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Now Showing:
I Cut Fruit For You by Pey Chi

I Cut Fruit For YouOpening Fri Apr 12, 6–9pmLamington Drive
Pey ChiExhibition runs52 Budd St
-Sat Apr 13 – Sat May 18, 2024Collingwood 3066

Lamington Drive is pleased to present I Cut Fruit For You by Pey Chi 佩绮.Born from gestures of love and joy, I Cut Fruit For You is the first solo exhibition by Naarm-based, multidisciplinary artist Pey Chi. Inspired by her cultural curiosity and a need to connect to her Chinese-Malaysian (Hakka and Hokkien) culture, Pey Chi’s colour-filled works are a meditation on nostalgia, sentimentality and her diasporic experience.In her customary kitsch ’n’ cute style, every piece in the exhibition references memories of home and incorporates the humor and absurdity of living between two places. I Cut Fruit For You includes 29 paintings and ceramics with recurring motifs of flowers, foods, animals and caricatures that journeys her experience through chronic illness and navigating her identities. The work is an invitation to join Pey Chi on her journey between homes, to explore culture, experience colour and celebrate joy.Pey Qi Chin aka Pey Chi 佩绮 is well renowned for her hand-built ceramics, hand-poked tattoos, digital and analogue drawings and paintings. She has a background in textile design. Select group exhitions include: Soft Toy City, Rubicon Ari, Melbourne (2018); Cutie Patooties, Platform Arts, Geelong (2018); Lazy Oaf Take A Break, London (2018); Love me, love me, say that you love me, No Vacancy (2019); Sensitive Sweethearts, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne (2020); Going Underground, Campbell Arcade Melbourne (2021);
Coast to Coast, Saint Cloche, Sydney (2022).
I Cut Fruit For You Media Release

I Cut Fruit For You Show Catalogue

Banner Image: Pey Chi SISTER SISTER, 2024
Portrait Image: On Jackson Street

Coming Soon:
Blue Sky Days by Clemens Habicht

Blue Sky DaysOpening Fri May 24, 6–9pmLamington Drive
Clemens HabichtExhibition runs52 Budd St
-Sat May 25 – Sat Jun 15, 2024Collingwood 3066

Lamington Drive is pleased to present Blue Sky Days, an exhibition by
Clemens Habicht – part of the Melbourne Design Week 2024 satellite program.
The show features a sea of colourful Sail Kites, each a unique piece of art, craft and design, and a new video artwork, Uttarayan, from Habicht’s years of research at the kite festivals of Gujarat and Rajasthan, India.The kites demonstrate sustainable design in action and promote a culture of sustainability both in the manufacturing process and in the global end user market. The project is committed to using no new plastics in the production – all components are sourced from either organic or recycled materials, reusing spinnaker sails that are no longer fit for sailing to create a valuable resource out of a something otherwise destined for landfill.Visitors are invited to fly kites with Clemens in a public program on Sat 25 May, including workshops that share in the art of flying these traditional single line fighters. The exhibition also coincides with the product launch to the public of the Sail Kites and the first edition kites will be available to purchase.Clemens Habicht is an illustrator, graphic designer and film maker based in Paris, France and Sydney, Australia. He has directed music videos for Bob Dylan, AC/DC, Tame Impala and Flume as well as the Sydney Dance Company and has been featured at the Edinburgh Film Festival, the BFI London and CamerImage Festival Poland. He has been invited to speak on design at Semi Permanent festival and to guest lecture at the Bauhaus Universitat in Weimar. He is the creative director of The Play Group, makers of the 1000 Colours puzzle, and is a director of Galerie Allen in Paris.Visit for more information.Melbourne Design WeekBlue Sky Days Media ReleaseOpening: Fri 24 May 6–9pm
Exhibition runs: Sat 25 May – Sat 15 June, 2024
Public program: Sat 25 May, 2–4pm
Kite Flying at Darling Gardens Clifton Hill
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Gallery hours and locationWed to Fri, 11am to 6pm & Sat Midday to 5pm.
52 Budd Street, Collingwood 3066
Lamington Drive recognises the continuing connection of Collingwood to its traditional owners. We remain ever inspired by the historical and contemporary artwork produced by First Nations artists, as a tool for the transformation of cultural knowledge. We honour Elders, past and present, and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land. Read the full Jacky Winter Statement of Commitment to Australia’s First Nations here.The gallery's accessibility information can be found here.For media enquiries, please contact Gallery Manager, Shena Jamieson [email protected] or call +61(0)3.8060.9745To receive show catalogues or to get irregular email updates on openings and other events, sign up to our newsletter below:

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