Dogman and Rabbitgirl visit Black Star Pastry in Newtown

Dogman and Rabbitgirl visit Black Star Pastry in Newtown

If you haven’t been to Black Star Pastry in Newtown, we ask why not?!

The pastries are edible artworks, especially the strawberry and watermelon cake!

When you visit, make sure you have a slice with a coffee and you’ll be looked after by the friendly and fun staff!

You’ll find this little slice of heaven at 277 Australia Street, Newtown, Sydney.

(Another Black Star Pastry can be found at C1 85-113 Dunning Avenue Rosebery, Sydney)

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Contact:

(02) 9557 8656

http://www.blackstarpastry.com.au

Instagram: @BlackStarChris

Twitter: @BlackStarPastry

Facebook: Black Star Pastry

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Rabbitgirl and Dogman spoke with Kris:

Q & A:

1. Who are your three best friends?

Kris: Bell, Marta and Eduardo

2. How many coffees do you drink a day? Do you have them alone or with a friend?

Kris: Too many! I am now down to 2-3 a day and I try to limit to drinking at work only.

3. If you could have a coffee with anyone in the world who would it be?

Kris: I would love to have a one on one coffee with Marilyn Monroe, here at Black Star Pastry.

4. Where’s the weirdest place you’ve ever had a coffee?

Kris: At a bar

5. Have you ever had a coffee with a dog or rabbit before?

Kris: Yes, back at my home in Scotland with my jack russells.

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6. Who is the most interesting person who has come into the café and had a coffee?

Kris: We get a few local Aussie celebrities here, including Toni Collette and Rose Byrne.

7. Why do coffee and friends go so well together?

Kris: Having a coffee is simply a great reason for people to meet up, chat, get together and de-brief one on one.

Having a coffee, in comparison to having a drink at a bar, you’re more alert and can enjoy cake with it!

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8. What makes a good coffee and why do people come to your café?

Kris: As well as making the actual coffee and warming the milk perfectly, keeping the menu, coffee and business running simply and basic is the way to go.

We also love the arty bio-cups. We try to be environmentally friendly with the running of the cafe as well as using enviro products.

We also like supporting the arts and artists in sydney.

Black Star Pastry are apart of Gillie and Marc’s ‘Love a Friend’ project and are the new owners of this beautiful signed limited edition print, titled: They were too chicken to go skydiving so they took alternative transport instead ..

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RUSSELL DRYSDALE RECREATED BY GILLIE AND MARC

On the weekend, Gillie and Marc headed to the Riverina town of West Wyalong to uncover one of their latest projects…

WestWylong_roadInfluential Australian artist Russell Drysdale became an iconic figure after painting a series of landscapes of drought-ravaged 1940s New South Wales. Drysdales painting “West Wyalong” is  recreated in bronze by Gillie and Marc for the town as a 3D version.
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“This interactive sculpture is placed on the street at the exact angle Drysdale painted from,” says Gillie. “We’ve recreated the streetscape, only it is more than double the original size. It’s a real landmark for West Wyalong.”

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(Drysdales original painting ‘West Wyalong’, 1949).

Click here if you want to see the interview of the artists and the uncovering of the magnificent bronze sculpture for the town.

http://au.prime7.yahoo.com/n4/news/a/-/national/21615253/the-painting-that-made-a-town-famous-video/

Run for your life

Earlier in the year Gillie and Marc were commissioned to create a beautiful public sculpture for Australia Zoo in Queensland.

Australia Zoo is the home of the famous crocodile hunter, Steve Irwin and with this is mind Gillie and Marc designed a sculpture that would honor the memory of him and his love of crocodiles.

Steve and Terri Irwin’s vision has always been to make Australia Zoo the biggest and best wildlife conservation facility in the entire world, and there is no other zoo like Australia Zoo. Gillie and Marc wanted to contribute to this vision.

They designed an amazing crocodile sculpture titled, ‘Run for your Life.’ This piece is sculpted in two parts so the crocodile actually looks as if it is swimming in the plants.

Just today it was installed: Here are the pics!Image

Limited Edition Prints – the latest from us!

We know how much art can liven up a space, transform a room into a home, bring joy to the normality of things. However we also know how completely unaffordable art can be and think that no one should be deprived! That is why we have decided to now offer limited edition prints signed by us for you!

For more info go to: http://www.gillieandmarc.com/prints.html

All paintings are also available as signed limited edition prints on paper.
Paper prints are produced on Entrada Rag Bright 300gsm, 100% acid free,
100% cotton rag paper, with a 40mm white border.

We offer 2 standard sizes;

Rectangular paintings:
A3 – 420 x 297mm – $290
A2 – 594 x 420mm – $420

Square paintings:
297 x 297mm – $290
420 x 420mm – $420

We can also offer custom sizes if you so wish.
Prints will be delivered to you in a poster roll and delivery costs are an additional $25

Please send us an email to place your order:studio@gillieandmarc.com

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