Greedy Hen

News

06 Sep 2011

makin' money

At Greedy Hen we've been busy creating counterfeit money. Yes that's right!

Image Alt Text

The notes are called "Floating Rupees". They have been illustrated for a new micronation. and feature candid hand drawn portraits of the first explorers.

As you enter the micronation you will be declared a new explorer and as such will be presented with a led pencil and asked to DRAW YOUR OWN FACE onto a floating rupee.

Fun!!

Firsdraft Gallery will be declared the Micronation "I Can Draw You A Picture (ICDYAP)" from the 19-25th of September, 2011.

Other artists creating aspects of this new country include:

Angela Bowne SC, Ben McCready, Chris Fox, Dane Mccammey, Eddie Sharp, James & Benja Harney, Nick Coyle, and Phil Young.

The micronation will be open from Wednesday 21.09.11 - Saturday 24.09.11 at Firstdraft Gallery, 116-118 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills.

Curated by conceptual champions I Can Draw You A Picture (Esther Chung, Alice Gage, Mikie Inglis, SImone Mandl)

05 Aug 2011

The Strays

Greedy Hen recently created a paper stage and some tiny paper instruments for a rowdy kitten band to trash, rock star style.

Awwww

Image Alt Text

We made tiny speaker stacks, paper persian rugs, and guitars.

Image Alt Text

We even made some tiny amps

Image Alt Text

a kitten size tambourine

Image Alt Text

and a "Catio" keyboard.

Image Alt Text

We named the band The Strays

Image Alt Text

and if you look closely at the paper bottles on top of the speaker stacks, you can see that their beverage of choice is Catnip.

Image Alt Text

The stage was lit beautifully and hazed up with some moody smoke machine.

Image Alt Text

The kittens held onto their instruments like true professionals

Image Alt Text

before chaos broke out....

Image Alt Text

they trashed the stage and all our hard work, but geez they looked cute doing it!

Image Alt Text

The project was for Master Card

Image Alt Text

and was put together by One Six Six Productions.

Directed by the combined creative genius powers of Patrick Chambers & Brendan Willenberg (aka Brenrick).

Produced by number one nice guy Josh Jenkins.

Miniature paper stage and paper instruments by Greedy Hen.

05 Jul 2011

live overhead projector animation

Greedy Hen performed a live animation on friday night using an old school overhead projector.

The performance was at Oxford Art Factory as part of the Free Fall program curated by John Douglas.

Here are some of the highlights

Image Alt Text

Image Alt Text

Image Alt Text

Image Alt Text

Image Alt Text

29 Jun 2011

the Falls Festival poster

Falls Festival have just announced the first round of this years festival lineup.

Have you checked it out yet? it's going to be pretty epic. We're quite excited about the always magnificent Fleet Foxes.

They've also finally unveiled this years poster artwork, which means we can now show you how we made it....

The first step was to make a grassy hillside out of paper and watercolours.

Image Alt Text

We then cut out some paper trees and tried to make a slightly three dimensional paper logo.

Image Alt Text

A tiny paper guitar

Image Alt Text

A wombat in amongst the paper grass

Image Alt Text

We then created a giant mess in our studio putting up the trees, building a tent, and playing with different mountain backdrops.

Image Alt Text

We also had a play with different colour backgrounds. The night time scene was pretty sweet.

Image Alt Text

The friendly folks at Falls Festival also requested an owl be included in the artwork. But not just any old bird, they wanted a Powerful Owl, which is a native species of the site where the festival is held.

Image Alt Text

If you'd like to find out more about Falls Festival and wanna see who's playing, you can join the party HERE

Image Alt Text

01 Jun 2011

Being vivid

This year as part of the Museum Of Contemporary Art's program,

Greedy Hen have been invited to participate in the Vivid Creative Sydney Festival

Image Alt Text

Last year we showed video art in a projection that was bigger than our imaginations on a night curated by the very talented Tim Maybury.

This year expect something a little more tongue in cheek and sculptural in a work called 'Prize For Getting By'.

7pm - 10.30pm June 11th at The Museum Of Contemporary Art, Circular Quay in the Vivid Creative Sydney Broken Stone Records Showcase.

Page 1 ‹‹ 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 ›› 17