 12pm to 4pm
Other times by appointment
Enquiries:
0450 015 263
info[at]lordcoconut.com

Sunday, 2 August 2015

The Sparkly Bear

The Sparkly Bear French cuff was inspired by the pet name locals have given to the Brunswick shopping centre Barkly Square. His gentle sparkling - best seen in person - was achieved by adding neutral toned glitter to carefully applied wet paint and washes. He is a polar bear ambling through the Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis.

The Sparkly Bear
25 x 7
acrylic, glitter on French cuff

The Sparkly Bear, detail


The Sparkly Bear, detail

The Sparkly Bear, detail
Animated GIF to illustrate sparkle.


The Sparkly Bear was exhibited in Art of the Cuff, at Lord Coconut as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Menzies' Lion at Melbourne Open House

During Open House Melbourne next weekend there will be a display of drawings relating to Scot's Church. As part of the Melbourne Urban Sketchers group I drew the Menzies' Lion of Scots. I was the only one of our group to focus on him and he has a history to boot!. See a print of this drawing and find out more next weekend... Four prints will be available to purchase, the original is POA.

Menzies' Lion
print of pencil drawing on cartridge paper


Scot's Church Melbourne, Open House
Open: July 25th and 26th July 2015, 
Saturday 10am-4pm, 
Sunday 1pm-4pm
Corner Collins and Russell St (diagonally opposite Grand Hyatt)

 Exhibition is in the Assembly Hall Building - 156 Collins St Melbourne 3000

Tram Stop 7: 11, 42, 48, 109, 12
Website: http://www.scotschurch.com/



Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Little Shoulders in Art of the Cuff, at Lord Coconut

Little Shoulders
deconstructed French cuff, tea, fabric trim, cotton, synthetic sponge, cardboard, metal fittings

16th September - 4th October 2013

Lord Coconut
Suite 3, Level 4
Carlow House
289 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000
Tuesday to Friday – 11am to 6pm
Saturday – 12pm to 4pm
Other times by appointment

Enquiries:
0450 015 263
info[at]lordcoconut.com
 

Friday, 29 August 2014

Crown for Adornment at Lord Coconut.

Crown, detail
11.5 x 16.5 x 4
cat pelvis, vintage book paper collage

Crown (SOLD) was created for 

'Animal bones have played a special role in adornment from hunter-gatherer times until now. In ancient China they were decorated with inscriptions and put to the flame in a practice of divination; a way of communicating with their Gods. Many cultures believe people embody the traits of different animals.

Jewellers, artisans and designers have been given a found bone and instructed to adorn it in a masculine way, or use the bone when producing a piece of adornment for men, especially jewellery ... 
The exhibition is a comment on the current explosion of body adornment, both permanent and temporary, as seen in fashion today.'

Adornment

29 August 2014 - 14 September 2014


Lord Coconut
Suite 3, Level 4
Carlow House
289 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000

Tuesday to Friday – 11am to 6pm
Saturday – 12pm to 4pm
Other times by appointment

Enquiries:
0450 015 263
info[at]lordcoconut.com