Thursday, February 17, 2011

BANANA A-PEEL



I have most recently been suuuuuper busy organising this grand event, Banana A-Peel..This beast has most recently taken over my life but wow! Has it been worth it. Hell YES.

30 Artists! 4 Bands! 1 Night!

Time: 6pm
Date: 24th February
Venue: Old Bar, 74 - 76 Johnston Street Fitzroy

Banana A-Peel is Melbourne's diverse arts community coming together to raise money for the victims of the recent flood disasters. More than thirty Melbourne based artists and musicians have generously donated their
talents for this charity art exhibition, auction and live show.

The exhibition opens on the 24th of February and kicks off at 6pm in the upstairs gallery at Old Bar, Fitzroy. Bidding starts at $20. Host for the night will be local comedian Andrew McClelland.

Music commences at 8pm with Melbourne bands The Book Of Ships, The Yard Apes, Skyscraper Stan and
The Once Overs all donating their time for the cause.

Entry cost is $8 and all proceeds will go directly to the Salvation Army Flood Appeal,
which supports both the Queensland and Victorian flood victims. https://salvos.org.au/donate/secure-online-donations

The exhibition runs until the 10thof March and a preview will be available on Facebook from the 15th of Feb so people who cannot attend the auction can still bid. 

So come down and have some fun whilst contributing to a great cause. Original art from $20...It doesn't get much better than that!

For those of you who can't make it check out the preview on-line.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Little Vixen

Fox in a Rabbit Hole, 2010

 Some more mixed media work from me..Coming from a fashion background I am loving the incorporation of textiles in my work. I find the I am enjoying laborious hand stitching, knotting, cutting and gluing. Quite interesting as I used to loathe sewing, especially hand stitching and now I can sit embroidering for hours. Hmmm, I think I am showing my age.

By the way, I  am currently working on a couple of super awesome projects! Firstly I am pimping a uke for Melbourne's annual Ukulele Festival and the other is a art show and benefit for the flooding disasters in Australia.
Busy times, but will certainly keep you posted!

Antonia :)

Friday, February 4, 2011

So We Meet Again...

Claire, 2010
Why hello! It has been a long long while. Too long. Weeks go by and by and before you know it they turn into months. I have been a busy little bee, exhibiting, selling more art at markets, working on some 3D painting and organisng an art fundraiser. Wow! Lots of things. But I am back & look forward to sharing what I have been up to with you.

So, above is lovely Claire, she was collaged, stitched and painted onto calico. She is teribbly morose and fights despair on a daily basis. Her cats are called Inky & Winky. They climb all over her meow a lot while she drinks copious amounts of tea and paints the landscape she peers at from her dark and musty room.

- Antonia