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 custom 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.

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