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.
24 December 2010
18 November 2010
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1 November 2010
31 October 2010
23 October 2010
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.
3 October 2010
1 October 2010
30 September 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
25 September 2010
22 September 2010
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
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.