Wednesday, January 13, 2010


My camera died. RIP. So you will just have to deal with crappy PhotoBooth images. sorry.

113 - "cake? i've only ever heard of bread" - Bought material (a fake bread mobile phone decoration bought with the encouragement of MY and MV at the amazing japanese store that is right next door the the new gaffa) and bought finding.

112 - "squirrel in a tree"- Reclaimed Material (plastic squirrel that was a decoration on my sisters christmas present from SHB, saved from big bad plastic rubbish bag) and Found Material (a branch that had fallen off a christmas wreath from my work)

111 - "pop pop pop" - Reclaimed material - (Champagne wires) and bought finding.

110 - "my spoon, is too small" - Gifted material - (plastic spoons that look to nice to be found on an airplane) and bought findings.

109 - "scotch while serving customers" - Reclaimed material (drink stirrer that was in a drink that was 'forced' upon me by the cafe next door to where I work as an early christmas eve celebration, painted orange) and bought finding.

108 - Gifted material from Kristin (These little green balls are getting around, they have found some great new homes as little christmas presents to so many people)

107 - "Golden Speech" - Found Item (a gold earring, but when I saw it lying on the pavement it looked just like this perfect little golden speech bubble)

106 - Reclaimed material (plastic doily table cloth) and bought finding

105 - "you rock, rock" - Found Material (found while out walking around the lake in canberra) and bought finding.

104 - "eye eye key" - Gifted Material (plastic cap rings from bottles of contactlense cleaner, blue and yellow key identifier)

Monday, January 11, 2010

two thousand and zen

Happy New Year and welcome to my new home.

As of the 1st of February, I will practically be living at gaffa. I'll be running the ground floor retail area as well as a galley space (Keeper Gallery) on Level 2.

But really can one complain? a roof top garden, cafe and 3 levels of awesome.

Here is my formal spiel:

Since its inception in 2006, Gaffa Gallery has provided a creative space for emerging and established artists and designers. As an integral part of its move to Sydney’s CBD in early 2010, Gaffa will open the doors on a dedicated Jewellery and Object retail store.

At present we are looking for Jewellers, Ceramists, Glass Artists and Object makers to be represented in the retail store. We aim to showcase remarkable and exciting work, with importance placed strongly on quality craftsmanship and innovative and interesting design.

If you are interested in having your wares showcased in our retail outlet, please feel free to tell us a little more about yourself and your practice. Please provide a brief bio (200 words), a ONE page CV and some images of your production line (max 5 images) along with a word document of captions details (title, materials and retail prices). NB. Please make sure the size of your attachments does not exceed a total of 1MB.

With the opening of its inaugural exhibition, "Fidelity", the Gaffa Gallery precinct will open to the public on the evening of Thursday the 11th February 2010 at 6pm.

If you are interested in retail representation or exhibiting in Keeper Gallery please feel free to e-mail me.

ps. my camera died... so I promise you'll get some more 365 brooches soon. Just have to find a moment in the busy busy busy busyness to fix the camera.