Paper Workshop with Bianca Chang
Monday June 13 2011
On Saturday June 4, Object was pleased to host a workshop ‘Works On Paper’ by Bianca Chang as part of the A4 Paper Festival (31 May to 5 June). Bianca is a Sydney-based emerging paper artist who taught the group techniques for creating layered paper sculptures – such as planning, plotting, and cutting. Although the A4 Paper Festival is officially over, you can check out the Paper Convention Collective website and blog here for more information on this group of artists dedicated to the documentation of paper expressions!
And for more papery goodness, we have copies of the first edition (May 2011) of Paper Runway Magazine, which is sure to inspire DIY crafty paper projects. Lastly, here are some of the lovely paper works from the pop up exhibition in the Manga Pod during the festival.
Monday June 06 2011
Showing Until 19 June
Well it sure is a woolly winter Tuesday here at Object! It’s been chilly of late, but we are cosy up in the gallery with the aid of our trust heaters and so there is definitely no excuse for not visiting us, especially with Annual Manual: A Guide to Australian Design Now in its final weeks!
This exhibition, curated by Office For Good Design, is a significant award show of Australian emerging talent. Eight outstanding finalists have been judged by a panel and the joint winners, Daniel Emma and Thomas Llewellyn, have been awarded the opportunity to have a solo exhibition in Object’s Project Space in 2012. Apart from the finalists, there are also 10 more names to watch playing on the gallery AV. You will have to come in and see the pieces for yourself, but for now here are some pictures that show the breadth of design in this show.
Saturday May 21 2011
Ok so winter is here! What you need is a nice cup of tea, a good book and a toasty fire to curl up in front of. Failing that, we do have some very exciting new ceramics and textiles that we promise will make the transition from autumn into winter a little easier. As the weather gets colder the best thing to do it surround yourself with comfy, cosy things and definitely drink lots of tea!
The ever popular hand thrown terracotta and earthenware serving bowls by Cath O’Gorman are back in Collect. These gorgeous colours are the ideal thing to brighten up your days this winter.
The new range of handmade Crazy Paving Coasters and Table Mats from Gaye Abandon are perfect for winter time. They are 100% wool, made from upcycled felted jumpers. Starting at $42 for a set, they are heat resistant, reversible and just what winter called for.
Saturday May 21 2011
Cath O’Gorman is one of our ceramic artists and oh my how we love her work. In beautiful earthy colours and tones she creates a range of different sized Ceramic Serving Bowls that are just perfect for decoration, using as a fruit bowl or just treating your guests to the lovely meal you just made for dinner.
The beauty of her work is that it’s handmade, like most of our designs and objects. So if you are looking for the perfect present or want to treat yourself, drop by and check her out. Cath O’Gorman has also been featured as part of the styling in photoshoots for Master Chef Magazine. Stay dry and keep the vitamins updated!
Woop Rolling Festival
Monday May 09 2011
The Bourke Street Cycleway will be officially opened on Sunday 15 May and will come alive with the ‘rolling fesitval.’ More details can be found here.
Polish off your pedals and roll into Collect this Sunday for a visit. The first 15 customers to walk through the door with a helmet will be lucky enough to receive a gift from us – a Trent Jansen recycled road sign reflector!
Tuesday May 03 2011
Now Showing in the Project Space
Five Australian makers have come together in Object’s Project Space to showcase work that is evocative, unexpected and yet familiar. Each artist embraces the opposing forces inherent in the natural world: of degradation and transformation; healing and death; sublime beauty and harsh reality. These makers inhabit a strange space…
Michelle Kelly’s striking installation Basidiomycota, 2007-2011, engages us in the regularly overlooked ‘Fifth Kingdom’ of fungi. By magnifying these forms, the artist gives us a rare and intimate experience of the organisms that contribute to significantly yet thanklessly to the working order of the earth. The work, pictured, really needs to be seen in its entirety, occupying the gallery wall. As Kelly’s practice centres around architectural works both for space and also for the body, to coincide with this exhibition Collect has brought in a range of Michelle Kelly’s gloriously crafted, organic jewellery for a limited time – definitely not to be missed!
Wednesday April 20 2011
Object Gallery and Collect opening hours over Easter are:
Good Friday 22 April: Closed
Saturday 23 April: 10am-5pm
Sunday 24 April to Tuesday 26 April: Closed
Have a wonderful break!
Tjanpi Desert Weavers
Tuesday March 29 2011
Look what came in a few weeks ago! These bright and colourful necklaces and bracelets are hand painted by the Tjanpi Desert Weavers of central Australia.
‘When we have got all the tjanpi we need, we light a fire and make a dinner camp and sit around and have tea and put the kuka on the fire and share out all the bush tucker and talk together about different, different things. It’s the same way when we make tjanpi work, sitting around with family and sharing stories. Sometimes joking around, sometimes talking seriously, but always sharing stories. Family is where we learn from each other and how we hear all the news.’
- Jennifer Mitchell, Tjanpi weaver, 2006
Nanette Goodsell in Collect
Saturday March 26 2011
Some lovely new items from Nanette Goodsell have arrived at Collect. Not only do we have baskets, but we have necklaces too! This is certainly an exciting new branch (ha!) of Nanette’s work.