Sorry about the tardiness of this weeks reporting, it's the middle of the week already and we're yet to get any hot tips to you. Let's just put it down to a combination of holiday lag and technology glitches and get back to business.
Cheap as Chips
ART MELBOURNE, the annual showcase of 'affordable art'.
Always a bit of a mixed bag, and to be honest we have seen some truly terrible things there, they do have a very worthwhile section featuring the works of up and coming artists called OFF THE WALL. In the past this has featured such top craftsters as HML friend and I Make Stuff alumni Irene Grishin-Selzer of Iggy and Loulou fame. So you never know you might just find yourself up close and personal with a star in the making - and have the opportunity to grab one of their works before you're priced out of the market. This year there are some cracker galleries exhibiting their wares including perennial HML faves Outre and Kick, as well as free activities for the kids. So if you have a spare couple of hours and a spare $15 get on down to the Royal Exhibition Building and check it out. Friday 23 April until Sunday 25th April.
Drawn and Quartered
Blink and you'll miss it - today is the last day of FIRST DRAFT, an sneak peak into the sketchbooks of some of Melbournes top jewellers at Studio Ingot that lets you map the transition from initial sketch to completed work. Totally absorbing stuff and features another HML fave, the super lovely and uber talented Katherine Bowman - get there if you can.
you gotta know when to hold 'em.
Last but certainly not least is the new show by boundary pushing jeweller Kiko Gianocca at Gallery Funaki. I am popping across to Funaki today in my lunchbreak to check this out, so expect a review later in the week. For now just know that it comes from the same mad mind that brought us Sand to Wear (part of the Solutions for Better Living exhibition in 2005) I am expecting something completely unique.
oh and one for out of towners...