Monday, February 18, 2013

Alina Tang

Flowers and fickle feelings
Alina Tang

Alina is head-over-heels in love with printmaking!

She enjoys wearing cute aprons while printing but also delights in the magical, process-driven aspect of printing: mixing the perfect ink colour, rounding the corners of every plate, and meticulously wiping with yellowpages.

Alina is in her final year of art school at Curtin University and tries her best to make work that makes her and other people happy. She also loves flowers, people who smell nice, kittens, floral patterns, hand-made things, small children, and long cuddles.

All of Alina's prints are handmade, from oil-based ink, paper, and an etching press. The Mipsy and Pixie prints (the sweet ones of the cats dancing) are made by collagraph etching, with some hand-painted watercolour editions.

These prints aren't part of a limited edition run exactly, but are 'U/S' (Unique State) - which means they're printed uniquely, and coloured differently each time. This also means Alina can make custom colour and floral backgrounds!

Exhibition runs until May 31.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Hayley Welsh

Hayley Welsh

Following her sell out show at the FORM Courthouse Gallery in Port Hedland and her pop-up shop at Carillon City, children’s book author and illustrator Hayley Welsh showcases her latest creations in this new exhibition at Mini Art Mart entitled Wonderland.


Using found objects as her canvas, Hayley illustrates imaginative new worlds with her whimsical characters, exploring the childlike escapism into fantasy and the process of opening up one’s mind to impossible realities.

Hayley has established herself as an artist to watch. Having moved to Australia from the UK in 2009 with exhibitions in London and New York under her belt, she has been in demand of late.
With a history in scientific and natural history illustration, Hayley’s paintings display a technical approach that is mixed with nostalgia and humour. Yet at the same time, darker undertones are present in her pieces, reflecting a fear of the unknown.
Exhibition runs throughout February.