I am an academic and writer living in Melbourne. I love to travel and I also love writing about all the things Melbourne, regional Victoria and other parts of Australia have to offer.
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Lynn Stanton, Fiat Nuova, Paris
Memories of European trips or local shopping or walking excursion can take on many forms. For some, these are photographs, for others diary entries. But whatever form they take, the main purpose is that they tell stories of both the owner and to the viewers or listeners. And so it is with 'Little Drawings', a pop-up exhibition by Erskineville artist, illustrator and graphic designer Lynn Stanton.
Her love of travel and her talent and passion for drawing have provided Lynn with opportunities to document some of her life stories both overseas and at home in Sydney. And what better way to combine these two passions than with an exhibition of 'Little Drawings', based on her European travels but also documenting her daily life in Erskineville?
Lynn creates tiny images wherever she goes, drawing in cafés, planes, trains and airport lounges all over the world including Japan, Bali, Denmark, France, Mallorca, and Portugal. Closer to home, Lynn has an excellent eye for picking out the details of life in inner Sydney. Cafés, delis, dogs, architecture, fashion items and the minutiae of everyday life all feature strongly in her drawings.
Lynn Stanton, Café Sofia Erskineville
Now is your chance to view and perhaps purchase one these drawings at this one-time only, pop-up exhibition on December 6th, 2018. Each drawing tells its own little story and invites the viewer to compare and reflect on their own experiences, whether it's sipping a coffee at a Parisian café, a colourful florist display in springtime or walking the dog through the local park. While the drawings tell Lynn's story, they also tell universal stories with which we can all identify.
The original drawings are indeed tiny but the drawings for the exhibition and for sale have been professionally scanned and printed up to ten times larger on beautiful textured watercolour paper. Lynn uses her trusted Caran D 'Ache coloured pencils which she carries with her on all her travels and expeditions.
So come along on Thursday 6th December from 5 pm till 8.30 pm, lose yourself in the little drawings and their stories, have a drink and some nibbles and make sure you say 'hi' to Lynn. The exhibition will be at the Property Gallery by Ray White Erskineville. It's a great opportunity to buy some Christmas presents too.
Check out Lynn's website for more details about her and her Little Stories.
The artist at work drawing in Café Sofia, Erskineville