Melissa is interviewed by Steph. A lovely time was had by all 😀
I have some new work in e.g.etal. It is much of the the work from the Return show – like the Random Strung Planes above, just without the hand-cut pieces (they are awaiting another engagement). To coincide with the new works appearing in-store, I have been interviewed by the lovely Stephanie, and photographed too. I now appear on their blog.
It was my first time being interviewed, (I’ve spent hours on the other side of the digital recorder, and the transcribing bit really hurts) but I think it went ok. I do look like a dork in the sandblaster photo, but hey, if that’s the worst of it…
Melissa has talked a lot today, and still won’t shut up…
lost; one voice. went wandering late this afternoon, and was last seen hovering around the CIT complex in Perth. If found, please tell it to go home, its owner is anxious for its safe return. Preferably by 2:15pm WST tomorrow… The opening was massive night, we can hardly hope to count the numbers. Sales were good, and the popularity of our venue was such that we had to boot out about 30 people at closing.
My sincerest thanks to my co-conspirators, who surprised me with a gift at the end of the night, and to Justine for her excellent work on plinths (including some stellar project management). And Bruce, who kept his hand on the tiller all night, ensuring safe passage for all, especially me. No, go to bed, the lot of you! We start again at 9am sharp!
PS – If in WA, check out the Seven Days magazine in the paper, p6. The best publicity is free!
One week until the Return exhibition in Perth. Expect to see Melissa looking a little dazed from here on in.
There’s plenty of action round these parts at the moment. And all to do with one thing. I’m putting on a show! Of course you’re all invited, so long as you can get to Perth some time in the next month… If not, maybe you can live vicariously. I’ll try my best to keep y’all updated on the shenanigans of the show, and hopefully the conference too. But if I fail, please don’t judge me. Like they say on the Iron Chef, “I will do my best!”
Melissa meets Chloe. Melissa’s works meets Chloe’s work. Beauty ensues 😉
This work is called ‘measuring the space between’. It’s a collaboration between myself and Chloe Vallance. Chloe is a good friend and fellow artist, who describes her practice as fine artist/painter/drawer. She’s a regular at the Craft Hatch markets, so her work may be familiar if you have been to one of them. Like the other spoons, this piece is going into the upcoming Hand Held show, and in fact Chloe had her own show at Hand Held in January.
We’ve been seeking an excuse to work together for a while. Chloe began separating out the figure from its context in her works last year, and I remember at the time thinking that the idea was ripe for interpretation as jewellery. Especially since our material aesthetic seems to overlap; in her case small works on timber offcuts and recycled board stand edge to edge with larger new panels and tessellated images on squares of watercolour paper. My piercing practice is summed up by “I’ll attempt to drag a blade through any material”, so the plan to work on small wooden objects was born.
Look out for some more shared works in the future.