Market season begins.
I had some new artworks that I was sneakily trying out at Finders Keepers Melbourne – thanks to all those browsers who put up with my questions (do you like this size? what about the frame? colours?) With a bit more finessing they’ll be hitting the website soon.
On a quiet Saturday we took over the Boyd building for a photo shoot of my upcoming summer clothing. These days are exciting for designers because we 1. get to see the clothes on a person and can be assured that they look alright and won’t immediately fall to pieces and 2. have them worn and shot by professionals who make them look AMAZING. We’re there to look after the clothes and sort out the styling, but personally I feel like I spent most of my time jumping up and down in corners and doing excited hand-claps. YAY.
Photographer extraordinaire: Rebekah Halls
Fabulous model: Aurelia Bode
Wonderul hair & makeup: Hailey Ryan
The new clothes will be released gradually starting with some silky shiny slippery silk scarves and moving up to the real summery stuff when the weather starts getting warm again. Keep an eye out…
There’s lots of nice markets coming up as we get right into the middle of the Autumny-Wintry market season thing. Venture out of the house to kick some piles of leaves and visit us designer-makers in our natural habitats. As usual, if you bring me a coffee you get 20% off (and possibly a hug). Flat white, no sugar.
First up is an old favourite, and probably the market with the best food of all time. It’s Bowerbird! 3-5 May at the Adelaide Showgrounds.
And then we’re back in Melbs for another delightful cracker of a market – the cryptically named Markit. Though it’s now called Markit @Fed Square, which is at least very clear regarding location. One day only, Sunday 26 May, 10am-5pm. With fingers crossed I’ll be debuting a SECRET NEW PRODUCT at Markit so make sure you come visit…
AND THEN we make our triumphant return to Sydney-town for the always-excellent Finders Keepers. It’s been a couple of years between visits for this lovely market so we’re very much looking forward to the road trip adventure up the Hume. And it’s at a new, bigger location! 31 May and 1 June.
*In a slight twist on the coffee discount, people who bring me anything from Big Boy Thai get some kind of giant percentage off. I’ll take anything that doesn’t have capsicum in it.
LOVE these photographs from Melbourne-based artist Magdalena Bors. These are all from her series The Seventh Day and I believe, were all constructed in her own home. The hours…
And these ones from her 2006 series Homelands. Argh, amazing!
Magdalena’s work reminds me a little of NGV’s recent Thomas Demand exhibition (which I hope all you Victorians went along to!) Ash the lovely intern and I went along not knowing much about Demand’s work and were, if we’re honest, quite gobsmacked by the exhibition. Let me give you an example… look at this pic.
And now think about the fact that it was all made from paper. Every leaf. By hand. And then meticulously lit and photographed. Sigh…………. here’s a couple extra.
Yep, more paper.
Paper, paper, paper. So much lovely, so little time to see it all.