Thursday, May 31, 2012

Melbourne Market Diary - June 2012

A round-up of a few of the best markets around in Melbourne this June.

Click 'Read More' for the full visual calendar, and full 'When, Where, and What' information!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Just found: the work of Lucy James

Independent artist and illustrator Lucy James - and her sharp scalpel - recover images from forgotten books, transporting them into her offbeat but beautiful collage world. Take a look at her website and blog, then head on out to see her work at Anna Pappas Gallery from May 31, and at Craft Victoria from June 14. Click Read More for more images.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Come, journey with me...stop motion video for Ödland

Anyone who, like me at the moment, is feeling a little lost under an ever-growing mound of deadlines, duties and drudgery (oh, the deadly Ds), will appreciate this stop motion video directed by Vincent Pianina and Lorenzo Papace for the band Ödland. Pack your bags - whether to buoy away by sea or chuff chuff on the night train, floating away on a three-minute fanciful voyage seems just the ticket for putting work and worry back in its place.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Cosmic Scale and the Super Future by Ghostpatrol at Backwoods Gallery

Ever since receiving a pair of Ghostpatrol gocco prints last year, I've had a serious soft spot for the street artist's curious characters and captivating created worlds. Now, he's taking on the cosmos, embarking on a quest to understand time and place beyond this human moment. Head to Backwoods Gallery, where an exhibition of five large-scale paintings on linen will be running from 18 May until 13 June.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Human Rights Arts and Film Festival

Celebrating awareness, participation, and inspiration, the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival is back in Melbourne for 2012 to explore a range of human rights issues through film, music, and art, plus a program of forums in which to get engaged. The festival is running now until the 27th of May. You should explore the full program on the website, but here are just three taster events and exhibitions to get you activated!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Quick craft fix: party bunting

In need of party decorations and don't have time to whip out the sewing machine and some gorgeous gingham for that almost-overdone-beautiful-bunting look? 1. Sacrifice a couple of magazines. Frankie makes great fodder, if you can bear to cut your issues up! 2. Pull out the prettiest, most festive pictures. 3. Draw a triangle template on one page, and cut it out. 4. Use this piece

Monday, May 7, 2012

Teacosy Tales at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

The world — me included — may have gone a little bit potty (tea potty?) for tea cosies of late. First, there was the publication of Prior Loani’s How Tea Cosies Changed the World, which seems to be popping up on book stands and cropping up in magazines wherever I turn. As a beginner knitter, I’m delighted by the idea of switching from lumpy scarves to lumpy cosy projects, and the book gives easy