I thought I'd share behind the scenes photos as well as a finished peek at some of my pieces for the group exhibition PLAYFUL which I introduced in my previous post here. The exhibition is on now until April 29 at Melbourne's City Library Gallery, Flinders Lane. Also a friendly reminder the launch is this Thursday April 7th, 6-8pm — see you there!
I'm super honoured and excited to share that I’m going to be part of a group exhibition called Playful during the month of April. Curated by the wonderful Sophia Cai who knits burger jumpers for Blyth dolls amongst many other talents!! Playful coincides with National Youth Week and celebrates young people through imagination, nostalgia, games and all things toy. There will be works from 18 Australian and international artists on display as well as a bunch of artist-hosted workshops which you can find out more about here. For sneak peeks visit #playful2016 on social media. Facebook event found here.
City Library Gallery, 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
2 April to 29 April 2016
Opening night: Thursday 7 April, 6-8pm (all invited!)
Bring $2 coins for the Playful Gashapon machines!
Evie Barrow (thats me!)
Ashley Ronning (illustrated the Playful image above!)
Thanks Sophia for inviting me to play!
I started making these two some time ago and as can happen between life and other projects they sat unfinished until now. They're slightly bigger than previous dolls I've had available and are loosely based on two I created for the group exhibition, Needle Work / Needle Play. Inspired by my love for vintage cartoons the girl wears a little hat with flower similar to vintage Minnie Mouse. She's also rocking a shorts onesie made from patterned 1950's material. The boy keeps himself charmingly dapper in his top-hat, suspenders and bow-tie. They can't wait to bring a celebration of playfulness and personality to their lucky new homes. Available now in my Etsy store here.