Post Industrial Design

Steampunk exhibition

What a great night and amazing turnout for the Steamscape Exhibition.  The exhibition is on for a couple of weeks, so if you came on friday night and couldn't get through the crowd, drop by again or if you missed the opening we are sure you will love what is on display.  Around 500 people turned up to see the Clockwork Butterfly fashion parade, the exhibition of Steampunk art and design, live music from the Dreadful Penny's and the voice of our own Katie Houghton. The exhibition showed the steampunk movement through fashion, design, sculpture, painting and more. The crowd spilled out into the streets and into the half demolished Victorian house next door. A night highlighted by fashion, and not just the fashion by Clockwork Butterfly.... most of the crowd were dressed in a staggering variety of eclectic Victorian futuristic gear, a fantastic result and it looked amazing. The rooms inside were dark, warm and gloomy with a hint of brass and cast iron here and there surrounded by top hats, lace and animal skins. Exquisite bespoke wallpapers and the unique hand painted finishes of Art and Interiors provided a beautiful backdrop for the styled rooms. All the locals were there along with the die-hards of the Steampunk movement. Amazing scenes as the circus act played out on the lawn in front of the old house next door with a crowd of a hundred or so watching on lit almost entirely by the fire eaters flaming torch. The crowd had been treated to the fabulous Food by Miranda catering and complimentary wine through the generous support of Longview Winery. “Steamscape” forms part of the Loreal Fashion week Cultural Program

Sarah Watt Calendars available Online

Sarah Watts calendars 3012/2012 is finally available from our online shop . . . it only took me a week to get them up on the site!! This beautiful full colour, 14-page calendar is printed on quality paper and draws on some of the images in Sarah Watts current exhibition 3012. Sarah’s rendered photography illustrates the industrial and suburban beauty of her hometown in West Footscray. For those who have patiently waited for the new run of calendars to arrive they are finally in store! Thank you to everyone for your patience. You can purchase online or swing by to pick them up.

Sarah Watt Opening

Thank you for all that made Sunday’s opening of Sarah Watts rendered photography so special. I think I am safe to say Sarah’s work touched a chord with everybody who came. In true Sarah Style she has made the ordinary extraordinary! The show is a real celebration of our local neighborhood and all we hold dear. Exhibition runs till November 13. [gallery link="file" columns="4"]

3012 – 2012 Exhibition by Sarah Watt

We are excited to present 3012 – 2012 a local story in images by Sarah Watt. If Sarah Watt wasn’t so god-damn-nice, she would definitely be one of those over achieving creatives that we would all secretly love to hate! In 2005 she scooped an AFI for best writer and director with Look Both Ways as well as winning major international awards, including Venice and Toronto Film Festivals. In 2009 she wrote and directed My Year Without Sex. Her work is represented in the permanent collection at MOMA, New York. She wrote and illustrated the children’s picture book, Clem Always Could (Lothian press). AND this week she is launching her co written memoir (with William McInnes) 'Worse things happen at Sea' (Hachette), photographically illustrated by, of course, Sarah. She has obviously been very very busy and we are honoured that Sarah has squeezed in some time to do something with us! Exhibition Dates 24th October till 13th November Gallery Hours Tues–Saturday 10am to 5.30pm, Sundays 12 to 5pm         3012 - 2012 draws an emotional connectedness to the suburban landscape through rendered photography as Sarah Watt explores her relationship with the local neighborhood in West Footscray. The exhibition is also the official launch of Sarah Watts’ Calendar 3012 - 2012. Produced by Leanne Evans, this uniquely local calendar depicts images from the exhibition.