Monday, August 22, 2011
I love window spaces. I think part of what I love most about them is the fact that my work is so tactile, yet the glass barricades the viewer away from being able to touch it. The irony. The yearning.
For this show, I made a little over 200 felt noses. When I got the initial flyer, no one could really recognise what they were and what I enjoyed about that was the realisation that without the context of the eyes and the mouth... what is a nose? An unidentifiable lump.
The premise and title of this show is Smell You Later. That silly childhood phrase. Only in this case, you will be overwhelmingly smelt 200 or more times. Oh silliness.
Thanks to the curatorial powerhouse- Marie from Window99 and her boyfriend Leo, he makes a lovely cup of tea. If you're traveling down Brunswick St in Fitzroy, take a look. It will be up until the 3rd September.
What a SUPER FUN week I had in Melbourne! Two shows, lots of tasty snacks and a billion things to see and do. One of the highlights was definitely meeting the extremely talented and industrious ladies from PopCraft. The studios, shop and workshop spaces were so inspiring. It would be so great if we had access to these kinds of resources in Brisbane. I mean... Brisbane is wonderful, it's just that PopCraft was extra wonderful!
This event coincided with Craft Victoria's Craft Cubed events. It's a soft sculptural banquet curated by Pauline and featuring two other very talented artists (check out the cute knitted hot dog and hamburger! Happiness). It's on til the end of the month, so if you find yourself in East Brunswick check it out. There's also a lots of other lovely things around Brunswick too. Hearts.
WHAT?! You want a giant pocket!!! Ok.
Recently Domino's Pizza launched a new app that puts the pizza ordering process right into you pocket. And to launch this app they commissioned me to make this giant denim pocket for the entrance to the launch party. I love these fun jobs. Thanks Amy Smith PR extraordinaire.