The Winner is....

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Anne Van Alkemade for this:
I’m trapped in a world
of convention,
And to whom can I mention
My days and nights
are wakeful,
How long do I have to
take this bull,
I long for endess (sic)
To see around, people
They are false, shells,
I long not to be nothing
but something,
All my life, eccentricity
To no one ever I
On my slow and normal
With my gasping last
Convention to hell,
Mention to no one,
Pretention you are,
No longer I run

Rubyred for this:

Amanda McLennan for this:

some entrants to the *ARSE worst competition

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Some early munsterpieces

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Wonderful pieces of "ART" that have been entered into the July competition.
click on picture for better view:

Come back to view more..............

In the begining....

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

....there was Redbubble.

And Redbubble decided there would be groups, and it was good.
There were poetry groups, writing groups, photographic groups, drawing groups, tshirt groups and vector groups.

And then along came a man with a vision - for a group that would be not the biggest, nor the most popular group or the most obscure group ...... it would be the best group!

So the Parody, Satire and Lampoon collective was formed, and they came.
And the word came down that they should take the piss and they did and it was good.

They then became A.R.S.E and it was better!

And then they were called to battle against plagiarism here, and it was won and it was good - pushed out in a sweeping generalisation here - and again they rallied and it was good.


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Cathie Tranent

Cathie T Hostess with mostess of *A.R.S.E

Twisted humouress

**Cathie says: "Just in case I start believing my publicity, here's a little profile Mr Nolan did on me last year .... nothing like a little piss taking to restore normality!! ;p

Ronnie Purcell emailed this to me last week and I wasn’t quite sure why?
I think it was a call for help.

Cathie T is an exceptional artist, writer and photographer, she deserves to be sainted and possibly given a Nobel Peace Prize.

I am writing this because if I don’t Cathie T who is on the other side of my office door will refuse to leave if I don’t. Not only won’t she leave but if I try and make a any effort to depart she will beat me within an inch of my life with the large baseball bat she is brandishing.

I can hear her outside dragging it on the floor talking to her self. Repeating things like:

“I am proud
I am an artist
recognise me or
I’m remove your pelvis”


“Ronnie, Ronnie
write me in a story
if not all they’ll find
will be red and gory”

Frightening stuff really.
I’m starting to wonder if she had anything to do with the disappearing animal’s from the zoo.

She is from Adelaide you know?

Cathie T was born on Christmas day in a stable just outside of Nazareth, her closet friends were sheep…….
…..Hang on I got side tracked It sounds like she’s peeling the plasterboard off the wall .

Start again..

Cathie T was the only daughter of Santa Clause and Mary Christmas who grew up with elves and pixies and wild reindeer…
….. sorry, I keep stuffing up. I do believe she’s eating the books from the waiting room book case.

This whole born on the 25th of December has got me rattled.

Cathie T is a lovely person who encourages others and lives life to the fullest. Check out her portfolio it is full of stuff.

Now if I can only get to a phone and call the cops I might see Christmas as well.

Oh no… damn…. She found the cat.

December 2007

It's finally arrived!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Read this doc on Scribd: Great pieces of ARSE

*A.R.S.E Profile Chanel2

Monday, April 7, 2008

Chanel2 *ARSE member since January 08 (foundation member) Red Bubble member since October 2007 is in danger of being kicked out of *ARSE due to her habit of winning all the Challenge prizes.

Chanel2 (Cath) is responsible for the Group logo and is a prolific contributor.

We honour Chanel2 with this profile.

Yeeeaaahhhh (thunderous applause)


Hanging in the playground

Talking to my friends

Thinking we were all the same

With familiar trends

Telling different stories

Of our Mothers plight

How they handled stressful times

Or when they’re in a fight
One girl starts to tell her tale

With big round ogle eyes

Her Mum once Yelled out “BLOODY”

In an angry screechy cry

Another told her Mothers tale

One night while in a fit

Threw her arms up in the air

Screaming the word “SHIT”!

A third girls Mum is more creative

In her verbal land

Yelling certain cursing words

About the holy man

As the tales got round to me

I broke in to a sweat

These girls

Can’t come back to my house cause…..I think,

My Mum has got Tourette’s!


Slow cars

Busy highways

Car blinkers OFF

When moving sideways

Everyday I go insane

When driving next toSHIT FOR BRAINS!

Why can’t you be considerate?

Get off the road, you IDIOT!

Avoiding mums in 4 wheel drives

Old bags with thier blinding eyes

Hateful words bounce from my lips

With temper tantrum yelling slips

Here comes that twinge back in my neck

I’m a road rage psycho angry wreck

When in my car my brain goes hazy

Incompetence will make you crazy

Thank goodness we are finally here

Give me a kiss, I love you dear

Remember to abide my rule

Be fair and nice in play at school

Check out Chanel2's profile here

Beijing Kill-ympics!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The imminent Beijing Olympics have inspired some very talented *A.R.S.E members to protest the Chinese Government's abysmal human rights record in the best way they know how ....

Clicking on the work's name will take you through the the artist's page on RB!

Beijing 2008 by Ross Robinson
Unofficial Uniform of the Chinese Olympic Team by NoFrillsArt

Beijing 2008 by Cathie Tranent Hop,shoot,jump by Betelnut

Sit In by thetatereative Disqualify by Yanmos

2008 - Really? by RubyRed

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


A man his sissors and his magazines. I don't think there is anyone on Red Bubble who makes art like Atomikboy.

The detail he goes to and achieves is remarkable in this age of Photoshopping pictures.

This is a fraction of his vast portfolio.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Featured Artist KillerNapkins
Painter, sculpture Media artist KillerNapkins (Jason to his Mum) is a stunning talent with a versatile and creative mind.
"I like creepy things and weird things " he is quoted on his profile. Check it out - he's not lying.

NO Frills Art Profile- more than just art.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

For the original interview please click here

Who is NoFrillsArt?

Who is NoFrillsArt?
NoFrillsArt is Glen Smith an exciting Artist and Teacher who has been a member of Red Bubble since August 2007.

Glen’s art is anything but NoFrills - if you scan through his portfolio you see a great eye for the absurd and great sense of satire, whether it be Art , fame or commercial Glen’s art also explores social commentary themes such as environment and advertising.

Glen is no stranger to the art scene he studied Fine Art (painting) - yes he can also paint - at RMIT University. He received his Honors in printmaking and a Dip ed. at Melbourne University. As well as being a High School arts/media teacher he is also Chair of the Geelong Arts Alliance (GAA) an arts body affiliated to Regional Arts Victoria.

Visit the Geelong Arts Alliance Inc on

The GAA also keeps Glen busy on the weekends and his days off. The GAA runs a small gallery in North Geelong called West10, which is a part of the Victorian Initiatives of Artists network (Via-N). Glen often doubles as an Arts worker instigating and coordinating community arts projects. (see link at end of story)

Glen is currently running a project with another artist David Dellafiora creating a performance and artists multiple edition around badges called ‘I know my place’. Out of the seven artists involved two other Redbubble artists are also involved, nonstop and jaclynpoole.

With all this extra activety going on it’s a wonder Glen can be proliffic as he has been.
In such a short time on the Bubble Glen says it’s had quite an influence on his work
“It has given me a renewed passion to create through its dialog and positive encouragement in all aspects, be it kind words, favorting of works, or the coveted sale of art. Plus it’s a little addictive! After you leave say art school, many people drop out of action and stop making art all together due to not having exposure to peers and I think that is one of the most beneficial things RB does in connecting a large number of people, in the comfort of your own home, so you are bound to find artists you admire and who inspire your practice. Plus I also like the competitions and the ‘challenges’ thrown up to encourage the art making process. With my artwork just being on a canvas was never really the outcome I was looking for so seeing the work on tees wandering the streets, art integrated into life, now that’s cool.”

When asked about what style of art he preferred Glen said with his work he tried to make social comments using icons and symbols from everyday pop culture. While throwing in a little subversion, a touch of humor and hope for the best. Philosophically he just feels that one should be creative, passionate, original, inventive and subversive…but most importantly…create art.
Another side of Glen’s work is its humour and parody. Glen injects a sense of fun into sometimes serious subjects, all the time not losing sight of the message within.
Examples include:
Artistic Information Chart and TouChe also Idiot Box, False Idol or just Absurd?

For additional NoFrills Art activity see also this link about the 2008 Festival of the Photocopier Zine Fair

Welcome to Choice Pieces of A.R.S.E - the work of the amazing artists of's Parody, Satire and Lampoon Group!