Art Takes Times Square

I have added my portfolio to Art Takes Times Square. Click here to “Collect Me” to help me win. You can sign in with Facebook

The prize is $10,000 & a show in the most immense exhibition of art in New York City: Art Takes Times Square

There’s also a prize of $2,500 & a weekend getaway for one “Collector”

5% off

To celebrate Earth Day, every purchase until 26 April on redbubble with code “EARTH2012” receives 5% off + another 5% will be donated to The Nature Conservancy’s “Adopt An Acre” program, helping to leave a sustainable world for future generations.

Arctic Voodoo by Margo Humphries
Margo Humphries is a contributor to Redbubble. The online art store is offering 5% off all purchases until 26 April 2012. Click here to buy from Margo’s portfolio

Kevin’s Very First Adventure – Illustrated Children’s Book

Valentine artist Kristine Lockett launched Kevin’s Very First Adventure last week. The illustrated children’s story looks at Australia’s iconic wildlife as there “isn’t a whole lot out there that focuses on Australian Wildlife”

Kevin's Very First Adventure
Australian Wildlife Illustrated children's book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin’s Very First Adventure is a delightful tale about the joy of making new discoveries and a wonderful introduction to the characters of the Australian bush. Written and illustrated by talented debut writer Kristine Lockett, it’s the perfect gift for 3-6 year olds in Australia and around the world.

Buy Got Naden T-Shirt

So it hasn’t even been a week since his capture & I’ve already designed a Naden T-shirt.

All things aside this bloke must be pretty clever to survive in the bush for 7 years on the run, we could learn a few bush survival skills from him.

If you think this is unethical should I donate all or part of the net profit from these shirts to some sort of victims of crime charity? Does anyone recommend any beneficiaries like this?

I recently entered one of my other T-shirt designs in Redbubble’s competition for New York band The Big Sleep for their gig at SXSW in Austin, Texas on 15 March 2012. I was pleased that my entry, The Line Up, received enough votes by Redbubble members to make the TOP 20. The band selected the winning Tee from this final cut.

Recently, Sydney artist Rodney Pople recently won the $35,000 Glover Prize for his controversial Martin Bryant painting saying that as an artist he saw it as his role to sometimes bring issues up that were uncomfortable.

Another member on Redbubble last year was selling Ivan Milat kids clothing

Buy Got Naden T-shirt
Buy Got Naden T-shirt by Margo Humphries – Click here to purchase on Redbubble

Durex Naked Box Contest

Durex, the international condom manufacturer, is running “Naked Box”, a global online design contestthat will give a young Australian designer the chance to have their artwork featured on Durex condom packs and sold throughout the world. Design enthusiasts are able to enter the contest by logging in to www.facebook.com/Durex.Australia, uploading their own design or creating their own artwork directly on the sites using sexy tools such as the Frisky brush, Vibro pencil, Kinky Curves, Love Bucket, Lube Spray, Massage Oils, Ribbed Roller and of course the Durex Rubber for sorting out mistakes.

I have entered the contest & you can vote for my entry by clicking on my design below & entering my DESIGN ID: 15222

My Durex Naked Box Contest Entry – Click here to vote for my design ID 15222

My T-Shirt Design Made it to the Top 20

I recently entered Redbubble’s T-shirt design competition for New York band The Big Sleep for their gig at SXSW in Austin, Texas on 15 March 2012.

I am pleased with this week’s announcement that my entry, The Line Up, received enough votes by Redbubble members to make the TOP 20. Redbubble received 174 entries in total.

The designs in the final cut were presented to the band to make the selection for their limited edition tee. Although I wasn’t the overall winner I was glad that they got to see my design.

Click here to view the challenge winners in the top 20
My entry was voted into the Top 20. Click here to view the challenge winners in the top 20

Editorial in Australian Women’s Art Register Bulletin – Mattara Festival Art Trail 2011

The latest edition of Australian Women’s Art Register’s Bulletin was sent out last week & I have been featured in one of the editorials!

In October 2011 I was selected as one of the 10 artists in the Mattara Festival’s Inaugural Outdoor Art Exhibition & my work “Look up in the Sky Tonight”, was draped over Newcastle Panthers.  My painting was reproduced by Insane Signs on a canvas that was 4.8metres high by 8metres wide!

The 10 buildings selected throughout Newcastle formed an artist trail, guiding you through the city, as Newcastle becomes an outdoor art gallery

The artworks in artist trail were selected as they embody the lifestyle, spirit and community of Newcastle & paid homage to local artists and celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mattara.

The art trail ran from 1 – 9 October 2011

Explanation of my Artwork & How it sits within Mattara’s theme: My slightly surreal artwork loosely explores the relationships that we have with each other, where we belong and what we do. This is represented by mystical characters floating and coming together. They are surrounded by a built environment. The result is a painting that is both intriguing and otherworldly. My artwork is abstract enough to allow the viewer to perceive these are urban beings that are connecting. These beings also take on the form of large hands that are reaching out to each other, which links to Mattara, meaning hand.  Also like Mattara, these denote the hand of friendship.  There is a sense of convivia and automation in the painting which can relate to both the warm and welcoming community and industry found in Newcastle. The artwork leaves you with the feeling that the built environment surrounding the beings has come to life with them.

The Australian Women’s Art Register was established by artists in 1975 to record and promote the work of Australian based women artists. The Register now holds a collection of national significance with images dating back to 1840. Our documentation of the cultural heritage of Australian women artists and women’s art practices is being used world wide by public organisations, universities, teachers, students, curators, artists and the general public.

I am in the current Bulletin of Womens Art Register for my painting selected for the Mattara Festival
This is me standing in front of my painting after it was installed on Newcastle Panthers for the Mattara Festival

Vote for my T-shirt Design

Voting is still open for the t-shirt design competition I entered for New York band The Big Sleep. I am entering this in Redbubble’s competition for the band’s limited edition tee for their SXSW gig in Austin Texas on 15-3-12.Voting closes on 5 March 2012.

For my t-shirt design entry for The Big Sleep SXSW Austin Texas I sourced dolls from op shops, removed the bodies, sewed the doll heads onto pink straps & photographed them

You will need to sign up here first www.redbubble.com then click here to vote:

http://www.redbubble.com/groups/redbubble/challenges/44178-the-big-sleep-sxsw-t-shirt-design-challenge

This is what it looks like:

SXSW tshirt 2012 Margo Humphries The Line Up small

Vote for my T-shirt Design for New York band The Big Sleep! Entries close 5 March 2012. Click here to sign up to vote