Friday, July 31, 2015

PICA Salon 2015

I managed to pop in to PICA to check out the PICA Salon 2015 exhibition and was greeted by two hairy gargoyle type creatures with glowing eyes! These guardian sphinxes were by Tarryn Gill and influenced by The Never-Ending Story. They were made of stockings stretched around foam and stitched up and were a pretty good welcome to the exhibition.
'Guardian (Light Sphinx)' (detail) by Tarryn Gill

Another highlight was the Pip & Pop wall. Pip & Pop is Perth artist, Tanya Schultz, whose installation works I have enjoyed for a while. They are always bright and fantastical and often made of sugar and glitter! This is the first time I have seen 2-D work by her and I love it! There is a lot of cute in the kaleidoscopic wallpapers - if you look closely you might find kittens, plastic flowers, owls, cupcakes and of course, lots of glitter!

'Inside this dream', 2015, Adhesive wallpaper (detail)

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Made on the Left winter market

For the past few months, I've been madly working away to help organise and prepare for the Made on the Left market, which was on Sunday. For the first time it was held at the Perth Concert Hall and it turned out to be a pretty good venue, with lots of natural light. It was filled with over 70 local designers, lots of customers and four local music acts. Unfortunately, I was running around doing organisational things so much that I didn't get to spend much time at my stall or to get any photos! Luckily, I had a very capable helper to serve my customers and Louise Simonette was there to take photos. Thanks guys!