Friday, September 30, 2011

September Round Up

 
Spring has started to not quite a sunny start Though why not make the most of this rainy weather and take some time to read a few blog posts! Here are the five most read posts from September incase you missed them...

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

End of an Era - For Walls is Closing

It’s been an amazing year and a half for For Walls, they've hosted over 20 shows including many group shows which I've been delighted to of been a part of and also 'Drip' the recent duo exhibition I did with Megan Dell earlier this year. But sadly it’s now time for the For Walls Gallery, the brainchild of Bo Kitty, to close it’s doors.

To celebrate the end of an era, they are puling out all the stops and putting on a massive group show with the artists who throughout the time held solo shows in the space and a few other artists that they just couldn’t leave out. Artists include Pheelix, Ghetto Kitty, GUZ, HAHA, Glyph, Megan Dell , Sarah Beetson, Ollie Lucas, Matt Grant , Elizabeth Lugg, Thomas Delohery, Aubrey Rhodes, Heesco, Lani Siow, Ben Millar, Liddlewing and myself.

Come join in on Wednesday 5 October from 6pm - 8pm for the opening of the final hurrah. There with be live hip hop/funk & soul band Mose in the backroom afterwards and Dj’s Baron Von Rotton, Rintrah and Sizzle At No Era in the front bar.

I hope to see you all there and if you do see me come up and say hello!

For Walls Closing Group Show!
For Walls Gallery
Upstairs Miss Libertines, 34 Franklin Street, Melbourne, VIC
Exhibition Opening: Wednesday 5 October, 6pm - 8pm
Exhibition: Wednesday 5 October - Friday 28 October
Website: www.facebook.com/pages/For-Walls/116143241756732
Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=190184051046661

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Hints + Tips - How To Write A Press Release

Press releases can be a little daunting to compile, but when done right they can make a huge difference in the publicity of an event, exhibition or anything else. Arts Hub have a great post up at the moment about how to best write a press release.

If your in Australia and into the arts I recommend signing up to Arts Hub, it's been a great resource for me, I think it's still only $14 a month.

Monday, September 26, 2011

A CURVY Announcement

I've some very exciting news to share with you. As of a few weeks ago I was made the Melbourne Editor for CURVY, a platform where the latest generation of female creative talent from around the world can shine. If you are interested in being one of the Melbourne CURVY bloggers I'd would love to hear from you, so feel free to email me.

In the next month or so CURVY will be open for submissions for it's next book, so do keep your eyes peeled, and maybe even start working on your submission pieces now.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Come Tweet

Recently I made the announcement on Twitter that once I hit 1,500 followers I'll be giving away a painting. Which painting? Not too sure yet.

I'll be selecting by random one of my followers to receive one of my paintings. If you'd like to follow me on twitter here is my twitter handle @nictatt.

Friday, September 23, 2011

A Moment To Pause

Photographer: Nicole Tattersall
Website: www.nicoletattersall.com

Works in Progress

Yesterday I received an email reminding me that I needed to drop of my artworks for the For Walls Closing Group Show by next Friday. I'll be honest I went into a bit of a blind panic as I had done no work for the show. I did quickly get my paint on and created the two works above, still yet to be titled and framed.

I hope to get another 4 works completed. So if you have any requests do let me know.

For Walls Closing Group Show!
For Walls Gallery
Upstairs Miss Libertines, 34 Franklin Street, Melbourne, VIC
Exhibition Opening: Wednesday 5 October, 6pm - 8pm
Exhibition: Wednesday 5 October - Friday 28 October
Website: www.facebook.com/pages/For-Walls/116143241756732
Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=190184051046661

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Red Bull MOBILE Scout Blog

As I'm sure most of you are well aware, I'm a Red Bull MOBILE Scout. As part of this besides being given a Red Bull MOBILE HTC Cha Cha and experiencing some amazing things, I also need to write about my experiences. These posts get uploaded on to the Red Bull MOBILE Scouts page.

So far I've written about going to the X-Fighters on Cockatoo Island in Sydney and my spin around Calder Park Raceway with Rick Kelly. Over the next few weeks I'll be writing about many other amazing experiences.
To check my posts out visit my Red Bull MOBILE Scout page, you can also check out the posts by other scouts throughout Australia too.

If not just the fact that you get a look into the world of Red Bull you also just by commenting you go into the running to win yourself your very own Red Bull Mobile HTC Cha Cha. One is given away to the best comment each day by anyone in Australia.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Bespoke - Crafting with a Conscience

Recently I wrote an article for Bespoke, a quarterly Australian Zine which is made by the handmade community, for the handmade community. It's all about something I'm very passionate about - Philanthropy. I wrote about how you can effectively support causes and organisations your passionate about through your art and craft.

Each issue of Bespoke is full to the brim of stories, interviews, features, tutorials, recipes, and all things creative. Issue 4 is no exception it features 'thrive' by Kylie Gartside, a fashion feature with 2 emerging Aussie designers, embroidery, a tutorial on how to put a zip into a dress or cushion, lovely clusters spring feature, budgeting for creatives and the feature article - Made with Love: Why consumers are calling for craft and how artists are answering them, plus much, much more!
If you've had the chance already to ready to read my article I'd love to hear your thoughts on it.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Introducing 3...

I've spent this weekend in Sydney for the Red Bull X-fighters for Red Bull MOBILE, tweeting, blogging and facebooking. As well as taking lots of photos with my recently received Red Bull MOBILE HTC Cha Cha, though below are three photos I took using Hipstamatic on my i Phone. Now I just have to find a similar app for my Cha Cha and I'll be set - any recommendations?

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Every Vote Counts

7-11 are running a Slurpee t-shirt design competition and I'd love for you to get behind Australia's female freehand street artist Deb - every vote counts. You can cast your vote here.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Hints + Tips - Steps to Leaving Your Corporate Job

As you may know recently I left my part-time position as a Fundraising and Marketing Officer and at the moment I'm doing freelance work.I've had many people say to me that they wish that they could be doing what I'm doing. I'll be honest it's not as fun as you might think. Yes, I've been very lucky that I have built up a small group of clients quickly and that I'm in a position where financial I'm getting by.
I wish that before I embarked on this that I had taken my time and thought a little more about what I was doing. Which is I recommend to an considering going freelance visit the Freelance Folder website and especially read 7 Steps to Leaving Your Corporate Job.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Red Bull MOBILE


Red Bull are branching out and is no longer just an energy drink. To celebrate the upcoming launch of Red Bull MOBILE, they were on the search for ten Red Bull MOBILE Scouts. Last Friday I was told I was one of them, which gives me exclusive access to the World of Red Bull for 30 days and a Red Bull MOBILE handset preloaded with credit.
Sally Fitzgibbons for Red Bull MOBILE

I'll be sharing my Red Bull experiences on the Red Bull MOBILE Scout website. With my first Red Bull MOBILE experience at Red Bull X-Fighters, this weekend in Sydney. Which I'm very much looking forward to!

If you're interested in finding out more about Red Bull MOBILE check out their website, like them on facebook or follow them on twitter.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Hints + Tips - Fall 2011 Pantone Fashion Color Report

I always enjoy flicking through the Pantone color report it is one of the many highlights of New York Fashion Week. The report supplies useful information on what colours will be in vogue, what designers are saying about trends and of pretty illustrations, in an easy to read format.

Download and view the complete Pantone Fall 2011 Color Report.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Orlando and Ivy - Showcase

Orlando and Ivy is an online boutique of usable art and design. It’s curated by it's lovely owner/founder Ming-Zhu Hii. They have a focus on high-quality pieces that have a strong aesthetic, and that are both practical and inherently curious. Being deeply committed to working with suppliers who practice sustainability & ethical manufacture, and to supporting and featuring local designers, makers and artists.

Over the past few months Orlando and Ivy have been running what they call a Showcase. Which features a hand picked selection of artisans that they interview and feature. I've been lucky enough to be the latest creative off the rank. Click here to read my interview and to see my works that are featured.

Bespoke Fast Five

*bespoke* zine,for those you don't know is a quarterly print zine about all things creative. *bespoke* have started doing a weekly blog section called 'Fast Five'. It's where they ask creative people a quick five questions about themselves. I recently participated in this, click here to check out my responses.

Friday, September 2, 2011

A Moment To Pause

Photographer: Nicole Tattersall
Website: www.nicoletattersall.com

VIEW|POINT

VIEW|POINT is part gallery, part retail space and part community hub located in Bendigo. Opening up for trading for the first time just the other day, they have become my latest stockist, with a selection of my orginal artworks, cards, badges, brooches and other things instore. If your out that way do make sure you pop in and say hi to the girls and check out all the wonderful goodies they have in their shop.

View Point Gallery
13 View Point
Bendigo, VIC
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