Even though I am in Melbourne, I have just completed this artwork whilst breathing the terrible smoke from the bushfires that have plagued the New Year. Most of us feel powerless in the face of such disaster, but I think there is a fundamental change in public sentiment – things cannot go on the way they are, and the government needs to realise that the environment is just as important, if not more so, than economics. If you would like to join ‘the revolution’ I have uploaded this artwork to redbubble – check out the range of products here. All profits to SAVEM – South Australian Veterinary Emergency Management / https://www.savem.org.au/ to hopefully help the koala population on Kangaroo Island after the devastating fires of January 2020.
My work will be featuring in an upcoming group show at Lamington Drive in Collingwood next week (for those of you who don’t know, Lamington Drive is the gallery of everyone’s favourite Illustration Agency ‘Jacky Winter Group’). Every few years they invite artists to create artwork for a ‘Risograph’ – which is a kind of a newfangled / oldfangled copy machine with limited but seemingly crazy colours.
For this show, everyone was limited to two colours. To give you some idea about how these prints are made, here is the artwork I supplied:
The picture on the left will be printed in fluoro pink, whilst the image on the left is destined to be yellow. All in all, you never know quite what to expect – how the colours will mix when overprinted, and indeed if the paper itself will line up properly… happy to say I don’t think it turned out too badly:
This group exhibition will see ’28 of Jacky Winter’s finest’ explore the medium of the A3 2-colour Risograph. All works will be sold in limited editions of 10 for $50.00 each, with all profits during the exhibition going to Oxfam’s International Crisis Fund – supporting the response to humanitarian crises worldwide, by helping those most in need when a natural or a man-made emergency occurs.
Opening night is Wednesday October 14, 6-9pm.
The exhibition runs October 15 – November 7, 2015.
Lamington Drive – 101a Sackville Street Collingwood
Andrea Innocent, Beci Orpin, Bobby Haiqalsyah, Craig & Karl, Eamon Donnelly, Eirian Chapman, Emma Leonard, Gemma O’Brien, Georgia Perry, Guy Shield, He She It They I, James Gulliver Hancock, Karl Kwasny, Kat Chadwick, Kate Banazi, Lachlan Conn, Lilly Piri, Madeleine Stamer, Mel Matthews, Mel Stringer, Neryl Walker, Oslo Davis, Ross Murray, Sean Morris, Sonia Kretschmar, Sophie Blackhall-Cain, Timba Smits, Travis Price
Over at my Redbubble page I’m feline crazy 🙂 As a foster carer of cats (I have 7 at the moment!) I have created a range of cat-inspired designs to help with the important rescue work of Melbourne based group Maneki Neko. This group rescues / rehomes cats that have found themselves homeless or in “death row pounds”, and the money goes towards vet care and desexing. They are also looking to establish an information centre to raise public awareness of the importance of adoption and desexing pets.
Until further notice, all of the profits from these designs will be donated towards these initiatives, so please go check them out – available on everything from a little sticker to a huge doona cover, and I’ll keep adding to the collection when possible.