Plastic Controversy by Cam

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Welcome to our everyday Ckaos, a sneaky peek at what everyone in the studio has been up to. 

So, what's been happening in (and out) of the studio... 

JURASSIC PLASTIC!

Japanese artist Hiroshi Fuji recycles and reinvents unwanted plastic toys into colourful ‘Toysaurus’ dinosaur sculptures and landscapes. Emma took some time out on a recent trip to Sydney to check out the exhibition

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS!

Laura visited the Unfinished Business Exhibition at ACCA as part of the Suga Mountain Festival earlier in the year. Surveying the diverse scope of feminist art practices – including painting, performance, photography and film to community engagement and cultural activism – the exhibition focused on the dynamic formal invention and social engagement of feminist artists. It explored strategies and analyses of gender identity and representation, intersectional politics, and practices which embrace performative codes, text and media technologies, humour and critique.

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January 2018 by Cam

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Welcome to our everyday Ckaos, a sneaky peek at what everyone in the studio has been up to. 

So, what's been happening in (and out) of the studio... 

Good Lorde!

Laura is our resident ticket booker in the studio to ensure great concert seats, as we can see from these photos when Laura and Alethea went to Lorde's concert before Christmas.

 Image credit: Jamie Moore
 Image credit: Joseph Purdam

SOLD!

Laura has been pretty busy, visiting Jessie Rose Ford's exhibition 'Day to Day and Out of Bounds' exhibition. Jessie is a Melbourne-based artist and tutor specialising in botanical art and pet portraits.

Find out more about Jessie here.

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Burn, Draw, Trees! by Cam

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Our 2017 Ckaos Calendar has been hitting the streets, and desks, with our 'Where's the Ckaos' series. November's image is courtesy of Emma. 

So, what's been happening in (and out) of the studio... 

The seeds are burning

Emma recently attended the Burning Seed festival in Matong to set up her Rocket Clock installation, which has featured previously in this blog. 

 Image credit: Jamie Moore

Image credit: Jamie Moore

 Image credit: Joseph Purdam

Image credit: Joseph Purdam

SOLD!

Alethea recently exhibited her beautiful graphite and colour pencil illustration at in.cub8r gallery in Fitzroy and it was snapped up in a matter of minutes! Look out for more of Alethea's stunning illustrations in the future. (or if you can't wait, check out her Instagram)

“My illustration explores the moments of transition in life we miss. The shapes and subjects that are fleeting in their appearance, as they only appear briefly between start and finish. Their form lost to the natural progression of time.”

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Some of the other exhibiting artists work.

This exhibition continues until Tuesday 7th November 2017, so get in quick. 

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Going bush

Cameron has been spending a bit of time taking his dog Zoe up to the You Yangs, west of Melbourne for some exercise and fresh air.  

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Sydney, London & Newport Calling by Cam

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Our 2017 Ckaos Calendar has been hitting the streets, and desks, with our 'Where's the Ckaos' series. October's image is courtesy of Alethea. 

So, what's been happening in (and out) of the studio... 

Hello, this is Sydney

On Laura's recent trip to Sydney, she popped into the beautiful Gardens of Alexandria and only bought us back some photos to make us very envious!

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London, are you receiving?

Alethea's shared some more of her Europe photos with us... yeah, thanks for rubbing it in! This month is all about London.

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G'day Newport

Cameron's been staying a little closer to home and took some photos of this awesome hand painted mural in Newport. 

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Studio music

Alethea and Lilly also recently went to see Meg Mac at the Forum in Melbourne — she is one of our favourite artists to play in the studio at the moment. Check out her music here

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Ckaos on the loose by Cam

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Our 2017 Ckaos Calendar has been hitting the streets, and desks, with our 'Where's the Ckaos' series. September's image is courtesy of Alethea. 

So, what's been happening in (and out) of the studio... 

Studio visitors

There were some very special fluffy visitors in the studio last month — Gatsby and Daisy popped in to say hi! Gatsby was put to work on phone duty... 

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Praise You!

Laura recently took a short trip up to sunny Sydney to support her awesome friend Amy Clemens, who is part of the Praise You exhibition. It’s a body of work with the power to make a difference. The artists have joined forces to educate, inform and challenge the accepted ideas of body image and comparison, by appreciating and empowering all elements of the female form through visual art, to increase awareness of the impact of body image in today’s society. Praise You is proud to support The Butterfly Foundation

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Alethea's finally sorted her Europe photos!

So Alethea's been back in the studio for three months from her trip through London, Paris, Switzerland, Spain and Italy — and has only just managed to sort out her gazillion photos and share them with us! We especially love her Maria Von Trapp photo, albeit in the Swiss Alps.

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Who is Bald Archie?

Laura took advantage of her time in Sydney to visit the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize exhibitions at The Art Gallery of NSW. The Archibald Prize, first awarded in 1921, is Australia’s favourite art award and one of its most prestigious. Awarded to the best portrait painting, it’s a who’s who of Australian culture — from politicians to celebrities, sporting heroes to artists. The Wynne Prize is awarded to the best landscape painting of Australian scenery or figure sculpture, while the Sulman Prize is given to the best subject painting, genre painting or mural project in oil, acrylic, watercolour or mixed media. 

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The final word...

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