Marcela Restrepo Uribe
November 2010
Summer in Sydney

I recently did all the illustrations for the Sydney Festival 2011. The festival is one of Australia's largest annual cultural celebrations offering a rich program of around 80 events involving upwards of 500 artists from Australia and abroad covering dance, theatre, music, visual arts, cross media and forums... Still best understood as a celebration of Sydney .  
I had to draw many images of the diferent venues etc. but the representative image is the one with the cockatoos. If anyone is familiar with Sydney, they have seen the joyfull cockatoos flying around the city.
It was very exciting to come back from our holidays in New Zealand and find the images all around the city. The event is on January but there are tickets sold out already... It is quite popular!
You can watch the Virtual Brochure & TV comercial
Great to work with Julian Melhuish and Skye Houghton from Saatchi & Saatchi, they did the overall design and branding for the Festival. Also I got to meet all the Festival team which is fabulous, it is so good to work for the arts!

Here is a very amateur time lapse drawing one of the images for the festival.
A Neighbourhood Calendar
I can’t believe it is November already. Hard to believe it, especially because we should be having some warm and sunny days here in OZ by now. Instead we are getting lots of rain and 16ºC days.
So since we are so close to the end of the year I am happy to show you this very cool 2011 calendar in which I participated. It features twelve of the loveliest neighbourhoods from Melbourne and beyond (including Brooklyn), carefully selected and illustrated by eleven of Australia’s most talented illustrators… and by me!
Cover by Kat Chadwick

The calendar is a project by Lucy Feagins from The Design Files, published by Jeremy Wortsman from Jacky Winter / Lamington Drive Gallery and designed by Kat Macleod and Liz Wilson at Ortolan.
Illustrators include Beci Orpin, James Gulliver Hancock, Kat chadwick, Kat Macleod, Madeleine Stamer, Webuyyourkids amongst  others.
I was asked to illustrate Darlinghurst which is a lovely inner-city suburb here in Sydney and I had good fun drawing it. They gave me the colour palette to be used so it gave me the chance to work with colours I don’t normally use. From that moment I knew the result would be surprising and refreshing for me.
It doesn’t show on these previews but orange is fluoro!
I have included some photos Lucy sent. I still have to see it in flesh! If you want to have a better look you can click here and maybe buy one? Limited edition A2 prints are for sale too. Exhibition launches November 18 so you still have time to catch a plane.
Right Illustration by Rik Lee.

Left Illustration by James Gulliver Hancock. Right by Webuyyourkids

Illustration by Kat Macleod

Illustration by Beci Orpin

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