PAPER MOUNTAIN ART AUCTION

We’re in this exhibition of works to be auctioned at Paper Mountain! The show will raise much needed funds for our fave ARI. Our work is a continuation of a painting that began as a mural and then became a coracle. It’s framed in the same marine ply treated with linseed oil that we used to build our coracle. Please come!

Opening Night Auction 6 – 9pm, Saturday 11 October

Exhibition Dates: 11 - 19 October

Featured Artists: Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, David Attwood, Jacqueline Ball, Trevor Bly, Emily Boyd, Olga Cironis, Sheridan Coleman, Tom Freeman, Teelah George, Kate Greenaway, Simone Johnston, Loren Kronemyer, David Ledger, Alex Maciver, Minaxi May, Mark Parfitt, Clare Peake, Perdita Phillips, Gregory Pryor, Snapcat (Renae Coles & Anna Dunnill), Alina Tang, High Visibility, Shannon Williamson.

http://papermountain.org.au/program_items/paper-mountain-fundraising-auction-2014/

PAPER MOUNTAIN ART AUCTION

We’re in this exhibition of works to be auctioned at Paper Mountain! The show will raise much needed funds for our fave ARI. Our work is a continuation of a painting that began as a mural and then became a coracle. It’s framed in the same marine ply treated with linseed oil that we used to build our coracle. Please come!

Opening Night Auction 6 – 9pm, Saturday 11 October

Exhibition Dates: 11 - 19 October

Featured Artists: Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, David Attwood, Jacqueline Ball, Trevor Bly, Emily Boyd, Olga Cironis, Sheridan Coleman, Tom Freeman, Teelah George, Kate Greenaway, Simone Johnston, Loren Kronemyer, David Ledger, Alex Maciver, Minaxi May, Mark Parfitt, Clare Peake, Perdita Phillips, Gregory Pryor, Snapcat (Renae Coles & Anna Dunnill), Alina Tang, High Visibility, Shannon Williamson.


http://papermountain.org.au/program_items/paper-mountain-fundraising-auction-2014/

LOCATION SCOUTING!

This week we explored various points along the river where our coracle performance might take place. We discovered the origin of Bull Creek, got mud in our shoes, found tiny secret walk paths and finally settled on a location: a small river-beach near the water scouts hall in East Fremantle. It’s perfect! Big thanks to Anneke for suggesting it!

#COATTHEBOAT

Updates:

- Covered the coracle in canvas (rather, a canvas like fabric) using the same staple gun tension techniques we learned in art school for stretching painting canvases!
- Wet the canvas to shrink it
- Coated the coracle in bituminous paint to waterproof it
- Ate cake at the FAC cafè wearing a pink headpiece
- Started a new painting (a diptych)

Next up:

- Location scouting
- Testing coracle in water
- Building second coracle

So earlier this week we oiled our coracle and she looked so great! We used a linseed oil/turps mix, it helps to prevent the wood from rotting and has the added bonus of making the wood glow! Today we purchased the fabric and bituminised paint which will line the bottom of the boat, waterproofing it and ensuring it actually floats! Then we started painting the seat. More to come!

Horizon

We are super stoked to be part of an upcoming exhibition at Fremantle Arts Centre - Horizon: Exploring the West Coast with The Clipperton Project.

An inspiring international research initiative that brings together art, science and philosophy, The Clipperton Project has undertaken expeditions and exhibitions all over the world, and is coming to FAC in November this year. Snapcat will join sixteen other artists making work about adventure, exploration, and the horizon. We can’t wait.

brandyneat
brandyneat:

halcy:

the-tricksters-neophyte:

h-o-r-n-g-r-y:

ciderandsawdust:

Our first attempt at a Swedish fire log was a smashing success.

burns for hours and it looks beautiful.

I have no idea how you make a Swedish fire long
but i have a MIGHTY NEED for a Swedish fire log

It’s actually super easy and you see basically how in the picture: Just cut slits about like 3/4 down in a big (dry) log with a chainsaw. Then, just light it up on top with some smaller branches and whatever, the inside will catch fire, and it’ll burn for a long time. Great at outside events in the cold months.

oh man… ripping through that log by hand would take for fucking ever, so you better be fucking committed to that fire. 

brandyneat:

halcy:

the-tricksters-neophyte:

h-o-r-n-g-r-y:

ciderandsawdust:

Our first attempt at a Swedish fire log was a smashing success.

burns for hours and it looks beautiful.

I have no idea how you make a Swedish fire long

but i have a MIGHTY NEED for a Swedish fire log

It’s actually super easy and you see basically how in the picture: Just cut slits about like 3/4 down in a big (dry) log with a chainsaw. Then, just light it up on top with some smaller branches and whatever, the inside will catch fire, and it’ll burn for a long time. Great at outside events in the cold months.

oh man… ripping through that log by hand would take for fucking ever, so you better be fucking committed to that fire. 

Drums, powder pigment, pineapple.