Up for grabs is one of my paintings. To be in the running to win "Blended Deer", an original artwork, all you need to do is regram the above image on Instagram and tag @nictatt
and #nicoletattersall. You do have have to be an Australian resident
and you've until Sunday 10 August 2014 to enter. The winner will be
announced on Monday 11 August 2014 on Instagram and my blog
Able and Game Alice Oehr, Beci Orpin, Camilla Rogers, Cat-Rabbit, Claws, Elena King, Eileen Braybrook, Elise Wilken, Georgia Perry,
Gemma Patford Legge, Gemma Flack, Jeremy Piert, Kirsten Perry, Kitiya Palakas, Laura McKellar, Megan McNil, Michelle Mackintosh, Ry Wilkin and Witu all have something in common - their love of cats!
They are all part of Cat Stuff, a pop-up exhibition and market. Just as the name suggests it's all things cats, there will be artworks and objects of cats and for cats. A great chance to get your paws on something any kitty would love!
Cat Stuff Where: 5/29 Tinning St, Brunswick.
Victoria, Australia (Enter Via Ilhan Lane) When: Thursday 14 - Sunday 17 August, 11 am - 5pm
A new video featuring some of surfings top surfers including Kelly Slater (USA), Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Gabriel Medina (BRA), Mitch Crews (AUS), and Johanne Defay (FRA), in moments that are rarely revealed. It sheds some insight into what they go through before a heat, after defeat, and whilst waiting for a set as the contest clock is ticking. These clips are shown along with glimpses of those learning to surf, being inspired to shape surfboards, and taking their first steps towards surfing.
The video is part of Samsung Mobile's campaign to celebrate surfing together and that in the water, every day is day one, Samsung Mobile are the the first global partner of the ASP.
Though surfing may or may not be your thing, there is certainly something to be said for sports psychology and ideas being applied to other aspects of life, even those that are creative. Think about it, though you may of had a poor performance day, tomorrow is day one, just like yesterday was. When you look at it the other way too, you may have nailed it today but tomorrow, well... it's a brand new day.
I love surfing and I love creativity and "De Passage a full feature about life on the road by Reef shot in Tahiti, Bali, Australia and South Africa most certainly ticks those boxes for me. Inspired by Reef’s philosophy of "Just Passing Through" the film is a 20-minute short about traveling surfers’ surreal life on the road.
It stars and bevy Reef ambassadors including Alana Blanchard, Mick Fanning, Luke Davis, Tia Blanco, Rob Machado, Kai Otton, Shane Dorian, Mikala Jones, Taylor Knox, Paige Maddison, and Nick Rozsa.
It's a feast for the mind and soul, so take 20 or so minutes out of your day and check it out!
I went to my first Drawing Book Academy Workshop in June, where Adnate, Ken Taylor and Deb spoke. Whilst I heard each of these speak about their work before it was the format that the Drawing Book Academy offered that intrigued me. What sort of people go along? What questions do they ask? What is the Drawing Book Academy Workshop all about? these were just some of the questions I had. I also had a fellow Melbourne artist I and the Others prompt me to go along too.
I found the Drawing Book Academy Workshop to be inspiring and engaging. It's most certainly something where you get back as much as you put in. Whether it be introducing yourself to other creatively minded people there, mingling with the speakers, asking that question you've been wanting to ask for months in the question and answer time or quite simply listening to what is being said and asked.
The next one is coming up in about a weeks time and they've an amazing line up of speakers, okay I maybe a little biased here, but with Heesco, Numskull and Gemma O'Brien all talking about on how they draw their own motivation, you seriously don't want to miss it. I've already arranged to head along and am looking forward to hearing from all three of these talented creatives.
Last week I took a risk, and unfollowed almost everyone I was following on Twitter. Yes, I did what many may be considered to be social media suicide. Based of what happened when I unfollowed everyone on Pinterest I wasn't too sure what to expect. However giving the nature of Twitter, and the I'll follow you if you follow me mentality of some people on twitter, I did anticipate a dramatic drop in followers.
Before I get to what unfolded after I unfollowed almost everyone, I should
probably explain why I did it. I was interested to see what would happen on Twiiter given what happened when I unfollowed everyone on Pinterest. I also noticed in the last few months that there was very little appearing in my feed that was of interest to me, there was a lack of engagement with others and the tweets I was wanting to read were getting lost in a bunch of crap.
I was following around 1,600 people and am now following around 250. After I unfollowed almost everyone I refollowed some key accounts I like to
follow and engage with.
So what happened? Well... over a week I've lost around 100 followers. Do I care? Well not really, I do keep track of who unfollowed me and I get the feeling that a majority of these accounts were held by people who subscribe to the idea of 'you follow me, I'll follow you back', not an idea I'm fond of. I believe that with social media and especially twitter that it's a give take relationship,
if who you're following isn't sharing content that is of interest to you
then no matter who they are (including me), you should feel okay to
unfollow them. I've now also since found that I'm finding great content to engage with and I'm no longer feeling like I'm in a room full of people just spurting out stuff. Whilst the level of engagement hasn't risen by much, my enjoyment of twitter has.
Earlier this year Espionage Gallery closed its doors, however that hasn't meant that gallery founder Joshua Smith has completely called it a day. In fact I've heard he is more busier than ever. Joshua has teamed up with emerging artist and curator Kat Coppock and Adelaide Council initiative Splash Adelaide to continue bringing art to the people with Spirited: A Studio Ghibli Inspired Exhibition.
This is a pop up exhibition being held in the Japanese Himeji Gardens in Adelaide, South Australia as part of a much bigger event which includes stalls, food trucks, interactive games and giant Totoro’s. Oh and as well as
traditional Japanese music performance, sets from DJs Marcus and Ocky
Plant, Origami sessions, and workshops teaching the art of
Manga Japanese comic styling.
The art exhibition side of the event hosts 25 artists from around Australia and Japan, including the likes of Alyshia Eming, Cameron Brideoake, Creature Creature, Daria HK, Earther, Harry Plane, Rain Teo, Rebecca Murphy (Syd), Rem, Tsunami Hee Ja, and myself.
I've a a limited edition stencil work titled 'Truth', available as part of the exhibition. Inspired by both the film and the book 'Howl's moving castle', I've created a five layer feather stencil that brings them together. I wanted to create something that wasn't fan art per se but that it captured the magic and the changes in which Howl goes through during the story in the book and the alternative portrayed in film.
If you are are in Adelaide do get along and see this amazing exhibition and event.
It's ArtBoy Gallery's 4th Birthday and that means it's time for a sale. Their annual sale started today and ends latter this month on Tuesday 15 July. I've taken 50% off a selection of older works, and other artists including Mr. Duke, Almo, Mike Adey, Dirtfish and Tim Shepheard have also discounted selected works to help celebrate.
If you know what's good for you make your way down to ArtBoy Gallery and pick up something arty.
ArtBoy Galllery 4th Birthday Sale
99 Greville St, Prahran, Victoria, Australia
Espionage Gallery presents Arcade Allstars Where: Espionage Gallery, Suite 1, Level 2, 93 Rundle Mall, Adelaide, SA, Australia (entrance off Lindes Lane, next to ZU Shoes) Exhibition Opening: Thursday 12 December, 6pm to late Exhibition: Thursday 12 to Saturday 21 December Website Facebook Event Page
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