Thursday, December 16, 2010

A massive thank you

We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to all of you who allowed us to Pin Up Your Doodle in the name of charity.  All doodles received during the open call for submissions were exhibited in the basement of Donkey Wheel House from November 18-21.  

Over the course of the four days we had over 1500 visitors to the venue and sold the vast majority of doodles in the general exhibition.  We also managed to tip some cash into our coffers with the silent auction generating approximately $1500, while sales of those doodles auctioned at ACCA on November 24 netted us just shy of $6000.  All while generating great publicity and allowing people to sample a taste of Shebeen via the pop-up bar located within the exhibition space.  The auction was also filmed for an episode of Art Nation to air in February 2011, so stay glued to ABC to see that.

The money and awareness raised will contribute inestimably to the opening of Shebeen's permanent venue in Melbourne early next year.  However, it wouldn't have been possible without you, the people that provided the doodles that were at the centre of the event.  So again we'd like to thank you for offering up your valuable time and artistic abilities to help out little old us.


The Shebeen and Pin-Up Your Doodle teams.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

auction, AuCtion, AUCTION

Our pop-up bar and exhibition have come to a close, but that doesn't mean the fun is over..... Head to ACCA  on the 24th of November for the final auction of our most special doodles. Details below.

It's at the auction that you have the chance to win the bid on one of these fabulous Zaishu's doodled by our favourite artists Rebecca Wetzler, tin&ed, Amber Wallis, Oslo Davis, Beci Orpin, Tai Snaith and Karl Maier.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

What's on at at Shebeen Pop Up Bar and PUYD Exhibition this weekend?

For one there is KEN DONE'S very suitable doodle for you to see amongst a sea of amazing doodle goodness. Not to mention the follwing acts!

FRIDAY 19 NOV - Opening Opening
> Penny Modra
> Electric Ponies
> El Patron
> Emillionzzz

SATURDAY 20 NOV - Party Night
> Sparkle Bongos
> Monty from Clubfeet
> Michael Kucyk
> Evet Lean

AND an early afternoon Kids Doodle Corner with Claire Hollingsworth (2pm - 5pm) for the little ones

SUNDAY 21 NOV - Closing Night
> Suitcase Royale Live
> Sweet Jelly Roll DJs
> Ms Butt

Sound good? See you there. And bring your friends! All profits from doodle and drink sales fund the permanent Shebeen venue in Melbourne, opening early next year.


Thurs 18 November: 6pm-1am

Fri 19 - Sun 21 November: noon-1am

Feeling thirsty? Shebeen stuff here

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Pin Up Your Doolde Exhibition and Pop Up Bar

Under the watchful eye of the Pin Up Your Doodle Curator, Melissa Loughnan of Utopian Slumps, we’re now putting on an extraordin...ary exhibition of the work of everyone's fantastic doodles in the basement of Donkey Wheel House.

Join us from 18 – 21 November to view the doodles and while you’re at it, sample some tasty beer and wine from the developing world. Then stay for a boogie!

Made from 100% recycled/found/stolen materials (thanks to the guys at Foolscap Studio, Melany Masel and Kathrin Wheib) the Shebeen Pop-Up Bar will be kicking every day/night of the exhibition until 1am with entertainment from:

> Super Wild Horses DJs

> Suitcase Royale
> Michael Kucyk
> Poet Laureate Telia Neville
> Anna Pocket Rocket
> The Electric Ponies

… and many more TBA. (Full line up and performance times will be announced next week.)

Sound good? See you there. And bring your friends! All profits from doodle and drink sales fund the permanent Shebeen venue in Melbourne, opening early next year.

PS. After the exhibition, selected doodles from artists, celebrities and other creatives will be auctioned alongside hand-painted Zaishus on Thursday 24 November at The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA). Artists include Amber Wallis (winner of the 2008 Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarship), Beci Orpin, Tai Snaith, Jake Walker (winner of the 2010 inaugural Arkeley Award), Esther Erlich (winner of 1998 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize and the 2000 Archibald People’s Choice Award) and Mark Rodda, musicians such as Paris Wells and Kellie Sutherland (of Architecture in Helsinki), and television and radio personalities including Sam Simmons, Rosie Beaton and Dom Alessio, as well as members of the Australian Ballet. All proceeds also go to Shebeen and these works will be at the exhibition for viewing. For registration and tickets go to

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Doodle Zoo

So what's coming in doodle wise at PUYD headquaters? People are loving animal doodles, as are we.

Vijay Khurana

Chris Reilly

Anita Foard

Danny Katz

These doodles will all be availalbe for purchase at our exhibition and auction in the coming weeks. Thanks to all our awesome doodlers and don't forget entries close on THIS FRIDAY NOVEMBER 12.