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Monday, August 31, 2009

Fat Loves Exhibitions - Survival of the Fittest

The Fat invitation to 'Survival of the Fittest' limited edition t-shirt exhibition, to be held on Thursday 3rd September 2009 at No Vacancy, 34-40 Jane Bell Lane, Melbourne. Exhibition runs from 6-10pm.
Survival of the Fittest
Survival of the Fittest

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Fat Loves Art - Polly Dedman

Fat Loves Art Polly Dedman

Polly Dedman is a Melbourne based illustrator and animator. Her work is featured on t-shirts, magazines and in international projects like the London Mail-Me-Art or the Tokyo based 'Greetings from' collaboration.

Dedman has collaborated with not-for-profit organisation Project Respect to create an animation highlighting the human-traffiking industry in Australia.

Dedman is currently working on a new animation as part of the City of Melbourne Young Artists initiative, to be preseted in October 2009.

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Fat Loves Art - Tess McNamara

Fat Loves Art Tess McNamara
Tess McNamara studied Visual Art at Curtin University in Perth, leading her to develop a diverse art practise including included film, fashion, sculpture and painting. All of this alongside a hedonistic lifestyle including go-go dancing, superstar lesbian mud wrestling, drag king shows and being a member of the band Silkie Krusher and the Sex. With solo works and a residency at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, McNamara's work has come full circle, returning to pieces that concentrate on drawing and language.

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Fat Loves Art - Emily Valentine

Fat Loves Art Emily Valentine
Over the last 10 years,Emily Valentine has developed her own technique and style using feathers from roadkill, cat kill and dead pets to create her art pieces. In her own words - 'Feathers are my paint'.

Valentine created Mynah Collie 2007, a feathered dog (part of the dog flu series). Mynah Collie 2007 was awarded a merit prize in Norsewearart, the New Zealand Contemporary Art Award.

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Fat Love Art - Nicholas Jones

Fat Loves Art Nicholas Jones
Nicholas Jones is a Melbourne based sculptor who uses books and printed paper to make works which question the manner in which books are 'read'. Jones' transformation of these books aim to highlight the poetic nature of the book as a form.

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Fat Loves...

Fat Loves poster
Fat will launch 'Fat Loves' series of events, in conjunction with Melbourne Spring Fashion Week(MSFW) 2009.

Fat Loves Art
From Tuesday 1st September Each Fat store will present an in-house exhibition featuring four emerging artists: Nicholas Jones, Emily Valentine, Polly Dedman and Tess McNamara.

Fat Loves Music
From Wednesday 2nd September: Head into any Fat store to collect a free mixed CD produced in Melbourne by Will Pyett.

Fat Loves Exhibitions
On Thursday 3rd September Fat presents 'Survival of the Fittest', a free limited edition t-shirt exhibition featuring designs by designers PAM, Friedrich Gray, Reiss Radvanyi, Dress Up, Claude Maus, Carly Hunter, Alpha60, TV, Beat Poet, Birthday Suit, Therese Rawsthorne, and artists Dylan Martorell, FFixed, Tim Hillier, Andrew Liversidge, Len Berean and Rob Mcleish.
Exhibition located at No Vacancy, Jane Bell Lane, Melbourne. 6pm-10pm.

Fat Loves Fashion
On Friday 4th September Fat joins the MSFW "Designer Series' parade to showcase a range of the labels in the Fat collective.
Parade at the Melbourne Town Hall 630pm & 830pm

Fat Loves Literature
From Saturday 5th September www.fat4.com/blog will feature guest bloggers offering thoughts and attitude on all things current.

Visit The fat website at www.fat4.com to find the Fat store nearest to you.

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Fat Stores

52 Johnston Street Fitzroy 1998 was the start of Fat - a design store created by Bianca Wiegard, Rachael Cotra, Sarah Hamilton and Kym Purtell. Known as 'Fat 52', the store gained a reputation for Australian Avant-garde and contemporary fashion and design. Eighteen months later the 'Fat4' opened another store in at 272 Chapel Street Prahran created with an innovative interior using large format black and white Xerox and (until recently) an installed river flowing around the store. Next was Fat 3000 - a store at Melbourne's GPO, given an Art Deco meets Alice in Wonderland feel. In mid 2005 Fat 52 moved to 209 Brunswick Street Fitzroy, with interiors inspired by the imagination of Mark Ryden.

Among the labels available at the Fat Stores are: Hem and Haw (tailored silhouettes inspired by classic tailoring), Chronicles of Never (Designer Gareth Moody's own label after finishing with Ksubi), April 77 (French design denim and clothing), Criola (a collaboration between Marissa Parra and Paul Mattei), Friedrich Gray (Designer Ben Pollitt, winner of the Qantas Spirit Of Youth Awards fashion section in 2007 and winner of the LMFF Designer Award at the 2008 L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival), Antipodium (relaxed and cheeky styles for women) and Beat Poet (Beat Poët emerged from German label Punkt Linie Fläche in early 2005, now permanently based in Sydney).

You can visit Fat's colourful, award winning website for more info on Fat at www.fat4.com. Or visit one of the Fat stores around Melbourne at:


GPO Shop G03 250 Bourke St City, 3000 Melbourne Ph: +61 3 9662 333


Chadstone Fat store
Chadstone Shopping Centre Shop 407 1341 Dandenong Rd Chadstone, 3148 Australia Ph: +613 9569 5200


209 Brunswick St store
209 Brunswick St Fitzroy, 3065 Melbourne, Australia Ph: +61 3 9486 0391


Chapel St store
272 Chapel St Prahran, 3181 Melbourne, Australia Ph: +61 3 9510 2311

Stockist: (03) 9486 0555
Website: www.fat4.com
Blog: www.fat4.com/blog

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