So I'm hoping your year so far has been full of sunshine and joy, mine has started with a bang!
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Lots of exciting opportunities, endeavours, adventures and experiments, artfully speaking. These pic's represent some of those outcomes and explorations, stay posted on either the LAUNDRY rooms facebook page or instagram for finished works, exhibitions, fairs etc... You'll also get to see what some of my extremely talented friends are up to! Who knows maybe this year I'll be more organised and I'll manage to get a few more blog posts done too...
Aviary is all wrapped up now but please do show your support to the next range of LYREBIRDS currently on display at PORT JACKSON PRESS, a beautiful bunch made by master printer MARTIN KING, gotta love a lyre bird! x
This coming Saturday the 12th of April see's Port Jackson Press Australiaofficially launch their new gallery space! Still on Smith Street, Collingwoodthey have moved a handful of doors down over Gertrude to number 84. So if your free on Saturday between 2 and 4pm drop by for the celebration and check out the supremely talented Marion Manifolds new exhibition at the same time!
Being opened by Jennifer Kalionis the Director of Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum, the Tree Show is a diverse collection of works which starts with each artist’s personal interpretation of the tree. The exhibition features some of Australia’s leading contemporary and established print based artists. There are additional feature paintings, prints and sculptures by several of the artists as part of the exhibition. The Cascade Print Workshop has been in operation for over twelve years. In 2013, Jeff Gardner and Kareen Anchen of Cascade invited over 30 artists to be part of The Tree Show, which was included in the Castlemaine State Festival open studios exhibitions.
So... I have moved back to the country... (People keep telling me BENDIGO isn't country anymore but it certainly feels like it after Fitzroy!) After packing up the Laundry Room, the dog, the kid etc... here I am and I'm about to start up a new little picture framing business AND I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO CALL IT!
So my lovelies, I have a proposition for you!
Anyone who thinks they have the perfect name for a Picture Framing business that uses solely sustainably grown Australian timbers with beautiful, contemporary and bespoke hand finishes, please go to my facebook page or instagram feed and look for this Little Blue Fairy Wren and leave a comment. Alternatively you can send your responses to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave me a message on the contact page of this website.
Whom so ever comes up with the most fitting name recieves this Little Blue Fairy Wren delivered to their door (well actually your letterbox but hey).
We have until May 1st to come up with something brilliant, so if you know anyone who might be a genius at this kind of thing, anyone who maybe fascinated with birds, someone who in the near future requires a picture framer in the Central Victoria region, or anyone at all really, please forward this information on. Oh and a few LIKES along the way don't hurt either!
The ultimate Genius will be uncovered in The Laundry Room Press's next Newsletter/Blog post along with further details of the progress of my little business venture.
Well there is a lot more work to do yet but I thought I would give you a sneak peek of what my new studio will soon look like. I'm VERY excited!
This place will soon house The Laundry Room Press, The Recycled Things Co, my own little framing business (I'm yet to find a name for) and my son's new venture of building Australian timbered skateboards...
To all those wonderful Melbournites who didn't get the chance to see Editions the first time around, well here's your chance! From 6:30 - 8pm Wednesday the 19th of March the wonderful boys at TACIT Contemporary will be hosting EDITIONS (redux) and three other great shows.
And here starts this brand new year! I'm just settling on a few new works for an exhibition that starts next month at the delightful TACIT Contemporary. This will be the second show entitled EDITIONS that Tacit has hosted and I can promise that it is jam packed with some of my favourite printmakers from all around Australia. Thank you Stephanie Jane Rampton for creating this brilliant show!