Monday, November 8, 2010

Chromemongers: Call for artists

Register to collect your own artist’s toy, customise and return for the exhibition being launched November 24th and running until December 4th, 2010.

Your Chromemongers toy comes lovingly handcrafted from Fishbowl Studios, a small, badly ventilated shed in West Hobart. Chromemongers is the new creative collective formed between Hobart residents Jackson Parker, Stuart Dobell and Aedan Howlett.

Once you have got your toy home, it’s ready for you to customise, save for a few rules:

+ Registration is $50, non-refundable, to be paid when your form is lodged. You can apply for multiple entries at a set cost of $50 per entry.

+ By Registering, youare obliged to return your toy to be included in the exhibition.

+ You can choose between 3 different artist-made heads for your Chromemonger. The head must remain intact when customising.

+ Male/Female plug systems (in neck and shoulder of toy) must remain intact.

+ Your Chromemonger can be attached to a base. Base must not exceed 10 x 15cm.

+ Unsold artwork remains your property.

+ The artist decidesthe sale price of the finished doll. The artist keeps 60% of the sale price, i.e. commission is 40%.

+ You can paint, knit, colour-in, dip, accessorise etc your Chromemonger. Products such as Fimo (oven-bake plasticines) are ideal for creating unique accessories in a similar aesthetic to the existing figure. Your figure is compatible with Araldite Epoxy glue, Super glu, hot glue and contact cement. When using paints, first prime with a small tin of plastic primer spray in
several, distanced light coats. Primer is available from McCann’s Model World, Elizabeth Street (Opp. Jimmy’s).
If you’ve got ideas outside of these guidelines please phone Jackson on 0408 645 585 or
Stu on 0428 292 251, all requests are welcomed and considered, exceptions can be made. Failure to do so will forfeit show entry.

There will be a best entry prize, as judged by Chromemongers. You can win the chance to design a new Chromemonger toy for limited edition production which will be featured in Chromemongers 2.

Have Fun,

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Linocuts : Narelle Badalassi

Exhibiting 8/11/2010 - 24/11/2010

An exhibition of new linocuts from Narelle Badalassi

Widely known for her quirky and interesting letterpress stationary and design and her accomplished linocuts, Narelle has lived and worked locally and prolifically for over 2 decades.
Recently Narelle has worked under her pseudonym Ruby Victoria Letterpress, and can be found at several Tasmanian design markets.

Linocuts sees a departure in Narelle's recent work, from the domestic to the wild. Linocuts is a series of hand-coloured native bird prints, rendered from an original illustration. Intuitive and emotive, this body of work hints at a world we might otherwise miss and a privacy reserved for only the patient.

For more information about the show, contact:

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Recent Works from Wendy Wells
a selection of fine enamel jewellery and artworks

Join us for a drink to celebrate the opening of the exhibition

Friday October 8th, 6pm

show open until 22nd October, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Things we Made + Come to Dust

If you were unlucky enough to miss these shows, here is a tease:

Installation shot: work by Gabbee Stolp, Pip Stafford and Fran Burgess

Installation shot: Pip Stafford and Fran Burgess

Jewellery by Gabbee Stolp

Installation shot: work by Pip Stafford and Fran Burgess

installation shot: jewellery by Gabbee Stolp

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Join us for a drink to celebrate the opening of Things We Made, an exhibition from
Fran Burgess and Pip Stafford

Opening 6pm, Wednesday 8th September, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

Join us for a drink to celebrate the opening ofrecent works from
Jackson Parker, together with the launch ofChromemongers Collective

Wednesday August 18th, 6pm

Shop 8, Salamanca Arts Centre
77 Salamanca Place, Hobart, 7000
t: (03) 6223 5787

With thanks to our sponsors:

The Brisbane Hotel
Jimmy's skate and Street
The Alley Cat
The New Sydney
Sublime Pizzeria
The Ocean Child

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wowsers! Rainy Days has been opened to a huge turn-out last Wednesday night! If you are one of the unlucky ones that couldn't make it to the opening, here is a taste of the show (you can see more photos via our facebook page):

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

we're very excited about this issue of Frankie Mag! In it, you'll find a lovely little pic from our very own 'my mother mabel' with some plywood bangles, check it out:

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Rainy Days 2010

Rainy Days are here again! After such a huge success last year in Elizabeth Street, we've decided to do it all over again for those of you who missed out and for those of you who are keen to go again!
The format of the show is the same as last year, any person may apply to be included in the show. Entry is $15 including your kit (a lovely chunky, primed plywood board, 10 x 10cm, wired and ready to hang) on which you are free to create a piece with no limits on subject or medium. Extra kits are $5 each up to a maximum of 3 in total, per artist. The artist can decide the sale price of the work and of that, the artist keeps 70% and the gallery keeps 30%.
Here are some important Rainy Days for your diary:
Registration Deadline: 30th June
Deadline for receiving artwork: 9th July
Opening Night 14th July
Closing Date 27th July
And, best of all, for all you jewellers, Rebecca Roth is holding 'A Winter's Ring' exhibition to coincide with' Rainy Days.' The concept is the same, except you are able to create a ring, there are no limits on design or medium.
Or, if you're like me and can't decide, enter both!
til very soon,
For more information and an application form, get hold of us:
for 'Rainy Days', email: Jemima
for 'A Winter's Ring' email: Rebecca
or pop into the shop (we're open 7 days) and grab a form and a kit

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Robert Giudici, recent works

4 Knives
Robert Giudici
acrylic on canvas

Robert Giudici
acrylic on canvas

Robert Giudici
acrylic on canvas

for more information on any of the works featured, please contact the gallery
on (03)6223 5787 or email

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Ceramic Skulls

We're very excited to feature the new ceramic skull series by Marion Abraham and Alex Gouldthorpe in CUBE! Keep a sharp eye for the new series being launched during June, it won't disappoint. Here is a teaser for now ...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

new from ...

my mother mabel

a range of hand-cut, sanded, polished, oiled, painted, glossed and finished original design plywood jewels

only at CUBE

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

we're here again! thanks for your patience. we can prove it was worth it! you can pretty much find us 7 days a week, 7 hours a day at 77 Salamanca Place, shop number 8, in hobart, in tasmania...

and if we haven't told you already then we will now (with an excited glee) that we've merged our artspace with Rebecca Roth, who hardly needs an introduction... BUT... Rebecca is responsible for the Beautiful resin design jewelry you've seen adorning our shelves in Elizabeth Street.

We're extremely excited about our exhibition calender for the coming year, its crammed with goods you just have to see.

So please take the time to meet Rebecca, if not here then in the shop AND if you're not already on our mailing list you're crazy... but you can still sign up through our (long-awaited) website (still under construction but looking FABO thanks to BEC NALLY) a mere link away to :

and in an old-fashioned kind of way, we're always here at:

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

change of number!

contact number for all enquiries: 0409 352 409

Friday, September 18, 2009

We Are Moving!!

after 8 productive months in Elizabeth Street, it's time to grow with the daffodils

we've got some very exciting shows and events lined up in the coming months, so be sure to add yourself on to our mailing list if you're not there already.

You can email, call (03) 62347848 or add Cube Artanddesign on facebook and we'll keep you up-to-date with our movements...

and maybe even tell you our new address....

in the mean time we've got a tonne of artsy stuff to bubble wrap as we're out next week!

(oh, and the delectable Bec Nally is currently working on a 'real' website for us, so keep an eye out for that too, you can have a peek at Bec's work at

see you on the other side