Claire Cummings is a textile designer with a love for all things pastel, playful and sustainable. Her works often explore nostalgic, cutesy, tech-based themes with a sense of lightness and humour. After obtaining her BA Textile Design in 2017, Claire now spends her time running her new shop Creatrix in Fitzroy, working on her design label, and watching, like, HEAPS of TV. For Claire, ‘Cutie Patooties’ is a DREAM exhibition; behind the cognitive layers of her work, she’s really just finding an excuse to make cute things. Presenting works across a variety of media such as woven tapestries, paper cuts and more, Claire has applied her signature aesthetic to a range of pieces that have been made sustainably using slow design practices, recycled materials and organic yarns. Claire likes to transform the weird into the cute, while including as many puns as possible. She also wants you to know she thinks you’re super cute too xo
Grace Taylor is a Melbourne based artist, illustrator and designer. She works predominantly in watercolour, gouache and pencil but also enjoys experimenting with pen and ink, digital art, embroidery and sewing/soft sculpture. When she’s not making art she loves looking after her garden, drinking tea and hanging out with her cat Happy. Grace’s Works explore the themes of nature, magic and femininity with a strong focus on the relationship between humans, animals and plants. Her art is also influenced by children’s books, traditional folk tales and plant lore, especially the use of plants in healing and magic.
Pey Chi is a multi-disciplinary, creative human of sorts based in Melbourne, Australia. Her work is in response to her bleak experience with chronic illness and a need to express and explore positive feelings of happiness and joy and childlike wonder. Her most favourite thing in the world is her twelve year old puppy, Booster. Pey Chi has hand-built a series of ceramic objects for Cutie Patooties, through pinching, coiling and slab-building clay and then twice firing to earthenware, to create a bunch of silly creatures that hopefully bring just enough silliness and happiness into your life.
Tegan Iverson is an artist & illustrator, who loves colour, pattern, cute things & eating hot chips. Tegan paints, draws & uses digital techniques to create visual art, often inspired by the world around her & with the aim to always be as honest as possible. Tegan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, Visual Art (drawing) from the Victorian College of the Arts & currently co-runs feminist collective F*EMS. Tegan’s works explore the concept of cute- happy, colourful & a little funny. She has created a series of paintings, with various imagery of objects & items that she has & collects. Such as kewpie dolls, tiny dice & erasers, as well as more general imagery that represent what cute is, like smiley faces, small stars & love hearts.
Opening: Fri 26 Oct @ 6:00pm – 8:00pm
All welcome! No bookings required
Courthouse Youth Arts
60 Little Malop Street, Geelong 3220
(Main entrance: Gheringhap Street)