Coming back in a big way, the 2021 lineup of events, talks and exhibitions for Melbourne Design Week is exhaustive. We have picked out just a small selection but be sure to see the full list for yourself and clear the calendar so you don’t miss a thing.
When Nicola Lie asked MAKE Creative to give her boutique, Poepke, a redesign and refresh the cross-disciplinary design duo, Antonia Pesenti and Patricia Bondin were thrilled to be a part of the transformation.
The immersive architectural installation showcases the material qualities of Cosentino’s Dekton surface material and how it comes to life with light.
For the fourth and final Fugitive Structure installation at the Sherman Gallery, Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia has created ‘Green Ladder’, a network of bamboo rods tied together to create a pavilion for meditation and reflection. Sammy Preston reports.
“People meander through this forest, as if lured by the charm of the light. Light and people interact with one another, its existence defining the transition of the other,” says Sou Fujimoto of Sou Fujimoto Architects, designer of the Cos x Sou Fujimoto ‘Forest of Light’ Salon del Mobile 2016 Installation.
The 2016 edition of the Hong Kong art fair saw the city come alive as gallerists, collectors and art lovers flocked in for a jam-packed week filled with big-name and emerging artists, events, discussions and much more.
Site-specific art – as its name suggests – is intrinsically intertwined with place. Informed by a pre-existing landscape or built into one, art and place alter each other. We delve into the practice and talk to the artists who create it.
Emma Coulter’s site-specific work has a direct link with her background in painting and interior architecture. Blending the two lets her explore the ideas that overlap between them, de-constructing and re-constructing a space to using a refined palette to create something new.
Klara is a Melbourne-based street and studio artist, combining painting, illustration, paste-ups, stencil, installation and more. For Klara, the more she delves into her practise, the more site-specific it becomes. We find out why.
This Sydney-based duo works across design and sculpture, producing furniture, sculpture, screens and installations. Often working within an architectural project, their work demonstrates the way site-specific art is becoming more integrated into the natural landscape as well as man-made structures. We hear from Stefanie Flaubert as to how these various spaces differ and what makes them so intriguing.