the stuffed collective

a collective of plush toys artists and illustrators

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Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

I make stuff, I draw stuff, sometimes I make stuffed stuff which I then stuff with stuff

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

stuffed for business

opening night

maggie, tristan, mai le, estelle, beck, jake & emmelene

tristan jalleh
gillian bencke
looby lu
wendy june
maggie pereyra

beck wheeler
gemma noble
maggie pereyra
beck wheeler
my paper crane

tristan jalleh & beck wheeler
"almost finished"
gillian bencke
tristan jalleh
jake henzler

"estelle poses....aint she pretty"
cathy parry - boxy ladies
beck, tristan & estelle shuffle things around
tristan works some magic with maggie's work
tristans sushi rocks the front counter

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

call back soon

this blog is dedicated to the stuffed collective and the first show that we put together. There are a million photos to come, but this is a back soon for the whole process of the exhibition and also some sweet as shots of the finished product....nice work by all involved, it was brill!

the toys start rolling in

this is a pic from a couple of days before opening day, it is of the back part of the cafe....Darrens artwork is in the background....the mountain of white furniture is being installed and the white toys are being arranged

maggie and Lyndal

this is Maggie Pereyra, and other than having a very cool name....she is a creative lady that sews kooky skeleton toys (image at the top of post), and faceless elephant-men (they are my fav).
this is Maggie painting the props white with Lyndal. Lyndal made these giant stuffed letters for the front window of the space


introducing....tristan jalleh...tristan rocks. he is such a talented fello....he helped paint and install the show. he has got a great eye for display and can precariously suspended things while dangling from a ladder....this boy should be in the circus....he makes wonderful toys too...the hammerhead rocks almost as much as he does.

per square metre

the illustrators at per square metre (darren, emmelene, sam and bernie) painted there beautiful and wacky characters on the back walls of the cafe.


introducing.......drum roll....beck wheeler: curator of stuffed and illustrator/plush toy designer.
heres a few shots of my work in the kitchen space of the cafe/exhibition space. I tried to incorporate all the objects in the kitchen space into the art work, the floor looked sweeeeet when all the toys started pouring in...