A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to take part in the group exhibition Magic Mountain curated by Craft Victoria’s mega babe (and my good friend) Debbie Pryor.
It involved each artist being given a teepee like structure to transform and I was bestowed with an amazing faceted archway to decorate, which would become the entrance of the show.
I spent a day on site, working up my patterned mountain of drips and squiggles - getting off the computer / down and dirty with paints and poscas and spray cans felt very very good.
Not having a “normal” job anymore means that at the drop of a hat I can just nick off to Melbourne and do wonderful things like this whenever I bloody feel like it! Heaven! I was also asked to design the program for the exhibition which was also mega fun, and I used the same palette of colours and patterns.
Seeing something like this come to life from what started as a few tiny sketches was a really cool experience, and made me realise I want to do more and more real life things like this! Thankyou for having me Craft Vic!
Some pics of the opening are below, as well as links to a few reviews of the show - (yes! art reviews?! who do I think I am?!) The below from Beck Jobson made me VERY happy:
"The compulsion to ‘decorate’ is one we both feel keenly, and much of our craft practice both formal and informal has been tied almost symbiotically to this urge. Clearly we are not alone. Georgia Perry’s tribal cubist geodesic entry arch set the scene and totally had us wanting to run home and start printing up an old school Queen Latifiah muumuu. IT IS JUST SO GOOD.”