Seonaidh Murphy is a Perth based artist, illustrator, surface and textile designer. She started her creative business, Soft Constructions in 2013 when she saw that there was an ever-growing gap between artwork and design products that were being produced and the consumer that it was aimed towards.
NICE TO MEAT YOU is an exhibition that reflects the philosophies of Soft Constructions as it aims to make it easily accessible to a wide and varied audience. Designer, Seonaidh explains, “It is important to showcase artwork in an environment that is approachable to most people. I create ranges of artwork that draw on popular culture, recognisable subject matter and current trends for inspiration. These artworks are then used as the building blocks for textile and product designs. I also incorporate a little bit of witty word play into my designs because well, let’s be honest girls just wanna have pun…”
Art, food, music, design, theatre, dance, they all operate a cultural exchange with one another. Bivouac particularly encourages this way of thinking by creating it’s own little cultural hub nestled between well known artistic institutions such as The State Theatre, PICA, Blue Room and AGWA.
By placing artwork in an environment like Bivouac, that people already feel comfortable in and by transforming artworks into everyday, practical, functional and affordable objects. It is the beginning of a conversation that Seonaidh hopes to encourage people to become more involved in art and design and to inspire them to tap into their own creativity, to more hands on and create their own products. Hello. How are you? It’s been NICE TO MEAT YOU…..
NICE TO MEAT YOU opens at Bivouac on Tuesday 29th April.
All pieces are for sale.
The art of representing three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional surface so as to give the right impression of their height, width, depth, and position in relation to each other.
Dave Wolfy is a freelance abstract painter based in Fremantle, WA. Dave’s use of colourful layers, textures and a diverse range of mediums result in his unique collection of original art pieces. Dave’s style draws influence from the world’s big cities, streetscapes, cultures and colour. The depth in his pieces encourage curiosity and intrigue in those looking at his work. The works are art within art, with each of his pieces custom-made from wood, copper, found objects and other materials to form the canvas of his designs. Each one is totally unique, and built to last.
Dave’s style has been refined over the years to merge a mix of mediums and styles that still stay true to his street art roots. He embraces diversity and is constantly evolving as an artist. His work has featured in various local and international galleries, websites and publications, and he has participated in many group exhibitions and local art events and is also a passionate collector of art from across the world.
The exhibition ‘Perspective’ is the artists first art display for 2014, and will showcase a collection of thoughtful art pieces that he has been working on for the past six months for this exhibition. The individually handcrafted, precise and colourful pieces exemplify his passion for design, structure and engineering. On a deeper level the ‘Perspective’ collection represents harmony, simple beauty, balance and a considerate merging of personalities. The collection also pays homage to Dave’s respectful views on urban sustainability.
‘Perspective’ will open at Bivouac Canteen from Tuesday 28th January 2014.
All artwork is for sale.
“Not You Again” an exhibition by Hayley Walsh
Hayley Welsh has established herself as one of the newest creatives in the Western Australian art scene, having made the move to Australia from the UK in 2009. Hayley has previously exhibited in London and New York and is quickly becoming recognised for her surreal, wide-eyed illustrations. With a history in Scientific and Natural History Illustration, Hayley’s painting display a technical approach, mixed with nostalgia and humour, yet her playful aura is juxtaposed with darker undertones of the unknown and abyss.
‘Not You Again’ showcases Hayley’s most recent works in an eclectic, exciting collection of some of her most famous creations alongside brand new art created exlusivley for Bivouac Canteen. The collection explores the concept of humanity’s constant battle with self-hate and pursuit of ‘happiness’. Her paintings reflect the search for one’s inner child and listening to the ‘voices within’, with her whimsical characters, encouraging us all to look for the beauty in something as simple as a piece of wood, and seek happiness from within and the present.
Hayley graduated from Blackpool College of Arts in 2008 with a first class Bachelor of Honours in Scientific and Natural History Illustration and currently work full-time as a freelance artist and illustrator, here in Perth. Since publishing her first children’s book ‘This Way Up’in 2010, she have become widely recognised for her whimsical wildlife art, painted onto found objects.
Over the past eight ears she has exhibited internationally in London, Newcastle and New York . In 2010 she won the prestigious David Cook Drawing Award in the National Exhibition of Wildlife Art, and the Hedland Art Award for under 25’s, in the same year. In 2012, she presented her first Australian show, Nest Making, at the Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery and the response from the local community was overwhelming with over 80 per cent of the artworks sold throughout the course of the show.
Following it’s success she has exhibited two more successful shows here in Perth, recently showcased her first major solo exhibition ‘A Place For Us’ and am now represented by the Margaret River Art Gallery and the infamous Linton and Kay Gallery, in Subiaco.
“I enjoy Hayley’s work very much, an intriguing sense of a larger narrative going on behind odd little fragments. I particularly like the interventions on found imagery, playful and strange, as fun to paint I imagine as they are to look at…” SHAUN TAN
“There is something quite fantastical and a little bit dark lurking in Hayley’s work. Surface images that might otherwise seem inviting, have an other-wordly quality that take them places beyond the image in front of us. There is an inherent sense of wonderment in much of the work that eludes to childlike innocence, though the presence of darkness and the corrupt is never far away.” ANDY QUILTY
‘Not You Again’ will be exhibited at Bivouac Canteen from Tuesday 22nd October 2013 until Saturday 25th January 2014. All artwork is for sale.
Growing up on a remote farm in Margaret River where she forged a hard working and ‘can-do’ attitude, Jessica Ferguson was never afraid of an adventure, creating DIY projects in the surrounding forests. This philosophy carried forward to her careers, first as a successful travel adviser (and avid traveler) then as a photographer, a love of which grew from her desire to share her overseas experiences.
Found and Saw combines these two great passions in an exclusive exhibition for Bivouac. Jess has merged some of her favourite images from her recent culinary and photographic journey across Nepal and India, where she fell victim to the charm of the untamed subcontinent. Using found materials, Jess aims to minimize the environmental impact of her work while simultaneously recreating a rustic country aesthetic. This project was also born from her love of the environment, showing that art need not escalate the world’s pollution problems.
All pieces are lovingly hand-made one-offs and available for sale. Please contact Jess if you are interested in purchasing a piece.
Showing at Bivouac from the 27th August 2013 until Saturday 19th October 2013.
The chilly month’s are finally here and we’ve been working pretty hard at creating a winter menu to sink you teeth into and forget all about the chill and more about the fill!
We’ve got some delicious new seasonal dishes like the crispy skin pork belly with green beans, smokey eggplant purée, quince, walnut crumble and some ol’ faithful’s with a spunky twist. To match the food, we have some new wines & cocktails list! The Sailor Colada is a hit already! Take a peek at the dinner menu if you just can’t wait.
Bivouac is open Tuesday to Saturday 12noon til late – bookings available for lunchtime only.
The venue is available for functions on Sunday’s and Monday’s. Email us for more info.
We’re super excited to bring you our very first long table dinner…..
Join us for a four course feast – a night of fine food, wine and gypsy merriment.
When: Monday 25th March 2013
Time: 7pm for a 7:30pm start
Cost: $120 p/p
Since beginning his painting career in 2011, Liam Dee has been hard at work creating surrealist wastelands, melting faces, psychedelic robots, squids with emotional problems, and exploding heads just to name a few.
Liam’s perspective on surrealism is much accredited to the influence of prominent street artists such as Jeff Soto and Alex Pardee, but also the traditional styling of James Jean and Shaun Tan.
Liam’s work has been described as truly disturbing, a little crazy, and highly enjoyable.
‘Happy Farm’ will be Liam’s first solo exhibition and will be exhibited at Bivouac from Tuesday 12th March til Saturday 1st June 2013. All pieces are for sale, please contact Bivouac for more information email@example.com
If you would like to see more information and artworks you can follow Liam on facebook
With the new season, we have a new menu. There’s some unbelievable produce at the moment and we’re super excited to share it with you. Zaki and his team have been working pretty tirelessly on this guy and they can’t wait for you to taste it!
Don’t worry some of the old faithful’s are still present, they’ve just had a little makeover Take a peek at the dinner menu if you just can’t wait.
Along with the new menu we have new wines and cocktails, look forward to seeing you soon.
Tuesday to Saturday 12noon til late – bookings available for lunchtime only.
Meet our new kid on the cocktail block…..The Ramos. Made using one heck of a fine gin called Mahon which hails from Español. There’s a lot of mystery to this gin with only the family who produce the gin knowing all the secret ingredients but we can tell you the carefully selected juniper berries and aromatic herbs truly make this one amazing gin. With this delicious base we have blended ginger root, mint and freshly squeezed mandarin juice. YUUMMMM!
The name however is where we can have a little fun……check this guy out…..introducing one Sergio Ramos. Yes, he plays professional football for a Spanish team but we kinda thought that one sexy footballer matches one seriously sexy drink!
The silly season is upon us!
We sent the old boys back to the shed to make us some more delicious home-brew which means that SUMMER SANGRIA SATURDAY’S are back in full swing Saturday’s from 10am til 5pm.
Jugs-o-goodness $24 only at the Biv!