Thursday, November 25, 2010

Isabelle Trolio

Isabelle Trolio might spend her days helping Claire run Ruck Rover, but in her spare time she likes to surround herself with papers and pens and paints and pencils and all sorts of colourful things.

Margaret, $35

This collection of paintings, entitled Ladies of Wolf Mountain was started on a super hot summer's day and was inspired by a tee shirt design she did a while earlier.

People keep asking her where the men of Wolf Mountain are, but she is not sure.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Jelena Maticevic

October brings some charming drawings from Jelena Maticevic.

During her working week, Jelena is a doctor, tending to sick babies and saving lives, but she spends her free time drawing pictures, baking cakes and going on bike rides. She was born in Croatia, and moved to Perth back in 1988. In recent years she's added Rotorua in New Zealand and Melbourne to her list of abodes, currently residing in the latter locale, though her love of this fine city in the west will surely see her settle back here before too long.

Jelena's style is a little whimsical and a lot of lovely, often featuring very characterful animals and people. A positive outlook is reflected through her artworks, yet she manages to represent a range of human emotion.
Girl drawings, originals $60-$70, prints $6

For Mini Art Mart, Jelena has created a collection of A5 drawings in pencil and gouache. Boy are they pretty! Some of the drawings are also available as limited edition prints.

They are on 110 GSM and 185 GSM, acid free paper.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Amy Wong

This September at Mini Art Mart we have an installment of Amy Wong's paintings. Her exhibition, entitled Cute as a Button, features two series of artworks. The first is a collection of five paintings with the theme of well loved, yet slightly off kilter toys. The second are the original paintings from an alphabet book she is writing and illustrating. She hopes to have the book ready and in Ruck Rover in time for Christmas.
The toy box

Originally from Perth, Amy Angela Wong has recently joined the masses on the other side of the country in Melbourne to pursue her passion for the arts. She specialises in cute but morbid images with bright colours.

All her works exhibited at Mini Art Mart are original works painted using gouache and acrylic paint. They each come framed.
Amy's delightful background

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Lani Weston

Throughout August the work of Lani Weston will be on show in Mini Art Mart.

Lani has grown up in our fine city of Perth where she completed a commerce degree a few years back. Towards the end her creativity got the better of her, and on completion she remained at university to study graphic design.

She has simultaneously been working in design, even teaming with Ruck Rover to design a catalogue in 2009.

Old Man. Watercolour on canvas. $95

Lani's work covers a range of mediums, is often in large formats and animals and nature are common motifs. This exhibition features watercolour on canvas and pencils on paper. All artwork is ready to hang.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Esther Sandler

The month of July sees the inspiring work of Esther Sandler in Mini Art Mart. Esther works with different materials creating patterns and all round pleasing aesthetics.

Rope Wall Hanging, $100. One of three.

Esther completed an Advanced Diploma in Fashion and Textile Design in 2007. She recently spent some time in Paris but we are pleased to have her back in Perth furthering her creative pursuits here!

Resin Cast Flower Wall Hanging, $45. One of three.

Esther has created a series of wall hangings from wood and rope, as well as resin cast flowers. She is also selling her mini zine in Ruck Rover for the duration of the exhibition.

Okay Okay Zine, $4.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Lisa Max

Check out this awesomeness! June brings the fabulous work of Lisa Max to Mini Art Mart.

Lisa is a German engineered manufacturer of little handmade things. After completing a degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria she moved to Perth, where she developed a taste for arts & crafts. She recently married a bear native to Western Australia and now lives in Perth on a permanent basis. (She still likes beer and soccer but thinks that Australia smells better.)

Lisa can currently be found at

Lisa putting up her paintings.

For her month at Mini Art Mart, Lisa Max has done a collection of amazing character paintings. Exhibition runs through 30 June 2010.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Lift Off!

Mini Art Mart has officially begun! Huge thanks to all the people that turned out for the launch party, and there were a lot of you, it was super fun.

The first exhibition is a collection of prints of artwork that features in Issue 6 of Perth zine I Am Still In Yesterday's Clothes. The exhibition will run through May so you have plenty of time to pop down and check it out. All artwork is for sale, too.

The contributing artists are Tristan Fidler (pictured above), Leonie Brialey, Michael Lombardi, Kristinn Hermanniusson, Anne Barnetsen, Royce Alido and Janelle Mentesana.

The zine is also available for purchase at Ruck Rover General Store.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Call for Submissions

Mini Art Mart is due to start in May with an exhibition from I Am Still in Yesterday's Clothes, a local Perth based zine. Artwork will be by Tristan Fidler, the zine's creator, and other contributors to the latest issue. We are pretty excited!

We've already had a few creative types sign on but we will need more and more. If this is something that takes your fancy we would love to hear from you. All you need to do is email with some low res examples of your work. If you would like more information about the project please just email us too.