I am very excited to announce my first ever solo exhibition in Melbourne called Breaking The Ice. Embracing both aspects of this idiom – making a start, and the art of mixing drinks – this exhibition brings the excitement of new beginnings with a salute to tradition, in both cocktails and art.
Combining patterns, lettering and illustration, this body of work is an explosion of colour and intricate detail, celebrating the finer things in life. Cheers!
Breaking The Ice Exhibition by Maria Montes
Opening Drinks: Saturday 28th November, 2pm
Exhibition Open: 28 th November – 6 th December 2015
Venue: Nieuw Amsterdam, 106-112 Hardware St, Melbourne
In this exhibition you will find a series of illustrated cocktail artworks inspired by personal experiences and places of interest, together with pattern prints created from the individual cocktail ingredients, a direct influence of my textile design practice. There will be limited edition letterpress cards, part of an artist-series collaboration with Ladies of Letters, by the talented Amy Constable and Carla Hackett. Lastly, there will be a display of handmade cotton crochet baskets housing plants and herbs featured on my artworks.