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 AmittyStudios@gmail.com, 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