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Pia Blair is a Melbourne girl, but has been living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for three years. She creates these original screenprinted and collaged works on paper with unexpected imagery and kooky little sayings to make you chuckle! She loves nothing more than riding around her colourful city on her motorbike, fossicking for vintage papery goodness from days gone by. If Pia comes across anything kitsch, especially images of miniature dogs, men wrestling in 1970's footy shorts, ladies strutting in 1950's get up, catalogues of modernist domestic furniture and appliances, or an image of Queen Lizzie, she simply must have it!
Originally from country Victoria, Pia spent a great deal of time trawling through her Grandmothers pile of sewing patterns, admiring 50’s style wall paper, and eating ‘snags’ in bread at the local footy club. These childhood experiences, combined with her recent years in Vietnam, have defined the quirky, nostalgic aesthetic of her work. By combining treasured vintage ephemera with hand screen printing, spray painted stencils, stickers and Japanese washi tape, Pia gives each work it's own unique narrative.
Pia creates these works under the name Little Land of Pia. She's currently working on creating a range of soft furnishings under the same label - watch this space! And do check out Pia's blog and facebook page for more images of her work and updates on her homewares range!
Pia's artworks are currently stocked at Fenton & Fenton, Husk and Hut 13 in Melbourne, Mood and Green Tangerine in Queensland, and a number of other boutiques listed here (nothing in Sydney yet it seems?).
Potential stockists and buyers can also get in touch with Julia Green of Greenhouse Interiors, who is handling Pia's Australian sales and distribution.
TODAY you guys have the rather amazing opportunity to win an original Pia Blair work on paper! The lucky winner will have the opportunity to collaborate with Pia via email, and select their own theme / colour palette for a unique new collage, created especially for them. AMAZING!
*UPDATE: Congratulations to our lucky winner Rosa (comment #16), you will be collaborating with Pia on your very own custom made collage! We look forward to seeing the final piece! Thank you to everyone who left a comment and also to Pia for this very generous giveaway!
To be in the running, simply leave your comment on today's post, before 10.00pm today, Monday May 14th Melbourne time. One winner will be selected at random and contacted by email tomorrow.
Massive thanks to both Pia and Julia for this lovely giveaway!