Mural for 'A Brightness Falls' TDF Collect exhibition

In really exciting news I have an exhibition with The Design Files called 'A Brightness Falls' opening Saturday the 4th of March at 2pm! The exhibition catalogue can be viewed through TDF Collect website.

On Monday, with three incredible assistants, I painted a mural for artwork to be hung on top of. With less detail than my usual murals and a softer colour palette the mural of Pelargoniums was designed to compliment, rather than, overpower the canvases in the show.

The beautiful (if I do say so myself!) colour palette of dusty lilac, peach, blush pink and mint greens was generously provided by Dulux.

A Brightness Falls by Adriana Picker
Open from 4th to 9th March 2017
TDF Collect
14 Little Oxford St
Collingwood, VIC

Opening Saturday 4th March, 10.00am – 5.00pm with opening drinks from 2.00pm onwards!

This exhibition is generously sponsored by DuluxCervezas AlhambraCapi, and The Drinks List!

Limited edition prints for purchase

Limited edition prints printed by D and D Letterpress Studio on 100% cotton rag 300gsm paper.

11 x 11.5 inches UF $95.00 including Australian domestic postage.

Each artwork has before printing been hand painted by the artist using watercolour, spray paint and acrylic making each one original and unique. As each is a handmade artwork in every sense they may have slight faults and colour variations from the above images.

Please contact hello@adrianapicker.com for any inquires or a quote on international postage.

In love with Letterpress

Last week I had the great pleasure to begin a collaboration with my good friends Doug and Danika over at D & D Letterpress. Just like me they have a passion for design that has been touched by the hand of the maker. The tactile quality of the beautiful, thick paper after letterpress printing is such a joy and something that can never be replicated by digital printing.  This dying craft requires great attention to detail and is very labour intensive. I take my hat off to these passionate young people for playing a part in keeping the craft alive. In their Northern Beaches Studio they print with two beautiful presses including my favourite a 1920’s foot powered Chandler & Price printing press.

After visiting their studio for the first time I knew I had to have something and thought my illustrations would come out really beautifully off the press. Despite me throwing the guys a bit of a challenge the process was very smooth and the outcome very beautiful!!!

The prints are a limited edition run of 50 on 300gsm cotton rag paper. As the first step I hand painted each sheet with watercolour and spray paint. Thus each artwork is an original! Then we pressed my illustration over the top in a beautiful navy blue. I am so very happy with the result.

I am selling them for $95 each including domestic postage please pop over to my shop if you would like to purchase one xx

Making a spectacle!

This is a favourite project of mine shot by the gorgeous Carine Thevenau (of course!) quite a while ago when I was renovating my apartment. (thus the perfectly textured and peeling walls!) Talk about a labour of love! I spent hours upon hours hand beading these collars (I like to wear them out on special occasions!) and gluing my fingers together in an effort to get the frames in shape… Needless to say I was between work and quite bored. Carine and I were very happy with the outcome and are very excited to finally reveal!

Photography – Carine Thevenau, Hair and Make up – Amanda Joe, Styling and Frames  – Adriana Picker

New Mural for Love, Tilly Devine – Process

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I’m getting into the swing of 2013 with a fresh mural for Love, Tilly Devine! This mural is based on simple black and white sketches of Orchids, Roses and Passion Fruit flowers from mum’s garden and some oddities discovered in a Victorian Botanical illustration book. My lovely friend Carine popped down to the bar the other day as I was working on the mural and took these great photos for me.

Photography by the lovely Carine Thevenau

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Image_ Carine Thevenau
Styling/Props_ Adriana Picker & Jasmine Noir (Gala Curios).
Makeup_Molly Oakfield
Model_ Carly Taylor @ Chic

Fashion Editorial for Sometimes Magazine: A collection of conversations of fashion, art and contemporary culture. Taking inspiration from Scandinavian folklore Jasmine and I used foraged Flowers and leaves in lush tones of purple and red to channel a seductive forest creature.

It was a Frankie kind of day

Out in the latest edition of Frankie Magazine is a photo shoot of a beautiful bright sunny day in my backyard. With a little help from some friends (and a rabbit named Omar) Photographer Carine Thevenau and I created a beautiful little garden party. I made a bouquet for the bride-to-be out of vintage brooches, wooden twigs and the pages of Virginia Woolf’s The Waves. This aesthetic was carried through into the invitations and other handmade decorations. My Favourite photograph of the day was of the baroque inspired still life arrangement on the bridal table, complete with a taxidermy hen!

More Love for Tilly Devine

Thanks to the lovely Carine Thevenau for taking some time out of her busy schedule to shoot more of my work for Love, Tilly Devine! Perfect timing as the laser cut raw steel signage is beginning to rusting up a treat!

The business cards for the bar I printed on a nice textured stock at the Rizzeria, a collectively owned and operated printers in St Peters. The Rizzeria has a Riso RP3700, a stencil printer, which prints one colour at a time from a selection of nine spot colours, giving a very unique and beautiful result. It’s not screen printing or offset printing ~ it’s stencil printing and it prints with paints! The extra trouble and time you take to print at the Rizzeria is certainly worth it!

Much Love for Tilly Devine

Last year I had the privilege to help Matthew Swieboda open a small 40 seat wine bar in Darlinghurst named Love, Tilly Devine. Apart from being a general dogs-body my contribution to the bar has been the branding, website and a hand-drawn mural on the bar’s back wall. Of the whole process creating their custom logo was favourite part of the experience. Named after the notorious brothel madam Tilly Devine who ran East Sydney in the 1920′s and 1930′s we wanted the branding of the bar to dark, textured and harken back to the era when Tilly and her gang terrorised the neighbourhood. But at the same time the branding needed to retain an elegance and contemporary feel fitting of a trendy, inner-city wine bar. Photographs care of the amazingly talented Carine Thevenau!

Furniture Fancier

I have found a new obsession that fits perfectly with my love of textile design – mid-century Australian designed furniture. In particular chairs manufactured by Featherston and Fler. The humble beginnings of this obsession are two Wrightbuilt armchairs that I have restored and re-upholstered in a digitally printed silk poplin of my own design for my apartment. The thought of bringing new life and contemporary style to these pieces really appeals to me and the next chair is well underway!