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Resolved Videos Begin!

As part of creative program Resolved: Journeys in Australian Design, a series of mini documentaries have been produced. They will be released online, at our Video & Audio Gallery, over the next week and a bit, with all live and ready to be watched in time for the opening of the exhibition next Friday, April 4.

The videos cover two strands. First, each designer has their own video focusing on their work, the process, and their practice. The first of these, looking at Matt Conway, designer of the iconic Bale Chair, is ready to be watched now.

The second strand features a number of thematic videos—looking at things like the design landscape in Australia, or how to take a concept to market. The first of these, Designing in Australia, looks at what it is like to be a designer in Australia at the moment, and some of the benefits and challenges.

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Listen: Jonathon Jones & Lorraine Connelly-Northey In Conversation

On Thursday 6 March, 2014, Object Gallery played host to a conversation between independent curator Jonathon Jones and New Weave: Contemporary Approaches to the Traditions of Weaving artist Lorraine Connelly-Northey. Speaking in front of a full and engaged audience, squeezed in amongst the stunning works on show, the two chatted for well over an hour, talking about Connelly-Northey’s background, how she likes to works, and what her process is.

In an often-hilarious conversation, Connelly-Northey took us into many different corners of her life, her past, and her inspiration. Crackly though the audio may be in part, rarely has an artist talk met with such hilarity.

Stream the audio live below, or download to take with you on your next walk or plane trip. And don’t forget to check out New Weave at Object Gallery before it closes on 29 March, 2014.

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Object Magazine 62 — Serpent And The Swan

Serpent and The Swan is an up-and-coming Sydney-based fashion label begun by sisters Hayley and Lauri Smith in late 2009. Despite being only two years apart, this is their first collaboration together, with Hayley taking a more traditional route into fashion design than her sister, who came from a special effects and prosthetics background.

A family dinner conversation spurred the two to explore the possibilities a joint venture could hold. Hayley wondered aloud about making a cardigan with eyeballs for buttons, to which Lauri replied ‘Oh, I can do that,’ and Serpent and The Swan was born.

Originally hailing from Melbourne and obsessed with films such as Labyrinth and Dark Crystal growing up, the darker influence is definitely referenced in their work. The collection launched late-2011 was inspired by the Victorian-era mode of mourning, and the clothing, rituals and movements around it.

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Resolved: Journeys in Australian Design

Tamworth Regional Gallery, NSW 14 February - 11 April 2015

An exhibition of the most compelling works from 12 designers from the highly acclaimed “Workshopped” exhibitions held in Sydney. Workshopped has discovered, nurtured and launched the careers of...
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Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels

Western Plains Cultural Centre NSW, 18 April – 28 June, 2015

Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels is the eighth in our Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft series. Our first Indigenous Living Treasure, Greeno is a shellworker and artist from Tasmania, whose...
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CUSP: Designing into the Next Decade

State Library of Queensland 01 November 2014 - 14 February 2015

Over the last number of years Object: Australian Design Centre has explored many notions of design. From Freestyle: new Australian design for living in 2006 to HYPERCLAY: Contemporary Ceramics in...
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