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Artists ROUND 2 and sanding boards!


Welcome to the Artist Announcement ROUND TWO!
Here are a couple more artists who'll be appearing in the April
2011 All Aboard show. They are super talented artists and
very dear friends:

A mural-painting, dvd-sorting machine, he is incredibly talented
with a spraycan and markers, the illustrator and street artist...


An enigma of a male, why is he so damned beautiful but
not a model!? Maybe it's because he is just too good at painting
fine art and sketching in biro. The picture-perfect painter...



In other news, I am minus three boards as I passed a couple
decks onto Kitty Poduska and Shannon Keane. I sanded
those babies back and prepped them to be painted on! Just
goes to show a little bit of elbow grease goes a long way,
here's me with my new best friend, the belt sander.

That was before I found the wrench to take the wheels off,
life was a lot harder in that brief 15m of sanding.
Thank goodness my Dad came to the rescue and I was finally
able to sand it properly! Here are a couple of before and after
shots of the boards...

We went to town.

My little dog refused to leave the shot. She wanted to
feel involved, I think. I tried to teach her how to skate but
I'm not too good of a teacher myself so I don't think she learnt
much. I think she needs lessons... anyone want to offer their skills?

Keep tuned to this space as we'll shortly be announcing
the live bands that will be playing in our creative extravaganza!
Our partners CLF have been wonderfully helpful in sourcing
the most incredibly people to be a part of ALL ABOARD's live music.
Anyway, more updates later! I have boards to source and sand,
sponsors to ring, emails to send and designing to do!

All the best... Stay classy, planet Earth.

- Amz.


Announce that Artist!

Hello Crew!

Just an update on the progress so far...
we aren't able to announce ALL the artists yet, but
I can give you a taste of who'll be on board!
They are not only some of my favourite people,
but they're also some of the most talented emerging
artists in Melbourne today...

Me, Myself, and I. Curator and Digital Illustrator...

He has created some of the trippiest walk cycles in animation history
whilst staying one of NMIT's fave lecturers. He is an all round neat guy...

He tags everything that moves, this digital and traditional artist is
soon to become your favourite Chilean export...

An illustration powerhouse, rocking digital, traditional and 3-dimensional
art, she is the neatest lady I know and my partner in crime...

With his bold and adorable style, this Bairnsdale illustrator is sure
to knock your fluffy, alpaca socks off. Just don't make him mad, he'll hulk out...

AWWW SHIT! Graff, traditional and digital art?! It could only be...

More artists will be announced soon, 
so keep on keepin' on... checkin'!

In other news we are short of boards (boo!) so get off
your giant porpoise and help us out! You can contact if you have a board to donate,
your name will go on our thank you list and in our hearts.
Also, check out that neat poll just to the left on this post!
We are having an 100 day poll to ask YOU what you want to
see us do next! Click on whatever suits you taste.

I'm off to sand decks with a belt sander. Neat!

- Amz.




What's this blog about?
This is the new space for Melbourne's own Amitty Studios!

Neat! But what is Amitty Studios?
Well, I'll tell you a little bit about us. It all started with two ladies meeting in an Illustration course in 2009. Their names were Amz and Kitty, and they decided that they were friends during orientation (really, that's how it happened. We just decided!). Little did Amz and Kitty know that they would soon become best friends, and become intensely dedicated to their work and the work that they did together. Soon, they decided that the only way to trap the other into staying friends forever was to create a Studio together, and after the name Amitty was created, there was little holding them back. Amz and Kitty are dedicated to creating and curating exhibitions all over Melbourne, as any emerging artist would know the cost of Gallery hire alone can easily skyrocket upto $1000, so what we hope to achieve is group shows without the ridiculous costs. We love coming up with new ideas for exhibitions and including all our friends, we source venues, create the promotional work, source sponsors and enlist bands! That's right, just two ladies doing all of that! It is a labor of love, and luckily we have some amazing friends who are always willing to help us out and cut costs to create a feasible show that everyone can enjoy around some of Melbourne's greatest hotspots.

So, what are you planning now?
We're currently organizing a show hosted by Grumpy's Green, (125 Smith Street, Carlton), that is going to feature some local artists and photographers. We open on April 10th 2011 and are featuring bright, poppy, hand-painted skateboards.  They will be for sale throughoutthe month of April. We're also getting some  wonderful bands together to come play throughout the afternoon and evening.  We will be announcing them closer to the opening date. There will be live painting in the afternoon before all the artists  are too trashed to paint anything.

I want in!!
Hold your Unicorns! All the spots for our April shows are booked out, however contact, we are always having callouts for artists. We love to network, and to put you in touch with great artists who can help you out. In short, email us, join our mailing list and cross your fingers! If you are a band or musician, photographer, illustrator, fine artists, promoter, animator, sculptor, designer... and so on, join up!!

- Amz. x