Viva La Femme 2015 Opening Night

The launch of the Viva La Femme Exhibition was held on Thursday June 11th and pulled a massive crowd! See if you can spot yourself in these pics below.

A MASSIVE thank you to the stars of the event – all the artists who contributed work, and also to our hard working Lust for Life and Sugar Bomb Cafe staff.

Big thanks also to our musical entertainment for the evening – Seja, who played a beautiful set and DJ’s Mikey and Black Amex.

Special props to gallery curator Melanie Mason who pulled this enormous exhibition together and hung it all herself over two epic nights. We love your work, Mel! You are incredible.

The exhibition will be up for another 7 weeks so be sure to come on down and have a quiet coffee at the cafe and take your time to soak up all the pieces at your leisure. Red dots have accumulated but still plenty of great pieces looking for new homes so we do encourage you to come in for a visit.

Hit below the fold to see the pics!

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Lust for Life Viva La Femme

Deadline extended to the 18th of MAY !!!!!! 

Lust For Life Tattoo is excited to invite all female artists to submit work for our annual VIVA LA FEMME group exhibition. This exhibition celebrates all things FEMALE, through a variety media including paintings, photographs, drawings and mixed media.

Submissions are NOW OPEN for all female artist to share their perception, ideas, emotions, opinions and anything and everything encompassing the Female.

Artist may submit works of any medium and subject matter all 2D works should be no larger than 1m wide x 3 m high

This is a predominately 2D exhibition but this year we are accepting submissions of small sculptural works under 30cm cubed


Submission is free.

Submit as many works as you like.

This is a selection based exhibition

Successfully selected artists will be notified directly by email by the 20th of may with details on payment of entry fee included in your successfully selected artist email.

One $35 fee per artist

The gallery will be taking 30% commission off sales.


Please email submissions (NO larger than 1mb and NO links to websites or facebook albums ) to our curator Melanie Mason –

Please include:

  • > your name,
  • > the title of the work,
  • > the medium,
  • > the size and
  • > the price.


If you are sending work internationally or interstate please let our Curator know via email so correct arrangement for receipt of works can be duly organised

For further info on Viva La Femme please forward enquiries to the curator:
Melanie Mason –

Viva La Femme

Viva La Femme

Lust For Life Gallery is proud to present Viva La Femme, our annual women’s artists exhibition showcasing 20 female artist from Brisbane and the surrounds. These women have come together via a variety of paintings, photographs, drawings and mixed media works to strikingly communicate their shared perspective of all things celebrating the woman.

Contributing artists include Rose Brixton, Kellie Jagoe, Cherie Barben, Rachel Hanwick, Kim Wheeler, Tiffany Atkin, Symone Male, Molly Shields, Candice Tomlinson, Vanessa Perske, Eleisha Boevink, Sundari Vanwolf, Marlene Butteriss, Rachael Bartram, Ajane, Nila Vanwolf, Phoebe Kahlo, Penny Lonie, Clare Stephens, Venom Vision, Kerri Hobba and Aureole.

Join us Thursday the 1st of May at 7-9 pm at the VIVA LA FEMME LAUNCH. Lisa Fa’alafi will be showcasing her own comedic cabaret brand of Pacific performance, bringing humour, political edge, intricate and evolving costume design and a provoking analysis of the ‘exotic’ notion of Pacific culture. Hadouken Espresso will be serving drinks on the night (gold coin donations appreciated).

Lust for Life Gallery focuses on presenting emerging and established high caliber artists exhibiting creativity and determination to enhance the unique distinctive culture of Brisbane’s art scene.

VIVA LA FEMME is exhibiting through to the 1st of June.