Friday, May 15, 2015
Friday, April 10, 2015
|Fabric swatches of the range Leanza created for our Textile Design Library (more on that soon!).|
|Amazing illustrations by Amy all done in ball point pen illustrations (really!)|
|Biro Bowie! Another of Amy's illustrations printed on to 100% Linen to create a very cool tea towel.|
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
We've been getting back into the swing of things here at the studio and are busy working on some pretty exciting projects - more on that later!
In other exciting news; many of you would have met Bridie, one of the F&S team, Bridie is heading off overseas with her charity Ndoto Afrika. Ndoto Afrika is a grass roots initiative which focuses on fundraising for and overseeing sustainable, community based projects in Africa.
|Bridie on her last trip to Africa|
|Ndoto Afrika events over the last two years have not only been important fundraisers but have also been incredibly fun nights, filled with art, music and great food. The Melbourne event was held here in the Frankie and Swiss studio.|
|Toilets being built in Tanzania.|
Here at Frankie and Swiss we are super proud of Bridie's amazing dedication to such a worthwhile project and we wish her all the best on her trip. She will be missed here in the studio for the month that she's away!
Thursday, November 27, 2014
LAST MAIL RUN = Tuesday 23rd December
Thursday, August 28, 2014
|The winning designs printed onto our 100% Linen.|
|The judges in the studio.|
|Minna Gilligan's space at the 2014 Melbourne Art Fair|
|Minna's beautiful artworks printed on our Cotton Canvas.|
Thursday, August 21, 2014
We'll have the finalists work on display on Saturday and we can't wait to announce with the judges who the winners will be. What fun:) Think we might do something like this every year, what do you think?!
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Whatever medium you create art with, whatever technique you use, from abstract art and traditional drawing to sketching, painting, or doodling—we’re looking for it all! There’s not much time left, so send on through your work!
We are privileged to have the following amazing ladies as judges for the competition. Hand claps for Gemma Jones from Craft Victoria, artist Rowena Martinich and current Archibald Prize nominee Carla Fletcher.
A bit about Rowena:
She’s is an abstract expressionist with a difference. While her work is sometimes displayed within the white pristine space of the art gallery, it is more likely to be found in the spaces of the everyday – the shop, the train, the school, the office, the café. We’ve known Rowena since the very beginning of our little business now, and can honestly say she is one of the wisest, nicest and savvy ladies going around!
A bit about Carla:
“Carla studied fine art at RMIT and is a talented drawer, painter and stylist. She has been a finalist in many of Australia’s most prestigious Art Prizes including The Archibald Prize, The Sulman Prize, The Black Swan Prize and the Portia Geach Memorial Award for Women painters. After many requests, she recently she released her very first limited edition print run of works from her sell out exhibition ‘Grey‘ at Tinning Street Gallery earlier this year” . words by Lucy from The Design Files June 2014
A bit about Gemma:
“ My work revolves around a play with the mass produced image – reviving and focusing in on a fragment or a moment that is easily dismissed, discarded or forgotten within the bombardment of commercial culture. I like the idea of emptying the image of its original purpose or intent. An image or a face can suddenly be re-born just like that.” Gemma is a Melbourne craft institution all unto herself! An artist, writer, teacher, and the organiser extraordinaire of the Craft Cubed Festival 2014!
All the details here: http://blog.frankieandswiss.com.au/2014/07/2014designcomp.html
Here are some photos of July’s Southside Brown Owls meet at the studio – newcomers and regular ladies, it was such a fun night. As I’m (Michelle) based out of the States for a little while, my Brown Owls partner in crime Shannon is going to be flying the Brown Owls flag! She’ll be switching between venues, F&S and Miss Jackson cafe. All good!
Date: THURSDAY 14th August 2014
Time: 7:30pm onwards
Venue: Frankie and Swiss, Ground Floor, 199 Toorak Road, South Yarra. It’s the building on the corner of Toorak and Claremont Street. Right on the #8 tram or a 2 second walk from South Yarra station. I’ll also have parking available underneath the building. You’ll need to call me (9826 4261) to buzz you under:)
Craft: BYO a project
Goodies: I think we have to have Gluhwein again! And the usuals, tea and biscuits – Feel free to bring something along as well.
RSVP: You can leave a comment here or email florence[at]frankieandswiss.com.au, facebook, or twitter.
Monday, August 4, 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014
“The Art of Handmade.”
Celebrate “The Art of Handmade” with Frankie and Swiss and Craft Cubed 2014 by entering the the F&S 2014 Fabric Design Competition! Submit your design by the 17th of August for a chance to win cash prizes and see your design digitally printed onto beautiful natural fibre fabric. Winners will be announced at the Frankie and Swiss Open Studio on Saturday, 23rd of August!
You can win in one of the following four categories:
|‘With My Own Two Hands’||Prize: $200|
|‘The People’s Choice Award’||Prize: $200|
|‘Best in Show’||Prize: $500|
- A participant can submit one entry.
- Entries must be submitted:
- as a JPEG file at 150dpi
- no larger than 10MB
Deadline and important dates
- The closing date for entries is Sunday, August 17, 2014.
- People’s Choice Award – designs will be available for viewing and voting on Monday, August 18 through to 12pm Friday, August 22.
- Winners announcement – at the F&S Open Studio Saturday, August 23, 2-5pm.
For some inspiration head over to our printed textiles Pinterest board, Instagram or The Leaf Series store!
Open Studio – Saturday, August 23, 2-5pm
As part of the Craft Cubed Festival 2014, we invite you to visit our South Yarra studio. Watch Florence in action with a printing demo and have a chat with us about digital print and design. Shelter from Melbourne’s chilly winter with some mulled wine and roasted almonds! Winners of the Fabric Design Comp will be announced and winning designs will be printed and displayed on the day!