Rachel Weaver studio 8T4 blog post. ArtDrive 2017 work in progress.

ArtDrive 2017 Sneak Peek

Works in Progress

It's cold and rainy here in Geraldton, and windy as all hell. The perfect weather for some quiet studio time and to catch up on my blogging! With ArtDrive 2017 quickly approaching, I thought I would share a little sneak peek with you at some of my works in progress...

Rachel Weaver studio 8T4 blog post. ArtDrive 2017 work in progress.

Old is New Again

This years theme was set as Old is New Again to encourage to use of recycled materials while giving us pretty much free range artistically on what to make. Sometimes having such creative freedom makes it difficult to settle on a direction and concept, with so many possibilities churning away in your imagination. But a decision was finally made and it was time to get cracking! I am collaborating again with the fabulous Miss Kimmi Tetlow, and although we don't get much time to actually work together, our components will combine at install.

I've been using all sorts of recycled materials in my work so far. Old toys, scrap fabric, plastic bottles, plastic bags, cray floats and much more! 

Rachel Weaver studio 8T4 blog post. ArtDrive 2017 work in progress.

Rachel Weaver studio 8T4 blog post. ArtDrive 2017 work in progress.

The popular community arts initiative consists of a collection of artworks that will be installed in a range of locations around Geraldton to Mullewa from mid July,  remaining in place for several months. 

Rachel Weaver studio 8T4 blog post. ArtDrive 2017 work in progress.

Believe it or not, my art studio was neat and tidy when I started. Now it looks like a rubbish bomb exploded! I really don't see the point in cleaning up until I finish though...otherwise it will all just get pulled out again!

Rachel Weaver studio 8T4 blog post. ArtDrive 2017 work in progress.

That's about all I am going to show you for now! I don't want to give too much away...just a nice little teaser. Not long now and ArtDrive Midwest will be officially underway! Soon you will be able to drive around and visit all of these artworks and many more up on public display.

Find Out More About ArtDrive

Speaking of ArtDrive, here are some shots I took last year of some of the very cool and original artworks created by local artists. 

Check back for updates online at The City of Greater Geraldton

Rachel Weaver

Rachel Weaver

Freelance Creative at studio 8T4
Rachel Weaver is a Freelance Artist, Designer and Photographer who creates in a wide variety of media. Her work often exploring the quirky and macabre with an emphasis on dramatic light and shadow. Blending the lines between the reality of our natural world and the realm of fantasy, Rachel loves to bring unusual creatures to life. An eternal passion for horror creeps quietly into her pieces, combined with a wild imagination and a generous touch of personality.

Rachel continues to actively and passionately participate in a range of exhibitions, prizes, collaborations and community projects. She resides in her hometown of Geraldton, Western Australia with her partner, two dogs, two cats and carnivorous plant collection.
Rachel Weaver

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