Monday, May 24, 2010

DisBand by Leeloo

Hand-embroidered illustrations by Laura McKellar

Hand-embroidered illustrations by Laura McKellar. New work by Laura will be included in the Disband exhibition, opening this week in Sydney.

I'm sure everyone knows about this already after much coverage in print and in blogland, but I promised I would share so here it is....!

After the great success of their group art show Once Upon last year, Angela D'Alton and Renee Anne (remember?) of Sydney-based online store and crafty community Leeloo, are staging another exhibition which opens this week! Entitled DisBand, the show includes work by many talented local artists and illustrators including Kelly Smith, Ben Zen, and Laura McKellar. Renee and Angela have staged the exhibition in a unique way this time around, transforming the space at aMBUSH gallery it into a kind of stylised living space with furniture, lamps and other details. Visitors are invited to view the artworks within the confines of this fictional loungeroom...!? Coolness.

The show opens this Thursday May 27th at aMBUSH gallery in Sydney (opening is from 6pm to 9pm). It will travel to Melbourne in August, showing at No Vacancy Gallery from Tuesday August 24th to Saturday August 28th.

All works are for sale, and Leeloo will also hold a little pop-up shop at the Sydney event from Friday to Sunday, showcasing locally designed jewellery, clothes, accessories and general crafty-ness for the so inclined :)

Sydney show - aMBUSH gallery
Thursday May 27th 2010 - Sunday May 30th.
open daily from 10am to 5pm through to

Melbourne show - No Vacancy
Tuesday August 24th to Saturday August 28th
Open daily 11.00am - 5.00pm
(opening night event on Thurs August 26th, 6pm to 9pm)

OMG Super girly, I know... but really, how amazing are these fashion illustration by Kelly Smith!? I am in awe.


  1. I wish I could attend

  2. Aw wow thanks Lucy! So glad you like them :)
    Thanks for posting about the show!

  3. So much amazing stuff, just wish I could jump on a plane for the weekend! x

  4. Thanks for mentioning the show Lucy :) Can't wait to see what all the other artists come up with!

  5. May I recommend another group exhibition opening this week in Adelaide including some of the the artists from disband; 'Frauleins Orchard'. I have seen some of the work by Peta Chigwidden and Elisa Mazzone and it is simply stunning!