Monday, October 31, 2011

Sydney Children's Hospital Exhibition

I have been lucky enough to exhibit at the Sydney Children's Hospital again after a very successful sold out show last year.

This year I have original artworks are for sale with a percentage of all sales being donated to the Children's Hospital.
 Cloud Girl

The exhibition runs until the 25th of November and is a fantastic opportunity to purchase original work whilst also supporting a very worthwhile cause.

To Visit:
Sydney Childrens Hospital,
Artspace 2, Level 2,
High St, Randwick

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Featured in Bondville... and a Hollywood movie

I was very happy this afternoon to discover an email by Steph Hutkin editor of Bondville letting me know my illustrations had been featured in todays post titled Kids Room Ideas: Colourful, Creative, Shared Bedroom

The beautiful photographs were taken by the lovely Anni Payne from Milk and Honey Photography. I am collaborating with them currently on their new website which I will be sure to announce when it is re-launched. Their photographs are truly delicious!

I also have other exciting news regarding my illustrations being featured in an upcoming Hollywood movie featuring Julianne Moore but I'll wait till I receive the photographs from the shoot next Tuesday before I post anything more....


Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Miss Little Album and Launch

I have been very privileged to work once again with the uber talented Miss Little (Sarah McCallum)

I designed her previous E.P. 'A Place Without Time' and this time around we collaborated on the design of her first album 'When Things Fall Apart and Into Place'.

With beautiful photographs by Sally Flegg and Miss Little's inspiring music it was a really intuitive process creating the album artwork. We imagined a forest filled with creatures which were the imaginary landscape to accompany the dreamy photographs.

Miss Little launches her album this Friday night and is supported by the very entertaining Brendan MacLean. Miss Little is incredibly talented and is not to be missed!

Friday, August 5 · 7:30pm - 10:30pm

280 Clevelnd St, Surry Hills ( Cnr Cleveland and Perry St), Surry Hills

Monday, August 01, 2011

Exhibition Tonight.... Sneak Peak

Tonight is the opening of Dogs Dinner Cats Meow at TAP Gallery between 6 - 8pm.

I've added a few of my illustrations here as a sneak peak.... hope you can make it.

I have loved drawing dogs and cats so much I have decided that I would like to draw people's pets on commission. Its a pretty special thing to have and own.

If you are interested please feel free to contact me


Monday, July 25, 2011

Dogs Dinner Cats Meow - Fundraiser for the RSPCA

Hi there,

I have been busy creating illustrations of cats and dogs for an upcoming fundraising exhibition at TAP gallery.

As one of the illustration students at Enmore Tafe, we have been working hard creating an amazing array of animal artworks.... from watercolour to sculpture the exhibition is going to be very interesting. I've set up a really nice space and have been working primarily in watercolour and goache, and really loving it. I have predominantly been drawing dogs, they always put a smile on my face the loverlies!

Opening Date: 2nd August
Time: 6-8pm
Where: TAP Gallery - 278 Palmer St, Darlinghurst

The exhibition runs from the 2nd to the 14th of August and 25% of all sales will be donated to the RSPCA which is such an amazing cause.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Preparing for Art Workshop - Childrens Hospital Randwick

Hi there,

Its already July!! and its been a long time between posts! Mi dispiace!!

I've been asked back for another workshop by the captains of the Starlight room.... The last one was a success and this time we are going to do something even more fun... creating a forest together.

We will use pencil, paint, fabric, cut paper, texters... whatever we can get our creative hands on.

The children will be free to use their imaginations and add whatever they would like to the forest.... could be birds, ladders, a tent, giant worms, and monsters... I'm sure they can come up with even better ideas.

I will make sure all their names appear next to the artwork when it is put up in the Starlight room for all the kids, adults and Captains to enjoy...

Looking forward to it!!! :)

I'll post what it looks like after tomorrow... wooo hooo

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sydney Children's Hospital Workshop

This week is pretty exciting with an art workshop lined up at Sydney Children's Hospital this Thursday.

I was invited the the very wonderful Roxanne Fea who co-ordinates all the exhibitions at SCH. I will be exhibiting in a solo show again towards the end of the year which I am happy about. Art has a powerful effect and the art really does add some joy to the corridoors of the hospital. I think it's a great idea.

I've decided for the workshop to focus on collage and texture, I love these two things. Using lots of textures on paper, stencilling and cutting to create the final images.

Below are some photos my lovely sis took of me prepping and experimenting. It has been fun to let go a bit and splatter some paint about!

I'll post again after the workshop and let you know how it all went. I'm looking forward to meeting the children and other adults involved in this great program. 

Sunday, April 10, 2011

New Work

I'm very happy to release the first illustration in a new series of work for 2011. Inspired by visits to dad in the 1980's and looking at his Pink Floyd Albums, collections of feathers and interest in space and the galaxy I dedicate this first work to him (Angelo). 

This particular image is called Space Dreaming and incorporates my new love of geometric forms and triangles, bright fushcia's, lemons, limes, sky blues, teals and rich blacks. Then splatters of yellow like dad's triple J t-shirt from the 80's that I use to wear.

I guess this is the beginning of a nostalgic series of work.... 

My Sister holding my new print.

Space Dreaming is available from my store

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Rosie Catalano - My sister's E.P. Launch

It been a while... yes a very long while since I last blogged. I promise weekly updates from now on.

I currently share a studio with some amazing artists and illustrators and will write about them in the coming months.

In the meantime my very talented and wonderfully gifted sister Rosie Catalano is having an e.p. launch next Saturday, 8pm at Carriage works in Redfern.

Rosie's music will move you with her beautiful and evocative voice and clever lyrics. I designed her E.P. and decided on bright bold edgy colours which compliment Rosie's sound. The photograph is made by the very talented Nirrimi whom Rosie and I met when we were little kids through our parents.

This is the second E.P. I have designed for my sister and I always enjoy the journey. Her drive, loyalty, dedication and creativity have inspired me and I'm really excited to be seeing her perform next week alongside her support act Leroy Lee.

I hope you and your friends/family/partner can make it too.

Who:   Rosie Catalano
What:  E.P. Launch
Time:  8pm
When: Saturday 9th April 2011
Where:Carriage works
             Bay 20 Theatre
             245 Wilson Street
How much: $15 + bf
Bookings: / 1300 723 038 / Ticketmaster Outlets