July 22, 2016

Kit and Ace was founded to fill a gap where technical comfortable clothing, normally seen as comfort casual attire could maintain a sophisticated enough design to last all day, from the office to your evening walk. With this concept in mind, and the strength of the team behind Lululemon to found it, it's no wonder that in less than 24 months Kit and Ace has become a huge global brand with a high reputation for quality and design.

So besides being great at executing a brilliant idea, Kit and Ace also take pride in supporting local talent. Every quarter each store selects a local artist, showcases their work in store, and throws an artist party inviting their extensive network of industry contacts. All this to no benefit to Kit and Ace but just for the love of supporting local art - such a great idea!

I was so lucky to be chosen by Kate Austin, Fitzroy store manager, to be the artist of the quarter. So true to tradition, they threw an artist party to celebrate. The...

June 1, 2016

So why was I painting at ridiculous o'clock the night before my final exam? For @YGAP's ART FOR CHANGE!

The last two months have been the busiest and most stressful (hello gray hairs!) couple of months I've had - studying full time, working close to full time, painting, exhibiting, etc. With multiple big deadlines each week - whether art or school related - this is the first chance I've had to work on this. An added bonus was that while studying and the eyelids started feeling heavy, getting up and painting worked as good as a coffee.

With the deadline fast approaching it couldn't wait any longer. I may be feeling the pressure, but then I realise... How fortunate am I to have the opportunity to have such a jam-packed schedule?! To have the opportunity to study, to have a job, and to have access to all resources that have enabled RCHart to exist! For no other reason than pure luck I happened to be born into a society where this is all possible. And for no reason, others have been born int...

May 6, 2016

The opening night of Bridge 38's most recent exhibition was a true success. People filled the gallery throughout the evening admiring the collection of monochome works from a collective of artists finely selected by gallery owner Serena Zlatnik. A personal stand out for me what the captivating abstract figurative works of Carmel Jenkin's which need to be seen in person to be believed. 

Bridge 38 will exhibit this collection for the next three months. Open daily, visit 38 Bridge Rd, Richmond.

July 9, 2015

Welcome to Magnus Collective's first art party.

Held at Off The Kerb gallery in Collingwood, the show featured a piece from each Magnus Collective artist, to the value of $600, a steal for some lucky buyers. There was such a beautiful diversity of work on show. So great to see the work of some of the artists I've admired since the launch of MC in the flesh! My personal favourite from the night, 'Amara' by the lovely Gold Coast artist Amber Kingi, looking so radiant that she was snatched up almost immediately.

Congratulations to Chantal Hryniewsky for putting together a great night, and to all the artists for bringing the goods!

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