Monday, 24 November 2014

The Boom Gallery Christmas show


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My first feature!!  Actually, it's a contraption I have made for the Boom Gallery group Christmas show, called Merry Hell.  It's made from Sculpey, acrylic paint, embroidered cotton fabric, an old broom handle and plywood (thanks to Nick E for his help in assembling it).  I thought that you needed to see how it works, and I hope that these films actually work too, as I have never uploaded moving images before...


Above and below: Melbourne Babushke, also for Boom's Christmas show.  They are based almost entirely on types I have seen around our city.  The old man emerging from the Fitzroy commission flats wearing a fake Chanel t-shirt, the person wearing an animal onesie deeply engaged in their i-phone, the Northern suburbs crafty lady bedecked in cute brooches, the call centre worker fagging outside the office into a giant Nescafe tin.  I threw Angry Cat in for good measure.  (My suburb is full of angry cats.)  The blank babushke had been taunting me in my studio for years.  I am glad that I finally put them to good use.

The lovely Boom Gallery is at 
11 Rutland St 
Newtown (Geelong) in Victoria.  

The Christmas group exhibition opens this Friday evening and runs until December 24, 2014.  Plenty of great artists taking part, as always....

6 comments:

sister outlaws said...

Ahhhh! That wind up contraption is too sublime! Think I need to get it for my heart broken 20 year old daughter - she's just been spun both ways! But then....haven't we all!

Sandra Eterovic said...

Oh Julianne! I don't know whether to smile at your brilliant writing or frown at whoever has been giving your daughter a hard time. Yes we have all been spun around -- but as the song goes "the first cut is the deepest" -- but then it doesn't seem to get any easier either!! Oh dear.... At least she has a sweet mum who can give her a big hug. Again and again.

jen storer said...

Very very cool! x

Sandra Eterovic said...

Great to hear from you, Jen! Thank you!!!

Saskia Ericson said...

Sandra! I don't know where to start! Haven't checked in for a while and you have been a human dynamo. Love all your works in progress, your back garden, the Ukrainian goat, your zippered purses and I LOVED your stuff at Open House. BUT my favourite piece is Merry Hell. Cannot even begin to tell you how much I love this. It's like an analogue automaton. So much beautiful texture.
PS. I say More is More too. Merriest of New Years to you xx

Sandra Eterovic said...

Sass it means so much to me that you like Merry Hell! It is probably one of my favourite pieces from 2014. (Though I actually started it in 2012.....)
Thank you dear Penpal -- hope your holiday is going very well indeed..............