Kaff-eine is an established street and contemporary artist recognised for her illustrative freehand style, delicate linework, and quiet melancholic characters. She has painted public and private works in Australia, Germany, France, USA and the Philippines; had successful solo and group exhibitions, and illustrated two children’s books.
To celebrate LGBTQI identity and culture, Kaff-eine is creating Infinite Thanks, a collection of small paintings with images and stories called ‘ex votos’, dedicated to rainbow deities. These will reflect the daily fears, needs, and aspirations of a range of rainbow folk. Kaff-eine will display these paintings inside a purpose-built shrine at the Can’t Do Tomorrow festival.
Are you an LGBTQI adult? Kaff wants you to collaborate with her! Creatively express your intimate moments of gratitude by making and exhibiting ex voto paintings to your own rainbow saints, and contributing to the growth of the Infinite Thanks shrine.
What are you thankful for? Who are you thankful to?
Infinite Thanks is an immersive, collaborative experience: an art exhibition in a purpose-built chapel, where you can share your own stories of your LGBTQI heroes. Kaff-eine has painted a collection of small ‘ex voto’ paintings dedicated to rainbow saints, which hang inside the chapel. The chapel will offer viewers a unique, creative insight into the daily private lives of LGBTQI folks; an outrageous, confronting, uplifting celebration of character and resilience, and a public offering to rainbow saints, gods and divine creations.
Kaff-eine invites all adults who identify as LGBTQI and allies to make and install their own small paintings, trinkets and messages on the walls of the chapel, as well as ‘tattooing’ the large painted characters with drawings, and messages of gratitude during the Festival.
Following the Festival, Infinite Thanks will travel interstate, through regional and outback Australia, for rainbow folk to collaborate across the country.
Register for free Infinite Thanks workshops before the Festival opens, and create your own small painting or message (no art experience needed); or make yours at home, and bring it to the Festival.
Infinite Thanks workshops: 18+ only, register through Eventbrite :
11am-4pm Sat 1 Feb Just Another Project Space, Prahran. Infinite Thanks Prahran
11am-4pm Sat 15 Feb The Stockroom Gallery, Clifton Hill. Infinite Thanks Clifton Hill