Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Urban Wall-Capers (Part 3)
These are more samples of street art I found around the West End area recently. This last photo is of a cool piece of stencil art displayed in the window of Avid Reader Bookshop. Love that one! Partly due to my fondness for old clunky typewriters! The inclusion of the Mr Colour characters from the Reservoir Dogs film in the corner of the third photo I thought was an interesting addition.
An excerpt from Reservoir Dogs…
Mr Pink: Look I ordered coffee. Now we’ve been here a long fucking time and she’s only filled my cup three times. When I order coffee, I want it filled six times.
Mr Blonde: Six times. Well, what if she’s too fucking busy?
Mr Pink: The words “too fucking busy” shouldn’t be in a waitress’s vocabulary.
Nice Guy Eddie: Excuse me, Mr Pink, but I think the last fucking thing you need is another cup of coffee.
(Apologies to those who are offended by swearing. I’m hoping my nanna doesn’t stumble upon this post)
Now onto something that my sweet nanna would wholeheartedly approve of. A favourite West End haunt of mine, Reverse Garbage, will soon be launching their popular annual end-of-year pre-Christmas exhibition. These are always fun events with so many amazing and unique art and craft pieces on display and available for sale. What’s particularly exciting about this one is that three of the participating artists this year are fellow BrisStyle team members. Included in the “Renaissance: a rebirth of recycled materials” exhibition are Helen Berthold (ruby red studios and ruby 2 go-go), Ali Chisholm (jellygnite) and Rebecca Hollis (wheresbeckybean). Congratulations on your successful submissions guys! I’m so very looking forward to heading along to this and checking out all of your creations!
"The exhibition will showcase both functional and decorative artworks made from 70% or more salvaged materials. The title ‘Renaissance’ was selected for its ‘rebirth’ and ‘renewal’ connotations. We’ve invited artists to breath ‘new life’ into discarded materials creating pieces perfect for ecologically sound Christmas presents" – blurb from the Reverse Garbage website.
Opens Friday 21st November at 6pm. If you’d like to attend the opening night celebrations simply RSVP by 14th November on 3844 9744. If you can’t make it along to the opening, fear not, as the exhibition will be continuing in the RG Echoes Giftshop during regular Reverse Garbage opening hours.
And I’ll plug the awesome BrisStyle Giveaway here again because it’s relevant to this post. Besides submitting pieces for the Reverse Garbage exhibition, Helen, Ali and Bec have also contributed super gifts to this awesome giveaway. So there’s another wonderful reason to enter! Which you can do so by clicking here if you haven’t already. Enjoy the rest of your week and see you in the shadows on Sunday!