December 12, 2013

Recent Commission

A recent private portrait commission, depicting the most enthusiastic of bike enthusiasts!

This was a fun one, thanks Lucie!

October 17, 2013

Stitching Time: Opening tonight @ Craft

For the past few months I've been collaborating with the amazing Penelope Durston to make a moving quilt installation featuring animated embroidery. It's all for a new group exhibition, "Stitching Time"  The show is curated by the wonderful Dell Stewart and Isobel Knowles, who have paired animators and textile artists together to see what could happen- and the results are awesome. There are animated quilts, whirring animation devices, spinning stars, cats (!), playful pillows and more.

Pene and I also been making some scarves and hankies that are now available in the shop! Photos soon...

Hope you can check it out - details below!

Remnant Landscapes (still) - Rebecca Hayes / Penelope Durston
Curated by Dell Stewart & Isobel Knowles
Craft - 31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Opening: Thursday 17 October, 6-8pm
October 17 - November 30

Facebook event: here

It features work by Jeremy Dower, Pene Durston, Rebecca Hayes, Isobel Knowles, Kate Matthews, Dell Stewart, Kayo Taguchi, Maryann Talia-Pau, Pauline Tran-Cecil and Harvest Textiles.

September 02, 2013

Bits and Pieces

I've been working on a few projects for the second half of 2013. Some are just starting to take shape, and others are very close to wrapping up!

There's not too much I can show at the moment, so here are some snippets from a busy August- a mix of collaborations, commissions, music videos and markets:

One project I am really excited about is a collaboration with the amazing Pene Durston of Cottage Industry. We are working on a piece for the upcoming Stitching Time group exhibition at Craft Victoria, opening in October. Dell Stewart and Isobel Knowles are curating, and they've paired up artists from animation and craft/textile backgrounds to explore the relationship between the two practices.

You can see a recent write up of what Pene and I have been up to so far over at the exhibition blog.

August 03, 2013

New music video: 'Wish In My Dish'

A collaboration with the lovely Belinda Suzette to create the new animated film clip for 'Susy Blue's latest single 'Wish In My Dish'. I had such a fun time animating Belinda's colourful characters!

The single will be launched at The Workers Club in Fitzroy on Sunday the 11th of August from 2pm (matinee show). Details here on the FB event page

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 Illustrations- Belinda Suzette
 Animation - Rebecca Hayes
 Music- Susy Blue

July 02, 2013

Recent snippets

Some snippets of some recent work! I've been keeping busy with a mix of fun commissions, mini comic-ing and lettering workshops...

Flyin' Friends! Detail from a one-panel comic 

Animation still from 'Beached', for an MTC production

Animation still from 'Beached', for an MTC production

Author portrait commission for VIP client (dad)

My mini-comic for Mini Comic of the Month Club

Lettering fun during a short course at Old School

February 11, 2013

When did we hit February?

...and why are we almost half way through it? Slow down, 2013!

Gah, no excuses for the almost 3 month gap in posts. I have been keeping busy with a bunch of side projects, markets, some neat commissions and preparing for the new teaching year! 

Also, lots of baking.

Photo by rebeccakhayes Photo by rebeccakhayes
Photo by rebeccakhayes Photo by rebeccakhayesPhoto by rebeccakhayes Photo by rebeccakhayes

I'll be updating the blog soon with some more recent work I've been doing. Let's just say there are lots of cute animals involved.

Also, a quick thank you and shout out to Anouk at Sunshine of Mine for recently featuring my work. She's also running a fantastic giveaway of work by Australian artists and makers, so if you live in France or Belgium, best to check out the details and enter before 28 February!