27 05 2011

Hot pink, lime green, chocolate … hand-knitted … AWESOMENESS!

bought at Abbotsford Convent Makers Market

That is all.

‘Inside the Realm of Invisible Spheres’ @ C3

16 07 2009

While I was checking the next market dates at the Abbotsford Convent, I came across the listing for exhibitions at the C3 Gallery (blog). The titles and descriptions were intriguing, so I visited on one of my regular ‘Fitzroy-Fridays’ (I love Fitzroy, and as weekends are not ideal for me to go there, I like to spend some of my Fridays off doing the things I like there).

Inside the Realm of Invisible Spheres‘ is a collaboration between Debbie Symons and Jasmine Targett. I very much liked this show.

Exhibition media states: “These works explore the shifts of perception that occur when our awareness of reality through observation is deconstructed, exposing a rupture in the natural order. Spheres and bubbles with their infinite and sensitive boundaries mark out fragile positive and negative spaces.

photograph taken with gallery permission

photograph taken with gallery permission

Debbie created the two-dimensional pieces; the maps drawn on graph paper trace the outline of the arctic ice caps. They are shown in pairs, southern and northern, and at time intervals 1992, 1997, 2008/9 – showing the changing outline. I have a connection with maps that I’ve explored through my own art, so I relate to these drawings.

Jasmine has made the blown glass pieces – I liked the little ones so much that one came home with me.

photograph taken with gallery permission

photograph taken with gallery permission

Unfortunately, I visited this on one of its last days … so I didn’t get to publish this in time. ‘Inside the Realm of Invisible Spheres‘ was at C3 from 24th June to 12th July 2009.

Also, the duo has another show, ‘Losing the Unique‘ in September at Shifted Gallery. And I have just found that Jasmine is a member of the Brown Paper Collective (I’ve mentioned them before) – who will be at the ‘this is not a design market‘ this Sunday 19th.

Abbotsford Convent Markets

24 04 2009

I like this monthly market at the Abbotsford Convent, held this time on 19th May. It is listed as a combination of two markets, the Makers Market and the Skirt and Shirt Market. I’m not sure if there was any genuine delineation between the two, as they’re regularly held ‘together’. The market is mostly hand-made clothing and accessories, with a handful of jewellery makers.

A few months ago I picked up a gorgeous shift dress by Mint Slice Afternoon; and this month the affair continued, with a beautiful skirt coming home with me. Sharing her stall with Mint Slice Afternoon was BridBird – her hand-made felt brooches and necklaces are delightful.


photograph taken with permission of artist

Two other jewellers worth mentioning are Lisa-Keri Jenness, whose silver pieces are Celtic-inspired; and her stall-mate Belinda di Nino, whose earrings were modern yet classically shaped and beautifully made.

The next market at Abbotsford Convent is on 17th May, the third Sunday of the month.