Carmel Debreuil Solo Show

Portia Geach Finalist Carmel Debreuil Solo Show
Opening Night
Thursday  16 April
6pm – 9pm
Northern NSW artist Carmel Debreuil opens her latest solo show Look At Me on 16 April, 2015 at the M2 Gallery in Surry Hills.

Debreuil works with acrylic paint on ply creating brightly coloured paintings of children with stern faces peering out from vintage spectacles. Some are riding chickens, some are facing off with lions, others are playing with over sized toys.
Read all about the Carmel Debreuil Solo Show →

25.02.15. filed under Events & Exhibitions. No Comments →

ROBERT CAMPBELL JNR COLLECTION A RARE OPPORTUNITY

Paintings by the acclaimed aboriginal artist, Robert Campbell Jnr, selected from his body of work across two decades – the 1980’s and 1990’s – will go on show at Artbank Sydney’s Waterloo gallery this February through May 2015. Titled ‘History Painter’  the exhibition has been curated by Djon Mundine OAM, the influential writer, critic and independent curator who helped revolutionise the way contemporary Aboriginal art is presented and understood.

The collection of 25 works painted on canvas and board was inspired by Artbank’s significant holdings of Campbell Jnr’s PAINTINGS which are known for their frank and sophisticated recording of personal memories intertwined with stories of Australia’s colonial past and the continuing brutality of racism throughout the 20th century. Read all about the Robert Campbell Jnr Collection →

23.02.15. filed under Events & Exhibitions. No Comments →

DRUNK ON WATER

Drunk on Water launched in 2012 and has emerged as a premium destination for
affordable designs.

Drunk on Water is all about getting drunk on colour and life and is the perfect place to find your unique, beautifully designed and vibrant statement piece!
Boasting a distinctive style that is elegant, harmonious and vibrant – Drunk on Water can help transform any space in the home or office.

RRP Details:
Loose Unframed Prints = $25AUD for A5, $50AUD for A4 and $90AUD for A3.
Framed Prints = $160AUD for medium, $250AUD for large and $300AUD for XLarge.

Design:

  • Geometric Mayhem
  • Homeage to the Rainbow
  • Colour Planes
  • Kaleidoscope Playground
  • Watermelon
  • Aim to Please
  • Amethyst
  • Kaleidoscope Eyes

WWW.DRUNKONWATER.COM

 

19.02.15. filed under Illustration. No Comments →

Verse & Voice: A Poetry and Spoken Word Festival

Saturday 14 March 2015, 10:00am – 6:30pm

NSW Writers’ Centre, Callan Park Rozelle NSW

For the first time, the NSW Writers’ Centre presents Voice & Verse: A Poetry and Spoken Word Festival this March. Approaching poetry and performance from multiple angles, this festival focuses on the diversity of activity within the poetry field including slam poets, rappers, singer-songwriters, micropoets, publishers, activists, text artists and more.

Festival directors Fiona Wright and Miles Merrill come from opposite ends of the poetry spectrum – Fiona from the publishing world, Miles from the spoken word scene. Though these areas rarely mix, Fiona and Miles have shared their contacts to collaborate on a festival that will showcase diversity, not difference. Almost every session features poets from multiple spheres of poetry – and there are practical panels on publishing, editing, and producing, alongside those that talk about ideas, works, and content.

Featuring Omar Musa, Judith Beveridge, Darren Hanlon, Tug Dumbly, Kate Middleton, Candy Royalle, Richard Tipping, Steven Herrick, Kid Solo, Susan Sleepwriter, Pip Smithand many more, Verse & Voice will stimulate you and expand your ideas of what poetry can be.

For the full program, click here.

To purchase tickets, click here.

19.02.15. filed under General. No Comments →

The Art Of Fashion – Fashion Palette Spring Summer 2015/16

Some of Australia’s top designers and impressive emerging talent will take to the runway on Tuesday March 10th at the Art Gallery of NSW for a designer catwalk showcase not to be missed. Get a first look at the trends that will be debuting at this year’s Fashion Week for the upcoming Spring/Summer season 2015/16.

Esteemed Australian designers Nicola Finetti, Leona Edmiston and Arthur Galan AG will show their Spring/Summer 2015/16 collections alongside top emerging design talent including the glamorous dress designer Elle Zeitoune, stylish swimwear by Aqua Blu and milliner to the stars Viktoria Novak. Fashion Palette has everything covered from modern ready-to-wear, beautiful evening and bridal wear to contemporary swimwear – thirteen designers, all on one runway.

In the last seven years, Fashion Palette has become a major player on the fashion front, celebrating and nurturing Australian designers in Sydney and New York. Showcasing ahead of Fashion Week, Fashion Palette’s program is perfect for those who want to get a taste of the upcoming Summer/Spring season.

For those who have never experienced Fashion Week or Sydney Fashion Festival and want a glimpse of the glamour or seasoned fashionistas who want their seat by the catwalk, tickets are now on sale through Ticketek. Held for the first time at the Art Gallery of NSW, both seated and standing tickets are available to purchase. Tickets include access to the hour-long runway collection show and access to the official wrap party, held on Friday 13 at the Gilt Lounge, QT Sydney. Tickets are limited so visit www.ticketek.com.au to secure your access to the ultimate fashion experience.

For more information, visit:

 

The Art Of Fashion | Fashion Palette Spring Summer 2015/16 

Tuesday, 10th March 2015
The Art Gallery of NSW

Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney

18.02.15. filed under Fashion & Lifestyle. No Comments →

The Little Bishop Pendant Light Hook by Hunter & Richards.

For years, Dominique Hunter an interior designer from Melbourne Australia was frustrated with the makeshift method in which cable hung pendant lights were secured. The common solution at the time was not appropriate for many of the great lights she used in her interiors.

So she enlisted the help of her partner Antony Richards to create an elegant and natural way to hang her lights – the Little Bishop.

While managing their business – Hunter & Richards – Antony used his spare time and background in jewellery design to carefully hand craft a hook that would suspend cable hung ceiling lights with no knot, clamp, bolt, screw or clip.

“We wanted a solution that would not stand out as a feature, one that would let the cable hang naturally” says Dominique.

A decision made early in the project was to have the cable lock itself down. This lead to a form that was beautiful in itself, and when wrapped in the electrical cable, took a step back and really let the whole light do it’s job.

“There are so many cool light fittings around, and just because you’re not spending a lot on one doesn’t mean you have to compromise on the minor details and finish of an interior project by using a cheap hook from the hardware store. We wanted something that was designed for this purpose alone, a solution that would suit any pendant no matter the budget or style of interior” Dominique added.

Antony has turned to the Internet to raise funds for his latest project, The Little Bishop Pendant Light Hook which is currently in pre production. Of the many crowd funding platforms available, Antony chose Kickstarter for it’s ability to spread the word quickly online to a lot of people and keep them updated on the status of the project.

Antony said that “the Kickstarter campaign is a great way to get people in on our story, to have them join in on our journey as a small, independent design practice doing good design work and getting their first product out to market. It’s also a great way for people to be first with a new product or to grab a bargain, as the ideas featured are usually priced a lot lower than existing products and established brands”.

The Kickstarter campaign is live now and will run until 11th March, 2015.

12.02.15. filed under Fashion & Lifestyle. No Comments →

TIC TACO // GROUP EXHIBITION // 17 FEBRUARY 2015

Beach Burrito, 252 Campbell Parade Bondi Beach, Sydney 17th February 2015

Beach Burrito is proud to present TIC TACO ʻa celebration of pool & bowl skateboardingʼ bringing together an eclectic group of artists from across Australia to interoperate this years theme ʻthe art of pool & bowl skateboardingʼ

Having grown alongside the famed skateboarding contest Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi , TIC TACO is now entering itʼs 6th year as an exhibition and 3rd year as a group show.

Curated by Beach Burrito brand manager Jimmy Baxter this year features an exciting line up artists including the likes of Ben Brown, Andrew Mapstone, Alex Lehours & Cameron Markin to name but a few.

TIC TACO is the the first official event to kick off VANS BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi 2015 the ʻfestival of the skateboardʼ which brings the worlds best skateboarders to the infamous Bondi Beach, Bowl.

The night kicks off at 6pm, with all works for sale and a percentage going to SKATE AID, an organisation supporting humanitarian aid projects for children and young people worldwide through skateboarding to promote a sense of identity and purpose.

Supported by our amigos at PISTONHEAD Kustom Lager, Sailor Jerry & Jose Cuervo.

Tic Taco Facebook event page

05.02.15. filed under Events & Exhibitions. No Comments →

M.R.K.T. Backpacks and Satchels

With Christmas almost upon us, some of you may be scrambling for a last minute gift but haven’t got any ideas what to get.
So why not check out these very neat looking Satchels and Backpacks from M.R.K.T. which stands for: MAD RABBIT KICKING TIGER.

No Rabbits were harmed in the writing of this article.

 

M.R.K.T. is about the thriving urban streets of the world, where creativity radiates, unconventional ideas are tested, and uniqueness is encouraged.  The products are designed very similarly to how an architect would design a building. They are conceptual, practical, versatile, and very clean. Inspiration comes mainly from architectural practices mixed with classic bag design.

A classic messenger style briefcase, the Peter satchel has clean lines, light weight and available in charcoal industrial felt. Just throw it over your shoulder and go!

 

To see the entire range, head over to mrktaustralia.com.au

02.12.14. filed under Fashion & Lifestyle. No Comments →

Interviews

Hugh Goldring

Cheap Flowers Sydney

Recent Discussion

  • James Junghanns: I’ve experienced something of the reverse situation: my Aeron was fine until the Hernan Miller team...
  • Nick T: Had this on the weekend in Secret Harbour (WA). 2 blokes knock on the door with a pile of worn out artwork...
  • Scammed too?: oops ~ Forgot the most important bit: We’r in Whangarei NZ, the seller also had a...
  • James: I was just searching for some Geebs artworks to show my mother and i found this interview . Well done guys I...
  • klaus: Thanks for that update Paul!
  • Paul: Further, the graffiti artist agreed to stop making Wandjina images once the concerns of the cultural custodians...
  • Paul: Hi, re Wandjina graffiti, see; http://press.anu.edu.au/wp-con tent/uploads/2011/02/10.pdf . Incidentally,...
This website uses a Hackadelic PlugIn, Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.4.