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Another year, another zine fair.

This year was the best one yet, for me anyway. I created a new called Sheena, with a central character of the same name. This was different to things I have done before because I used the same character throughout instead of a selection of random drawings. This purpose made me make a better zine than I ever have. It verges on comic book but not quite, it has no real narrative. Sheena is special to me nonetheless, because she basically is me.

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Some of these zines you can buy on my etsy store.

Thanks for reading!

Hey there, it has been a while since I posted but since then I have made three new zines of both my drawing and writing!

I recently had a stall at the Melbourne Tonerpalooza zine fair (first of its name). It was terrifically fun and scary at the same time. I met a lot of other awesome and lovely zinemakers/buyers. There is also a post about it on the thousands where I’m briefly featured!

So here you go:

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Hello there :)

Here are some drawings for you. The top two are just some doodles i did that came out quite good in  funny way that is. The rest are some sketches for a little story i made up about a girl called Soso who finds a strange creature in the forest and keeps it in her cupboard. ;)

Hello there, I have recently been working on and filled up a small sketchbook and sent it off to be a part of the Sketchbook Project in Brooklyn. It’s a project where anyone can enter and they keep your book in the Brooklyn art library as part of a collection, i think there are 2000 entrants this year! After a difficult beginning process i think i am quite pleased with how it turned out. Here are some of my favourite excerpts: ImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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The last two were from the day after, but i threw them in for good measure ;) I feel like the butterfly photos turned out the best, after all it was the best part of the zoo. In many ways it was good to use film because I wasn’t taking 20 photos of one thing, just one or two – which enables you to hold your focus better and become a more considerate photographer. (However in taking many you are bound to come up with photos that were worth the multitudes.)

sorry you haven’t heard from me in a while, but now i am on holidays again so there is no excuse :P

hope you enjoy,

 

Here are some more photos and details from my recent exhibition at Punk Milk Gallery.

 

Still more to come! ;)

On Friday I installed my very first solo exhibition in Frankston, at a gallery called Punk Milk with help from all the wonderful people there. It was super exciting!! but of course stressful too. It is on until Thursday of this week. It was a lot of work for just one week of showing but definitely worth it :) I exhibited a series of framed watercolour illustrations, all my journals from the last 6 months, various sketches, a new zine, two stop motion animation projections and the paper and plushie characters that acted in them. For those who can’t make it here are some photos to ogle, that I took today while gallery sitting.

       

Here is the artists statement that I provided also (and rustled up at the last minute ;)

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Katherine Pigott is a Melbourne-based emerging artist working in the field of animation, drawing and watercolour illustration.

‘A World Defined by Dreams’ is based around ideas of the earth’s natural cycles, the relationship between man and nature and also narrative and fantasy as a form of cathartic process. Its main focus however is on these visions of an otherworldly kind that are somehow so familiar.

These ‘otherworldly’ depictions show isolation, destruction, transformation, fear and longing. Yet they appear hopeful and inspired by the greater powers and potential mysteries of the planet.

Dreams are a starting point for visual association and further ideas and brainstorming. The commanding visuals in dreams can be so impressive on the mind that there is a need to put it on paper or in motion somehow. Drawing acts as an investigation into the understanding of dreams and the further regions of the brain untouched by conscious thinking. Each drawing is like one moment captured in the timeline of thoughts that travel through one’s mind; they are just the beginning of a story that the viewer has to finish in whatever way they choose. And just like in a dream the viewer can end up in the middle of a story or place with no idea how they got there.  Unlike traditional storytelling, these images don’t give so much away, the mystery in a drawing can be the most interesting part. Many of the works also embody and describe the intuitive process of drawing itself and in the case of the two films showing, the way in which the medium of animation has the ability to dictate narrative and process.

While displaying personal sentiments and questions, crises etc, each work describes in some way a universal predicament, a human predicament.

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Thanks for reading, I hope it was somewhat interesting for you. I’ll leave you again (after such a long break) with the newest film I showed, right here.

 

Enjoy!

Here is a sneak peek from a part of my new animation that i’ve been working on, this is the ‘studio’ (i.e. my bedroom) where i have been shooting it. But i don’t want to reveal too much of it just yet ;)

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A Drawing a day week 14!! Wow so many weeks! soon I will reach my goal of one hundred drawings.

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This is week 13 of my drawing a day project! hope you enjoy, it feels like i have not put as much effort into these ones as i have been working on lots of drawings and animation ideas/creations for my upcoming exhibition. very exciting!

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This year is flying by too quickly! These are week 11’s drawings for my drawing a day project. I wil also post photos of my much larger pencil drawing i’ve been working on, soon. :)

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Here are the outcomes of a very crafty couple of days. A coin purse and a tote bag just for me! I had been wanting a new purse for a while but couldn’t find the right one, so i made my own. The same with the bag, making things  myself allows me to customize everything about the item, for example; i really love bags with long handles and so what do you know, hey presto! – my wish became reality! Of course these are just one off things i make for myself because i get so tired and washed out after doing it.

thanks for stopping by, hope you like these :)

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Hello! The last week of march is upon us and here are the drawings from my drawing project to go with it. Here’s a small update on me: I am currently;

Reading: Like I Give a Frock by Michi girl

Listening: Hole

Watching: Forest City Rockers! by Jay Howell

Looking: Artwork by Lilli Carre

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This is week’s drawings for my Drawing a Day Project. There are less this week because I missed a day for the first time!

Hope you enjoy :) I am also preparing some ideas for new animation and have more drawing pictures coming your way. In the meantime if you care to know I am currently:

Listening to: The Libertines.

Watching: pretty much every video on kate spade new york’ youtube channel, but especially this one by Kinga Burza

Reading : James Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

 

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These are the drawings from week 6 of my Drawing a Day project. The last week of February and summer here in Australia! (please click on the pictures to make them bigger) Got a new sketchbook during the week too woohoo!

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Week 5 of my Drawing a Day project. You will notice there is eight pictures not even I am sure why this is but oh well, a bonus I guess!

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Here’s the second week of my drawing project. You may note there is only six, I am waiting to post today’s drawing (1st of feb) next week so that february’s entires are altogether. It has been a fun process so far :)

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These are a couple of photos I took downstairs near my house of some of my animal friends, just hanging out. It looks like they could be on some kind of adventure in an eerie wood…

I am in the midst of thinking of new ideas for an animation/s.

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Above is a small selection of tv and movies i’ve recently loved.

I don’t usually do these types of posts, but I thought it would be a neat (both cool and practical) way to compress all the ideas, feelings and photos of the stressful last month on university (plus some other stuff) through photographs.

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I made this bunny toy for my lovely friend Sarah and the baby she is going to have in a month or so. I had fun making it and deciding what face to sew and clothes it should wear. I went to her baby shower on Sunday, the first baby shower I have ever been to! It was so nice to see the support of all her family :) I hope that the baby really loves this bunny – FOREVER! Not really but I’m glad made the effort to make something special and sentimental rather than store-bought (although I didn’t use a pattern so this causes some of the limbs look a bit demented).

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