Sunday, September 27, 2009


A small respite from the slowcooking pressures of studio led Elliot and me to his parental unit's exhibition opening at Essence Gallery in Parnell.

Peter and Julie Collis are ceramic and glass artists, Peter mostly known for his familiar shaped ceramic vases. But I think it's funny to see the aesthetic similarities between parent and child. Elliot is also fond of organic shapes and strong pigmented colour (mostly with his paint works from last year...)

As for the haps with graduating exhibition preparations, everyone seems to be bunkering down for the upcoming stress-storm, hence the noticeable increase in tumbleweeds on this blog and the tepid writing. For that I apologise, but I do promise that a little bit of silence is necessary in the meantime. From picking up tidbits on the studio floor about what people have got planned for end of year, it sounds like the show is going to be huge. Five Weeks...

Keep Calm and Carry On time.

- Agnes

Monday, September 14, 2009

art of the free variety

Have been busying myself with non-art stuffs for the last week or so. In between watching all seven seasons of Gilmore Girls back to back, I've also been collecting free art things around Auckland. A newsprint off the stacks at Simon Glaister's latest show at St Paul Street and a piece from Elliot Collins and Linden Simmons' show at Rm, which is on right now. However, I lost my copy of Matters 3 from the new artists show at Artspace somewhere...bother.

Graduation count down = Six and a Half Weeks. For now, back to Lorelai and Rory.

- Agnes

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Musical Paintings

Music Painting by JUL & MAT from JUL & MAT on Vimeo.

Sweet Jeebus, Elliot, if you are reading, let's attempt something similar with your new high gadgetry video camera?

- Agnes