Those of you lucky enough to be up north in warmer waters either permanently or as part of the school holidays exodus should make an effort to catch Beck Wheeler's Tarts and Floursin its last week at Gold Coast gallery 19 Karen .
When not designing soft toys and album covers for her musical namesake or participating in highbrow international illustration exhibitions Beck is another one of those clever peeps who regularly engage in genre bending nu-craft. The fact that her subjects of choice include important hml concerns like shopping, tea parties and monsters applied to reconfigured kitchen utensils makes her work all the sweeter. This time literally.
While you're there you may also want to take a peek at Wellington Based Mica Stills show Runaway with Me . I have to admit I didn't know much about Mica until recently (clearly my loss) but after seeing paintings like these I now consider myself a new and ardent admirer.
Perhaps I might even be able to convince the architect that we need another bear in the house. BECK
TARTS AND FLOURS by Beck Wheeler RUNAWAY WITH ME by Mica Stills
both on until October 8