Tuesday, November 18, 2008

We were lucky this week, receiving a delivery from the 3T 'Mattt'- maker of fine bags. With fabrics and prices to suit just about everyone we have a great selection now available. Just a taste of some of the new fabrics.
Durable, commercial upholstery fabrics have been used for part of 'Cloth's' range, which have an organic grid design of overlaid charcoal and black dots. And to bring some warmth there is a striking geometric mesh of white dots on a dyed red background printed on a heavy weight hemp base fabric.
And below handprinted fabric by Tim Growcott, printed on grey denim in a raspberry colour. The design has a large repeat and a varied scale making for really different bags each time.

Friday, November 14, 2008

home made deliveries plus some

Partly from Japan, a little bit from Barcelona and even Australia come the 'Heartcore' fabric pins. In small and large they feature traditional plaids, spots and checks, day of the dead skeletons, florals and why of course hearts. 
Straight from the print room comes a fresh new range of journals, featuring some favorite characters. Made using Moleskine journals, they come with plain, squared or lined paper perfect for taking notes. Buy them individually or make some ones Christmas and purchase the ready-made pack of all three.

it's all a buzz

Yep, well and truly that time of the year now. Sun comes out, then goes away and pours with rain it can only mean one thing...a Melbourne summer?!
Firstly, people close to our hearts are getting ready to burn their books and put the hard yards in painting walls white again to hang work, for drum roll.....graduate shows.
NMIT's Advanced Diploma, Jewellery show; Profile opened on Tuesday night (11th) with a room full of stunning work (and for that matter people). From a group of 28 made up entirely of women the work ranges from contemporary rings and necklaces to ornate silver hair pieces and body jewellery. And what a surprise the Northcote Town Hall exhibition space is- pop in purchase from the display cases or have something made to order- oh, how special! 

Northcote Town Hall, Northcote (on top of the hill) On until 20th November.
Elk pendant by Milly Flemming '08.
VCA, from the 21st - 30th November will see the VCA transform, showing over 1000 works from graduating students. From all departments- Drawing, Printmaking, Photography, Sculpture and our favorite newbie Spatial Practice...can feel like you've just turned up to a Vice party, but can prove to be well worth the push and shove as there are always outstanding works and names to see, as well as the vast spaces of the VCA.

Margaret Lawrence Gallery- 40 Dodds Street, Southbank.

RMIT- Studio Textiles & Screen Print Design show 'Unfold' opens later this month, 27th November though to 19 December.
As the two courses come together there are over 30 artists to show their work. Again a multitude of processes including, screen printing, weave, knit, tapestry and dying using traditional and contemporary techniques. The Studio Textiles course was one that we did a few years ago now and has lead onto exciting things. We look forward to seeing the work.

Counihan Gallery- 233 Sydney Road, Brunswick.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Milk white bottles

New work for Kenji Uranishi is an exciting thing. 
For you who are fond of his cloud dishes and jugs, these bottles follow a similar line, in white porcelain with sparse sharp designs in pastel tones.
All hand made and decorated, there are two sizes in store.
The short one sits about 90 mm tall, while the tall one reaches 130 mm
Come in and check these ones out, they need to be seen up close to fully appreciate.