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Saturday 21 September 2013
Wednesday July 03 2013
CUSP: Designing into the Next Decade started arriving at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre on Monday and it was very exciting to finally see the Freeman Ryan Designs (FRD) designed exhibition furniture delivered into the Turbine Hall. The last two days have been full on registering works from several of the designers such as Alison Page, Florian ‘Floyd’ Mueller, Chris Bosse as well as sorting through all the digital and tech hardware. Searching through the crates of works, learning how to thread the sculptural fabric onto Chris Bosse’s rings, small adjustments here and there, finding out what goes with that and much more.
There have been some light times, as can be seen in the quick snap of our Project Manager Cynthia Colli trying out Florian ‘Floyd’ Mueller’s Hanging Off A Bar installation late yesterday.
Friday June 28 2013
Fort St Public students in Years 5 and 6 have been working through their Design Emergency challenge.
In a class where many students arrive and leave they wanted to design a way for each student to feel a sense of belonging and a valued member of the class no matter how long they had been at the school. After lots of discovery research and brainstorming the students began prototyping memory boxes so that students could store and share their memories with each other.
The students came up with some ingenious designs and are now iterating their prototypes to make their final product.
Thursday June 27 2013
As Object’s Touring Programs Coordinator, I get to do some very interesting and sometime different things in regards to our touring exhibitions. You may think that once they are ‘on the road’ that there isn’t a lot involved in looking after them – but that is not always the case.
Yesterday, I flew down to Wagga from Sydney to look at a damaged work in our touring exhibition Hyperclay: Contemporary Ceramics that is currently showing at Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery until this weekend; before continuing its 13-venue/ 3 year tour across the country.
Wednesday June 26 2013
Over the last 20 years, the Ian Potter Cultural Trust have supported over 1200 individual artists to support professional and artistic development. 2013 marks 20 years since the first grant was given, and to celebrate the Trust is planning a gala event in October, along with other commemorations throughout the year.
Unfortunately, over the years they have lost touch with some of the artists they have given grants to, and so they need your help. They have published an alphabetical list of ‘lost’ grantees on their website here, so if you have received a grant from the Trust, or know someone who has, please check the list! If your name isn’t on there, you can assume that the contact details the Trust has are current.
If, however, your name, or the name of someone you know, is on the list, please complete the email contact form on the page to ensure you’re on the invitation list. Over 1200 artists have benefited over the years, and we want to ensure that the Trust can get in touch with every one of them!
Thursday June 20 2013
Yesterday afternoon I took some time out from the Robert Baines: Metal exhibition install at JamFactory to visit some of the galleries in the nearby art precinct. There were lots of great choices, but the one that resonated and stood out for me was unDisclosed: 2nd National Indigenous Art Triennial currently at the Samstag Museum, until 5 July, 2013. unDisclosed features 20 contemporary Indigenous artists; some already well known to Object audiences such as Danie Mellor, Lorraine Connelly Northey, Julie Gough and Lana Yarinkura.
A good excerpt taken from the brochure that I liked described its aim to: ‘’ daring exploitation of new fields of practice and artistic inform and redefine contemporary Indigenous art as we presently know it.’‘
Wednesday June 19 2013
It is day two of the Robert Baines: Metal exhibition install at JamFactory, Adelaide. This is the last venue for this Living Treasure exhibition tour, which has been across the country for two and a half years. Audiences at venues have been amazed at the artistry, intricacy and sheer beauty of Robert’s work, as well as his quirky view on the ‘historical’ development of modern objects such as CDs.
Object initiated Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft in 2005 and it celebrates the achievements of Australia’s influential crafts. Robert Baines is no exception truly being at the top of his practice.
Always a great install team here at the Jam. The exhibition will look fantastic. If you are in Adelaide why not call in too see this exhibition, as it will be your last chance before it travels overseas.
Monday June 03 2013
Super Critical Mass is a sound-art design team who are creating “Pivotal”, a multi-screen video installation work and performance for CUSP: Designing into the Next Decade. And they need you! They’re inviting people ‘en masse’ to perform simple vocal tasks such as humming and singing long notes to create an ambient and immersive work. You don’t have to be a trained singer - in fact, your individual vocal sounds are what the guys are looking for.
Wednesday May 01 2013
Sadly it was the final week of MAKE.PLAY workshops for this season at Object Gallery last week. But what a way to finish off!
The uber talented floral & botanical stylist Aleksandra came to teach a group of very enthusiastic girls on their school holidays how to make floral crowns from fresh blooms.
Aleks arrived, straight from the Sydney Flower Markets loaded with seasonal fresh flowers to be used in the workshop. We all looked like walking floral arrangements, tramping down Bourke Street with our arms piled high with bright colours and foliage.
Aleks is known for her incredible floral creations, which are normally seen at weddings and swanky events in and around Sydney, but for this workshop it was all about a bit of adornment for your head. Flowers were carefully threaded onto string, one after the other to create a garland of flowers. Aleks expertly guided the girls on colour choices and types of flowers so that everyone left with a stunning creation.
Thursday April 11 2013
JamFactory, a leading centre for contemporary craft and design located in Adelaide, is looking for an assistant curator to join their team. The position is funded through the Australia Council Curatorial Fellowship Grant, and is a 12-month opportunity for an emerging curator.
You should have some curatorial experience, and will need to address the selection criteria—you can download the job description here.
Closing date for applications is Friday 3 May, so don’t miss out on this excellent opportunity to join a great team at a wonderful organisation!
Applications should be posted to: Margaret Hancock Davis, JamFactory, 19 Morphett Street, Adelaide, SA 5000 or e-mailed to email@example.com.
Friday April 05 2013
Did you happen to pick up the Australian Financial Review on Wednesday? If so you might have noticed their media exclusive on page 39 announcing the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Lend Lease and Object to find a new permanent home for us within Barangaroo South.
The announcement is a big one in Object’s 48-year history and it significantly advances the realisation of our 2015 Vision to become the Australian Design Centre. From Object’s Director Steven Pozel: ‘Our vision is to enable everyday people to explore the potential of design in our lives by making design central to tackling big challenges.’
Stay tuned in coming weeks for Object’s own announcement about what this means for us, with further details about our current work, including our groundbreaking exhibition opening in July, CUSP: Designing into the Next Decade. CUSP has been developed as a ‘prototype’ of the kind of show you will see at the Australian Design Centre of the future.
Saturday 21 September 2013
Saturday 21 September 2013
Saturday 28 September 2013
Saturday 28 September 2013
Thursday 3 October 2013
Thursday 10 October 2013
Thursday 17 October 2013