Material Culture

A dedication to the ongoing evolution of ‘Material Culture’ – an attempt to expand on conversations surrounding why and how things are made, and what social, functional, or symbolic needs they satisfy. Presented during NGV Melbourne Design Week 2022.

We’re often presented with competing ideas of old versus new, as if there is not value in both. We see it in all facets of our everyday lives. This exhibition offers a space for artists, and guests alike, to imagine a world where yesterday’s ideologies and tomorrow’s innovations can coexist.

Featuring the work of 16 designers, makers and artists, the exhibition encourages participants to embrace traditional and ultra-modern techniques in object design. Purposeful in nature, as defined by the participant, the object is a representation of the world they want to live in.

Photography: Annika Kafcaloudis
Graphic Design: Studio Hi Ho

 

 

 

Process documentation: Designer Nicole Lawrence, 2022
Process documentation: Artist Bianca Chang, 2022
Process documentation: Jewellery and object designer Anke Kindle, 2022
Process documentation: Jewellery and object designer Anke Kindle, 2022
Process documentation: Artist Bianca Chang, 2022
Process documentation: Artist Peter Cole, 2022
Process documentation: Artist Peter Cole, 2022
Process documentation: Designer Nicole Lawrence, 2022
Process documentation: Designer Thomas Coward, 2022
Process documentation: Artist Peter Cole, 2022
Process documentation: Jewellery and object designer Anke Kindle, 2022
Process documentation: Artist Jacqueline Stojanovic, 2022
Process documentation: Artist Peter Cole, 2022
Installation view, Material Culture, At The Above Gallery, 2022
Installation view, Material Culture, At The Above Gallery, 2022
Installation view: 'Dolphin Lamp' Fletcher Barns, 2022
Installation view: 'Grid VI' Jacqueline Stojanovic, 2022
Installation view: 'My limbs my veins dilate' Jeremy Blincoe, 2022
Installation view, Material Culture, At The Above Gallery,2022
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