29 July 2010

Radical Jewellery Makeover on 612ABC Brisbane

Luise Straker from 612ABC Brisbane visited the jewellery studios over at the Qld College of Art to see the jewellers in action, transforming the jewellery donations into exciting new pieces.
Check out Luise's article over here.

Some of the artisan staff have donated jewellery and are excited to see some of their donations in the finished pieces.

Come and see the finished pieces for yourself at the Radical Jewellery Makeover opening tonight in the UAP sponsored Crucible gallery space here at artisan from 6:00pm.

The exhibition continues until the 28th of August.

Some of the donated jewellery. (Image by Luise Straker - 612 ABC Brisbane)

The jewellers hard at work. (Image by Luise Straker - 612 ABC Brisbane)

Jeweller Karah Sinden created this piece featuring portions of artisan Admin Assistant Shannon's donated necklace. (Image by Luise Straker - 612 ABC Brisbane)

A piece created by jeweller Vashti-Sita Bardsley. The little man in this one was from a piece donated by artisan Retail Manager Denise. (Image by Luise Straker - 612 ABC Brisbane)

26 July 2010

little (m)art feature on the Design Files!

Thank you to the lovely people at the Design Files for the little feature in the Need/Want section of their site of Kathy McLay's beautiful twig ring from our online (m)art design store. We were very excited to see it there :)

23 July 2010

Porcelain Perfection

Do you treasure teacups? Perhaps you have a few vintage teacups that sit and collect dust because they are too precious to be used?

Don't leave lonely teacups locked away where they can't be seen! Simply bring them over to us at (m)art and we will have our famed Melbourne based artist Gregory Bonasera give them the spotlight they deserve!

Gregory Bonasera revolutionizes lighting with these adorable hanging teacup light fittings. Available as a single or in a trio, these will look super sweet hanging from your kitchen ceiling.

Gregory Bonasera also manages to bring bones to life with his stunning porcelain animal bone interpretations. You could own anything as quirky as a glazed porcelain cow horn, or perhaps you'd prefer a keep sake porcelain sheep's femur?

So don't be sheepish, get a moo-ve on and come to see for yourself the amazing designs of Gregory Bonasera at either our South Bank or Fortitude Valley Stores.

Alicia @ (m)art Design store

20 July 2010

Fortitude Valley (m)art windows - July

(m)art Fortitude Valley has filled it's windows with wonderful winter woolies!

The winter windows showcase new stock including Sonia Marmotta's range of feather bolero burlesque-esque capes, Seven Dandelions woodlands birds lamp and Gaye Abandon's fun felted armies (fingerless gloves/mittens), scarves and purses. And so that the south siders don't miss out, a range of Gaye Abandon's felted goodies will also be available at (m)art South Bank.

We are absolutely smitten with the fingerless mittens, so get in quick to snap up your pair before the artisan staff do!!

17 July 2010

Chicks with Guns

Send a subtle message at your next board meeting with a Ky Curran ceramic brooch.
You may be sweet, but you're also deadly!

Come on ladies, show em whose boss!

This statement brooch is available from our online store.

Phoebe Lamps

Who has the time or money these days to keep up with a constantly shifting fashion? There is nothing worse than buying a lamp in fire engine red only to discover that in fact red is now dead, and it's mauve that's in Vogue! How embarrassing...

Fret no more - Peter Harding has developed an inexpensive way to keep up with design trends with the innovative Phoebe lamp. Featuring a highly adaptable insert feature, you can change the colour of your Phoebe lamp as often as you change your underwear. You can insert anything you like between those two sheets of ingenious plastic from fabrics or Japanese paper to bus tickets...

Phoebe lamps... never get left behind again!

Available now at both (m)art design store Fortitude Valley and (m)art design store South Bank.

13 July 2010

Electric Boy - Childrens Tee's

Electric Boy have a range of tee's that are literally too cool for school. Available in both (m)art design stores in a wide variety of colour styles and sizes. A must have for all boys and tomboys with 'tude!

12 July 2010

Having one of those days? Let your badge do the talking!

Lisa Kearns has come up with a novel way to express your personality or mood. The hello badges are now available in both (m)art design stores.They have been causing a stir with both our customers and staff wanting to own one or two for themselves.

Ever had one of those days when your to do list is overwhelming? Try wearing Hello I'm doing my best and watch people instantly become more understanding. Or perhaps, the tongue in cheek Hello very busy very important badge is more the tone of your day.

Can't help but smile, We love em!

Currently in the Crucible : The Trickster's Tent

Photographic documentation of the current Crucible Exhibition "The Trickster's Tent" by Beata Batorowicz. This exhibition is on display until the 28th July 2010.

All Photos : R. Willing (artisan)

09 July 2010

RADICAL JEWELLERY MAKEOVER : Article on ourbrisbane.com

The lovely people at ourbrisbane.com have written an article about the Radical Jewellery Makeover. Click here to have a read. Remember if you want to be involved in this fantastic community recycling project, the deadline for donations is the 21st July.

07 July 2010

Just Arrived at (m)art

Amazing new glass has just arrived at the new South Bank (m)art design store.

range available at (m)art South Bank

Ben Sewell from Ebare has designed two very different but equally beautiful glass ranges for both (m)art design stores.

range available at (m)art Fortitude Valley

Hurry, they are so very special and do deserve to be owned. Don't dawdle!

06 July 2010

(m)art online : Mesh Bangles by Jandy Pannell

We are loving these colourful mesh bangles by Jandy Pannell. Perfect accessory to brighten up your winter wardrobe. Available now in blue, green, red and black from our online shop!


Every year artisan curates an Unleashed exhibition featuring some of the best graduate art, craft and design from across Queensland's leading tertiary institutions. This year artisan is seeking expressions of interest from a Queensland based curator to develop the 2011 Unleashed exhibition from graduating students within the previous five years. We are looking for fresh ideas and an innovative approach to this high profile and time-honoured exhibition series at artisan.

For more information please download our EOI Call Out

To apply please download our Application Form

Image : Alice Leahey, The Bright Side of a Nightmare : Love ontop of Love 2009 Silk. Photo : K. Columby