30 December 2010

looks better with the crochet finished all the way to the ground.
this resurrected crochet lasted at least for the first evening of the Red Lantern Markets...it was no where to be found this time; and there are too many bins to go searching in.

18 November 2010

16 November 2010

the blanket is finally finished.

all those squares of knitting!
all sixty six
all that procrastination over how to join them together...
all that crochet
all those mistakes

1 November 2010

bollard crochet

it lasted in place for maybe 10 mins? 1 hr? 10hrs?
well who knows.
but twelve hrs later it was definitely off.

31 October 2010

this knitting was sewn on to the bike parking bollard outside estabar (cafe) a few months back, the wool colours are so bright and lovely here, and wet from a big late winter down pour.

23 October 2010

these statues of sydney have been 'dressed' by a group of artist for sydney event art & about 2010

see the blog for more amazing images of the sydney statues: project!

21 October 2010

I was just remembering this library in Paris to someone earlier this week.
i've only been there once, but i'm sure it would be a great library to live near. not only for the amazing collection of books, but also the setting you have to read them in.

the Bibliotheque Francois Mitterrand is the architectural work of frenchman Dominique Perrault.

1 October 2010

letterboxes of newcastle by
trevor dickinson

some new paste-ups around town.
TINA additions to brighten some ugly blank walls.

30 September 2010

the lock-up exhibition opening, featuring works by three artists; samuel bruce, charlie penrose and electrofringe/lock-up artist-in-residence dale gorfinkel.

this is not art
newcastle 2010

29 September 2010

riding for all occasions...
why do most of us in australia think we have to wear ugly 'pratical' footware to ride our bikes!

i've just been looking at the cycle chic blog.
these are some of the images i found there!

if only we in australia could enjoy the freedom to ride without a helmet...

now i really do need to learn how to crochet.
my yellow bike is nolonger complete with out one of these skirtguards
hand made in the netherlands by simeli

28 September 2010

my yellow bike made it into the photo!

these images are the final result from the creative tim neve.
they are now on the lost at e minor blog for all to see.

first up is zac zavos, one of the creative founders of lost at e minor;
then gillian bencke (your truly) from her label bencke;
and then tim mcphee, one of the members of the band firekites.

all of us newcastle dwellers

27 September 2010

a great image from wong during her travels...
this one is new york
they are all beautiful photographs
have a look now

new collars
there are now a few available in my online shop...
they'll be going off to The Olive Tree Markets this saturday too.
some more in the process this week.

25 September 2010

22 September 2010

trying out the white collar...
it is going to be used in a photo shoot this morning.
tim neve has the job through lost at e minor, and the final results will be live next week on lost at e minor.

19 September 2010

the tassles on the elm tree at 'greenways' are always the first stage of the spring garden.
the whole tree humms from dawn to dusk with the sound of bees.
thousands of them.

the other half of the image is a green moth?

8 September 2010

dead bird in pacific park in early spring
pacific park
newcastle east

18 August 2010

i have just unearthed the memory of this project
these images are now 5 years old and they never got to be displayed in the way they were intended. more on that soon.

the project brief:
12 bencke dolls from the exhibition 'A Crowd' were given to 12 people to have for 1 to 2 weeks.
during this period they were asked to take photos of their assigned doll while going about their weekly routine.
the three images above are taken of the doll 'daisy'.

it was quite an amazing compilation of images by the end of the 2 weeks, the dolls had been showered in attention judging by fun in the 'holiday' photos.

next came the arranging in chronological order of all the images into PowerPoint.
after many late nights the final presentation was ready and launch just in time for the TINA (This Is Not Art) festival in sept/oct 2005.

we set up the projector and screened the 'Travels In Time' in the window of High Tea with Mrs Woo on darby street newcastle.
it was up for all of half an hour after we'd locked up and gone home for much wanted sleep.
some !*$#&@% hacked the back door down and stole the whole kit: computer, projector and all the hours and hours of work.

no back up for lost computer files, no finger prints. no 'Travels In Time'.

until then i've really not known what to do with the cd's of images.

maybe i'll put them all into a blog of their own.
after 5 years, perhaps it's time.

31 July 2010

apparently it is considered good luck to find a four leaf clover...
but what happens when you find eight! (not all pictured)
and even then one of them is not only with four leaves but five, and looking to divide into six with another one perhaps beginning in the centre...
so potentially a seven leaf clover.

all from the same plant.

without searching for them.

29 July 2010

20 July 2010

australian artist louise weaver work is a new discovery for me.
the detail and skill is breathtaking.
these three pieces here are all taxidermied birds which have been deliactely croched over and embelished even more.
how could you improve on the peacock! but here it is with its amazing croched 'suit'...i particularly like the little peep holes that reveal the beautiful 'eye' of the peacock's feather underneath.