Showing posts from March, 2018

Developing a new range out of op-shop blacks

This residency brought together the idea of redesigning clothes of the fast fashion era bringing together my past work in Haute Couture in Paris with my Installation Art practice.
these are some of the RE-design I have been working on for the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival RENEW RUNWAY catwalk which took place 8 March 2018 out of a truck and onto a man-made runway.

The catwalk was a great success with passer by enjoying the breadth  of attires on show by 5 Re-designers 
Sam Woud Filfy Rish Rachel Jessie-Rae Fashion Chelsea
Carolyn Cardinet

The Ta-Laaa finale grand piece was designed by the Yarra Youth Services Fashion group students and assembled by their educator Jenny the fashionista

The evening was M-ced by the brilliant Tenfingerz

These are some of the designs I have been working on for this runway

Artist Talk @ The Australian Tapestry Workshop

During my residency this year, I gave a talk with the other artists in residence Britt Salt & Anne Graham at the Australian Tapestry Workshop during my residency

Here are some excerpt of the talk delivered 6 March 2018 at ATW:

'... At 7 people started to notice my drawings, which led me to think I could become an artist. In primary and secondary school I took art lessons at and out of school, during my youth I was always making things while watching TV religiously on Saturday afternoon with my dad. So at 16 exited I expressed to my father that I wanted to become an artist after all I had been working at it for nearly 10 years, this grand phrase didn’t have the grand positive response I expected. His answer was ‘don’t be ridiculous get a job that will pay you a good wage’ … nowadays I finally do understand what he meant and repeat the same sentence albeit not quite formulated the same way to my children! 
I starting with painting, when I was young and brought up with the Degas,…

Le Courrier Australien Great Local Lunch 12 February 2018

Le Courrier Australien 12 février 2018 Valentine Sabouraud

Environnement / Life Style / Melbourne

Great Local Lunch : déjeuner engagé au bord de la Yarra
Depuis 19 ans, le Sustainable Living Festival offre une plateforme unique aux initiatives les plus diverses imaginées pour limiter le réchauffement climatique. Dans une ambiance bon enfant, il s'empare de sujets tels que l'agriculture urbaine, la mobilité, l'énergie solaire, le recyclage ou le co-habitat. Il propose aussi, depuis 5 ans, un Grand Déjeuner Local réalisé par un chef à partir de produits fraîchement livrés par les fermiers de la région. Le Courrier Australien y était, en compagnie de 250 invités.

Au cœur du festival qui bat son plein, des barrières forment un espace distinct où les tables sont alignées sous de grands parasols blancs. A l'entrée, les invités entrent un par un sous une arche arienne à longues franges réalisée à partir de 689 emballages en plastique par l'éco-plasticienne Carolyn Cardinet. Le…

The great Local lunch Waste Gateway and social media

As the Waste Gateway is being installed social media notices this surplus

Yes I know but these single-use plastic fruit and veges packaging are there to remind everyone how ridiculous our consumerism has become with packaging, here and around the world!

Sustainable Living Festival 2018

Here is the final product on the day
an archway made of hundreds of single-use punnets

What a fabulous event with lots of beautiful fruit and veges donated by Melbournians from their own crop and cooked by amazing chefs to create a more then delicious luncheon for 225 people on the day
Happy Days!

Waste Gateway at the Sustainable Living Festival

I present to you The Waste Gateway made for 
The Sustainable Living Festival 2018  Great Local Lunch

 Installing the archway
The theme of the Sustainable Living Festival this year was about Food Waste and was delighted to be able to participate once again in this festival which is very meaningful to me and I am grateful for the 4th year to be been making temporal sculptural assemblages.
For this year I wanted to create a more immersive assemblage that people would respond to. The archway was created thanks to the many of the SLF volunteers, friends and neighbours who kept collecting through summer for this creation hundreds of fruit or vegetable plastic packaging. These single-use transparent punnets were assembled with used white packaging straps gathered. The idea was to thread the punnets onto the plastic straps as skewers and attached to an archway to create the entrance to the Great Local Lunch 2018 arena space at Birrarrung Marr. After a few little adjustments, the archway went…