Dead Scary @ Lust for Life
The show opened with “Pet Cemetery” by the Ramones welcoming the crowd. Horror film still projections danced high on the walls and ceiling which kept the eyes wandering, digging up memories for me, some classics from the likes of Hell Raiser which is one of my all time favourites. I caught up with some friends who I haven’t seen in years and met a handsome bunch of inspiring ratbags who were plenty of fun. We went to the Nekromantix gig afterwards for a hot blast of psychobilly then moved on to the lush Bowery bar for cocktails and um… water for me. I had a few wine spritzers at the opening to celebrate but then the rest of the night I stuck to my commitment of being sober for October. Feeling pretty good, by the way….
My favourite pieces from the night were by Belinda Sinclair , Goregeous Portraits and What Little Remains. Every artist in the show produced great work. I intend to get my family together for some GOREgeous portraits at some stage soon! Every piece in the show was brilliant so take the time to explore if you get the chance to make it. It’s up until the end of October. Dead Scary will be an annual group exhibition and I think this premier show definitely sets the bar at a high standard.
Thank you to everyone at Lust for Life and all the beautiful, kooky freaks who came along for the first night.
I am exhibiting in Dead Scary, a group exhibition opening October 4th at Lust for Life Gallery in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.
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This is going to be a great show. Time for some spookiness to disturb the peace and comfort. I need something with a bit of guts (so to speak) and less decor-yawn…..
A successful opening night of Viva La Femme @ Lust for Life
Before the show I sat in a bar alone and drank two gin and tonics while listening to loud rockabilly. I needed time to reflect and relax before mixing with so many people. It did the trick. I enjoyed my time wandering through China Town, under the neon lights, statues, the smells and hubbub of restaurants. I wasn’t hungry, just a bit warm and fuzzy after two gins. The gallery filled up and the event kicked off. For two hours it was a busy, buzzing happening. My work sold as did many others. I got to meet lots of artists and discovered that I could sell my piece another 20 times. (might make some prints..) I got a lot of positive feedback. Woohoo! Some of my dearest friends were there who I rarely get to see, one I hadn’t seen for twenty years! I felt so blessed. We wrapped up the night at the piano bar next door with Long Island Iced Tea and sweet potato fries… mmmmmm.
I stayed in and around the city for a few days, got paperwork signed, sealed and delivered, visited galleries, markets, studios and workshops. Caught up with visiting friends on an impromptu trip and spent some quality time reconnecting. Perfect in so many ways. I survived and am revived. Catharsis ended. A complete success.