Throughout this St Kilda Art Crawl I’ve been high tailing it all over the place. But what an extra special performance that I managed to immortalise in X. Only at the Espy, espy, espy…more to come when we edit the vid!
The Public and The Private – the dualities of being
Artists showing: Painter Faye De Pasqualie, sculptor Adrian Spurr, painter / sculptor Laurie Miller, multi-media and performing artist Sophie Ruolle, Aboriginal artists’ Dino Damiani and didgeridoo player Josh Birtwhistle, painter Elena Simak, painter Pamella Reine, painter Clare Austin, painter and lighting installations Charles Allardice. DJ James Stone.
WHAT: St Kilda Art Crawl
WHEN: 21 – 24 Sept
WHERE: 33 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda Punchinello pop up on the map
As part of the inaugural St Kilda Art Crawl launch Punchinello pop up gallery is hosting some very exceptional artists. Do not miss performances by the beautiful and talented Sophie Ruolle.
Sunday 24th Sept 2pm
The line up includes:
MC Brad Oakes, Pommy Johnson, Dave O’Neil, Bob Franklin, Elliot Goblet, Chris Wainhouse, Christine Basil, C J Fortuna, Wayne Deakin, Michael Shafar. Supported by Mark Hughes and the Temple of Blues PLUS MORE
Book Now @ www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=317727
Remember back in the day when the Espy hotel was in full swing? Back when stand up comedy ruled the Gershwin room every Sunday afternoon?
A glorious mix of new and seasoned comics would strut their stuff in front of a packed enthusiastic crowd.
Those were the days. It was a comedy show with a rock’n’roll vibe. Espy comedy was the best thing in town.
For a one off special event bringing back the glory days of comedy in Melbourne.
Reflecting after a profoundly bleak 3 years, I have emerged to discover my recent work, both visual and performative, has become infused with raw sensual power. During this 3 year sabbatical, my body of work has reflected my internal landscape, immersed in despair, rage, hopelessness and grief. And while themes of Love and Transformation illuminate the core of my current work, the performances still carry the weight of the recent past. I am interested in how the body acts as a vessel for powerful change and transformation. I am obsessed with the reclamation of the body, of sexuality, sensuality. I am curious about power relationships, the relationships between violence and nurture, revenge and redemption, rage and ecstasy. I am interested in my personal relationship with shame, power and forgiveness. Having recently returned to Australia after being in the Northern hemisphere, the festival’s theme of Spring Equinox is particularly significant. I am intrigued by the power struggles of light and darkness, in all climates and landscapes, internal and external and their capacity to not only co-exist but live in harmony.
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Hi there my name is Dan and I paint shit….. I paint on all sorts of recycled surfaces, odd bits and off cuts of wood/furniture, canvas, skate boards, glass, tree branches, rocks and thick blocks of polystyrene etc. I obtain all my surfaces from op shops, garage sales and hard rubbish!! I use a multitude of mediums, (water based, oil, water based-enamel, acrylic, enamel) house paints, spray paint, very rarely artists acrylic, textile ink, ink, porcelain paint, nail polish, marker refill, tile paint, laminate paint, glass paint, glycob, liquid acrylic, metal paint, automotive paint, wood decking stain and anything else I find…. I have a few different styles and techniques depending on the resources I have lying around at the time, paints and surfaces etc. I never use mediums, resin, flow nor varnishes, I just use paint. I always paint wet on wet; working with the chemical reactions of such a diverse range of mediums. I use gravity as well as the density of various mediums that enhances the chemical reaction, my paintings still morph and change up to and over a week because of this and also creating a variety of textures over the drying period. I channel my soul and emotions through music, movement and paint. When I paint I completely lose myself and get into a trance like state where nothing else exists and time stops, I stop thinking and just do. It all comes from somewhere within. I have complete freedom and I do not follow any rules or etiquette. I paint for the sake of the activity, there is no end game. I have painted for 12 years, 10 of which I have painted in the “dark” and I have only shown my work for the last 2 years because it was my mums last wish.
Previous shows: a group and solo at pumpkin lane, a group at laneways art space, 3 group shows at gallery #9, a solo at darebin arts centre, a side show at Surabaya johnnies, a group show at treehouse nature and healing and a cafe or two as well. My phone number is 0416487629
St Kilda Art Crawl 21 – 24 Sept
Printmaking, sculpture and drawing
My artwork has for two decades been concerned with surface, structure and volume. Recent work is fascinated with a granular, axiomatic form and content. Drawings exhibit extremely detailed mark making, prints exhibit a modular construction, and sculptures are assembled from large quantities of small, similarly sized pieces of material attached to, or enveloping, other three dimensional objects. The scale of the sculpture, the materials used, and their ‘pixelated’ appearance, endow my three dimensional work with a narrative which is only revealed as they are assembled.
In the past three years I have returned to working with stone and figurative imagery. Perhaps this will lead to a synthesis of sorts, that is, artwork where the two sculptural directions I am working in come together in a compatible whole.
Overall, since moving to Australia in 1998, the primary source for my investigation has been the arid regions North Western Victoria and South Western NSW. Amidst that landscape, I find myself considering not only the delicate surface of the earth but also the similarly delicate surface of the human condition. I then bring these ideas back to Melbourne and a city environment where they evolve into the work that I currently produce.
St Kilda Art Crawl is set to shake Melbourne up this September 21 – 24 with it’s inaugural Art Crawl.
Inspired by other notable international events, such as the Venice Art Crawl and Bohemian Ateliers d’Artistes de Belleville Paris, local artists are opening their studios to the general public for a follow-the-map event, which includes the chance to interact with artists directly.
There will also be vibrant and associated events such as music and food.
Emily’s St. Kilda Studio, Temperature Vermillion, upstairs, 42 Chapel Street. St Kilda launches at 7 pm Thursday 21 September with a curated exhibition DIVERSITY. There are, multi-platform works by St. Kilda musician and artist, Geoffrey Hales, prints and projections by Adem Jaffers, 3D work by Anita Lane as well as painting and illuminated sculptures by Emily Humphries.
Temperature Vermillion was opened by Emily to fulfil a need for people to connect with themselves and others.
It’s a hard road for most artists, they make sacrifices for their inspiration and beliefs often working extremely hard to end up in the social security system. The frustration of seeing their voice as less important than other socio-political platforms can crush; wherein reality a good artist can be a genuine voice for the people. By the laying down their sensitivities and experience, they can offer something deeply moving or visceral, inspirational.
St Kilda Art Crawl is a much-needed promise to deliver up an exciting bridge to celebrate and perhaps even debunk a myth.
Event: Diversity exhibition
Where: Temperature Vermillion Salon, 42 Chapel Street, St Kilda
When: Launch at 21 Sept at 7pm
Faye has been exhibiting her work most years since the 1970’s.
She has spent many years teaching art in secondary colleges to all levels particularly working as a specialist art teacher with year 12 students at painting and art history.
On a personal note I was privileged to have Faye as my year 10 art teacher and I am thrilled to be able to see her paintings in this extra ordinary pop up gallery at 33 Fitzroy Street, Window Art Walk as part of the St Kilda Art Crawl.
This ancient land touched me very deeply. I was profoundly moved by this visit; an experience which pervaded my very being. I was silenced by it’s beauty and timeless quality, with it’s rivers and gorges, rock formations and land structures. The heightened colour, vast expanses and patterned forms, seen here, presented me with a sense of freedom not found elsewhere.
I believed I could interpret this beauty in my own personal manner and that in doing so, I would have subject matter for a life time.
I am pleased to say that my paintings have been well received and given much pleasure to many people. They have been the vehicle which has given an opportunity to share my experiences, and instil a desire in others to have a further personal encounter with his wonderful land. by Faye de Pasqualie
As part of the inaugural St Kilda Art Crawl, Pop up exhibition at Punchinella – 33 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda is hosting a collection of works from established and up and coming artists that is not to be missed.
This is an extra ordinary time in the history of Fitzroy Street with 19 empty shops along with a down turn of business and street life.
Art patrons’ Robert and Jenni Semple owners of 33 Fitzroy St and entrepreneur Freddie Warschauer who just opened #HAPPYFoLK at 11A Fitzroy Street are sponsoring the Window Art Walk to support the artists and to draw life back into their beloved Fitzroy Street and the community at large.
All artists are contributing their time, energy, creativity and work in the spirit of community collaboration and celebration of new beginnings.