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Beci Orpin + Lamington Drive = Cute Weekend Activity!

30th June, 2021

‘The Shape of Thought’ exhibition explores the inner workings and creative processes of a legendary artistic mind.

Exhibitions, we’ve missed you! Even though restrictions have permitted them for a while, it feels like public events and cultural happenings have only tentatively been re-organised for this winter, so GOSH are we glad to see an old favourite back at a local haunt!

The Shape of Thought by beloved local designer Beci Orpin is the latest exhibition at Melbourne gallery, Lamington Drive. The show traverses the inner workings of her creative mind by following the initial seed of an idea through to a full-scale complete artwork. Beci’s sketchbooks are writ large on the walls: scraps of a collage, notes about a dream, food packaging, incidental colour palettes and favourite fonts to create a moodboard of accidental (but inspirational) compositions. And who doesn’t want to nose about into the creative processes of such an iconic talent?!

Alongside the nitty gritty evolutions of her artworks, the exhibition will include a giant sketchbook wall, a coin-operated vending machine (with all donations going to Children’s Ground) that spits out words of creative wisdom, and a three-metre tall plush puppy face. And let’s be real: if you need some creative inspiration in these wintery doldrums, then what more could you ask for than a pint-sized colourful wonderland?

(P.S. The opening will be on from 6-9pm on Wednesday, June 30th – if you’re around!)

The Shape of Thought by Beci Orpin
Wednesday June 30th – August 14th, 2021 (opening party Wednesday June 30th from 6-9pm!)
Wednesday – Friday 11am-6pm
Saturdays 12-5pm

Lamington Drive
52 Budd St
Collingwood, 3066

30th June, 2021

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