totally totem vs. all hands on decks

Totally Totem is an exhibition of customised and re-constituted pepper grinders by illustrator, toy maker and all round excellent lady Beck Wheeler, a series of domestic gods for the domestic goddess if you will. We're big fans of Beck's work, and when we got the call out for grinder contributions we have to admit we were very, VERY curious and excited about what she was going to come up with. What we really love is that while creating completely crazy conversation starters she's also managed to keep them fully functional, no mere novelty centrepieces here, its all utilitarian craft till the last... and bound to impress even the most stubborn diner.
Totally Totem
Until April 12,
24/7 enCOUNTER @ Craft Victoria (that would be the window space).
See it now before it's off the menu.Our other show of the week is also all about customising the familiar. This is one for our northern neighbours in Sideney. Unfortunately Melbourne peeps had a chance to see it in our home town, and if you missed it we're here to tell you it was MIGHTY FINE INDEED. Put simply it's a brilliant breakdown of some of the best international graf artists and illustrators today, all working it out on a skateboard. The show even includes some of our personal faves like Beastman (above), Kano and Melbourne's own Ghost Patrol who's coloured pencil piece below is a stroke of genius. Easy peasy if you're already a local but a touch more difficult for us slow off the mark southern folk - we're left either making the trek up north, searching out the installation pics online or hoping that they bring us another one just like it sometime soon. Bugger and bring on next year's show.
No Comply Skateboard show
until April 10
Red Bull Gallery corner Bourke Road & Huntley Street Alexandria

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