Friday, November 7, 2014


I caught up with Banyule Arts and Culture curator and artist Claire Watson for a coffee yesterday and got a sneak peak of Pinpoint - the Banyule Contemporary Art Fair currently being installed at Hatch Contemporary Arts Space showing the work of nine local artists including friends of mine Penelope Aitken and Michael Mark, who have previously shown at The Light Factory Gallery.  It will be officially opened on Tuesday 18 November by the Mayor of Banyule Council and Lisa Fehily - the Director of Fehily Contemporary from 6 - 8 pm and you will see me there if you are going!
Image via Banyule Council website
The exhibition runs from 11 November until 13 December from Tuesday to Saturday 10 am - 5 pm with Free Entry.  There will be an associated Public Forum - Pricing your Art for Profit on Sunday 23 November at 2.30pm with James Makin, Director of James Makin Gallery, local artist Rona Green And Geraldine Kirrihi Barlow, Senior Collection Manager from Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA).  As well as this, there is a series of related satellite events, an Artist in Residence Kym Maxwell and Writer in Residence Kevin Burgemeestre.
Breastplate: ‘Rebirth’ For a collaboration with The Social Studio, L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival 2010
Model: Ribka Tahir
Photograph: Andrew Wuttke 2010.
While I'm on the subject of art, the Nillumbik Artists Open Studios is on the weekend of 22 and 23 November (and the following weekend) showcasing the work of 35 artists in the region.  And if you're interested in learning how to weave baskets, Sustainable Macleod is holding a workshop on Saturday 22 November for $10.  Bookings here.  I've always loved the work of master weaver Maryann Talia Pau (photos above and below) responsible for the 1 Million Stars project in Jill Meagher's memory.
1 Million Stars to End Violence. First Installation, The Big Design Market Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton. Dec 6, 7 & 8. 
Next installation, The Big Design Market December 5, 6 & 7 2014
Photo: John Englezos 2013
Finally - a few things on this weekend including the Eltham Town Festival, the Take 2 Pop Up vintage clothing market at Queen Victoria Market and the Watsonia Motor Show - enjoy the warm weather!

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