New butterfly artworks 2018
A collection of 1990’s early rave flyers from the North west and South collaged onto a perspex window from Hulme, Manchester’s old demolished crescents.Detail is worked with oil paints to give a stained glass effect when lit from behind with shadow hands dancing as the lights pulse.
The rave artwork has been on display at Curve Pusher studios, Mare St, Hackney, London, and currently looking for a new home for this unique mixed media artwork.
In Freo, many commercial businesses have moved out and artists are moving in, and revitalising empty spaces! Lots of pop up shops are happening in Fremantle, with artists at the heart of the towns economy, they are developing new shops everywhere. So, I have been very busy making lots of lovely hand made creations for the first yardworks art shopfront in the woolstores, fremantle, wa.
In a collective with other artists and retailers, we are sharing the overheads and using a commercial space to promote our creations and retail stock.
Its a great opportunity and location for developing the idea and concept of yardworks art, and displaying other artists upcycled creations aswell.
yardworks art is a mix of homemade artworks for sale, upcycled and lovingly made for your life. Lost and found art, oddities, curiosities, vintage and retro all for sale.
Come and have a look, open every day……..yardworks art, woolstores. 28 Cantonment St
Fremantle Western Australia 6160
A series of femmage works exploring how women hold space inside and create from the past into the present. The infinite possibilities, patterns, held by cellular memory and time. Mother, daughter, sister, wife, auntie, friend, lover, housewife, worker – female roles played out in life. Like a magicians assistant working behind the scenes, she presents her own instinctive magic with the bag of tricks, all women hold and reveal in life.
“We must accept our pain
Change what we can
and laugh at the rest”
― Camille Paglia
‘She Presents….Magic’ acrylic, mixed media 2017, original artwork
‘She Presents….’ acrylic, mixed media 1999 original artwork Sold
‘She Presents….History (patriarchal junk)’ acrylic, mixed media,original 2016
‘She Presents….The World’ original, acrylic, mixed media, reclaimed frame 2016
‘She Presents….Creativity’ acrylic, mixed media 2016
‘She Presents….Equality (pissing in the wind)’ acrylic, mixed media 2016
new hanging commission – ‘It is what it is’ 2016 – upcycled Balga tree wood ring, wire, natural material, found decorations
yardworks art has been very busy developing business with new art work on exhibition and a workshop programme developing at the new Creative Collective space at Gypsy Tapas House in Fremantle , Western Australia. Exhibition until end of September.
The new space is available to hire for creative events contact Gypsy Tapas House
Rachel Riggs – yardworks art creative director, is now running regular workshops in vintage collage, upcycling everyday objects into something extraordinary. Last weeks participants made beautiful artworks in a relaxed evening with live music, good food and creativity!
Check out yardworks art facebook page for updates on workshop dates and times
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New work from Rachel Riggs is on show until September at Gypsy Tapas House, Fremantle, Western Australia upcycling everyday throw away materials into extraordinary art! Yardworks Artist Rachel Riggs