Thursday, September 3, 2009
Oh oh oh I am reeeeally excited about this!
On Tuesday this week, supremely-talented creative duo Good Wives and Warriors (aka Becky Bolton and Louise Chappell) worked their fingers to the bone for 14 hrs straight, painting an incredible sprawling wall painting along the front wall of Mr Wilkinson in East Brunswick! It is SPECTACULAR!
Becky and Louise painted from 7.30am until nearly 10.00pm! (look close and you might spot me in there helping out a little towards the end...!)
Louise and Becky have a unique long-distance creative partnership. The pair grew up in neighbouring towns in Scotland, and first met whilst studying fine art together at university in Glasgow. These days they collaborate regularly on art projects and commercial illustration work across the globe, despite Becky currently being based in Melbourne, and Louise in London. To learn more about Good Wives and Warriors, you can re-visit my interview with Becky Bolton from earlier this year.
We were lucky enough to snatch 14 hrs of Louise's time so the pair could work their magic at Mr Wilkinson this week... poor Louise had to catch a flight back home that very same evening!
Anyway... is it amazing or WHAT!? Watching Becky and Louise work together is so mesmerising... all the work is free-form - very little preparation or sketching. They have such a close bond, it's really interesting watching them work together... they're so in-sync!
Becky and Louise also currently have an exhibition at Westspace entitled Talking about my Spontaneous Generation. Please support this talented pair by checking out their show before it closes on September 12th!
Good Wives and Warriors are represented commercially in Australia by Jacky Winter. (Huge thanks to JW for the time-lapse lesson and gadgets!)
295 Lygon st
(Open every night except Tuesdays)
Talking About my Spontaneous Generation - until September 12th
Level 1, 15 - 19 Anthony Street
Open Wed-Fri 12.00 - 6.00pm, and Sat 12.00 - 5.00pm