Sunday, November 7, 2010

my new (old) digs

The good people of Coburg treated me really well. I spent the best part of October and a couple of days in November hanging at the library, and now I'm back at tinning street (lot 5, 29 Tinning St Brunswick) just like I said. So now, finally, this shall be where I spend all my time. I'm right near the train station and the tram stop, and probably a bus stop too, itching for a visit. And I'm still keen to score some new art. So please come down and check me and tinning street gallery out, and if you wish, send me some art. To find out more on how to submit check out about me over there to the right, or send me an email

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Back before I even went away...

Seems I was mistaken. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes I have been wooed back by the promise of easy money! The beaut folk at Tinning St Gallery in Brunswick have kindly offered to put me up for a spell, bracketing some time at the Coburg library as part of the Moreland City Council's MoreArt public art show. art-vend will be residing at Tinning St on an ongoing basis, so check the link over to the right and come down to see some choice art and have a little vend. And take a walk along the Upfield rail line between Fawkner station and Jewell station in October to check out some great public art.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

sayonara, adios, ciao, bye

After much thought and deliberation, I have decided to put art-vend in the can for a while. Currently doing a roaring trade at Incinerator Arts Complex in Moonee Ponds, art-vend will move to Box Hill for a couple of months followed by a stint in Werribee before having a well deserved rest. The reasons are many and varied, suffice to say I will miss the regular contributions from the awesome art-vend stable. If you still wish to send in some art I am still accepting submissions, so if you've been thinking about contributing now's the time. In the meantime keep checking the flickr page for regular additions, and this site for all art-vend updates.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

art-vend in print

Regular art-vend contributor Larissa MacFarlane has done this awesome lino cut to commemorate art-vend's debut at Footscray Station. This limited edition print will be included in art-vend by it's next stop at Off the Kerb Gallery in Collingwood. That's two good reasons to come check out art-vend; the chance to snag an original print or other fantastic artwork, and to see some awesome art on the walls of Off the Kerb.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

aloha from Kingston...Moorabbin, not Jamaica

After a bumpy ride down the Nepean I arrived safely for my summer internship at the Kingston Arts Centre. Here is a photo of me at my new digs. The ten days at Footscray station were great and the people of Footscray were fantastic. Over 200 pieces were vended between the 20th and 30th of November and over 500 hits were had on the flickr page. I'm excited about the traffic both at the machine and over the internet, and am hopeful people still wish to participate as collectors and artists long into the future. A big thank you goes out to all the artists who have so far submitted to art-vend, without whom none of this would have been possible. To become a participating artist please see the about me column to the right, or to become a viewer, please click on the flickr link also to the right. And don't forget to email me if I've left something out.

Footscray...thanks for having me

I just spent 10 days in Footscray and all I got was this lousy tag! Lala was very kind and only used dry chalk. Thanks Lala.

Monday, November 23, 2009

moving units...

art-vend has taken to Footscray station like a duck to water. I'm pleased to say that at the midway stage of the Big West Festival the machine is still in tip top shape, touch wood, apart from a quick maintenance call to free a runaway artwork that had wedged itself sideways somehow. The artwork in question was provided by my mother-in-law, the irony not lost on me! I'm hoping to get through a bit more art before art-vend's final day at the station this Sunday the 29th. Monday will see the machine picked up and given the next day off before delivery to Kingston Arts Centre gallery in Moorabbin on Wednesday. For all in the west, get down to Footscray before the 29th to become an art-vend collector, and for those in the south, sit tight, we'll be there soon.