Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Nior at No Vacancy


No Vacancy Gallery

27-33 Red Cape Lane, Melbourne

Opening Night - Thursday 2 October, 6pm-9pm

Exhibition - Monday 2 October to Sunday 12 October 2008

Website: www.niorart.com or www.no-vacancy.com.au

The Wonderkind Bazaar - Melbourne

The Wonderkind Bazaar is a market for RMIT students to display and sell works and items that they have produced while attending RMIT University.
It is run by students, for students, and will provide an excellent opportunity for those participating to receive valuable feedback about their works from their peers.

In addition, it gives students a chance to make some money from the hard work that they put in when producing the items that they do.

For those attending and participating alike, it promises to be an eye-opener to other students work, as well as a networking opportunity.
For more information feel free to check out their face book event page www.new.facebook.com

Extra Cheese { art + design)

Medium Rare Gallery
70 Regent Street, Redfern, Sydney
Opening: Friday 3 October 2008, 6pm - 8pm
Exhibition: Saturday 4 October till Sunday 5 October 2008
Website: www.extracheese.com

Monday, September 29, 2008

Jess Wong - Double Sided

358 Victoria Street, North Melbourne
Opening: Wednesday 1 October 2008, 6pm till late
Wednesday 1 October till Wednesday 15 October 2008
Website: www.bamakko.com.au

New Artwork on Red Bubble

Only last week did I finish cutting the Tiger stencil, the Lion is yet to come.

These four paintings which I also just completed lats week are available at Cafe Moby in Torquay. They are about 12inch x 12inch in size. I've also loaded them onto Redbubble and you can check them out at www.redbubble.com/people/nicoletattersall

Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Dream Festival

" From 3 - 6 October, between Melbourne’s Princes and Swan Street Bridges, our dreams will come to life at Melbourne’s newest free public event, The Dream Festival. Over four days the Yarra River, Birrarung Marr will play host to enormous artwork installations depicting the dreams of Australians."
After seeing the advertising in and around Melbourne for this event, my curiosity got the better of me and I checked out the website to find out this event is one that I for sure do not want to miss.
If you want to find out more for yourself about which music performances, art and workshops will be on check out www.dreamfestival.com.au.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Introducing 3...

I'm going to start another weekly feature, each Saturday I'll post 3 blogs or websites that I think are worth sitting back with a cup of coffee and taking a look at. This week I would like to present you with 3 blogs that are on my daily to be checked list.

Pre Xmas Sale at Stacysdesigns88

I just adore Stacy's pieces and wish I had the bank balance to allow for the purchase of all of her wonderful pieces. Though recently I did buy 2 pairs of earrings which I just can't wait to receive.
She currently has a Christmas Sale on to clear room for more wonderful items. The ones above are just $10 (US$) a pair and she has items under $25 that are just gorgeous.

Please check out her Etsy shop www.stacysdesigns88.etsy.com or her blog www.stacysdesigns88.blogspot.com

Friday, September 26, 2008

Rolling Stones Lips and Tongue Logo

Recently Victoria and Albert Museum in London bought the original artwork of the Rolling Stones lips and tongue logo at auction in the United States for $92,500

Designed by John Pasche in 1970, the pop art design and has been in continuous use by the Rolling Stones ever since. I once remember hearing Gene Simmons refer to it as one of the best early examples of branding an marketing a band through the use of a logo.

To read more please visit the V&A website www.vam.ac.uk

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Street Art & DIY Culture Festival

What a great event... if only once yet again I could make it up to Sydney to check it out. I may not be able to get there but I will be sending up 3 pieces from Melbourne for the art exhibition.

The Street Art & DIY Festival will run all the way through October with varies events, which means that there will something for everyone to check out and enjoy. For more information visit www.pinestreet.com.au

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Lamington Drive

This show opened on Thursday the 18 of September, however you do have until the 10 of October to check it out.

Lamington Drive - At The Compound Interest
89 George Street, Fitzroy
Exhibition: Thursday 18 September till Saturday 11 October 2008
Website: www.lamingtondrive.com

Red Bubble Feature

What a nice surprise... Skull is featured on Red Bubble! To view my account visit www.redbubble.com/people/nicoletattersall

Interesting Or Not So Interesting With Aussie Surfer Brittani Nicholl

So far I've brought you a rock photographer and two talented street artists, this week I would like to introduce you all to one amazing talented young lady Brittani Nicholl. This amazing girl has not just over come illness with several trips to and from the hospital but is currently a rider for Billabong, Gallaz, Electric Visual and Home Life and Style, competing on the Australasian Pro Junior Series, in which she finished 9th at, in 2007.

Q. Hey hun, I'm going to start putting doing a weekly interview with interesting or not so interesting people for my blog, would love for you to be on of the many to come. Are you in for it? Do you think your interesting or not?
A. Sounds good, I'm in for it. And yes i think i'm an interesting individual.

Q. Being your from Queensland (Australia) what is the one must see thing that you would recommend to someone that they check out if they came to visit?
A. Well I'm not actually from QLD, I live just south of the boarder. But i think for internationals who want to connect with Australia they should go somewhere like Currumbin Wildlife Century or the Australian Zoo. As for anyone else visiting QLD, theme parks like dreamworld, movieworld and wet'n'wild are always good, and also the beaches are good cheap option.

Q. Now still on the same topic of location, I've not been, but I've heard it gets mighty warm up there. How do you stay cool during those really hot days?
A. Yes it does get pretty hot up here, sometimes gets pretty chilly in winter. But for those hot days, a surf or nice cold ice cream is what cools me down on a hot day.

Q. Being a competitive surfer which surfers (living or dead) do you admire the most and why? Which one would you like most to meet?
A. Kind of a hard question, even though I've already met her, I think It'd be Bethany Hamilton just because of the inspiration and determination she has to keep on following her dreams and the things she loves.

Q. You get to travel quite a bit, what has been one of your most bizarre experiences whilst traveling?
A. Uh I think being asked to jump out of a plane at 15000ft in NZ, I did it and I now know why skydivers get addicted, there's nothing that can compare.

Q. Of coarse I don't expect you to give away any secret spots, but which surf break do you just love to bits?
A. There are a few that I surf often but I think It'll always be my home break at Cabarita.

Q. You've suffered from crohns disease since you were 7, what impact has this made on your life? Also for those who don't know (like me) what is it?
A. Yes thats right, I've had Crohns for 11yrs now and it has had a massive impact on my life. Over the years I've been in and out of hospital over the years and have had some pretty rough times and in late 2007 i had major surgery and now currently have a temporary ileostomy bag.

Crohns Disease is a disease of the digestive system and can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to the anus. The symptoms that I experienced most where abdominal pain, diarrhea (which may be visibly bloody), vomiting, and weight loss.

The disease occurs when the immune system attacks the gastrointestinal tract and for this reason is considered an autoimmune disease. This produces inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract and is why Crohn's disease is classified as an inflammatory bowel disease.

Unlike the other major types of inflammatory bowel disease, there is no known drug based or surgical cure for Crohn's disease.

Q. Anything new and exciting coming up for you? New projects?
A. I've just started working at Home Life & Style which is based on the shores of Pottsville Beach. It's a shop for people who enjoy art, travel, fashion, design, surf, skate & snow. I am also sponsored by this shop.
Other than that I'm just surfing and training and competing.

Q. Where can people find out more about you and is there any websites you wanna plug?
A. www.brittaninicholl.com

Q. Thank you Brit, have you enjoyed this short Q&A?
A. Thankyou Nicole. It was a pleasure to complete your Q&A.

What is your fav. ice cream flavour?

Image By Micheline Kanzy available for sale at www.redbubble.com/people/juli78

The winner of 'What is your fav. ice cream flavour?' poll is Chocolate!
There were 7 votes and Vanilla got 28%, Chocolate 57%, Vanilla 0% and Other Flavor 14%.

Thank you to all who voted!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Ali J at Fremantle Arts Centre

Ali J is starting to teach younger kids/teenagers first at the Fremantle Arts Centre and is thinking about extending to weekend courses for adults at some stage.

Below are the following courses she will be offering:

Teenage Kids Holiday Program - Fashion Illustration
Thursday 9 October, 10am - 12 noon

Teenage Kids Holiday Program - Fashion Illustration
Thursday 9 October, 1pm - 3pm

After School Art & Design Program - Fashion Illustration
Mondays 20 October - 3 November, 5pm - 7pm

For more information, please go to the Fremantle Arts Centre courses page and check out all the details on the website or to read more Ali J herself check out her blog www.aussiepatches.typepad.com

Made on the Left Stall Holders Wanted!

Made On The Left Market are very excited to announce the second market after the first one being such a success!
The Made On The Left market will feature a wide array of Western Australian handmade art, jewellery, clothing and more. This is the perfect place to pick up pre-Christmas gifts, fantastic fashions and treasures from local makers. - Made on the Left
They are currently on the search for stallholders for the Made on the Left Designer Market to be held on Saturday 15 November 2008 at 10am – 4pm at the Hyde Park Hotel, 331 Bulwer Street, North Perth.
If you are interested please visit their website www.madeontheleft.com, application close 30 September 2008 so do be quick!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Craft City Melbourne September Competition

The beautiful people at Craft City Melbourne are seeking for your submission!
Get typing and get snapping. Write a review (in your own ace style) of your favourite crafty places in your fave Melbourne hood and go in the running to win a really heartfelt prize. We'll draw a name randomly from submissions that reach us by the end of September 2008. - Craft City Melbourne
The prize is a Dinner with Pip and Gemma at a delicious and cozy venue... what a great way to spend any evening!
If your up for the challenge check out Craft City Melbourne at www.craftcitymelbourne.blogspot.com submissions are due by the end of September so you don't have long to go!

Another New Piece On Red Bubble

Recently I posted that I had uploaded 2 new images on to Red Bubble, 'Rain Birds' and 'Carousel'. Now I've just uploaded 'Skull' this is the other one being sent to Sydney for the ST2K at the Pine Street Gallery for the month of October.

To view Skull check out my Red Bubble Page www.redbubble.com/people/nicoletattersall.

Own Worst Enemy by Meggs at Don't Come

Meggs if you haven't gathered by now is one of my most loved Melbourne artists, his work just blows me away at every exhibition I go along to, so can't wait for 'Own Worst 'Enemy' to be held at the 'Don't Come' Gallery in Melbourne.

Don't Come Gallery
Level 2, Royal Arcade, 314Little Collins Street, Melbourne
Opening: Thursday 25 September 2008, 6pm - 9pm
Exhibition: Thursday 25 September till Saturday 11 October 2008
Website: www.dontcome.com.au and www.houseofmeggs.com

Sunday, September 21, 2008

New Artwork on Red Bubble

Recently I've loaded 2 new images on to Red Bubble, 'Rain Birds' and 'Carousel' for your viewing and buying pleasure. To view them visit www.redbubble.com/people/nicoletattersall.

The originals are also being sent along with 'Skull' to the ST2K at the Pine Street Gallery for the month of October.

I hope no matter which method you see them via, that you enjoy them!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Phillip Island & South Gippsland

If you happen to take some time out to travel down to Phillip Island or South Gippsland, besides checking out the world famous surf beaches, penguins, shops and all the natural wonders there are a few places that you can check out my art work too:

- Kush Kush, 8 Vista Place, Cape Woolamai (Phillip Island) - has a wonderful selection of gift and home ware along side outside garden accessories.
- Curry Leaf Takeaway, 8 Vista Place, Cape Woolamai (Phillip Island) - the perfect place to grab a bite to eat and they have a beautiful court yard to enjoy your meal in.
- Cape Woolamai Supermarket, 16 Cottosloe Ave, Cape Woolamai (Phillip Island) - they do good old fashion fish n chips well!
- Mushroom Crafts, 40 Bair St Leongatha - gallery, bead and gift shop.
- Vortex Surf & Skate, 54 McBride Ave, Wonthaggi - my work here is purely for display and not for sale but they have such a fabolus range of street surf wear and are very helpful.

Also please stop into Outereef in San Remo (
73 Phillip Island Rd, San Remo) for all your surfing needs, these guys have also been encouraging of my art work and I've already had a sneak peak at the range yet to be realesed and calimed a few pieces to be put aside! Their website is currently being updated www.outereef.com.au

Friday, September 19, 2008

Skateboards for Vortex

Recently I painted 2 skateboards for Vortex Surf n Skate in Wonthaggi, Victoria www.vortexsurfnskate.com.au. The one on the left fetures my face & fringe stencil in varied colours, my fav being the yellow. Pierre collaborated with my giraffe, cupcakes and zebra stencils with his amazing illustrations which resulted in the one on the right.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

On William Designer Garage Sale

Claire Suzy Stannard

Sydney-based artist & designer Claire Suzy Stannard's first solo exhibition, 'Version 1', is opening at Gallery Adagio (Glebe) in this Friday evening, kindly sponsored by the wonderful people at indie.com.au. They recently had a interview with her which you can check out at www.indie.com.au


Gallery Adagio
91 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe

Opening Night - Friday 19 September, 6pm-9pm

Exhibition - Sunday 14 September to Saturday 4 October 2008

Website: www.clairesuzystannard.com

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Bec Winnel - General Pants Co.’s the Bubble

At its core, the bubble reflects General Pants Co.’s desire to share the best of young Australian talent with the world... well that's what they claim. Having of just taken a visit to vote for Bec Winnel I saw that there is no shortage of talent in this online public voting competition, I was blown away by the quality of work to vote for. It's not just open to artists either but film, photography and more.

Take some time to check it out for yourself and don't forget to vote! Preferably for a fellow artist of mine Bec Winnel but that's the beauty of online voting you've so many options to choose.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Across the Universe & Back Again

Just today I received the flyer for an amazing exhibition that I'm lucky to apart of. The Opening night is Wednesday 15 October, 6-8pm and will be at the No Vacancy gallery, QV Building - Red Cape Lane, Melbourne. The show runs from 13-21 October. I'll be exhibiting alongside Lisa King, Nickas, Snookie, Scarlett, Kelly Smith, Deb, Honor Bowden, Bec Winnel and Rachee Renee.

I'll be exhibiting puppets and illustrations that are part of the 'is it Jack or is it Jill' series that I'm busy creating at the moment.
Would love to see you there!


No Vacancy Gallery

27-33 Red Cape Lane, Melbourne

Opening Night - Wednesday 15 October, 6pm-8pm

Exhibition - Monday 13 October to Tuesday 21 October 2008

Website: www.no-vacancy.com.au


Just quickly wanting to say sorry for being a little slack, I've been battling with a horrible flu. Melbourne is meant to be in a second epidemic of it. Hopefully I'll be back to my old self soon and be posting on a more regularly again.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Wish you were here... Dan Sibley


Michael Koro Galleries

110 Franklin Street, Melbourne

Exhibition Opening Thursday 19 September 6pm - 8pm

Cost - This is a free event

Website - www.dansibley.blogspot.com

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Hand Painted Erykah Badu Stencil By Kirpy

Melbourne based stencil artist Kirpy has made 10 hand painted stencils paintings of his very popular Erykah Badu on paper. They are available for $200 unframed and $280 framed at 696 www.696.com.au or you can contact Kirpy at kirpy_is@hotmail.com.
To view more more works by this talented artist check out www.flickr.com/people/kirpy

Friday, September 12, 2008

Dark Room Submissions

Did you know that at The Dark Room @ Ruby Rabbit (Sydney, Australia) they are always looking for submissions from new artists, photographers, film makers and DJs? I personally have not yet been involved in one of their events but if your keen to find out more visit www.areyouafraidothedark.net

Dashenka Prochazka in London

If your in London, UK check out Dashenka Prochazka' s up and coming exhibition at Shoreditch Townhall. View the above flyer for more information, don't forget to RSVP to the event though!
I was first made aware of her through an interview with her partner in crime surfer Ozzie Wright. Since then I was amazed by the amount of passion and creativity of this multi-talented Swedish artist. Dashenka is one of the many who's works and concepts have since inspired me, even though her style is completely different to mine.
To find out more about this painter, sculpture, muso and all round active gal visit her myspace page www.myspace.com/dashenkabunny

Thursday, September 11, 2008

New Work By Aida Sabic - Exhibition

Aida Sabic has yet another exhibition coming up that opens this Friday at 696 in Brunswick. To check out the new works created by this very talented young lady either make some time between 7pm and 9pm this Friday the 12 September to attended the opening or during 696's opening hours 11am - 7pm Wednesday - Sunday between the 10 to 24 September, this looks like an exhibition that you will not want to miss.

Don't Ban The Can - New Venue Update

Due to demand of the masses. The event has been forced to move from the area of Jewell Station. We now have been given an even bigger and better site for the event. The event will now take place at Clifton Park, Victoria St, Brunswick. A 300 meter walk from Brunswick Station(one stop further then Jewell)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Don't Ban The Can

In the past few weeks a couple of people have asked about 'Don't Ban The Can' so I've done some research for you all.

On September 20 Don't Ban the Can will be held, it's a north side event raising awareness around the impact of the latest installment of anti graffiti laws in Melbourne. Through a healthy mix of excellent local music and an exhibition of approximately 200 prominent local and international artist's works, the team behind Don't Ban the Can support Melbourne's culture and understand the implications of criminalizing the city's prominent arts and cultural base. If you want to know more check out the website www.dontbanthecan.com.

Interesting Or Not So Interesting With Street Artist Ears

Last week I had Q&A with Rock Photographer Kate Griffin, this week I bring you Sydney based street artist Ears. Having of witnessed his style grow in leaps and bounds over the past year or so I couldn't resist but to send him a email and hit him up for an interview and get an overview of where street art is heading.

Q. As you know I've started doing a weekly interview with interesting or not so interesting people for my blog. Keen to be one of the many? Do you think you think you fit into the interesting or not so interesting category?
A. interesting

Q. Being based in Sydney is there one thing that you can recommend to any one visiting to check out, that may be a bit off the tourist route?
A. the courty in newtown. great pub.

Q. Since you've visited Melbourne, I could ask the age old question who is better Sydney or Melbourne, but I think you'll be a bit biased, so what's one thing you love about Melbourne and one thing you love about Sydney?
A. love brunswick street in melbz, and king street in newtown/sydney..

Q. In your works you use such an array of materials and mediums but what are your all time favorites?
A. spray, poscas and shellac

Q. Who (either alive or dead) inspires you? If you could have a beer at the local pub with just one of them who would it be?
A. brett whitely
Q. When stuck for motivation/inspiration what do you do to get the creative juices flowing?
A. look at mags/books/movies...

Q. What direction do you think street art in general is heading in?
A. thats a pretty crazy question.. street art is constantly pushing in so many different directions all at once.. and it depends what city you live in.. and what country.. I can only speak for sydney. i think the scene here is headed for big things. feels like a whole scene has just been born. and all sorts of artists are getting involved and coming out of the woodwork..

Q. Anything new and exciting coming up on the horizon for you? New projects?
A. doing a show at mori gallery, some live painting at various festivals in sept. the launch of a new gallery space i started with ohreally is this week on thurs! and im still hoping to get to newyork.. but not till next year.

Q. Where can people find out more about you and is there any websites you want to plug?
A. we have a site. www.ohreallymagazine.com but we havent had much time to moderate it.. any takers.. its an unpaid job?.. haha. but yeh id like to big up we are the image makers www.watim.com... its a great site. and Brad does good things for the scene.

Q. Cheers Ears for taking time to do this, have you enjoyed this short Q&A?
A. of course.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Disconnection - Kenji Nakayama

Kenji Nakayama’s elaborate stencil series explores the city as a sterile environment, re-conceptualising the streets of boston and new york as an outgrowth of the concrete jungle. - Famous When Dead
Famous When Dead Gallery
Opening Night - Friday 12 September, 6pm onwards
Exhibition - Thursday 11 September to Sunday 28 September 2008

Website - www.famouswhendead.com.au
or www.kngee.com



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