CJ Anderson x Ikuntji x artisan collaboration
Made for Ikuntji Style exhibition, artisan showcases a limited edition CJ Anderson furniture design and Ikuntji fabric collaboration. The stylish chair and bench set can be viewed in the exhibition from March 11 - June 3 2023 and is available to order.
Limited edition of 10 chairs - $3000 each
Limited edition of 5 benches - $5000 each
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About CJ Anderson
Growing up around manufacturing, CJ has been involved in making from birth. Studying a Bachelor of Digital Media Majoring in 3D Design at Queensland College of Art, his passion for industrial design was ignited. Since graduating, he has made waves on the Australian design scene with his furniture.
He has exhibited pieces in Melbourne at Denfair and AGM, with a career highlight exhibition Milan Design Week in 2019. His work has featured in the pages of Vogue, Home & Garden and Home Beautiful magazines. His work was recently included in Solid Gold, the inaugural exhibition at the new Home Of The Arts (HOTA) Gallery.
CJ's works seek to find a balance between form, function and materiality, and invites people to experience a sense of intrigue, to explore the work on a deep level and find their own meaning. He is constantly challenging scale and material finish through a childlike lense.
His work explores the artist's relationship with, and emotions attached to, objects that have informed his lived experience. Starting with familiar materials such as stainless steel tubular forms and experimenting with lesser known materials such as memory foam, fabric, stone and timber, CJ's works seek to find a balance between form, function and materiality. He invites people to experience a sense of intrigue, to explore the work on a deep level and find their own meaning.
Visit CJ Anderson's website here
‘Watiya Tjuta’ | The story behind Mitjili Napurrula's fabric design:
Napurrula’s father, Tupa Tjakamarra gave her the right to paint works related to Ilyingaungau in the Gibson Desert. This site, south of Walungurru (Kintore), some 520 kilometres west of Mparntwe (Alice Springs), is where the artist’s Mutikatjirri ancestors assembled their kulata (spears) for a conflict with the Tjukula men. Allusive works that refer to the straightening of kulata by Tjupurrula are among the landmark paintings of the Ikuntji Artists movement’s 30-year history.
The paintings of Napurrula and her husband, Long Tom Tjapanangka, have come to be understood as archetypical of Ikuntji art since they began to work with the arts centre in 1993. Napurrula remembers, ‘ … After I got married, my mother taught me my father’s Tjukurrpa in the sand, that’s what I’m painting on the canvas’. The white pigment eddies around abstract forms that refer to the spearwood trees. The tightly structured patterning of the key motifs and bold use of colour demonstrates the artist’s confidence in her individual artistic vision within a family of superlative artists – and the cultural heritage that continues to inform the myriad expressions of Western Desert artists.
Mitjili paints the Watiya Tjuta tree. Mitjili’s style is unique and recognisable. The Watiya Tjuta in Mitjili’s paintings is her father’s Tjukurrpa (dreaming) in Ilyingaungau country (Gibson Desert). This was passed down to her by her mother, Tjunkayi Napaltjareri when story telling, using the same to draw the story as it is told in the traditional way. She remembers “…After I got married, my mother taught me my father’s Tjukurrpa in the sand, that’s what I’m painting on the canvas”, a women’s interpretation.Read more about Mitjili Napurrula here
View the Ikuntji Style exhibition details here
Chairs and Bench, Maker: CJ Anderson, Fabric: Mitjili Napurrula, Watiya Tjuta fabric, Image courtesy of CJ Anderson
Chairs and Bench, exhibition installation view, Maker: CJ Anderson, Fabric: Mitjili Napurrula, Watiya Tjuta fabric, Image courtesy of artisan