Launching THURSDAY OCTOBER 14TH FROM 6PM at nine on seven,
Rooftop Cinema Bar Curtin House
Running until November 10th
Melissa Reidy is a Melbourne based Artist working in illustration and drawing. Composed in pencil depicting improbable beings in improbable situations Reidy’s work often features feathers, men’s suits or ram’s horns. She is a consummate zine maker and sharer and has been a volunteer at Sticky Institute. Reidy’s comics have twice featured in the comics magazine ‘Tango’.
As an emerging curator Reidy has curated and shown in ‘The Undiscovered Press’ at Platform Artspace in February 2010 and in February 2011 will curate an exhibition as a part of the ‘I am Typewriter: The Melbourne Typewriter Block Party’ at Sticky Institute. She hopes to always be drawing. Even when she’s old and needs help getting out of her comfy chair.
Animalia is a series of HB pencil drawings of hybrid beings presenting a visual portmanteau of species. Reidy’s jarring amalgamations are created out of playfulness and curiosity. She imagines the species existing in actuality through her use of zoological nomenclature. Each work is accompanied by a biological classification and an encyclopaedic entry. A description of migration, feeding and behavioural habits in addition to their habitat is listed; suspending our disbelief for a moment easing this creatures transition from unreal to real.
After an extended hiatus, a long winter and a complete restoration of the boxes
come along and celebrate one year of choice cubes, modular captivation and strong cider !!