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Strange, beautiful and funky artworks will be on sale for one night only at a boutique art show being held in West End on Friday 22 July.

The 'First Run' show will bring together eight professional and part-time artists selling original photographs, digital images, wearable art and more from around $100 to $400.This is a chance to get a taste of local independent art, and maybe leave with something very cool to adorn your walls (or even yourself).

Artists featured in the show include West Ender Caro Toledo, who specialises in collages and digital images that are frequently as witty as they are beautiful. Incorporating lush vintage images and off-beat captions, her works comment on modern love and life, often through a deceptively pretty lens.

Caro Toledo La Mer
La Mer by Caro Toledo (c) C Toledo 2011

Also on the walls will be the work of photographer Andrew Roberts, who frequently veers into surreal territory, and the richly coloured paintings and wearable art of Justine Wake.
A Roberts Pre Life
Pre Life by Andrew Roberts (c) A Roberts 2010
J Wake fold series
Fold Series by Justine Wake (c) J Wake 2008

The walls themselves will belong to Marc&Co Architects, which will host the exhibition. Marc&Co Director Angus Munro is also one of the artists on show, with works that celebrate the ornate plastering that once graced many Queensland homes.
Angus Munroe ceiling rose
Ceiling Rose by Angus Munroe (c) A Munroe 2011
His drawings of decorative ceiling and wall panels have been scanned and then reproduced as delicate photographs.

The show will also feature mobiles by Alex Teeland; paintings, drawings and ceramics by Sydney-based visual artist Kim Kofod, and paintings by David Teeland and Simon Martin.

Everyone is welcome, and the artists will be there to have a chat. Marc&Co's offices are in the heart of West End's dining strip, so you can feed your belly as well as your artistic soul should the mood take you.

The show runs from 6-9pm and entry is free. Marc&Co is located at 146 Boundary Street, West End, above the GreenGrocer.

See more of Caro Toledo's work here.
See more of Andrew Roberts' work here.
See more of Justine Wake's work here.
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Why? To see and buy cool one-off artworks you won't get anywhere else.
When: Friday 22 July, 6-9pm
Where: 146 Boundary Street, West End (199 bus stop outside)
Cost: Free
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