Monday, June 29, 2009

Warm Apple Pie

Whats on this month
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In The Studios
STUDIO 1Kevina-Jo Smith
This is a carving/drawing/collage on clayboard, from my recent solo exhibition 'Stay Close and I Will Never Fail You' at Black & Blue gallery, it has now been donated to the FBI Still...Life Fundraising Exhibition at the MCA. (see invite above)
Title : Dream Tree no. 2

detail (Dream Tree no. 2)
I have also been making fabric flowers to create a fabric garden in the window of a new store in Darlinghurst... photos next month.

Cara Stricker
Sunny Skies reminds me of the autumn that was and the spring that is soon to be...

Working out at Stage One in Lane Cove this month. An amazing space, , where the post production of Baz's Australia was created.....

It is here where I have been illustrating away at the 5 minute frame-by-frame animation sequence for the film The Waiting City, directed by Claire McCarthy, starring Radha Mitchell and Joel Edgerton, produced by Jamie Hilton. Hopscotch Films will be releasing the film in cinemas early next year.

One of the cinema size rooms where the sound mixing for the big screen is created.

Finished off the rest of the Van She shots.... with a lil david lynch kiss to the Varsity blue feel of things.....
see more here

And to top it off holding a stall at the BJB markets this Saturday, where a couple Warflower pieces will be up for grabs. xxxxxx


Grant Keats
Chris Samuel
Benjamin Tuffy
Loads of activity around the halls of BJB this month. The new Michaella has settled into her working space in Studio 5. Though she may not say much.... she seems to be enjoying herself with the attention she has been receiving. See below for some sneaky shots of her work this month.

Benja Harney's AMAZING Harpers Bazaar pop-up book rolls off the printer.

The crafty work of Grant Keats. Family portrait with the young boy added to the image. Printed on Michaella's Fredrix Artist Canvas and stretch to a frame.

Other work from the yeah team

It's been a month of Publishing, catalogues and buyers guides for Tuffy this time around.

Norwegian landscapes. Photo & re touch - Grant Keats.

Christopher Samuel on the lens at the Black&Blue gallery documenting Kevina-Jo Smith's solo exhibition - STAY CLOSE I WILL NEVER FAIL YOU.

Studio down time... yeah, yeah!!

STUDIO 6Greedy Hen
Greedy Hen have been asked to DJ at the Throw Shapes relaunch as a blog night at World Bar, Wednesday July 1st.
We'll be merging with We Buy Your Kid's to form a mega super DJ team of extreme clashing musical tastes and Artistic glory.
We imagine WBYKs v's Greedy Hen will sound like the clashing of Nordic Dark Magical Beard Metal v's Footrot Flats soundtrack.
so basically it'll be equal portions horrible / fantastic, possibly even brilliant.

Also playing that night is our favourite calamity jam band Megastick Fanfare!

At Greedy Hen we like FBI Radio a whole lot, their musical musings make us feel all warm on the inside.
so to help them continue to spread the love and stay on air, we'll be exhibiting work in a charity Art auction at the Museum Of Contemporary Art, July 3rd,
with some of our favourite creative contemporaries including the likes of....
all Art will be auctioned off at the MCA and online.
All proceeds go to keeping FBi Radio on-air.


- We shot our campaign for LOOK TWICE, our new amazing SS 09/10 jewellery collection, in the big BJB studio 9.
It was a rather late night with lots of Peroni and outfit changes, but the results were a roaring success.
Here are some preview images and some behind the scene shots.

- I have been invited to participate in the 'remaking of crockery for Eat Green Design', an experimental design/cafe project run by the Powerhouse Museum for their Sydney Design Festival. The amazing Greedy Hen girls are also involved and we are busy coming up with designs for the crockery to be used by the temporary customized restaurant.
it runs from the 1st - 16th August, and you can eat off our plates, enjoy the space and listen to talks by environmental innovators and designers
- I have also been invited to be part of CLOUD19, an exhibition that will be part of Melbourne's 'The State of Design Festival', on the 15 - 25 July, at the Preston School of Industry. Opening night is Friday the 15th of July for anyone in Melbourne.
The exhibition follows a ‘not one style religion’ manifesto, a place where no specific style is set but a collaboration of different styles and forms. Its idea is to create an unexpected visual landscape of design pieces, to promote the ultimate state of happiness.

- Off to Bali again! I will be working on production development for LOOK TWICE, beginning to design and sample next AW10 collection for both hemispheres and also to ride motorbikes besides glowing rice fields and swim in the ocean under an apricot sunset.

STUDIO 9Nick Coppins
"Colour holds a special place in our collective consciousness. Different colours signify different things for each of us and when we see colour around us many factors affect how we interpret it, including cultural and personal preference. the presence or absence of colour in our daily dressing conveys something about us, something we might be choosing to communicate through our choice of colour or lack of colour. colour therapy is a series of photographic explorations through high intensity colour worn in ways that we don't often see around us and how this might inform the reality of our daily environment."

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