27 February 2014

the clothes things happen in

A few of the girls are getting an outing as part of the clothes things happen in which is an exhibition hosted by Qualia Creative for Melbourne Fashion Festival!  Very cool.  Thanks Qualia!

opening Wednesday 12th March 6-8pm
exhibition 13 - 23 March

The Loft
8 Rankins Lane,  Melbourne

14 February 2014

BHB Conference Scholarship Bonanza

Big Hearted Business is holding their (un-) Conference in May which is all about how to do what you love, make money, save the world.  I'd love to go as I think it would give me the tools to promote the female Australian artists that are involved in onefourfour and This Wild Song further.  The theme for this years' conference is COURAGE-COURAGE, NUTS & BOLTS which sounds perfect for me! 

BHB is giving away fifteen scholarships to attend the conference and to enter you were asked to make a video answering the question - how does my creativity contribute to the world?  Please watch my video above and cast a vote on the BHB page here (I'm on the 3rd page at the moment).  

Otherwise you can vote via facebook, the link is on my page facebook.com/ilonanelsonartist

You can vote once a day and voting ends this Sunday at 10pm

Thank you, thank you, thank you in advance!  I don't normally enter these popularity contests but I'd desperately love to attend this conference! xxx

10 February 2014

guerilla kindness for Christchurch

My friend Sayraphim Lothian is currently crowdfunding to bring some guerrilla kindness to Christchurch in New Zealand, if you'd like to help her spread some art love please contribute to her campaign here and get your mitts on some cool rewards!  She only has a few more days to reach her target, good luck Sayr! xx

onefourfour project: January theme

This piece is in response to the first theme of the
onefourfour project which is LIGHT.  I've had this idea floating around in my head for over year so it's feels great to actually manifest it!  It turned out differently to how I first envisioned it and when I first looked at the shots I wasn't sure I'd be able to pull it together, but I'm happy with it in the end.

onefourfour was created and curated by me, and the idea behind it was to encourage artists to experiment with new mediums and keep creating regularly to allow our practices to grow.  Here's how it works;

Twelve Australian female artists have been invited to participate in
onefourfour which sees them create one work a month for one year.   Every artist is assigned a month to choose a theme that all the artists work to, and the results are posted on the onefourfour blog at the end of each month.  The only restriction is that the work is to be 6 x 6".  This small canvas size was chosen so it's a quick and fun exercise and doesn't become a daunting task to create a piece every month.

An interview with one of the artists will also be featured on the blog every month so you can learn more about them, their arts practice, and their processes.