Archive for the ‘Exhibitions’ Category

Now that things have quietened down (ha ha ha) we have some pictures of our 2nd birthday party / Once Upon art exhibition opening night. Check out the gorgeous people who came along to support Leeloo, the artists, the community, and who helped us out.

I have so many people that I want to thank…..I know I’ve touched on it vaguely, but I really want everyone to know how grateful I am for their help, their time, their energy, their creativity and their enthusiasm.

Firstly, our supporters – frankie magazine, aMBUSH gallery, Catalina Sounds, the finders keepers market, Design Federation and Forth Thread. The promotional assistance, the hands-on help the products, and the general community support helps a lot. Thank you.

Secondly the artists – who were all allocated a fairy tale with no arguments or fuss and who produced such beautiful works for us to display and share with the community. Many sent Renee and I the loveliest notes, and lots flew in from interstate and brought buddies to opening night. It was overwhelming how pleased you all were to be involved and we were so glad to be able to have some community favourites alongside some enthusiastic first-time exhibitors. Thank you.

Thirdly a special mention to one of the artists, Tabitha Emma, who created the gorgeous exhibition poster which no doubt made a lot of people want to come along! This is one talented young lady, and if you are looking for an illustrator or designer, she has just finished her qualifications and is available for freelance work. Not only that she helped fill a whole pile of those goodie bags completely tirelessly. Thank you Tabi!

The Leeloo designers, who continue to amaze and inspire me with their hard work, creativity, understanding. Without the patience, care and generosity of spirit of the lovely family of Leeloo designers, my job would be much more unpleasant. You are truly an amazing bunch of people and I’m so glad to be a part of that in whatever way I can. Thanks for the Once Upon exhibition promo on your blogs et al! Thank you.

Our amazing team of helpers on the opening night and beyond. My husband, Renee’s boyf, Mum and her brother and all of those who helped us make opening night a smooth and enjoyable evening. Props to John and Bill at aMBUSH for all of their efforts too – you boys are so wonderful.

Lastly but by no means least, the incredibly beautiful, hard-working, contagiously enthusiastic, clever, sassy, funny and big-hearted partner-in-crime of mine, Renee. Without this gorgeous angel none of this would be possible and who is still to this day is working tirelessly on selling the artworks and prints from the show!

To answer many of your queries, yes, Renee and I will be running another exhibition next year, so stay tuned for details on submissions, dates and other details. Thanks to everyone who came, saw, bought, blogged, promoted, discussed and appreciated!

If you still are keen on purchasing art or prints, head to the Once Upon art for sale section to see what’s available.

Cheers and love

Angela xxoo


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From today until December 12th, Byron Bay and it’s environs can expect a wonderful display of art at the local Retrospect Galleries.

Featuring works from young Australian artists (including some recently seen in Leeloo’s Once UponNicole Tattersall, Kareena Zerefos and Kareem Rizk), alongside a bevvy of emerging talent, this is a must-see for anyone slightly south of the northern border in the coming weeks. Head to the web site for more details.

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