Sunday, 8 November 2009

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Let's Play Exhibition in London

Calling all Londoners - I'm part of the Group Exhibition 'Let's Play', curated by The Art Group, and I'd love you to come down to see it! The private view will be on Tuesday 1st December 2009, 6-9pm @ Maverik Showroom, 68-72 Redchurch St Shoreditch. The show runs 1st-5th Dec for those who can't make the opening, and there will be a chance to purchase these popular works.

























Friday, 2 October 2009

Upcoming Exhibition Dates

Here are the details of my next upcoming exhibition dates:

"Let's Play" Group Exhibition with The Art Group @ Maverik Showroom, 68-72 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, London UK.
1st - 5th December 2009, private view Tuesday 1st December from 6pm.
http://www.maverikshowroom.com/

"YOU ARE NOT WHAT YOU EAT: Eating Disorders in Fashion" Solo Exhibition @ Dragonfly Bar, 193 Victoria Square, Adelaide, Australia.
19th February - 12th March 2010,
Opening party Thursday 25th Feb @ 6pm (til late)
Closing party Wednesday 10th Mar @ 6pm (til late)
http://www.dragonflybar.net.au/pics.html

"YOU ARE NOT WHAT YOU EAT: Eating Disorders in Fashion" Solo Exhibition @ Discobeans, 208 High Street, Northcote, Melbourne, Australia.
14th-28th March 2010,
Opening party Friday 19th Mar @ 6pm (til late)
Closing party Friday 26th Mar @ 6pm (til late)
http://ameblo.jp/noilove/

Here is a sneak preview of a detail of one of the large works for "YOU ARE NOT WHAT YOU EAT":



Metro Gallery Group Show

I just finished a group show at the prestigious Metro Gallery, 1214 High Street, Armadale, Melbourne. Here is the piece that was included:

Friday, 11 September 2009

New designs for Kings of Neon

I have added 4 new designs to my range for customised plimsoll company Kings of Neon, including a design based on my BMI badges.




Saturday, 22 August 2009

Toilet Fair Isle!

Here's a sneak peak at one of my design collaborations for the next show; "YOU ARE NOT WHAT YOU EAT". This Toilet Fair Isle will be finding it's way into the wonderful knitwear creations of Paula Ibanez.

Monday, 20 July 2009

3rd Solo Show to open March 2010

My 3rd solo exhibition; "YOU ARE NOT WHAT YOU EAT: Eating Disorders in Fashion", is set to open during The L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival 2010. It is scheduled to run from March 14th - 28th, 2010, and I hope it will feature at The Adelaide Fringe Festival in the February beforehand.
The theme of the works began as a response to the deaths of 3 South American models; Ana Carolina Reston Macan, Luisel and Eliana Ramos in 2006/7. This triggered Madrid and Milan Fashion Weeks to adopt a policy of no underweight models on the runways, and I am hoping to urge Melbourne to consider enforcing it too.
The following image was inspired by my research into the Body Mass Index statistics of 50 prominent female celebrities. I discovered 69.8% of these are underweight (with a BMI of 18.5 or less) and that 18 out of the 50 are at or below what the World Health Organisation defines to be starvation (a BMI of 16 or less.) Healthy range is 18.5-24.9. The exhibition will feature a number of text-based works around the theme, including a giant wordsearch, and will see collaborations between myself a a handful of fashion designers. Below is a sneak-peak at the first of a series of 100 original art badges based around the celebrity BMI theme.

Friday, 19 June 2009

My Illustrated Plimsolls!

You can now purchase my eye design plimsolls from Kings of Neon, for just £24.99! They are also available from Topman, River Island and Asos.com.



Thursday, 18 June 2009

Belvedere Vodka Exhibition

Here are some photos from the Belvedere Vodka Exhibition closing night party @ McCulloch Gallery, Melbourne City 12/6/09. I customised a bottle with portraits of the former residents of Belvedere Palace in Warsaw, Poland, which was sold. The show featured 50 Australian Artists including Adam Cullen, Matt Kyme + David Sheridan, John Forrest, Claire Sutton, Josef Marzi and Ha Ha.















































































































Sunday, 31 May 2009

Lifelounge Feature

http://www.lifelounge.com/Sarah-Beetson-has-fifty-bucks,-bring-on-the-sluts.aspx

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Collaborative piece with Josef Marzi

Here is the work Joe and I created for our joint stock show "Expectations". The owner of the piece will be decided by raffle, which will be drawn at 9pm at the closing night party this Friday 29th May. For a chance to win the work by purchasing tickets for the raffle, please contact McCulloch Gallery mccullochgallery@yahoo.com.au.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

"Sluts" Reprisal!

Perhaps the last chance to get hold of one of the few remaining Sluts will happen in Melbourne this month.
The show will include a selection of current and past works from Josef Marzi and myself, including 1 new collaborative work.
The exhibition will run from 18th - 31st May, with a closing night party on Friday 29th May from 6pm, at McCulloch Gallery, 8 Rankins Lane, Melbourne City.
Josef's selection will include works from his Birds, Cherry Blossom and European Cities series.
I will show the last remaining 'Sluts' which toured 3 continents in 2008, plus a selection of smaller works which have not yet been exhibited. All Sluts playing cards are SOLD OUT, but there are still a limited number of badges and posters available.













































Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Deforestation in Tasmania Group Show

Running at The Collingwood Gallery until Thursday 16th April are my works on the theme "Deforestation in Tasmania". See below. All of the Original Art Badges are now SOLD.




























































































Victorian Bushfire Benefit Exhibition

In March 2009 I participated in a Victorian Bushfire Benefit Group Exhibition at The McCulloch Gallery, Melbourne city. All door charges, bar proceeds and 33% of the sales went to the Bushfire Benefit Fund. Here are the works of which 1 was sold.























The Secret Life of The Love Song

My next show "The Secret Life of The Love Song" opened at The Greenwood Gallery, Melbourne on October 16, 2008. It featured the Nick Cave live drawings plus 2 new large canvases inspired by his lecture about the melancholy nature of the love song. These works were created during summer '08, whilst I was living aboard the Motor Torpedo Boat 219 on The Thames, ironically adjacent to Nick Cave's former wharf.


































































Nick Cave for Diesel Jeans

After making Live Drawings of the musician at the 'In Conversation With Nick Cave' sessions at The Melbourne Arts Centre, Diesel Jeans asked me to create a blog with Artist friend Caelum Rale about the experience, and to interview then Bad Seeds drummer Mick Harvey on the subject of Australian Identity. Here are the resulting works.