Friday, August 20, 2010

The Last and .....First ! of its Kind !

There was a buzz in the air and it had nothing to do with the flu or any other viruses screaming their way through this planets atmosphere : Paul and I went out on the Town ! Yeah! This is a very rare occurrence hence my enthusiasm. Especially knowing we were going to see the Tim Burton Exhibition at the ACMI in Melbourne !!! I have been wanting to see that for I don’t know how long !
Paul ofcourse was more excited about seeing the AFL footy game between St Kilda and North Melbourne at Etihad stadium. To each their own…lol.
The exhibit was absolutely amazing and not to be missed! It has arrived here in Melbourne from New York where it was a big success at MOMA. Go early or buy tickets on line : it is worth it! Otherwise be prepared to stand in line twice and look over the shoulders of other Burton fans at the exhibit. We got up early (very early ) and were there at 10am, the time the exhibit opened and at that time we “only”had to wait in line for 30 mins. As soon as you enter you see amazing art work done by the Melbourne company Big Fish who specialise in making awesome….HUGE ..Stuff :)

me! underneath the "Toxic Boy "
(kind of went well with my manic panic hairdo and the light up in the dark - green

the scary FUN entrance: an artwork in its own right

Inside there were the most inspiring sketches and cartoons to be seen, as well as a black light installation (a black light tunnel and yes, my hair and alice in wonderland tights lit up like a xmas

Blue girl with poison painting

Tim's series 1 to 10 sketches : adorably funny and clever!

Tim Burton: The Exhibition explores the art and imagination of one of Hollywood’s most unique filmmakers. An Australian exclusive, the landmark show brings together over 700 examples of concept designs, drawings, paintings, photographs, puppets, costumes and films. This extraordinary range of artworks charts Burton’s 28-year career from his earliest works to his most recent portrayal of Alice In Wonderland.

Alice's dress and the Mad Hatters costume in the back ground (note: Johnny Depp must be really…skinny?….lol)

Jack Skellington faces

from the short film “Vincent”

hmmm a new take on eyeball yarn but not wearable close to skin I think…..

Talking about wearable: you never guess what had a prominent spot in the exhibit: an ANGORA sweater !!!!!! and ofcourse the rabbit in the waistcoat and the pocketwatch from Alice in Wonderland….hmmm loved it!

A feast for the senses, Tim Burton: The Exhibition is the largest temporary exhibition to ever be staged at ACMI. Curated in three thematic sections; Surviving Burbank, Beautifying Burbank and Beyond Burbank; the exhibition includes several elements not previously seen at MoMA. I loved the exhibition so much I’ll most certainly be returning before it closes on the 10th of October.

We ventured into the regular free exhibit at ACMI as well and saw the Mad Max car, costumes from ned Kelly and th edress in the movie Elizabeth worn by Cate Blanchett (equally TINY!? , the autographed script of Shine and some costume props of Pirates of the Caribbean as well as some very fun interactive stuff ! It was a great morning ! and ofcourse St Kilda won the footy match that afternoon so Paul could not have been happier !

Suffice it to say that I was feeling much better because the viruses were probably scared off by some of Tims artwork (or the footy....) so I have been dyeing some new lush fibres and spinning some yarns as well.
Here they are for you to drool and snaffle ! Have Fun!

hand dyed Navajo Churro Bunny tops 100+grams/AU$20

Oogie Boogie-sold-

Elder Gutknecht

the world of 9 -sold-

umpalumpa –sold-

Jack Skellington

Oyster Boy

Sweeney Todd

Queen of Hearts

Hand dyed Blue Faced Leicester superwash and Cashmere Tops 100g/AU$24

Mad Hatter -1left-

Hand dyed Cashmerino Bunny Tops 50g /AU$19

Cactus Eyes

Tragic Toys

Club Fibres and Bendigo Prizes
All the Clubs (the fibre club, sock it to me yarn club and the funky bunny batt club) have left the building today and are being shipped to you as I type this ! Also all the Bendigo Prized are on their way to their lucky winners !

Bunny Spin In!
Tomorrow is the Ixchel Fibre Fram Bunny Spin in day as well as a “Vote for Fibre “ –day Have some FUN after casting your vote for Australias future political destiny..(ahem the choice is hard isn’t it? Ahem ahem…subliminally I dyed my hair red and and come and visit us and top the day off by VOTING for Yarn and cuddling a bunny ! We will be open from 11am til 5pm. Email me for directions on how to get to us.

Skye and Elvis will be happy to be cuddled and hugged (although Skye might want to be naughty and have a stroll around to see what you are up to in the studio :) )

My entry in the Tim Burton ACMI exhibit (see the ACMI flickr photostream:

and some other Burtonesque paintings of mine:…
Beware of Plant...

If you cannot make it and you would really like to adopt some of the new fibre babies listed here today or need some custom dyes or batts done: Just email me on or message me on ravelry where I am Ixchelbunny and I will get back to you asap!

have a wonderful week !


Dates to Remember:

Bunny Spin in at the Ixchel Fibre Farm…coming Saturday 21st of August and Thursday the 26th of August

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