The northside’s most petit popup, pépite, has found a new home on Brunswick Street inside the Alpha60 men’s store.
Originally popping up in Westgarth in 2017, pépite is a retail and gallery project designed to support and showcase the works of local creatives in an accessible and casual environment.
In a year-long exhibition series, pépite will feature a monthly series of window installations made by local artists and creatives and curated by Irina Rybakov, the talented lady behind pépite. All works on display will be for sale!
‘The idea is to provide a blank canvas for a number of local creatives to have fun with,’ explains Irina of her concept by the window series, ‘and at the same time create an inclusive and casual way for people to admire contemporary handmade pieces at all times of the day (and night!).’
The first artist to take to the window is TDF friend Kirsten Perry with her show, Strawberry and Banana, a deliciously playful and somewhat fruity collection of richly textured ceramic art objects in bubblegum pink and sunflower yellow. While the full program of creatives haven’t been announced yet, if Irina’s curation of objects in pépite are anything to go by, it might even rival the Myer Christmas windows (Fitzroy indie style)!
Strawberry and Banana by Kirsten Perry
April 17th – May 6th
195 Brunswick Street,