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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Upcoming shows at nine on seven

nine on seven proudly shouts from a mountain top shows coming up in 2010!

Micheal P Fikaris: Comic Guru of Froth Industries
Kasia Rose Tons: RMIT Textiles Graduate and darling of the thread, stitch and pencil
and
An Arts Project Australia curated group show featuring Artists with Intellectual Disabilities.

HOORAY!
More details to come.
Enjoy your day.

LITTLE BOXES paintings by Kat Weir


The title and theme of Kat’s show references Malvina Reynolds’ 1962 folk tune of the same name. Malvina was an activist/housewife facing a dichotomous struggle between domestic bliss and domestic sameness. Kat’s fascination with the 1950’s and 60’s and all things kitsch, has nurtured her love/hate relationship with domesticity and suburban life. Her obsession with the aesthetic of these eras certainly doesn’t match the opportunistic ideal of the 'fulfilling' suburban lifestyle. It seems the trap of modern suburbia is easy to fall into!

With ‘Little Boxes’ Kat offers a fantastic solution. She intends to have her cupcakes and eat them too! She has made eight paintings: Four bachelors and four exotic pets, one to match every season. With corresponding colours and matching d├ęcor they offer this advice:

No matter what the season,
there will always be a man and a pet to match your outfit.
You'll never get bored!

Kat Weir has been drawing since she could hold a pencil.
She hails from New Zealand, where she completed her Fine Arts degree
in 2005. Kat has travelled the world and now lives in Melbourne.
She is currently working in North Fitzroy at Advanced Art (361 St Geroges Rd, North Fitzroy) where she has been tattooing for one year.
More of her work can be found here: http://www.myspace.com/katweir


Little Boxes

(Words and music by Malvina Reynolds; copyright 1962 Schroder Music Company)
Little boxes on the hillside, Little boxes made of ticky tacky,
Little boxes on the hillside,
Little boxes all the same.
There's a green one and a pink one

And a blue one and a yellow one,

And they're all made out of ticky tacky

And they all look just the same.

And the people in the houses All went to the university,
Where they were put in boxes
And they came out all the same,
And there's doctors and lawyers, And business executives,
And they're all made out of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same.
And they all play on the golf course
And drink their martinis dry,
And they all have pretty children
And the children go to school,
And the children go to summer camp And then to the university,
Where they are put in boxes
And they come out all the same.
And the boys go into business
And marry and raise a family.
In boxes made of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same.
There's a green one and a pink one
And a blue one and a yellow one,
And they're all made out of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Lauren Rigbye MATHS AND BOOZE prints available for sale..Handball (6 prints)







Here are Lauren's lino cuts with hand painted acrylic on archival paper size:28cm x 28cm: $50 ea. Please contact Claire Alexander on 0434 140 342 or email nineonseven@gmail.com

Lauren Rigbye MATHS AND BOOZE prints available for sale...Littlemissfingers (6 prints)







Here are Lauren's lino cuts with hand painted acrylic on archival paper size:19cm x 18.5cm: $30 ea. Please contact Claire Alexander on 0434 140 342 or email nineonseven@gmail.com

Friday, November 13, 2009

nine on seven presents MATHS AND BOOZE MATHS AND BOOZE a collection of lino cuts, silkcreens and drawings by Lauren Rigbye







Nothing can rival the tedium of printmaking, however Lauz persists.
'Maths & Booze' - new pictures informed by hangovers, banality, procrastination
and a refusal to make any goddamn sense. Drawings and hand painted acrylic lino cuts and silkcreens.
Prints and drawings will be available for sale on the night. As these prints are hand painted the different variations will be posted here in the coming days.
Stick it in your eye hole!
Opening this Thursday the 19th of November early start 5pm until 7pm
at nine on seven.


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Leila's work opened and now showing until the 18th of November






Leila's work is now up at nine on seven until the 17th of November. Thanks to all those who came to the rooftop last night. Prints, calendars and postcards are still available for sale.
8” x 10” Frontier prints $100 each / set of two $180
10” x 12” Frontier prints
$150 each / set of two $280
10” x 12” Frontier prints $150 each / set of three $400
Prints are also available framed.
Calendars $40
Postcards $2


Contact: Leila Morrissey on 0411 719 604 / leila@leilamorrissey.com
Or Claire Alexander on 0434 140 342 / nineonseven@gmail.com


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

CIRCUS OPENING TONITE!!

If you like taking in art, beverages, sun and sky views all at once come on up to nine on seven at the Rooftop tonite to see the opening of Leila Morrissey's fantastic photos in CIRCUS.
Starts at 6pm...See you there!!
Here's a little more about about Leila:


Leila is a Melbourne based photographer who graduated with a Diploma of Photography from RMIT in 2005. Since then she has been Photo Editor of RAVE, India’s biggest music magazine. She is a major band photographer for Inpress Magazine, Faster Louder, and Triple J’s jmag. Leila has exhibited in several group shows including Photo Biennale 2009, Linden Postcard, and Fluffy Gallery. She also photographs fashion, weddings, and websites commercially. This will be her first solo exhibition.

More of Leila’s work here: http://leilamorrissey.com/

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

nine on seven presents CIRCUS photographs by Leila Morrissey




Circus is Melbourne photographer Leila Morrissey’s first solo exhibition. Swirling hula hoops from head to toe, balancing on a chair, slicing a teddy, hula-hooping with a straightjacket on, balancing on another performer… you name it, the performers captured in these images can do it. The exhibition reflects Leila’s fascination with the world of the circus – the combination of power and grace makes for compelling imagery, and these photos show the performers doing what they love, capturing them in the studio as they work their magic. These amazing artists who have worked all over Australia as well as the world, and their work make for a unique and thrilling series of photographs.

More of Leila's work can be found here:
http://leilamorrissey.com/

And don't forget Snotrag's work will continue to be on show until next Tuesday.
PACE

Monday, October 19, 2009

Snaps from Subtopia




Snotrag's opening and exhitbition was a huge success thank you to all
for coming to the opening and for making the effort to see the work throughout.

All work will be up until next Tuesday the 27th of October.
Chur!
Check out more of her amazing aerosol and such here:
http://www.flickr.com/people/xsnotragx/

Sunday, October 4, 2009

SUBTOPIAN SCUM prints and drawings by SNOTRAG


THIS WEDNESDAY FROM 6PM JOINS US AT nine on seven FOR THE OPENING OF SUBTOPIAN SCUM
Snotrag, a rare female persuant of neigbourhood artistic expression, uses her vibrant skill with line to explore themes distancing suburbia from utopia and the detritus linking the two.
Come on down...its her birthday!

Babble on babble on.



































Here:
some snaps from the show opening.






.....and here: An interview with Jeremy and Abe from threethousand.
The boys describe their inspiration for TOWER OF BABBLE ON,
where
the collaboration could possibly take them and a
revelation of who the main
stars in the comic really are.
Works are still available for sale.
Please contact Jeremy Ley on:
e: mail@jeremyley.com
m: 0400 493 335



Monday, September 21, 2009

'Tower of Babble On' works available for purchase!
























Mr. Ley and Mr. de Bruyn's work will be available for purchase on the night of the exhibition opening (Tomorrow, Wednesday 23rd of September from 6pm.more details in post below) and for the duration of the show.


Prices a knockout at:
Individual prints: $20
All prints in the set: $100
A0 Story Poster: $30
Please contact Jeremy to get yers:
m: 0400 493 335
e: mail@jeremyley.com

Have a look at the uncut print which was unravelled yesterday.
Large prints are so much cooler than smaller ones!

See you tomorrow!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

THE TOWER OF BABBLE ON

Jeremy Ley and Abram de Bruyn
Come and witness a neat collaboration between Illustrator and

Storyboard Artist Jeremy Ley and Writer Abram de Bruyn with
their comic THE TOWER OF BABBLE ON for
the launch of
nine on seven artspace at the rooftop Curtin House
this Wednesday the 23rd of September from 6pm.

See you there