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News

16 Dec 16

Opening and launch – ‘Nestling’

It was wonderful to see everyone at the ‘Nestling’ opening and product launch. The combination of art, lamingtons and a children’s drawing corner made a fun afternoon for those young and old.

Artists featured include Rilla Alexander, Nancy Liang, Beci Orpin, Eirian Chapman, Andrew Joyner, Tommy Doyle, The Letterettes, Grace Lee, Lachlan Conn, Jane Reiseger, Kat Macleod, Carla McRae, James Gulliver Hancock, Ben Sanders, Craig and Karl.

Stay tuned for what’s on next year and happy holidays!

Love LD

 

Install shots by Tatanja Ross

11 Nov 16

Performance event – ‘Seen and not seen’ by Dylan Martorell

Dry ice, colourful experiments, live music sets and lamingtons!

The gallery was transformed last weekend with screenings of Dylan Martorell’s videos, and mesmerising performances by Judo Bronze, Lichen Kelp and Matthew Brown. Thank you to everyone who joined us for the afternoon – we hope you found it as insightful as we did.

The exhibition runs until Sat 19 Nov so there’s still time to drop by and check out Dylan’s works and all the wonderul props and gadgets from ‘Seen and not seen’.

Love LD

08 Oct 16

Opening night – ‘Calamine’ by Lauren Bamford and Stephanie Stamatis

What a fantastic turn out for the opening of ‘Calamine’! The gallery was painted pink and filled with happy onlookers with rosé on one hand and pink lamingtons in the other.

‘Calamine’ is a collection of photographic prints by Lauren Bamford and Stephanie Stamatis. This series of studio still life experiments marries the artist’s photography and styling practices, exploring lighting techniques, form, composition and patience.

The shows runs till the 15th of October, so be sure to check in before then!

Love LD

17 Sep 16

LOTS BOOK LAUNCH

Thanks to everyone who joined us to celebrate the launch of Marc Martin’s LOTS – A book about everything and everywhere for everyone. Almost.

The accompanying exhibition was indeed a fact-filled adventure for curious globetrotters, young and old.

Love LD

09 Sep 16

Still Life Drawing with Emma Leonard

On the final day of her solo exhibition, ‘Places I’d Rather Be’, Emma Leonard hosted a free, casual still life and observational drawing class. Thanks to the great group who spent a sunny afternoon of fun, drawing with Emma among the beautiful blooms of her solo show.

03 Sep 16

Opening Night – ‘Places I’d Rather Be’ by Emma Leonard

A big thank you to everyone who made it to the opening of Emma Leonard’s solo exhibition titled ‘Places I’d Rather Be’. What a great show to welcome Spring!

‘Places I’d Rather Be’ is a contemplation on wanderlust- and boy were we lusting! Emma’s collection of new originals and limited edition prints graced our gallery and caught us dreaming of flowers in the wind, faraway destinations and epic adventures.

The show runs till September 17, so be sure to daydream with us before then!

Love LD

19 Aug 16

Opening Night – ‘Potluck’ by Karan Singh

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the opening of Karan Singh’s ‘Potluck’. It was an amazing start to the show and we hope you found luck and wisdom in our fortune cookies.

‘Potluck’ is Singh’s debut solo exhibition and his works explore the visual language and symbology of superstition.  The collection of brightly coloured limited edition giclee prints adorned with luck based gestures, objects and icons had everyone feeling like a pot of gold! Smiles were all around the room as fortune cookies were opened and stories were exchanged.

‘Potluck’ will run until August 27, so get in before then!

Love LD

30 Jul 16

Opening Night – ‘Sweethearts’ by Phebe Schmidt

It was a great turn out for the opening of Phebe Schmidt’s Sweethearts – thanks to all who joined us.

The show features nine large-scale photographs and an installation, inspired by softcore porn and the archetypal heroine of Mills and Boon romance, examining common conceptions of beauty, gender and ageing as well as self-love and self-care. Schmidt’s characters perform for an anonymous multiplicitous audience rather than one (male) hero character. 

The crowd surrounded the large, velvety sweetheart bed in the centre of the gallery. ❤️

Sweethearts continues until Saturday August 6.

Love, LD

24 Jun 16

Opening Night – ‘A billion frames per second’

Colossal thanks to all of you who came down for the opening of A billion frames per second!

It was awesome to celebrate the launch of Jacky Winter’s new agency Gif Horse and to share the work of it’s super cool roster Crispe, Ellen Porteus, Fashgif, James Jirat Patradoon, Julian Frost, Karan Singh, Lachlan Conn, Nancy Liang and yelldesign. We loved seeing the GIFs come to life as you scanned static works with the AR Layar app. So future.

A billion frames per second runs until July 2nd so there’s still plenty of time to come down and check it out!

Love LD

 

 

20 May 16

Opening Night – ‘Role Models’ by Timba Smits

Big thanks and high fives to all those who came down to check out the opening night of Timba Smits’ solo show Role Models – a series of exquisite portraits!

The gallery was filled with the smell of buttery popcorn, celebrity and of course, you fine folk. Great turn out for a great show. Featuring an all-star cast including Tom Hanks, Bill Murray, Uma Thurman, Arnold Schwarzenegger and more. Who wouldn’t love being surrounded by our favourite actors, each multi-tired with iconic characters they’ve played.

Role Models keeps rollin’ till Sat June 11.

Love LD

P.S. Opening night shots by Andy Hatton

23 Apr 16

Opening Night – ‘Still.’ by Carla McRae

Big thank you to everyone who came to check out Carla McRae’s wonderful solo show Still. on its opening night!

The collection of pigment marker on paper originals, 3D wooden objects, large-scale murals, a self published zine and a limited edition print all radiated positive vibes on the night while the work’s exploration of the ways in which we find and access feelings of calm, rest and focus made for a mindful and of course enchanted crowd.

We love Still.’s familiar settings, characters, bright colours and bold, geometric shapes and were so happy to share it with all the lovely peeps that came down to see it on it’s first night.

Thanks for coming!

Love LD

P.S. Installation shots by Tatanja Ross

01 Apr 16

Opening Night – Residential Development (LDR²)

Lamington Drives second ever residency saw the gallery become home to four emerging artists  Antra Švarcs, Janelle Barone, Oliver Page-Dutton and Sarah Canning. The culminating exhibition ‘Residential Development’ (LDR2) was the result of weeks of the four illustrators creating new work and interacting with the public/each other – all heading towards the common goal of creating an exhibition. During the residency the gallery acted as a makeshift open studio; four desks, power, Wi-Fi and works in progress gradually filling up the white spaces of the walls as the artists worked. The materials, tools and works in progress added another layer of studio detritus, granting access to an aspect not always seen by the public or followers of their work.

The final exhibition of  hand-painted originals, paper collages, digital and screen-based pieces, sculpture, hand-drawn sketches was a great success. Big thanks to everyone who came down!

Love LD

10 Feb 16

Call for Applications – Lamington Drive Residency

The Jacky Winter Group invites expressions of interest from emerging illustrators and image-makers to work in-residence at our gallery, Lamington Drive.

Objectives
The primary purpose of the residency with Lamington Drive is to give emerging illustrators and image-makers a chance to create new work in a traditional gallery environment and to allow them to interact with the public in new ways. From works in progress to finished art; open studio to exhibition!

When
The Lamington Drive Residency will run from Wednesday March 9 – Saturday April 2. The duration of the Residency will be four weeks only – three weeks of on-site production and exploration (open to the eyes of the public) culminating in an exhibition in week four.

Lamington Drive is open Wednesday-Friday 11am-6pm and Saturday 12-5pm each week.* We would expect that residents will be available to work on-site at the space during gallery hours at the very least 50% of the time. The gallery will not be available to residents outside of gallery hours except where specified due to Easter public holidays.

The gallery will be open to visitors for the duration of the residency during gallery hours.

Key Dates
– Applications open: Wed Feb 10.
– Applications close: Tue Feb 23.
– Successful applicants notified: on or before Fri Feb 26.
– Residency begins: Wed Mar 9.
– Residency exhibition opening: Wed Mar 30, 6-9pm.
– Exhibition runs: until Sat April 2.
– De-install: April 4-5.

*With the exception of week commencing, Mon Mar 21, when residents get optional closed access Mon and Tue to cover Good Friday and Easter Saturday gallery closure.

What is offered
There are four spots available for the Lamington Drive Residency. The artists selected will be provided a light-filled, white-walled gallery space to work from, a desk and chair, access to wifi and power, and full use of the gallery walls. They will also be offered the opportunity to sell their work directly from the gallery if they wish. Any sales of work must be managed by the resident directly in the manner they best see fit. The gallery will not be taking a commission on any sold works.

Residents will be asked to create new work and be expected to display works in progress on the gallery walls, in compliance with the specified gallery install guidelines. This document will be provided, along with a gallery floorplan, prior to residency commencement.

Residents will work closely with the gallery manager to decide on the outcome of the residency and culminating exhibition.

What to bring
Residents will be required to bring all their own materials associated with their practice.

Where
Lamington Drive is located at 101A Sackville St, Collingwood VIC 3066. Interstate applicants please note, there are no travel or accommodation expenses included.

How to apply
Interested? Please email your folio and a 200 word expression of interest for consideration to shena@lamingtondrive.com by COB Tue Feb 23.

Images of Lamington Drive, Sackville St by Jesse Marlow

Our 2013 Lamington Drive Residency exhibition, ‘Slumber Party’ at The Compound Interest.

10 Feb 16

Opening Night – ‘Under Nightshade’ by Kat Macleod

Thanks to everyone that came to the opening celebration of Under Nightshade by Kat Macleod – a collection of new works on linen exploring deep sleep and the botanical world. Marking our very last opening for 2015, it couldn’t have been a nicer summer evening to celebrate.

The gallery was looking lush, filled with fresh flowers by Natasha from The Sage Garden in complimentary hues to those of the beautiful originals on show.

What a year!

Love LD

(Images by Jess Harris)

 

06 Nov 15

Opening Night – ‘Risographica 3’ Exhibition

A huge thanks to all who came to the opening night of Risographica 3!

The sun was shining, the prints were selling and the drinks were flowing.

The opening of the third installment of the (almost) biannual Risographica Exhibition saw 28 of Jacky Winters’ finest artists explore the grainy and great medium that is Risograph printing. All prints for Risogrpahica are printed by Caldera Press – above image taken by Eamon Donnelly.

The A3 2-colour prints are limited to an edition of 10 and all at a mere $50. Also, all proceeds for the duration of the show are going towards Oxfam’s International Crisis Fund – supporting the response to humanitarian crises worldwide. These beauties are selling like hot cakes so visit the gallery before the 7th of November to pick up your very own Riso, right!

 

18 Sep 15

Opening Night – ‘Shape Up’ by Georgia Perry

Vibrant cut outs and posters, glasses of prosecco and a sense of movement and energy filled Lamington Drive  for Georgia Perry’s debut solo exhibition, titled ’Shape Up’!  The show sees Perry fearlessly layer bold and bright colors within posters and layered wooden shapes – so shape up and head down before the 10th of October to soak up the energetic vibes!

18 Sep 15

Opening Night – ‘Find Me a Castle’ by Beci Orpin

The walls of Lamington Drive were transformed into bright and colourful look-and-find style activities for Beci Orpin’s book launch cross solo exhibition, titled ‘Find me a Castle’!
The pages of the book came to life on the gallery walls, with textural elements such as giant toothbrushes, beetles and dinosaurs covering the walls. All Day Lamington donuts, many cute babies, puppies and a single goldfish were just a few of the highlights from the launch. A huge thanks to all who came down to enjoy the interactive and always colourful work of Beci Orpin. Love LD

10 Jul 15

Opening night – ‘Currency’ by Kate Banazi

Wednesday night saw the opening of our mid-winter show ‘Currency’ by Kate Banazi. ‘Currency’ features a collection of silkscreen prints on mixed surfaces – Perspex, board and paper. An exploration of tessellating shapes and curves, each print is layered with a variety of patterns that blend and mesh, coming in and out of focus as the viewer moves throughout the space. Thanks to everyone that came down and kept warm with mulled cider and wine! There is still plenty of time to catch the show! Currency runs till Saturday August 1.

06 Jun 15

Opening night – ‘Short Lived’ by Craig Redman

Thanks to all that came down to see Short Lived by Craig Redman one half of art and design duo Craig & Karl. The work is a study of everyday gestures and expressions, featuring recreations of Redman’s friends in the midst of unassuming acts — eating, contemplating, smoking, waving hello. There’s still time to catch it if you missed the launch. Short Lived runs till Sat June 27.

15 May 15

Opening Night – ‘Cosmic Dread’ by Sean Morris

Wednesday night saw the opening of ‘Cosmic Dread’ by Sean Morris. Featuring a mixed format series of original paintings on vases and board, printed flags and a large scale mural. Great turn out! Thanks to everyone who ventured out on a cold rainy night for the launch. There is still plenty of time to see these sword welding ladies for yourself. ‘Cosmic Dread runs until 30 May.

24 Apr 15

Opening Night – ‘A River’ by Marc Martin

Last Wednesday, Marc Martin brought ‘A River’ to Lamington Drive. Books, prints and originals full of vibrant colours and richly textured landscapes – from cityscapes to farmland to jungles and vast oceans. Thanks to all who joined us for the opening!

‘A River’ continues until May 9

13 Mar 15

Opening Night – ‘Wounded’ by Jesse Marlow

Last Wednesday’s opening of Wounded by Jesse Marlow was top notch. It’s the first photographic exhibition to be held at Lamington Drive, as well as the first time the Wounded series has been exhibited. It also happens to be the 10 year anniversary of the release of Jesse’s ‘Wounded’ photo book (Sling shot press, 2005) – a lot of history on these walls. Thanks for coming along!

Wounded runs until April 4.

Love LD

07 Feb 15

Opening Night – ‘Beyond Beyond’ curated by Beci Orpin

Last Wednesday, Beci Orpin brought Beyond Beyond to Lamington Drive. Nine artists and makers’ work came together to represent an eclectic mix of pieces from large soft sculptures, wall weavings, to a tiny paper swan. Thanks to all who came out for the opening!

Beyond Beyond continues until February 28.

 

27 Nov 14

Opening Night – PINK FIST by Sonny Day (W$YK)

Last Thursday, Sonny Day (of W$YK) brought the immense power of PINK FIST to Lamington Drive. Footballers toting oversized lipstick, figures plunging into the abyss and plenty of banana motifs in Sonny’s classic style, created a surreal visual feast for all. Thanks to all who came out to see the show!

PINK FIST continues until December 13.

 

22 Nov 14

Launch – Around Australia With Jacky Winter

We were super excited to launch the much-anticipated arrival of ‘Around Australia With Jacky Winter’ last Saturday afternoon.

It was a celebration of Australiana with wattle, beers and, of course, lamingtons. The walls were decked out in large scale spreads from the book, inviting all guests (adults and children-alike!) to grab a pencil and doodle over the activities.

‘Around Australia With Jacky Winter’ is sure to be a household favourite, jam-packed with craft, games and colouring-in projects illustrated by over 75 of Jacky Winter’s artists. Fight your kids for it on road trips and kill the boredom on rainy days in the sharehouse, this guy is suited to minds of all ages!

Available now in major bookstores!

 

 

07 Nov 14

Around Australia with Jacky Winter – Book Launch

Please join us at Lamington Drive Gallery to celebrate the long-awaited publication of ‘Around Australia with Jacky Winter’, the ultimate Australiana activity book. Illustrated by over 75 of our artists and image-makers, it’s been hard for us to keep our hands off it so be ready to fight your kids for a copy!

Have you ever wanted to join the street artists in Hosier Lane and paint one of the walls? Do you think you could design a better roof for the Sydney Opera House? Can you tell a rat from a quokka? What is a quokka anyway?

All will be revealed in ‘Around Australia with Jacky Winter’. Join Jacky Winter on a journey across Australia. Discover new places, meet native creatures, create lots of pictures (like really, lots and lots of pictures) and make the ultimate travel souvenir.

But who is Jacky Winter? Well firstly, a native robin – possibly the most adorable one around! But also Australia’s finest creative powerhouse: The Jacky Winter Group. This book is jam-packed full of fun activities from the likes of Oslo Davis, Beci Orpin, Megan Hess, Kat Macleod, Kelly Thompson and many, many more!

Designed for customisation with a keepsake pocket to collect mementos, whether they’re from the Top End or the backyard, big and little design fans will delight in the Australiana-themed doodling, designing, colouring in, crafting and games. From origami penguins to ice-cream creations, road trip bingo to backyard cricket, this is your go-to on cross-country trips for dire times when iPad batteries die or for occupying little minds on rainy days at home. Either way ‘Around Australia with Jacky Winter’ is a sure bet to keep kids enthralled…that is if design-savvy parents don’t get to it first.

Saturday November 15, 12-3pm
Children and pets welcome!

07 Nov 14

Opening – The Dress by Megan Hess

We were super pleased to celebrate the launch of Megan Hess‘ new book ‘The Dress’ and the launch of her solo exhibition on Saturday afternoon.

An exclusive VIP event first took over Lamington Drive with champagne flowing and canapés enjoyed by all. Strains of Ella Fitzgerald drifted into the space as some of Megan’s most premium clients arrived and were presented with gift bags, including a signed copy of ‘The Dress’ and a range of additional goodies, a Glasshouse x Megan Hess Christmas edition candle, Morrocan Oil and more, all hand-picked by Megan. Fashion Journalist Lorelei Vashti emceed a Q&A, with the two fast becoming gal pals over all things dresses.

A public opening followed, where Croser bubbles continued to flow and attendants had the opportunity to meet, greet and have books signed by Megan.

‘The Dress’ continues at Lamington Drive until the 8th of November.

 

23 Sep 14

Upcoming – Sainthood by Eirian Chapman

Opening next week at Lamington Drive, Sainthood by Eirian Chapman!

In her first solo exhibition, Eirian will showcase large-scale print tapestries of female saints across four elements: land, sea, sky and space. These will be contrasted with a number of smaller prints depicting the icons of the four patron saints Chapman deems worthy of emulation and veneration. Referencing religious iconography and traditional woven wall hangings, she portrays her women as mythological creatures in a contemporary setting – the patron saints of Shiny Things, Drunken Sailors, Interstellar Tennis and Suburban Jungles.

All welcome!

Love LD

13 Sep 14

Opening Night – Graveyard Shift by Gemma O’Brien

The opening of Gemma O’Brien’s Graveyard Shift was attended by most. Some of you may have even seen some art through the crowds or met the lady who made it happen after 30 collective hours of painting.

There’s still two weeks to check it out. Exhibition continues until Saturday September 27.

Love LD

26 Aug 14

Workshop – Hand Lettering with Gemma O’Brien

On the final day of her solo exhibition Graveyard Shift, Gemma O’Brien will be hosting a workshop that will give participants insight into the hand-drawn processes she uses to create unique lettering pieces.  Hand-lettering is an invaluable tool for designers today that allows flexibility, freedom, customisation that often is inhibited by working solely with fonts in a digital space. This class will give an overview of the differences between writing, lettering and typography before moving into a series of short exercises to demonstrate key principles of letter construction, rhythm, contrast, composition, balance and techniques of letter customisation (swashes, flourishes, decoration). Using calligraphic principles as a starting point participants will spend the second part of the day conceptualising, drawing and refining a custom piece of hand-lettering under Gemma’s instruction.

Who 

This workshop is designed for participants who have an existing art, advertising or design background who are interested in refining their hand-lettering skills to use in their own professional or personal practice. This course is designed to give participants an understanding of the principles of letterform creation through demonstrations of techniques by Gemma O’Brien, hands-on participation in individual and group exercises,  one-on-one guidance, and critical discussion among peers.

What’s provided? 

Each participant will receive a kit with everything required on the day and the tools to continue to practice the skills you learn on the day, at home. It will contain:

Workshop Tool-Kit

• Workbook designed by Gemma O’Brien to outline key principles and exercises for the day, as well as a resource list for links for further study.

• Pencil + Sharpener + Rubber + Ruler

• Fine black marker

• Tracing Paper

• Customised Grid Paper exercises

• Broad Nib marker

• Brush Pens x 2

• Custom-Cut Balsa Wood for experimental calligraphy exercises

• Mini-Ink Pot

What to bring

If you have a preferred mechanical pencil or drawing tool that you feel most comfortable  drawing with please bring this along. A few options of a single word  that you can use as the basis for your lettering project in the afternoon session. Gemma will have options if you don’t have a preferred word to work with.

Course Outline

SESSION ONE: 10AM – 1PM (with 15 minute coffee break )

Introduction, context, theory and short exercises based on calligraphic principles that inform lettering. 

• Welcome, introduction, quick warm up exercises.

• Discuss the links between typography, reading/writing, culture, memory, communication and the human experience.

• Explanation of differences and links between writing, lettering and typography. Overview of relevant terminology.

• Contextualisation of lettering within the broad landscape of letterform-based skills and crafts (type design, sign painting, letter carving, calligraphy) today.

• Overview of Roman letterforms created using a flat brush to explain principles of stroke contrast, variation and proportions. Double-pencil exercise over model alphabet.

• Overview of letterforms created with a pointed brush to understand rhythm, and movement. Brush pen exercise.  Model alphabets will be provided as reference.

• Experimentation with cola-pens + balsa wood to explore non-conventional calligraphic approaches.

• Group discussion and analysis of how to identify these calligraphic principles in examples of typography and lettering.

• Overview of brief for afternoon, and selection of word for final project.  

LUNCH 1:00 – 1.30PM

SESSION TWO: 1:30PM – 5PM  (with 15 minute coffee break)

The afternoon will be dedicated to creating a unique piece of lettering informed by the calligraphic exercises in Session One.

• Conceptualising your design: approaches to linking content, lettering style and meaning.

• Composition, spacing, layout: how to achieve a balanced layout.

• Letter relationships: Analysis of letter combinations and positioning to look for opportunities for customisation.

• Customisation: How to make your letterforms unique using swash letters, flourishes, quirky letterforms or decorative techniques (shadows, illustrated embellishments, inline strokes).

• The final two hours will be spent drawing and refining individual projects with one-on-one consultation from Gemma.

• Group critique and wrap up.

When 

The workshop runs on Saturday September 27, 10am-5pm, 2014.

Exhibition runs September 5 – 27, 2014.

Where 

Lamington Drive

101a Sackville Street

Collingwood, VIC 3066

How to book

Class spots are limited to 15 people.

$250 per person. For bookings click here.

14 Aug 14

Opening Night – Sketchbook by Ben Montero

Thanks to everyone that came along to the opening of Ben Montero’s Sketchbook. With 148 original works on the walls Sketchbook is the biggest show at Sackville St yet.

We collected some snaps and quotes from the party:

‘Wow! Is there anything he can’t draw? Truly a master.’

‘The voice of a generation! It’s so funny when the dog’s are talking.’

The exhibition continues until Saturday August 2. Enjoy yourself!

Love LD

05 Aug 14

Upcoming – Sketchbook by Ben Montero

We’re please to present Sketchbook, the first solo exhibition of work by Melbourne based illustrator and musician, Ben Montero.

For the first time Ben Montero is taking his art out of the music scene it’s inspired by and into the outside world. An artist and musician with over 20 years experience in the music industry, Montero’s work is inspired equally by a love and loathing for pop music culture, past and present.

Influenced by 1960s psychedelia, pop art, vintage underground comics and children’s book illustrations, Montero’s work is a visually striking mix of optimism and disenchantment. Alongside his commissioned work for various publications including Vice and Desktop, international music artists including Kurt Vile and Pond, Ben will display personal illustrations – quickly drawn treasures that reveal a twisted humour and childlike sincerity as well as frustrated personal and social insights.

Taking these sentiments further, his series of posters for his own musical outfit Montero, boldly blur the lines between music promotion and self-revealing confessionals that expose the artist and musician’s own insecurities and paranoia, along with sly digs and antagonistic attacks on record label executives, indie music fashions and bedroom beat makers.

All welcome!

Love LD

30 Jul 14

Opening Night – Australian Roadkill by Mimi Leung

It was all smiles at the opening of Mimi Leung’s Australian Roadkill. It’s hard not to be amused by Mimi’s cute, yet decidedly gory depictions of the unfortunate fate of birds, roos and other rural Australian fauna!

The evening was a somewhat similar representation of the opposites present in the artist’s playfully crude paintings. In amongst a would-be macabre setting (if not for Mimi’s colourful and visually pleasing iteration of blood and guts) people chit chatted and enjoyed many a mulled wine – escaping the freezing cold night.

The exhibition continues until Saturday August 2.

Thanks for coming down!

Love LD

02 Jul 14

Upcoming – Australian Roadkill by Mimi Leung

We’re please to present Australian Roadkill, a solo exhibition of new work by Mimi Leung. Drawing inspiration from the unfortunate fate of kangaroos, wombats, rabbits and birds on our rural roads, Mimi will fill the gallery with her psychedelic iterations of blood and guts.

Describing her experience of coming across these specimens as ‘gory yet cute’, Mimi began photographing them – a macabre archive that has resulted in a series of works revolving around speed, chance, progress and acceptance.

Leung is a painter, illustrator and printmaker, who’s exhibited extensively both internationally and around Australia.

Join us next Thursday July 10 from 6-9pm for the opening & reception with the artist!

All welcome!

Love LD

02 Jul 14

Opening Night – Artists, Writers, Thinkers, Dreamers by James Gulliver Hancock

We had a great turn out for the opening of James Gulliver Hancock’s book launch and solo show, Artist, Writers, Thinkers, Dreamers. The exhibition continues until Saturday July 5.

People flocked for James’ brilliant book, prints and original process drawings. ‘Artists, Writers, Thinkers, Dreamers’ draws upon the eccentricities of everyone from Leonardo da Vinci to Coco Chanel in an eclectic annotated style. A veritable who’s-who of famous figures.

There was mulled wine galore and for something a little special, dare we say sophisticated, Four Pillars Gin were there serving a twist on the G&T, playfully dubbed ‘The Keating’.

Thanks to all for coming along!

Love LD

07 May 14

Open for Inspection

Well it, only took around five years or so, but Lamington Drive finally has it’s new website and online store courtesy of Studio PDA to coincide with the opening of our new forever home in Sackville Street, Collingwood.

From our humble cardboard beginnings in Fitzroy in 2008, we are absolutely delighted to welcome everyone to our new digital and physical home, and cannot wait to share some fabulous programming for 2014, including Paul Robertson’s upcoming show, Adventures to the Heart of the Universe opening next Thursday, May 15 at 6pm.

We will be slowly adding new works to the shop and back-filling some images for our previous shows, so please do bear with us while we are still under construction. If you notice anything strange, or just want to say hello, then please email us at info@lamingtondrive.com. To be notified of upcoming shows, feel free to sign up to our mailing list, or just pop in to 101a Sackville Street, Collingwood to say hello!

Image Credit: Oslo Davis

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