Friday, July 31, 2009

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Blog Lovin'

I just signed up to Blog Lovin', this is another way of finding great blogs to read and to keep track of blogs that you love. You can follow my blog with bloglovin just by clicking here.

People Kind Of Dominoes

This just looks like so much fun... I want to try it too!

Kick Gallery presents, Rock, Paper, Lasers

Troy Innocent, Jeff Janet, Trinh Vu and Joel Zika have used the latest digital laser cutting technology to create paper artworks and sculptures for the ‘Rock, Paper, Lasers’ exhibition that started yesterday at the Kick Gallery in Northcote. The Exhibition Opening however is tomorrow night (Friday).

Laser cutting is one of those things I would love to have a go at one day but for now I’ll stick to my current mediums and admire those that do. Which is why next time I’m in Northcote over the next few weeks I’ll swing by the Kick Gallery and check out this exhibition.

‘One of the intentions of the artists in this exhibition is to deride the mass production of iconography - such as that which is so often seen in ‘homewares’ or ‘lifestyle’ shops - and make a series of more unique works. Other works in the show are intended to exemplify the possibilities of these tools for the creation of contemporary art. While these artists cast a light on the facelessness of the prefabricated object, at the same time, they choose to revel in the machine’s benefits for more unique creative purposes rather than running from them.’ - Kick Gallery

Kick Gallery
239 High Street, Northcote
Exhibition Opening: Friday 31 July, 7pm - 9pm
Exhibition: Wednesday 29 July - Saturday 15 August 2009
Opening Hours: Wednesday - Friday 11am - 7pm and Saturday 12pm(noon) - 5pm

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I’ll Have That White Paper Dress

Over my morning coffee whilst flicking through the behance network I came across these amazing paper sculptures by Alexandra Zaharova and Ilya Plotnikov. I really admire the clean crsip lines, use of black and white, and the way in which it complements the presentation of the jewelry so well. Though it did take me to get to the last image to notice that the images were featuring pieces of jewelry and that this was the primary purpose. Art wise, I’m loving it! Advertising wise, more emphasis on the jewelry would of been nice.

To check out additional images of these beautiful paper sculptures or to see more of Alexandra Zaharova and Ilya Plotnikov’s portfolio head to

A Thousand Shipwrecks - Maiden Voyage Launch

A Thousand Shipwrecks is a collective of 15 selected Melbourne artists ranging in various mediums were given two months to create a two page spread based on choosing a quote referencing a nautical theme, then were asked to create visual response to their chosen quote.

As part of the launch of this 42 page book there will be an exhibition of works featured in the book up for sale and live music provided by the band ITA, who are also featured in the book.

I really like to see when groups of like minded people in different genres come together to craete one big thing, such as this book. I don't know if I'll be able to make it to the launch but I 'am keen to check the book out at some point as shipwrecks and shipping in genral are a huge part of Australia's history and it would be interesting to see what modern creative twist is taken in this book by the artists.

The choosen 15 artists are:
• Felicity Young
• Tai Snaith
• Jesse Mallon and Peter Borg
• Jake Treacy and Hanna Tusler
• Something Splendid
• Jamie Boys
• Joel Rees
• Brigit Ryan
• Jordan Dolheguy
• Vaughan Mossop
• Velco Dojcinovski
• Sally Fowler
• Phillipa Grenda
• Wei Huang

No Vacancy Gallery
34-40 Jane Bell Lane, QV Building, Melbourne
Launch Night: Thursday 30 July, 6pm - 9pm (One night only!)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Hints + Tips - Asking for Sponsorship

I’m about to embark on another ‘will you sponsor my event’ campaign, the last time I did this was for Street Art For Ashes earlier this year in February/March and I also learned and practiced alot of it when I was studying Events Management a few years ago. Even though I could say ‘hey I know how it’s done’ I thought it was perfect timing to do some reading and brush up on my knowledge of what is generally expected/required by the person/company that I’am asking sponsorship from.

In my hunt for some up to date information I came across a ‘Ask for sponsorship’ on the Art Biz Blog. It is a very basic and simple outline of how to apply for sponsorship and can be viewed at I thought that this was well worth sharing as there are many people I know taking on the same challenge for own events.

To add to the advice on Art Biz Blog I’ve a few additional bits of advice that are also worth noting:

• Only have one sponsor in any industry unless of coarse both parties are aware and are okay with it. eg. you wouldn’t have two car companies such as Ford and Holden sponsoring the same event.

• Give as much notice as possible, 6 months is a good general rule but sometimes I know this is not possible. Just be aware that some larger companies require 6 to 12 months notice or have a yearly closing date for applications and this maybe why they say no.

• Compile a list of who you want to approach and work down it in order of preference. Your list should have companies or persons who would be able to gain something from the type people who will attend your event. Such as if you were an illustrator you may approach an art supply company as there will be people who attend your event that are also illustrators or artists.

• It is better to approach eight sponsors for $100 each than approach two looking for $400 each as those you approach are more likely to say yes.

This Little Piggy

Sydney based artist Rebecca Murphy is currently seeking artists interested in modifying a small ceramic piggy bank for a group exhibition that is is planned for late 09/early 10.

'why? we're thinking swine flu. when pigs fly. three little piggies. bacon and eggs. the recession. art as an investment. having a little fun, and getting to know you.' - Rebecca Murphy

I was lucky to meet Rebecca a few times during my last trip to Sydney in April and she has just the most wonderfully bubbly personality. Hence it doesn't surprise me that she has chosen to put together an exhibition that will be as fun as this one.
I've put my name down as I think it will just be something fun to be apart of and do something a little different from my usual works.

Now to get down some nitty gritty stuff, the deadline for submissions is the 23 August and if you are selected and choose to go ahead and be apart of it a small charge of $25 is requested to help cover costs. To find out more on how to submit your interest and to learn a little bit more about this exhibition head to

P.S Rebecca is also looking for some sponsors too!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Trying to Coax a Lion out of my Chest - Amiel Courtin-Wilson

Amiel an acclaimed filmmaker whose multi-award winning feature documentaries Chasing Buddha (2000), Bastardy (Nominated Best Documentary AFI Awards 2009) and short films On the Other Ocean (2005) Cicada (2008) have screened at major international film festivals, including Sundance and Cannes.

Now he is embarking on his first solo exhibition titled ‘Trying to Coax a Lion out of my Chest’ to be held at Utopian Slumps in Collingwood.

Utopian Slumps
25 Easey St Collingwood
Opening Night: Friday 31 July, 6pm - 9pm

tinygold Presents - Tales From The Cold Ghost

tinygold returns for its third year with the introduction of 26 emerging artists and an exciting new program! So when I heard about this event and read more about it I just had to share it.

Based on the Gold Coast, tinygold artist-run initiative returns this August for its third series of Tales from the Cold Ghost, an annual exhibition/event that focuses on emerging and regional Queensland artists.
This year there were over 80 applications from artists practising in various mediums of which 26 artists were selected to showcase there works. Among the artists selected are creatives such as Alex Chomicz, Simone Eisler, Carly Kotynski, Mel Stringer, Danielle Clej and Sue-Ching Lascelles.

The organisers promise a bigger program this year with the introduction of artist talks, an arts-networking day, fashion parade and a catalogue publication. This years event will take place again at 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, which was transformed into a fully-function gallery in association with last year’s Cold Ghost show.

“Our aim is to create platforms for work development and exposure, and to encourage networking strategies between the community and local emerging artists.” - Megan, artist/artsworker

Below is a brief outline of the events being held as part of tales from the cold ghost. For further information visit

Gold Coast
19 Karen
19 Karen Avenue, Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast
Event/Exhibition: Saturday 1 - Saturday 22 August
Website: or

Saturday 1 August, 6pm-9pm
Exhibition Opening Night /Catalogue Launch
19 Karen, 19 Karen Avenue, Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast
Cost: Gold coin donation on entry

Saturday 1 August, 9pm till late
Official tinygold Afterparty
Kurrawa Surf Life-Saving Club - Beachside, Old Burleigh Road, Broadbeach
Cost: $10

Sunday 9 August 9, 10am-3pm
Art Growers Market - An Arts-panel and Consultation Day
Artists interested to attend the panel or seek one-on-one advice please email for more information. Bookings essential. Register by Monday 3 August.
19 Karen, 19 Karen Avenue, Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast
Cost: Free for Artworkers members / $10 for non-members

Sunday 16 August, 1pm-2pm
Artists Talk - Featuring Present and Previous tinygold Artists
Bookings essential, please RSVP to
19 Karen, 19 Karen Avenue, Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast
Cost: Free

Saturday 22 August, 6pm-8pm
Fashion Showcase / Closing Event
19 Karen, 19 Karen Avenue, Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast
Cost: Free

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Just To Annoy You - Winter

The next issue for 'Just To Annoy You' is themed 'Winter' and they are looking for entries with a wintery like feel about it. It can be anything from a recipe for a hot drink to keep you deliciously warm, photos from your last trip to the snow or a poem about how great it is to be curled up inside when it's pouring with rain outside.

All pages in the zine are A5 and are printed in black & white, hence I recommend having a think about what you are supplying and how it will turn out in the finish product.

I've been in the last 3 editions and it's always been nice to receive a copy in the post and then hunt through it looking for your work.
Every single time I've opened it the wrong way which makes me smile (when you get a copy of it you'll know what I mean).

Submissions are due before the 28 August and you can send them to to_the_scoop[at] along with your postal address so they can send you copy and your artist name.

To find out more about Just To Annoy You visit

Introducing 3...

I would like to bring to you a small selection of fashion sites that I think are just adorable.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Giveaway - Advertising Swap!

My how time flys... it’s almost August, which means that there will be new ad spots available for the new month. As someone who knows that value in advertising but also knows that sometimes you just simply don’t have funds to pay for it I’m offering two single ad spots for a swap.

What does that mean? Well... It’s simple send me an email at nicole_a_tattersall[at] with the website you want the ad linked to and with what ad space your offering in return. Upon checkin out out your link to see if it’s suitable we’ll then take it from there. It will be a first come first served basis so do be quick as there is only two spots available.

Friday, July 24, 2009


Photographer: Nicole Tattersall
Discription: Taj Burrow at the Rip Curl Pro that was held at Woolamai, Phillip Island in 2007.

This image is under copyright and has been used with permission please contact Nicole Tattersall
if interested in using this image.

Typography Wallpapers

One of my little secrets is that I love changing my desktop wallpapers on a regular basis, another thing that’s not so secret is that I love typography.

When I came across, I was spoilt for choice for what to choose as my next desktop wall paper. There are type-themed and type-inspired wallpapers for your iPhone & desktop. The best bit is that these beautiful wallpapers are completely free.

Which one did I end up picking for this week? Metal type

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Exposed! The Story of Swimwear

Why oh why isn’t ‘Exposed! The Story of Swimwear’ coming to Melbourne? When I was younger I was quite the swimmer if I do say so myself and picking out a new pair of racing bathers from a catalogue was oh so much fun. I can still recall when I wanted a pair of magenta racing bathers by Speedo and then there was my first pair of racing bikini’s which had an aqua, blue and black smoky swirl pattern on them. Swimwear was a huge part of life and as a surfer now it still is, as I can imagine it is for many other Australians. Hence why I would love to see this exhibition.

‘Exposed! The Story of Swimwear’ highlights the designs and designers, past and present, of Australian swimwear design. Whilst exploring pop culture, the designers and personalities who influenced swimwear development and what swim wear has become in today’s society.

This exhibition is supported by Visions of Australia, an Australian Government Program supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of cultural material across Australia and is a Visions of Australia an Australian Government initiative.

For more information visit

Australian National Maritime Museum
Exhibition: 2 July - 25 October 2009

West Australian Maritime Museum
Exhibition: November 2009 - February 2010

Port Adelaide
South Australian Maritime Museum
Exhibition: February - May 2010

Queensland Museum South Bank
Exhibition: May - August 2010

Wagga Wagga
Museum of Riverina
Exhibition: August - November 2010

Newcastle Regional Museum
Exhibition: November 2010 - February 2011

Sweet and Adorable Shadow Puppet Brooches

How sweet are these shadow puppet brooches by Lola & Bailey? Ever since when I was young and was given a pocket guide to shadow hand puppets by my late Grandad, I’ve been enchanted by the history behind this simple past time. Hence I’m just smitten over the brooches, which are also available as a necklace charms.

To view other beautiful pieces by Lola & Bailey visit

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Frankie Is Now Available In Digital

Whether you like everything digital and at your finger tips or maybe you just like to save paper one of my favorite magazines Frankie is now available on a digital subscription at 3 Issues for just $12.10 US

Will I be subscribing? Not at this point in time, as I much prefer to flick through my magazines in a book like form because I already spend all day in front of a computer screen.

If it is your kind of thing head to to subscribe.

Creon at Oh Really

Créon (pronounced crayon), Scrawled his way into the art scene from an aborted design background, Créon keeps things going with constant experimentation of application and mediums. occasionally he re-surfaces striking sketches, slicing into sheik stencils that end up square in the undercoats of his experimental treachery. He often retreats back to his voracious bed to siphon ideas from his mid-conscious half sleeps. - Oh Really Gallery

Oh Really Gallery
55 Enmore Road, Newtown
Opening Night: Thursday 23 July, 6pm onwards
Exhibition: Thursday 23 July until TBA

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Suni Gibson - Eye Value

"Eye Value is a new series of contemporary jewellery works by Suni Gibson. The work in Eye Value examines the relevance of jewellery in contemporary consumer culture and its historic and existing use as a signifier of wealth and status. Through strategies of repetition, simulation, subtraction and illusion, the work challenges our relationship with luxury goods and the significance of jewellery in popular culture." - Suni 2009

Wellington, NZ
Pixel Ink Gallery
12 Constable Street, Newtown, NZ
Exhibition: Wednesday 22 July - Sunday 9 August 2009
Exhibition Opening: Wednesday 22 July, 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Opening Times: Wednesday - Friday 10am - 5:30pm, Saturday - Sunday 10am - 3:30pm

Hints + Tips - Colour Scheme From A Photo, Again

You may remember a little while ago I showed you how to create a colour pallete from a photo/image via photoshop (
However just yesterday when looking for a colour pallet online I came across this very basic and straight forward colour pallet generator that gives you a colour pallet of both vibrant and dull colours straight from an image online at
First step is find the image you want to use, then simply right click on the image and select view image.
Copy the location from the web bar and past it in ‘URL of image’ in the colour pallet generator then click ‘Colour-pallette-ify’. Presto, you’ve now got two colour palettes!
To get the colours in CMYK/RGB simply open up a program eg. Photoshop or something similar, click on your colour and enter the #code which will change the values to give your you CMYK/RGB values for that colour.

Monday, July 20, 2009


Do you look at the weekly giveaways and wish it was your item being seen by others? I’ve some good news for you then; I’m currently on the hunt for some new and wonderful items from other creatives to offer to the ever growing number of readers. If you are interested send me an email at nicole_a_tattersall[at] and I’ll send you further information.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Introducing 3...

As we’ve come to an end for the exhibition of the Curvy launch in Melbourne I would like to share with you three of the artists who were apart of it and their blogs/websites...

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Melbourne Central - Artworks On Display - Update 1

Photos By Megan Dell

Turns out that the artwork organised by the wonderful people at No Vacancy Gallery that I posted about the other day ( is part of a two week street art festival hed at Melbourne Central titled 'Two Blocks'

There has been a series of street art related installations, live painting and other streety fun events held over the past week, but don't panic just yet as there is more arty goodness to follow on into the second week. To check out what live events are happening head to

Friday, July 17, 2009


Photographer: Yulia Gorodinski
Model: Yulia Gorodinski
Stylist: Yulia Gorodinski

This image is under copyright and has been used with permission please contact Yulia Gorodinski
if interested in using this image.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Persuasion: Fashion in the Age of Jane Austen

There is a little exhibition of some of the most delightful clothes at the National Gallery in Melbourne. I just love period clothes so next time I'm in the area of the NGV I'm making a point to check out Persuasion: Fashion in the Age of Jane Austen.

Author of Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park, Emma and Persuasion, Jane Austen (1775–1817) life was during a time where not only there was some of the most noted transformations in European history but when there were also radical changes in the way people dressed.
Persuasion: Fashion in the Age of Jane Austen focuses on English women’s fashion during the first two decades of the nineteenth century. Where during this time there where some of the most dynamic trends/changes in fashion, from constricted and exaggerated boned corsetry, to gowns of diaphanous white muslin and then towards fuller-bodied silk fabrics being used to create the feminine hour glass shape.

This exhibition draws on work from the National Gallery of Victoria’s holdings of eighteenth and nineteenth century fashion, prints and drawings, decorative arts and paintings and complemented by key works from other Australian institutions and private collections.
National Gallery of Victoria
Myer Fashion and Textiles Galleries, Level 2
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
Exhibition: Until Sunday 8 November 2009
Cost: Free

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

More Badges Now In-store!

I was a little busy last night working on some new packaging for my badges, lots of stamping, hole punching, time at the type writter and cups of tea of coasre.

I've now made the badges available in my online shop with the new look and also added a few more designs to choose from such as the ones just below.

Typography Tribute To The Classic Slinky

I love fonts and I love slinkys... so when I came across Paul Hollingworth’s tribute to the classic slinky via the means of typography I was stopped in my internet browsing tracks. To view more of Paul’s works and additional images of this fun font head to

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Hints + Tips - Taking Your Blog Up A Rung

Over on Bakery is a post all about taking your blog to the next level with a few marketing tips organised in three levels of difficulty. To view this most helpful post visit

Melbourne Curvy Launch at Magnantion - Update

I'm horrible at taking photos on opening nights of exhibitions, always have my camera on hand but never think to pull it out. However on Saturday when in the city I stopped by and took some photos of the display of artworks and the mass of bright pink covers of Curvy 6.

If you want to check to check out the art works in person you've only until this Saturday to do so!
Third Floor above Magnation
88 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne CBD
Exhibition: Thursday 9 until Saturday 18 July



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