Cop the app and check out my interview with the lovely Avalon Westcott in this month’s issue.
Avalon is a Melbourne-based tattoo artist. Through sheer hard work and talent, Avalon has managed to build a huge online following in an insanely short amount of time. Avalon’s tattoo style is playful, feminine and fun, which makes her a highly sought after artist. She is currently working at The Grand Illusion in Malvern, VIC. Outside of tattooing, she models, paints, makes electro music, and is a dedicated vegan.
Avalon is on Instagram
“I have created a series of works exploring themes of age & wisdom. Translated from my head to the canvas, I have created characters who haven’t had the best of luck. For them, most things haven’t worked out. They’re old boys with old stories. They’re pensive pensioners. The seen-it-all seniors.
Painted with vibrant colour and composed in the historical tradition of portraiture usually reserved for important people, I have tried to convey the importance of society’s unimportant, and the value of their wisdom that can only come with age.” – Hugo
Most Things Haven’t Worked Out:
Opening Night 9th September, 2015 at 6pm
E55 Bar, 55 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC
Come early for the complimentary Tomoka Beer. Special guest DJ Pranav will be manning the turntables and playing sounds to drink and move to all night. There will also be an intimate performance by Sean Kirkwood.
See you there!
Note: The paintings will be hanging until the end of September. If you’re interested and you can’t make it, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a catalogue with details and pricing.
My friend Josh Lynch has been busy trying to make the world a better and more beautiful place by creating a platform called Many Hands through which talented artist’s work can be sold, with the proceeds going toward helping worthy local causes (Ondru, The Torch Project, & In Our Own Words) and sustaining this amazing art project.
If you want to lend a hand, you can learn more and make a pledge of any size via Pozible here.
To view work by the awesome artists who have generously donated their time and talents, visit the Many Hands gallery here.
The concept is magnificently simple – We believe art can change the world. If you do too, BUY ART. DO GOOD.