Thankful in Richmond

Today I finally got to Long Street Coffee, hung out with a lovely friend, ate cake and looked at this stunning wall. Life is truly awesome…and it’s barely lunch time.

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sticky fingers apparel street art show and brand launch

The peeps at Sticky Fingers Apparel had a launch on Saturday 25th October. If you weren’t there, you really missed out. Tees, singlets and artwork by Phoenix, Precious Little, Sitt, Marian Machismo, Barek, Dubse, Philb, Malarkey, Calm and Lifetime. Merch is also available at their online store

precious little @ sticky fingers apparel launch

calm : police line @ sticky fingers apparel launch

phoenix - ghost crate @ sticky fingers apparel launch

sitt - toxic tony @ sticky fingers apparel launch

phoenix - coloured bottles @ sticky fingers apparel launch

precious little @ sticky fingers apparel launch richmond

philb - fresh sushi @ sticky fingers apparel launch

barry coffee and food opening soon!

The Barry fitout is looking great AND they’re opening in the next few weeks. From the people behind Richmond’s Pillar of Salt, so it should be fabulous. Find Barry at 58 High St in Westgarth Village (where Traffic and Cafe Fianco used to be). Image from Pillar of Salt’s Facebook page.

barry coffee and food : westgarth

ryan mcgennisken : she’s the moon perception in the absence of stimulus

Ryan McGennisken’s current show is dark, ambiguous and hallucinatory. “She’s the Moon; Perception in the Absence of Stimulus” evokes schizophrenic experiences and psychiatric hospitals. Compelling narrative journeys in ink, pencil, assemblage and watercolour. This powerful solo show is a must-see! On at Paradise Hills until 11 May.

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ryan mcgennisken : she's the moon 3

melbourne street art 86

There’s always so much street art along the #86 tram route. Check out the Melbourne Street Art 86Melbourne Street Art 86 blog for lots of handy info, maps and more! Site also looks at suburbs beyond the 86, so swing by, lace up your shoes and get walking…

Kate Rohde’s style grabbed me immediately. Her brightly dyed resin/polyurethane/polyester crystal formations, over the top sculptures, vitrines, the Renaissance Dinosaur collab with Romance Was Born…Amazing. So many people work with resin,(not to mention fake hair, the natural history museum aesthetic and eye popping hues) but what this painter-sculptor-jeweller has been doing for the past six years is like nothing I’ve ever seen before. Her use of colour is stunning – and amplifies the natural forms she clearly loves so much. Kate Rohde is represented by the Karen Woodbury Gallery, and her jewellery can be purchased at Edition X. She was part of the Big Design Market last weekend, and features in their Gazette (see below). What will emerge from her Northcote studio next? I can’t wait…

Kate Rohde:The Big Design Market Gazette 2012