A collection of 18 designers and artists have collaborated on this latest project from the Spiro Grace Art Rooms, borrowing from the previous full-scale works to create limited edition and one-off miniatures for exhibition and sale.
The collection reflects a move away from the mass-produced product to locally produced limited-run pieces.
“Simply put, the sought-out, ‘village driven’, handmade object has thankfully re-emerged as a commissioned luxury of old, only with a more conscious contemporary spin,” says Renai Grace – SGAR Director and co-curator for this Miniatures and Multiples.
Twig miniature by Alexander Lotersztain
“18 of our top creatives were invited to respond to our curatorial rationale to produce intimate scale artefacts and limited edition keepsakes.”
The focus of the show is very much on local designers from Australia and the Asia Pacific and includes designs from such names as Alexander Lotersztain, Jeweller Matt Dwyer, Architect Chris Bosse and Artist Donna Marcus.
Miniatures by Donna Marcus – Small Extracts
Facet-nate by Alister Yiap
Tea for One by Matt Dwyer
“We are passionate about supporting our burgeoning region; we want to see creatives recognized for their contribution to our cultural identity, we want to see collectors breed collectors, and we want to see people rediscover longevity and make heirlooms of our Australian talent,” said Grace.
Miniatures and Multiples marks the first of SGAR’s collectable exhibitions for 2011, with the items available to purchase at the gallery.
The exhibition runs for a month from Friday 1 April – Sunday 1 May 2011.
Artists and Designers on show:
Chris Bosse, Alexander Lotersztain, Korban Flaubert, Kaori Kato, Simone LeAmon, Grace Tan, Tegan Empson, Katrina Tyler, Matt Dwyer, Kent Gration, Fukutoshi Ueno, Charles Robb, Donna Marcus, Reko Rennie, Stuart Williams, Alister Yiap, Giles Alexander and Christina Waterson
Exhibition curated by Jenni Baxter and Renai Grace