The connections between space, touch, play and making are celebrated in Our Kind of Playground. Through a collection of interactive works and ‘play spaces’, this exhibition encourages you to touch, reassemble and understand through the action of play. Drawing the visitor to physically engage with exploring material and design thinking, Our Kind of Playground reaffirms Artisan’s thoughts on the universality of craft and design. Our Kind of Playground launches Artisan’s 2017 program of exhibitions and public programs.
Curated by Kellee Uhr.
Artists: Lincoln Austin, Simon Degroot and Anna Varendorff.
SOS (Small Object Space)
This exhibition features a series of brooches that draw on the modern day survivalist movement and Ron Edwards’ popular book series from the 1970s and 80s from which the exhibition takes its name. Jeweller Rebecca Ward imagines a situation where the maker has nothing but sticks from the forest, a recycled length of fencing wire and some basic tools to make wearables in her basic hut amongst the forests of Maleny. The works playfully map the effects of living in isolation, the internal journey and the madness and resourcefulness of the bush dweller.
Ivory Street Window Gallery
AUXILIARY Design School is an independent industrial design school based in Brisbane that educates emerging designers through engagement with industry. It aims to raise the profile and appreciation of good design via a range of design and innovation training programmes, while engaging the broader public and celebrating the success of designers working in Brisbane and beyond. AUXILIARY X: Design Ripe for the Picking presents seven prototype models developed by AUXILIARY students for Sunbeam Australia which address the topics of healthy cooking, home gardening, and garment care.