Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Open studio....

Discover the making of art.

Saturday 26 – Sunday 27 November


Open Studios is a fun and mostly free weekend. Discover, see, be inspired, learn, partake and purchase art from artists, creators and makers in their studios across Melbourne’s west.

Participating Artists welcome visitors to view their art practice in the friendly environment of their private studios. Catch a glimpse of the stories behind the scenes of where art is created, from traditional and contemporary painting, photography, jewellery, sculpture, textile craft, and print making to live music, spoken word and puppetry.

Take a self-guided tour in and around the multiple venues. Pop into one of the Pop Up Studios; which are temporary studio spaces housing an array of artists to be discovered.

Open Studios began with a group of inner west artists wanting to showcase their work. The first Open Studios took place as a part of the 2005 Big West Festival. In 2007, Maribyrnong City Council agreed to manage the program, which now occurs annually and continues to be a part of Big West Festival bi-annually. The program continues to grow each year, and in 2009 extended its borders to neighbouring western regions councils. In 2011 the program is presented by Maribyrnong, Hobsons Bay and Wyndham City.

This year over 50 artists (SUCH AS DIANNE BEEVERS, MATTHEW BRACKEN AND JESSICA MORRISON) and studios will be involved, including MREAM, Post Industrial Design, Red Girl Mosaics, John Howard, Sue Manski, Janet Knight, Trocadero Art Space, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Louis Joel Community Centre, Iramoo Community Centre and Kindred Studios...AND DIANNE BEEVERS, MATTHEW BRACKEN AND JESSICA MORRISON.

The program consists of a number of activities to see and do, including artist talks, demonstrations, workshops, puppet shows, live music performances AND A VISIT WITH DIANNE BEEVERS, MATTHEW BRACKEN AND JESSICA MORRISON.

Artists' studios in Melbourne’s west will be open to the public on Saturday 26th to Sunday27thNovember 2011.


So...this weekend if you haven't got something to do come and visit us at Dianne's studio at:

Unit 26, Docklands Cotton Mills, 91 Moreland Road, Footscary.

Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm!

Dianne Beevers

Matthew Bracken
and me!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Silverspun makes me spin!!!!!!

Over the past two years I have had the pleasure of teaching the 2011 Box Hill Jewellery Graduates and now it is their time to shine in their impending exhibition Silverspun.
See details below to to make sure you catch their show as I am anticipating it is going to be great!

2011 Box Hill Jewellery Graduate Exhibition
Opening: Friday 25th November, 6-8pm
Venue: 1000 £ Bend
Address: 361 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne 3000
Gallery Hours: Mon - Fri: 10am-6pm, Sat - Sun: 11am-5pm
Guest Speaker: David Neale
Dates: Friday 25th November - Sunday 4th December, 2011

You can also keep up with these 16 clever kids on their blog and Facebook
woooohooo go get them tigers!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Bling Nation!!!!

Get out the jimmy bar, crack open those piggy banks, activate all credit cards and get online to Edition X as Bling Nation has landed! Those clever pirates at Pieces of Eight have many pieces to tickle your X spot.... With a 24 hour, 7 days a week online store, plus a showroom in Fitzroy. It's time to shine..... and we mean that literally... Swarovski's, 22ct gold and pure animal essense await your creditcard details... no free steak knives or ab toners though....

So, you are asking what is Bling Nation?

A body of *Bajishered Beasts that have crawled from the creative loins of Princess C and Lady J.

Jessica Morrison and Coconut Lu have taken Bling Nation to a level that resembles the love child of Indiana Jones and Temple of Doom meets Ravi Shanker (and it was humid).
These 22ct gold leafed godly creatures are detailed with the finest Swarovski’s sourced from a planet far far away… Like Queensland or somewhere…

These magnificent beasts are set to redefined the fashion world as we know it… As they put the Coo in Couture.

*bajishhering: a completely made up word by us meaning the
collective noun for Swarovski crystals, gathering
i.e; school of fish, mob of kangaroos, bajishering of Swarovskis.

As Edition X opens on the 5th November, we thought we would introduce some of our limited edition friends.. So limited in fact that there are only 3 of each ever ever ever made....... Whoa....

Princess C and Lady J would like to present:
This ageing punk rocker's "natural" beauty doesn't come cheap.... Thousands of years of tanning in beachside Florida will give you that antique golden glow. This outrageous lady is not just a pretty face she has some health and beauty advice for you youngsters.... Smoking does give you crows feet, eating paper does give you worms and tattoos are for LIFE.... Get it right the first time. Cos, bloody hell, translations are not guaranteed and those chinese tattoos, while they look cool, who wants people ordering dim sims from a menu off your upper thigh??? Wearing animal prints are slimming... rrreeeoow ra pur lick lick muuuaa
Oh yea and dancing in the dark is an acceptable form of exercise.

Stay tuned for more party people on a runway somewhere near you....