Wearing: Dangerfield soupy dress and socks, American Apparel shirt, thrifted crochet jacket, POMS earrings and necklace, dog brooch from ginettepomette (etsy), buttons from Melbourne Art Fair and Harrison T-bars. Today's post is a little bit different. On Sunday I went to the Melbourne Art Fair at the Royal Exhibition Building and saw some art so I thought I would post the photos I took there. Initially I just wanted to go because Melbourne-based artist and regular Rookie contributor Minna Gilligan was running the 'creative space'. That's the activity room for kids complete with National Geographics, vintage books, pencils and textas to make your very own Minna-inspired collage. I gave it a go but I was more interested in the works of others, as well as the eight new works Minna created in honour of the event. We chatted briefly but at the same time her family had arrived so we didn't get to talk much. Even though it was the last day of the event and there were only two designs left, I got the 'Go with your Heart' button from her though and I really love the design on this. It's a nice mantra to keep in mind when making art.
One of the attendants chatted with me afterwards about making collages and how it takes a whole day to make one really good collage and I agree! I thought maybe there was something wrong with me or I was just being lazy but it's nice to have someone else speak their mind on the creative process. I'm very interested in making my own collages and stuff, but I've noticed that everything is very linear and process-oriented so I was hoping to get some inspiration for future works. I was looking at exhibits picking up business cards, brochures, buttons and just about anything I could get my hands on for almost five hours- and I picked up a lot of material to use for my art journal. These are the rest of the photos I took albeit a little but jumbled.