Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Giveaway Update

Hello! We've drawn the winner of the poster giveaway, congratulations Ramon Lo we hope you enjoy the prints! We'll be in touch soon for your postage details.

Maricor and I would like to thank everyone who entered and got in touch. We had such a thrill organising this one hopefully we can host another one soon! :)

Friday, May 25, 2012


[UPDATE] Thanks to everyone who entered, the giveaway is now over. Congratulations to Ramon Lo who will be receiving these prints in the mail soon!

We've had such a great response to our giveaway, thanks everyone! There's still one day to enter, just a reminder to remember to include your email in your comments if you don't have a full profile as we won't be able to get in touch with you if you win and unfortunately if we can't contact you we'll have to pick another name out of a hat. Could Choi, Kristin and Nuri who left comments below please get in touch via email as we're unable to view your contact email on your profiles. Thanks!! If you prefer not to share your details in the comments that's cool, just email us your entry at hi@maricormaricar.com.

We've had so many lovely comments and posts about our work this week that we'd love to give a little something back with a MaricorMaricar giveaway. We have a "Back to Oz" giclee print, "Diamonds on the soles of her feet" risograph, "Leche" risograph and "Enradado" risograph to send out to someone. All you need to do is email us at hi@maricormaricar.com or comment on this post (just with your email or somehow for us to get in touch with you if you win) or tweet us back and we'll draw one name on midday Tuesday the 29th May (Sydney time).

1. Back to Oz A4 giclee print
2. Detail of Back to Oz
3. Diamonds on the soles of her feet A3 risograph
4. Leche A4 risograph
5. Enredado A4 risograph

* Sorry, just have to mention we moderate comments so please don't worry if your comment doesn't appear straight away. And this is open to overseas readers!

Friday, May 18, 2012

As Prescribed - Fine Lines

As Prescribed is an artist driven t-shirt label that aims to be a platform for exposing artists and designers to the universe. Founded by Melbourne based illustrator Eveline Tarunadjaja and designer Nick Parker, As Prescribed takes on the form of an art gallery, in an online retail environment.  The awesome folks behind new T-shirt label As Prescribed invited MaricorMaricar to take part in their first artist series "Fine Lines". The series of shirts also feature designs by Eveline Tarunadjaja, Sean Morris and Kubota Fumikazu.

The label launched last week with a pop up shop and exhibition at No Vacancy gallery in Melbourne. Head down and say hello to Eveline, she's super nice and until the 20th of May visitors to the gallery get $10 off shirts.

Our piece is titled "The Hungry Slug" and this little monster and some of his gang are currently on display in the exhibition as well as a couple of original hand sewn embroideries and our print "Makers, Dreamers" which is available for sale during the exhibition.

Each artist has a nice little interview up on the As Prescribed site, here's our one, we were pretty nervous on camera and kept pulling faces!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

MaricorMaricar joins Jacky Winter

We're playing catch up on our blog so apologies for some not so 'new' news. Last month we were incredibly stoked to join the talented stable of artists represented by the illustration agency Jacky Winter. We're so happy to have local representation by such an awesome agency and we look forward to working with them on some super projects. Coming up is a group show presented by Jacky Winter and MGPO titled "True Self". It's a collaborative group show, each artwork on display will be a collaboration between two artists. The creative process is sort of a chain letter: Each artist starts off one piece before mailing it to another artist to complete, so MaricorMaricar will have our hands on two pieces in the show.

More information on the exhibition is available here. The exhibition will be on display at Melbourne's GPO and will be on show between June 1 - 24. All artworks will be for sale ($200) and all proceeds go to the charity Fitted for Work - a not-for-profit initiative, providing clothing and training to help disadvantaged women find employment. Below are some sneak peeks of one of the pieces we're collaborating on.

Friday, May 11, 2012


Things have been so hectic (an exciting whirlwind trip to Guatemala and Peru that we have to keep under wraps until later in the year) that I've only just been able to sit down and get stuck into blogging again. Ca was about to kick my ass for being so tardy with this "Last week in London" post, so much to cover so be prepared for a pretty long post!

Back in February I was lucky to spend almost a month back in London, to be honest I was missing it heaps since returning home to Sydney. Staying with friends in East London it was almost like I was living back in the old neighborhood spending Saturday afternoons at Broadway Market, strolling through London Fields for my morning coffee at Climpson & Sons, the Sunday guantlet that is Columbia Road Flower Markets...

In my last week I squeezed in a couple of exhibitions, hunted down some printed ephemera, caught up with the hugely talented Hattie Newman over cake and tea, had drinks in an East London secret bar and created my first ever chalk mural for HiRes! London. It was an awesome trip and I can't wait until I can go back again.

David Drummond at Cecil Court
For any lovers of printed ephemera Cecil Court (Leicester Square Tube) is a place you must head down to. The street is lined with various shops each with their own specialty but for theatre lovers David Drummond is the store to visit.
I was hoping I could catch an Ephemera Society Bazaar while I was in London but unfortunately the dates didn't line up. But we got a tip to check out Cecil Court and oh-my how I wish I had made the trip earlier. The store is filled to the brim with all sorts of theatre ephemera, their selection of play bills is vast and ranges from the earlier black and white prints from the 1800s to the bold coloured bills from the 1950s.

Fail Better Chalk Mural

As part of their "Live From The Kitchen" series HiRes! London invited me to create a chalk illustration which would be live streamed on their site.
“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett
The above quote hangs in every HiRes! office so I've been told. Never having done a mural before I was a little nervous about how it would turn out but I think the end result was fantastic (especially considering the light projector failed I had to measure it all up by hand). At a whopping 3metres x 4metres it's the largest MaricorMaricar artwork to date. Below are some process pictures but check out the HiRes! site to see it come to life.

We have also printed a limited edition series of screen prints which will be available soon from our store. Out of an edition of 100 only 20 are available for sale, please get in touch if you are interested in a print.