You beaut! On Saturday we had a fair dinkum double launch of the AUSTRALIANA collection (a collaboration with Third Drawer Down Studio and the National Gallery of Victoria) as well as the opening of our first exhibition for 2017 Luminous kinship, sentient kingdom.
A mighty big crowd came along and we thank all of our supporters and members, the Arts Project Australia team, and our artists for attending the special afternoon. A huge thank you to Abi Crompton, founder and CEO of Third Drawer Down for opening the exhibition and launching AUSTRALIANA.
AUSTRALIANA presents a series of artist-designed wares – think Sidney Nolan-inspired hip flasks and Dame Edna pot holders – that feature the work of ten Arts Project Australia artists. The collection is currently available for purchase at Arts Project Australia, NGV Design Store and NGV Design Store Online. The collection will launch with Third Drawer Down on 17 March 2017.
Luminous kinship, sentient kingdom will continue until 11 March 2017, investigating the complex and immeasurable role animals play within our world by considering how animals are aestheticised, and experienced, as spiritual, domestic and ecological symbols. The exhibition examines the many faceted and unique relationships we have with animals through work created by artists at Arts Project Australia including Lygin Ang, Dionne Canzano, Alan Constable, Katie Foster, Bronwyn Hack, John Huggins, Jodie Noble, Anthony Romagnano and Megan Sloan amongst others.