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Below are a few new pieces that i have been working on over this week. They are mashup images that seem to be heading more and more towards abstraction due to the sensory overload altering your ability to read their meanings. Basically experiments hand colouring and spraypainting on digital prints and breaking them up into fragments to dislocate them even further.

Fragments 1 (Arresting Thoughts)

Fragments 2 (Missed Call)

Both are little sets of four with hand coloured (25x25cm each frame)

(Ink, Watercolour, Spraypaint and Shelac) archival pigment prints.

And just a little bit of other news for the weekend, I spent a bit of time on sunday doing a few paste ups over at Armageddon Cakes in Geelong. Just a mixed bag of images getting pasted up with a few other local artists.

If you haven’t heard about about Armageddon Cakes it is basically a place where you can go at night time for a coffee and a cake. Basically an alternative to traditional bars and restaurants, open from 8pm till 11pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday Nights(Cool hours!). Friendly service, good coffee, retro decor, paste ups and very nice cakes…plus if you ask nicely i’m sure they will let you add to the paste up wall!

So drop in if your looking for something a little different…they are in McLarty Place in the Geelong CBD.

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There is a new show opening titled ‘Pinned’ at Boom Gallery this friday that i will have a bunch of work in. The theme is simply small unframed works pinned to the wall to try to keep prices down…keeping the GFC(Global Financial Crisis not the Geelong Football Club!) and christmas shopping in mind.

I will have a mainly archival prints, many of which haven’t been shown before up on the wall. So if your in the hood pop by have a wine, chat to the artists and enjoy the art!

Opening night: Friday 25 Nov 5:30 – 8pm (11 Rutland St, Newtown Geelong)

The other artists in the show are: Jeff Raglus, Robert Ashton, Gary Parker, Richard Verhagen, Peter Steven, Anita Iacovella, Jeremy Vander Noord, Kerry Buckland, Jiri Tibor Novak, Ren Inei and riley McDonald.

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I have a selection of my Artist’s Books in the exhibition ‘Global and Local’ at the central Geelong Library. The exhibition has been drawn from the Field Study International’s Archive.

So if your in the area drop in and have a look at books by Marc Cuthbertson, David Dellafiora, Phil Edwards, Robyn M Fry Susan Hartigan, Mardi Janetzki, Karingallery, Glenn Fry, Noreen Grahame, Denis Mizzi, Jiri Tibor Novak, F’nL Osowski, Luke Sinclair, Glen Smith, Zoe Snyder, Ive Sorocuk, Pete Spence Spowart & Cooper, Stephen Spurrier, David Lawrence Stafford, Guy Sterling, Cornelis Vleeskens & Anthony Woodward.

Further Info here: http://daviddellafiora.blogspot.com/

And below is a close up of my books from the display. On show till 3rd Oct 2011.

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Well last night was the launch of Boom Gallery in Newtown. The night was a huge success with over four hundred punters through the door. There was a bunch of cool art on offer, and lots of people I hadn’t seen in the longest time…which was really cool. And I managed to sell three paintings for the night. So a big success from my perspective, and a great new adition to the arts scene in Gtown.

If your in the area, drop in wed – fri or sat 10 – 4pm to have a look at the art, and enjoy a high end coffee from the gallery’s own coffee bar. (How cool is that!)  Boom Gallery – 11Rutland St, Newtown, Geelong.

Above: The picture above shows four of my paintings near their coffee bar.

Below: Two of my terrorist pictures framed up in gallery format.

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Here are a couple of little mashup images that I have been playing with over the last week. Must say it’s damn cold outside in the studio!

 

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As part of the Illumination project by Courthouse Arts in Geelong, one of my animations of mash up imagary, ‘Mind Control’ was projected large scale (Three Stories high!) onto Custom House in Geelong. It was a short Mash Up film culminating in the following images…

Always good to have a bit of large scale propaganda projected onto a public building!

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Here is the ‘Seeing Red’ zine that I mentioned yesterday. Out now…so if you see me round hit me up for a copy while stock lasts!

Seeing Red – Zine – 8pgs Full Colour, 2011. No Frills Art. (Open Edition)

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A new little book…

White Noise, 8pgs – 200 x 200 mm, No Frills Art Publications. 2011 (Ed. of 20)

Plus some Think Tank stencil paste ups in the making, so keep your eyes peeled and stay tuned!

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Well some pages have started to come in for my latest assemblage artists book Altered State. About five of the thirty-five artists have now got their pages to me and it is already starting to look the goods. This is still early days as I am inviting and negotiating with each artist individually to show respect and to convey a deeper understanding of the project. I expect this will take at least the rest of they year to get blood from a stone…err 🙂

…to get an edition of 50 hand altered photocopied pages from each artist.

But when it does all come together it should be a beautiful object challenging the notions of zines and artists books, as well as that of art in the age of mechanical reporoduction. This project is not about commerse but rather the exchange of art and ideas with each of the artists gaining a book assembled with each other participating artists works in it.

I have chosen to include about 35 artists to allow the placement of a few in archives and public collections.

Enjoy!

NF

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The exhibition went well, the show looked good and i sold one piece with another looking like it might sell. Considering I only had five works in the show, a pretty good saturday arvo. Thanks to all those people who dropped in!

NF

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A bit of late notice on this one, but on Monday i was asked to patch a hole and throw together enough work to take part in an exhibition. It opens this saturday, and i have no idea how long its on for or what the other work in the show is going to be.

….but if your about saturday arvo drop in and say hello!

The show is part of the alleyway arts festival in Gtown, so there should be a bunch of stuff on.

Anywho, the press release from the gallery is below…

OXIDE CONTEMPORARY ARTS
Exhibition: Glen Smith, Glen Fry And Kerry Russell

Oxide Contemporary Arts is proud to present an exhibition of paintings and prints by well renowned local artists Glen Smith, Glen Fry and Kerry Russell. These artists each have over 20 years experience exhibiting in Sydney, Melbourne and Geelong. This exciting and diverse exhibition has been organised to coincide with the Alleyway Arts Festival 2011 which takes place this Saturday in Little Malop Street and surrounding alleyways.

Date: 19 February 2011
Time: 12noon to 6.00pm
Venue: Oxide Contemporary Arts, 3 McLarty Place, Geelong
Cost: Free
Contact: 0422 527 302
Email: oxidegallery@gmail.com

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The Street Salon installation that I was coordinating with David Dellafiora for the Geelong Arts Alliance is now up in central Geelong. Street Salon is a community art project where the elite salon exhibitions of the past are turned on their head by allowing access to all and displaying every artwork submitted in a shop front with 24hr access for the general public to easily view. Street Salon is a democratic artwork about participating in the arts, while also renewing the streetscape and filling one of the empty shops affecteted by ecconomic impacts such as the global financial crisis. Artworks were created by untrained artists, school students, people with disabilities, local artists as well as artists from interstate and overseas. All works are shown together as equals!

The display can be found in the Lt Malop St Mall (Shop 110).

This project was funded by the City of Greater Geelong.

 

There will also be a workshop running on Wednesday if people want to drop in and make some art, and a closing with a few drinks on the Sunday 10th Oct. (Time TBC)

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Well, its been an interesting few days. I have made a new small Mash Up Zine playing with the idea of reintroducing the artists hand into a photocopied zine to embody it with a bit more ownership and value…Think the Artist’s mark versus Art in the age of mechanical reproduction.

Zine – End Game available soon from Sticky Institute in Melbourne.

Small hand sprayed edition of 20

…so keep your eyes peeled as they will go quick!

Exhibition – I also was lucky enough to get one of my paintings selected for the Sweet Streets street art exhibition coming up in Melbourne this October. It wasn’t the work I was hoping was selected, but getting a work on the wall is all the same at the end of the day. Anyway, to find out more about whats on during the festival follow the sweet streets link above.

Mail – Today I received a few awesome paste ups from the crew over at UK based Prefab77. The pasters will be hitting the streets of Melbourne soon, maybe during Sweet Streets…so keep your eyes peeled.

Or go visit their site and see their awesome art >>

Old Friends – I caught up with Mel Kerr, a Melbourne artist and an old friend of mine this week at her studio. Her work inspired by suburban interiors and urban exteriors blends fine art beautifully with inspiration from street art.

 So go check her art out here >>

 

Copyright Breach – And the final bit… not as fun as the rest above, is today when I went to log into ebay I found one of my t-shirt designs for sale on ebays front page from a seller/company over in Thailand. The funny thing is, that its not even a particularly good design of mine. They had also ripped a few from mechline, and a few others designers also. I guess if you look at it one way its flattering. But if you look at it another way it just pisses you off.

Anyway, at least I can say things are never boring!

Enjoy,

No Frills

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Here are my new die cut to shape stickers that just arrived. Very happy with the results…they look sweet.

and these pamphlets are my tongue in cheek ‘Dollar a Day – Change an Artists life’ brochures. These will be out and about in the public sphere soon.  Although, they may end up in black and white on coloured stock to make them viable as freebies and viable for my hip pocket. So if your looking for a laugh, keep your eyes peeled…

and finally a little stencil of my local just for fun. Enjoy!

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Here are a couple of new mash up images that i have been playing around with this week. I was thinking of maybe making a few screen prints using these images onto plywood. Not sure though…So at this point these are basically straight digital print mockups.

 

and up at Hosier Lane Melbourne…

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