Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Little Deities

Hello! I've been super busy crafting my dolly for the Little Deities exhibition which opens this week!
I was was invited to take part by the talented illustrator Daniel Atkinson, who is the curator behind this exciting show.

60 artists & designers were provided with a standard size baby doll. Using any medium or technique the artists were to convert his or her doll into a god of worship. 
Given the quality of what I've seen so far, I cannot wait to see the other godly babies on show!

Here is the development of my lovely little doll:

A work in progress...Bald & limbless.

Almost there...

The final product

 My little deity, Madame Coco, the god of finery.
Yes, she is a bag.
Madame Coco invokes mere mortals with lust & yearning. She is the devil upon a shoulder when one aches but certainly can't afford.

Exhibition runs 8th March  - 18th March.
Opening night is this Thursday 8th March from 6-9pm.
Come along & get amongst it!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Utopia Laneway Festival

Yesterday I had the pleasure of contributing to the Utopia Lane way Festival.
Fund-raising for Afghan refugees, the festival brought together an abundance of music, art and fashion. Fellows artists & myself were invited to paint/embellish paper & fabric kites.
They were to be auctioned off with proceeds going to Hope AFAR.

Fellow artists crafting their kites
You certainly can't tell from the photo but it was a stinking hot day!

My kite design. Water colour and pencil.

 It was my first time trying out these thrifted water colours below. Not the most amazing quality but they seemed to take much better to this cotton than paper. More importantly, how cute is the tin they come in?

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Hipsters in Love

Yay! the zine fair on Sunday was marvellous fun! Lots of hilarious and beautifully talented people. I thought I'd post an image from one of my own zines I was selling (Inspired by Valentine's Day of course). A Sexy Love zine: Perfect Matches in History.
Moustaches are people too.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Festival of the Photocopier

Yay! This weekend is the glorious Zine Fair!
I will be there selling zines and art things!
Come and visit me!

This Sunday Feb 12th @ The Melbourne Town Hall 

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Homage to Hannah

Cocky Coquette I
Did I ever tell you how much I love Hannah Hoch's work? Well I do.
She was an amazing artist that was funny, provocative and political. Hailing from the Dada period in the 1920s Hoch was a pioneering feminist of the time.

Above is a piece I made inspired by the brilliant Miss Hoch! 
Check her out. Also, if you're in Melbourne town you can catch some of her work at The Mad Square exhibition at the NGV.
Do it.

Monday, January 23, 2012

A Meaty Month

Ham on the brain...

Lady Malvern

Bored Lady Malvern
Was a well adorned ham.
She certainly liked caviar
But had never tried spam.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Smelly Nelly

Smelly Nelly

Little Miss Nelly
Felt things were a bore
So she decided to think
And perhaps do a chore.

She swept, she mopped,
And did dishes galore
But she wasn't prepared 
For the thing she next saw.

When she entered the loo
She instantly knew 
What invaded her nostrils
It was number 2.
Little Miss Nelly,
Felt scum like a whore
She felt wretched and sick
But not bored anymore.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Lil' Miss Piggy

Little Miss Piggy,
She felt like some lamb.
But when she went looking
She found only ham.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

The End of an Era

The year has almost come to an end & I'm posting just in time for it!
I've been absent for most of it. It's certainly been an interesting year with an abundance of retrospect, introspect and discovery. As all things come to an end, so does this chapter.
Make way for 2012 -  The year of creativity & change.

I shall leave you with a few sexy dames. I started this series Thanks, America! a few months ago. These wholesome pin-ups tell an ambivalent tale..

I am continuing on the series so there is more to come... I also have prints available of these four lovelies.

- Antonia :)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Sisters' Market

Sisters' Market is on today! From 10am  - 4pm. If you are around Brunswick be sure to come along.
 I will be selling my wares so hope to see you there!