Upcoming Exhibition!

Technical Tamara paper sculpture

Technical Tamara is about to make her debut as part of a Melbourne Fringe Festival exhibition from September 23rd until October 11th .   She’s very excited to be taking part in ‘Echo’s Lost’, an exploration of memory and what is left behind when the memory fades.

She & her companions from 14 other Omnific Assembly artists will be available for viewing 24 hours a day in the window of Circa Vintage Clothing store,  102 Gertrude St, Fitzroy.    Of course if you go during Circa’s opening hours you can also be tempted by their gorgeous collection of vintage treasures too!


Things I think are scathingly brilliant: Jenny Swearington

jennythreads peepshow book

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Wow, what a find;  I’m very excited by this peepshow tunnel book  entitled ‘Fly Me To The Moon & Back’!  An  incredibly detailed little scene is made up of intricately cut paper concertinaed into a book form; so much visually & figuratively packed into a space of just 9 by 9 by 10 inches!  Peek into the window & you get to play peeping tom in this mid century couple’s life of domestic bliss.   Truly amazing work by Jenny Swearington, from the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina.  An artist of many talents, including printmaking, clothing creation & textile design; more of her work is available at jennythreads

Things I think are scathingly brilliant: benconservato

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Wonderful 16 page (including covers) screen printed book ‘The Ern Malley Affair : Le Scandale Ern Malley’ by Sydney artist Emma Kidd.

This is a  inspired by the poems of Ern Malley “The Darkening Ecliptic”, one of Australia’s greatest literary hoaxes (to read more about this: The Ern Malley Poetry Hoax)

Absolutely stunning meld of hand pulled screen printing & mixed media make up this wonderful art object; just perfect for the poet, history lover, delighter in hoaxes or art collector in your life!  More of Emma’s work is available at her store benconservato

My latest brilliant idea

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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the images I create only being part of the story, so printing on text adds another layer of storytelling.  It’s still never going to be the whole story of course; since much of that is what the viewer will make up themselves.  That’s what I’m aiming for anyway;  art that engages people with multi layered possibilities.

More of my work can be seen in the gallery page here My Brilliant Ideas & is available for purchase at ScathinglyBrilliant .  I’m currently organising a number of exhibitions for later in the year; I’ll update details as soon as they’re final.

Things I think are scathingly brilliant: Timothy Flood

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This caught my eye; a cast iron & barbed wire sculpture by  Denver artist Timothy Flood.  Aptly titled ‘ Self Preservation’  the eggs say either protection or seclusion.  It’s a great use of the protective ‘nest’ & the use of such unyielding materials to create a nurturing space is wonderful!

Take a look at Timothy’s other work at his online store.

Things I think are scathingly brilliant: Amy Ferguson

Fabulous photography by Amy Ferguson.  I love the shadows, shapes & spaces between the hands in these pieces.   Such interesting & beautiful work; I can imagine them as a feature in just about any type of room.

They’re available from Amy’s Etsy store

Amy is a photography student, can’t wait to see what else she comes up with in future with a start this brilliant!