Friday 26 November 2010

Craft Hatch presents Dawn Tan at MARKit >>Sun 28 Nov

Chocolate Cream Pie and Spaghetti Vongole

Craft Hatch is super-proud to be presenting one of our dearest 'Hatchlings' Dawn Tan at MARKit this Sunday. Dawn has done Craft Hatch a few times now and at each market she's presented completely new work as well as updated previous products, making her one of the most industrious artists we've ever known!

It's seriously inspiring to see what Dawn has to offer each time, and we're glad to have provided a welcoming avenue for emerging artists like Dawn to take a risk/leap of faith and introduce their hard work to the world!

Banana Cream Tart

As you can imagine it brings us such great pleasure to be representing Dawn at MARKit this Sunday. This is part of a special collaboration between Craft Hatch and the kind folk at MARKit (thank you Simon and Leanne!) who have very generously donated a space to a promising Craft Hatchling. You'll remember that Craft Hatch presented Odds & Ends at the launch of MARKit way back in July, and since then Andrea and Renee have taken their label to much greater heights having recently participated at the recent and very awesome Finders Keepers market in Melbourne. It's no small feat considering just a few months ago they were starting out at Craft Hatch with big smiles and a tub full of knitted cacti and other assorted goodies!

Some of Dawn's earlier work

But anyway! At MARKit this Sunday we're excited to see what Dawn will be bringing. We imagine it will be a mix of old favourites as well as some of her newer work including 2011 calendars and her brand new tea towels with her illustrated recipes printed on it. The perfect festive gift we say!

Sydney zine, illustrated by Dawn!

You'd think Dawn has her hands full by now, but this talented lady also recently just completed a Fine Arts degree (Painting) at the Victorian College of the Arts. Her grad show work consisted of a series of soft sculptures depicting popular food items like Pascall's Marshmallows and Ritz crackers. Cute!!

Congratulations also to Dawn for taking home not only a $1,000 prize from the National Gallery of Victoria, but also winning a solo exhibition at Carbon Black gallery in Prahran next year! Yay Dawn!!

Dawn with her work

If you want to see Dawn's graduate work, make sure you check it out at VCA. Otherwise, Dawn will be at MARKit this Sunday from 10am to 5pm at the Atrium in Federation Square.

MARKit have also got a $500 hamper up for grabs which consists of work contributed by each MARKit participants, so visit their website for your chance to win!

All images courtesy of Dawn Tan

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