Sunday, 11 August 2013

Sydney Design Touch Tour of White Heat TIME CHANGE!

Sydney Design Touch Tour of White Heat exhibition TIME CHANGE!
Free public program offered this Saturday at Gaffa Gallery.

Sydney Design Touch Tour 1-1.45pm Saturday 17 August.
Bookings essential, numbers limited. To book please contact
Join White Heat curator & artist Zara Collins for a tour of the exhibition and get up close and personal with selected objects by artists featured in the show.

White Heat Exhibition open from 9 - 19 August 2013 inclusive.

* Due to unforseen circumstances the AUSLAN interpreted tour on 17/8 has been cancelled. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience.

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Friday, 9 August 2013

Touch Tours @ Gaffa

Thank you to everyone who popped into Gaffa today to see the show, join the intimate Touch Tour or discuss the exhibition, artists and materials. Its been a lovely day with so much positive energy and feedback!

White Heat opening night @ Gaffa

A huge thanks to everyone who supported us and came down to Gaffa on Thursday night!
I was a bit overwhelmed by the opening and the fantastic turn out - great to see you all.

Graeme Bannerman's work on the touch table was a BIG hit! Well done Graeme - you may have produced some of the work in the eleventh hour but it was worth it!

 Touch Table was a hit with adults and children alike!

 Bliss & Sasha have a giggle over Graeme's work  In & Out and Degustation

A BIG thanks to Jane & Matina for the amazing flowers - I felt very spoilt! Now my house has flowers in every room...lovely.

Cheers for taking some pics on opening night Matina! Your a treasure.

White Heat install

Big thanks to Grace, Liz, Helen & Graeme for a smooth install!

Posted these pics a bit late - had a much needed 'doona day' in Friday!

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Artist of the month - Manon van Kouswijk

Perles d'Artiste

August artist of the month is Manon van Kouswijk, hailing from the Netherlands and now based in Melbourne, Victoria. Van Kouswijk is represented by Gallery Funaki in Melbourne - and we thank the team at Funaki for sharing her talents!

Trophées  necklaces porcelain + ceramic pencil. 2011 Photography: Jeremy Dillon
Perles d'Artiste

Perles d'Artiste
"Perles d'Artiste" Series of different necklaces in white, black and white, colour porcelain, pigment, ceramic pencil. 2009  Photography: Uta Eisenreich
In Manon's own words....
I like to think that it's possible to reinvent jewellery, despite the fact that its archetypal forms and motifs haven't fundamentally changed throughout its long history. I view these archetypes as templates that I use for my translations of the jewellery types I work from (for example the beaded necklace). Through the materiality and making processes that different materials offer I generate new interpretations of generic forms. They reveal some of the value and meaning that belies the appearance of ordinary jewellery pieces.