Monday, October 31, 2011

Paper Chain Update

A detail from Beverley Iles' collage

There is a lovely new collage on the Paper Chain!
Beverley Iles, Australia to Victoria Shiel, Scotland (Chain 12)

To see it in full visit the Paper Chain tumblr!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Scoop mention!

Hey look! Our exhibition, Beast for Thee got a little mention in the current Scoop Homes & Art, Spring 2011 issue. It's on page 207. Thanks Scoop!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Owl mask ready for Halloween mischief

I designed this owl mask for the Beast for Thee exhibition, but since it is Halloween on Monday I thought it might be useful for a little trick o' treating too! You can download the PDF here - Cut it out, colour it and staple some elastic to the tabs at the sides and you'll be ready for some nocturnal revelry.

We all designed a paper mask each for Beast for Thee so if you are nearby you can collect all four masks from The Oats Factory.

Have a fun Halloween everyone!

Beast for Thee

A few more pictures of my work in the Beast for Thee exhibition. It closes tomorrow at 5pm so if you haven't seen it and would like to, please pop in sometime this weekend. Open hours can be found on The Oats Factory website.
Claire Bushby, Installation view
Installation view
Claire Bushby, The beast in me loves the beast in you (detail)
The beast in me loves the beast in you (detail), hand stitched cotton, papier-mache,
acrylic paint, ink, recycled wood, glass mirrors.
Claire Bushby, Mr Wolf
Mr Wolf, charcoal & pastel on paper.
Claire Bushby, Mr Tez
Mr Tez, charcoal & pastel on paper.

For pictures of work by all of the Beast for Thee artists please visit my flickr album -

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Images from Beast for Thee

I've got a lovely new camera and I'm trying to get the hang of it! Here is some of the first pictures, they are of our current exhibition, Beast for Thee.

Beast for Thee, Installation view

Beast for Thee, Installation view

Beast for Thee, Installation view

If you haven't seen the show yet it is open until the 30th October! see for more details.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

First chain completed on the Paper Chain!

Natsu Power to Carla Thursday, Chain 9
We have our first complete chain on the Paper Chain!

Natsu Power to Carla Thursday completed chain #9

You can see how this chain progressed by following this link -

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Some beastly thanks

Til wears her customised Beast for Thee mask and shows us how it's done!

Thanks heaps to everyone who came along to the Beast for Thee opening last night and made it extra grand! I had a wonderful time and I hope you did too. My biggest thanks go to The Oats Factory gallery director, Melody Smith. She is one awesome, hard working lady who knows how make great stuff happen!

The show will be open until the 30th October, so if you missed last night there is still plenty of time to visit.

See The Oats Factory website for details

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Beast for Thee: opens next Friday!

Beast for Thee (promo)
Photo by Belinda Gittos

Our exhibition Beast for Thee is opening at The Oats Factory next Friday at 6pm.

You are welcome to join us for a drink and a look at the beastly delights we have created.

If you can't make it on opening night the exhibition runs until October 30th.

Beast for Thee: Claire Bushby, Claire Canham, Maria Hildrick & William Wernham
Opening 6pm 7th October 2011
Runs 8 - 30 October Wed – Sun 12 - 5pm
The Oats Factory  69 Oats Street Carlisle WA 6101