Busy Busy Bonnet!

This week has been crazy! Mega nuts!
For the first time, I was in TWO group shows IN ONE WEEK. Ridiculous, I know.

My works “Wallflower” and “In His Hands” appeared  in the RSASA Youthscape 2012 awards, on Sunday the 17th, sitting alongside some of the best emerging artists in Adelaide.

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Arent they pretty? 🙂

And then, a mere four days later opening on the 21st, was Espionage Gallery’s  whirlwind three-day ‘Winter’ show, comprising of over 60 artists from all over the world (the man’s connected, what can we say?).

I presented these cute little guys…

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“Hugs”

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“Shrugs”

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“Lugs”

…who are all cute representations of something we all get a case of The S.A.D. (or Seasonal Affective Disorder). This is a condition that usually manifests during the Winter months, though Spring and Summer cases have been reported. With symptoms closely mirroring Clinical Depression, it is caused by an over-production of melatonin in the brain. Usually controlled by exposure to bright light through the retina, the long dim hours of winter leave the body prone as it confuses ‘awake’ for ‘asleep’. Disconnection, vagueness, altered eating and sleeping cycles, and bouts of anxiety are all usual signs of S.A.D. Those prone to bi-polar mental disorders and other mental illnesses are more likely to display these symptoms, though ‘normal’ mentally healthy people are also frequently affected. If you are feeling down, this artistic study into monsters of the blues may help you understand why. *

The show was a huge success, amazing turn out and LOTS of fun. 🙂

There’s many things to come as I expand my art practice in all ways possible. The next big project is for SALA Festival 2012, called “Whats Your Crutch?”
Stay tuned for more details…

*If you are feeling like any of these Winter Ogres are overwhelming you, please seek out a good which doctor, or an even better Mental Health Councillor.
Xx

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colourGRIND!

Do you remember this guy?

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On the 27 April, he took part  in a fundraising event for the Royal Society for the Blind, the annual colourGRIND exhibition!
I donated “It’s Quiet In Here” up for auction for the cause, as well as featuring “Every Death Is A Rebirth 2”

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The event was a huge success, raising $4600 for the RSB to go towards projects aiding those with poor or no vision, and I’m honored to have been a part of it!
Till next year, amigos!

Xx

Hard Lines

Well, Isn’t this exciting?
(Yes! Yes it is!)

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The above is the flier for my next exhibition with Adelaide artist Tiff Hampton at the Reading Room!

(mass credits to the amazingly talented Meg Cowell  for her photography expertise in taking the image, and the ever-wonderful Daniel Purvis for flier design and print-readyness)

Blurb text below!

“Yes, they’re back!

Fresh off the back of exhibitions “Les Petites Morts” and “Dirty Truth” respectively, local Adelaide artists Kat Coppock and Tiff Hampton have collaborated for a special Fringe mash-up of epic proportions!

Celebrating the theme of festival excesses, Hard Lines takes the normal and turns it towards the absurd. In Re-New Adelaide’s pilot project and 2012 Fringe Venue The Reading Room these two artists paint, draw, and collage their interpretation of emotional, physical, and psychological indulgence resulting in the largest exhibition ever held in this space.

200 original works by these artists will be priced below the poverty line, with all proceeds going to the human condition’s noble cause. Following purchase, works are immediately available to take home, commemorating your moment of decadence forever.

Opening night; Thursday 23rd February, 6PM.
Cupcakes provided, wine by donation.
Exhibition open most days till 18th March, 2012.

If you’d like to come, or would like a sneak preview of all the awesome goodies to be seen on offer, RSVP HERE!

Needless to say, 100 paintings is quite an effort on my tired-ink stained hands, but as they are small and beautiful, and I’m almost half way through the demand, it should all come together quite well!
See you there for cheap decadent cup-cakey art fun!
Xx