Save the Date! 👀On December 13th I will be having an exhibition of old and new work at @lamingtondrive gallery in Melbourne. In addition to a mural and prints on display, for the first time I’ll be selling original drawings and sketches from various projects over the last 5 years. The show will continue until February 2018.
Melbourne based beer makers, @SampleBrew, have created a very unique beer as part of the @rare_syd celebrations! The brew was created with the use of data that highlights the lack of diversity in the creative industry. Pale Barley and Pale Wheat make up 82.9% and 17.1% respectively to represent the male-to-female split of CEOs within the industry. The ABV, Alcohol by Volume, is set at 6% for the number of lol, lesbian and bisexuals in the industry, while the IBU (International Bittering Units) sits at 21.9%, signifying the current pay gap between males and females. 🍺🍺🍺
On Monday, four artists (Vexta, Andrew Steele, Minky Stapleton, and myself) applied our own unique designs to the bottles to form a limited-edition collection of beer which is launching tonight at the @d_and_ad x @rare_syd closing party. 🌈🌈🌈
My approach to the project involved creating a set of characters that represent how a creative community should be: vibrant, fun, and full of diversity. There are 140 bottles and each one features different R's, A's, and E's that spell “Rare”. Each letter has its own unique style – some were hand drawn, others created digitally, and a handful were selected from existing fonts. They were each applied by hand as vinyl stickers earlier week. Thank you to @maddy_ritchie for design and application assistance. 💕💕💕
The D&AD Rare Closing Party runs tonight from 5:30 to 9pm at Glue Society in Sydney. A selection of the limited edition beers will be up for auction along with other pieces from the Rare artists. Proceed will go towards scholarships and grants for those underrepresented in the industry. 📷Photos by @mariam_johari and @maddy_ritchie
Back in Sydney and painting at @rare_syd today! Rare is a four-day conference and masterclass that aims to tackle the lack of diversity in the creative industries. It’s the brainchild of two of Australia’s leading creative directors, Tara McKenty(Google) and Stefanie DiGiavincenzo (Clemenger BBDO) and launched today in partnership with @d_and_ad. The event features industry leaders from around the world and aims to give creative talent from diverse backgrounds the network and knowledge they need to succeed. There will be four artists creating pieces throughout the event with works auctioned off on Thursday and funds put towards scholarships and grants for those underrepresented in the industry. Will be sharing more in my stories this week. 💥
Installing my piece at MODA Atlanta in September. The ‘Text Me’ show continues until early 2018 and features the work of Jean-Michael Basquiat, Paula Scher, Jenny Holzer, Miranda July, Marian Bantjes, Ed Fella and over 60 more artists and designers. 📷 @alavinephotog
Tonight is the night! My solo show will be opening at @lamingtondrive in Melbourne at 6pm! Prints, originals and more for sale. See you there! (Thanks to the amazing @ellenporteus and @caseyschuurman for painting assistance!💘)
Here’s a time lapse from the “One of a Kind” mural I painted for @rare_syd a couple of weeks ago. Had a great time working in the cube alongside artists @andrewj.steel & @vexta💪🏼💪🏼. Will be back on the tools this weekend in Melbourne painting an installation for my solo show at @lamingtondrive gallery. 👀🏹🖤👽🔜
Painting in Sweden in September 🌸
I’ve teamed up with the @theoneclubforcreativity and New York print studio @piggybackletterpress as this year’s guest artist in the “On The Run” special. 🤷🏽♀️What is “On The Run”? During select times of the year, One Club and Piggyback offer members a chance to get 250 letterpressed business cards for only $95.00! 💸As part of the run, you’ll not only receive your exquisite cards, you’ll also get an uncut sheet, featuring you and the other nine artists on your run. The cards I’m printing are pocket-sized versions of my large scale black and white murals. They are beautiful single-sided Crane Crest cotton cards (484gsm) in Piggyback’s exclusive dense black ink. There are only 4 spots left on the run with me, so message @piggybackletterpress to come on board, or email [email protected] for more details.
Remember the Naughty or Nice designer loo paper by @whogivesacraptp I shared last week? Well there’s also a set of 12 greetings cards with artwork to match(6 nice 😇 and 6 naughty👹)! They’re 100% recycled and 50% of profits are donated to those in need. Artists featured are myself, Timba Smits, Alex Trochut, The Letterettes, Timothy Goodman and Luke Lucas. Head to whogivesacrap.org to get these and the TP today! 🎉
🌈🌈🌈 Rainbow painted houses of Bo Kaap
YES AUSTRALIA! Just woke up in Cape Town to the amazing news from home that we’ve voted YES to same sex marriage. Love wins!💛💚💙 (Image from the mural I painted for Optus last year with their new logo designed by @fostertype)