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beci orpin's exhibition is dedicated to sketchbooks (and a giant puppy)


If a giant stuffed puppy toy isn’t enough to draw you into Beci Orpin’s latest exhibition, well, we really don’t know what to tell you. Beci is a bit of a legend around these parts. She’s an artist, designer and illustrator whose playful style can be found on everything from books and magazines to shop installations and posters. Needless to say, when you’re granted a chance to peer inside Beci’s brain, you should probably take it.

To do so, head on down to Lamington Drive in Melbourne where her exhibition The Shape of Thought is showing until August 14th. The exhibition celebrates Beci's colourful sketchbooks, each one a collage of her subconscious. She makes her visual diaries quickly and with no intention of showing them to anyone (until now). You’ll find all sorts of things within their pages, including papers scraps, notes on dreams, colour palettes and quick sketches. She’s also created a super-sized ‘sketchbook wall’ and brought in a vending machine that spits out flower seeds from her garden. Pretty cool, eh? Head here for more info.

The Shape of Thought
June 30th-August 14th, 2021
Lamington Drive
52 Budd Street, Collingwood