artisan is excited to announce its 2014 exhibition program. artisan presents a program of exhibitions that showcase the best of emerging and established Australian makers. Our exhibitions focus on engaging with themes at the forefront of contemporary practice and investigate the crossovers between art, craft and design. findoutmore
Since discovering their mutual interest in unique, wearable and sustainable clothing after graduating from Fashion School in Brisbane, designers Ruth Birtwell and Domm Watson have been working tirelessly to develop their first collection, The Withington Collection. Bright, graphic prints and a mix of 90s streetwear and 50s silhouettes dominate in this debut collection, with the designers aiming to bring a new element to the classic.findoutmore
artisan, along with curators Christian Duell and John de Manincor, invite you to Burst in to Burst Open through this workshop held as part of the Burst Open exhibition now showing at Gallery artisan.
Curator John de Manincor (UQ) will give a tour of the exhibition. findoutmore
Our next Meet the Makers session features BrisStyle makers Samantha Gilkes and Bronwen Jones.
Samantha Gilkes is a self-taught creative who dabbles in all things from watercolour illustration through to woodwork, crochet and doll making. She primarily works with salvaged and recycled wood, enjoying the process of taking the large pieces of discarded scrap wood and turning it into little keepsakes, pieces of wearable art, wall pieces and accessories for mixed media art dolls. findoutmore
The Fashion Archives in conversation with Maison Briz Vegas
Thursday 28 August 2014, 6-7pm
Join Maison Briz Vegas designers Carla Binotto and Carla Van Lunn and curators Nadia Buick and Madeleine King in a discussion of collaboration, sustainable design, and Queensland aesthetics. findoutmore
Our next Meet the Makers session features local jewellers Elizabeth Shaw and Bianca Mavrick.
Elizabeth Shaw is a contemporary jeweller and metalsmith based in Brisbane. Ethical and environmental concerns are central to Shaw’s practice. Her artwork investigates aspects of societal and cultural values and the meanings associated with objects of material culture. findoutmore
ABOUT THE WINDOW PROJECT
The Window Project is an ongoing partnership conceived by the QUT School of Design and artisan, to provide opportunities for design students to work collaboratively on small scale retail and exhibition design projects. QUT Design students team up with artisan staff over a six week period to develop a concept aligned to artisan’s exhibition and retail program, with supervisory assistance provided by QUT lecturers. findoutmore
We recently caught up with Marisa Molin, a contemporary jeweller and artist currently residing in Tasmania, as part of our Maker in Focus series.
ABOUT MARISA MOLIN
Marisa Molin is a contemporary jeweller, artist and designer. Originally from Brisbane, Marisa now resides in Tasmania where she currently has a solo exhibition of her contemporary jewellery works entitled “Fragments of Flinders” at 146 Artspace, Hobart. findoutmore
Our second Meet the Makers for 2014 will feature Julie-Anne Milinski and Maryann Talia Pau.
Julie-Anne Milinski’s work explores the blurring between built and natural environments in contemporary consumer society. For Milinski, domesticated plants inspire drawings, sculpture and installations that use traditional craft techniques with unconventional materials associated with construction and consumer packaging. findoutmore