You know how much we love a co-lab, and Toytown Tales (opening tonight at Outre) is just about the perfect example of 'craftist' collaboration. Painter Martin Harris and toymaker Jess McCaughey are both Melbourne artisans with cult followings - Harris for his trippily nostalgic, candy-coloured odes to childhood and McCaughey for her brilliant bears and exquisite counter-cute crochet.
|HOW AND WHY, Martin Harris|
|WALTER, Jess McCaughey|
In this, the first Outre showcase for 2012, Harris will be populating his paintings with McCaughey's characters, and in turn McCaughey will be bringing some of Harris painted people off the canvas and into arugami awesomeness. Brilliant, cannot wait to see this one. BECK