31 August 2010

New Thea & Sami Products

(m)art retail manager Denise has been very busy processing Cherish applications and we have all been getting very excited about the new ranges that will soon be in store for Christmas.

Today we thought we'd share Thea & Sami's new range of gift ready hand screenprinted products that will be included in (m)art's Cherish showcase that opens on the 18th of November. Loving the floral, quite Japanese graphics and the contrast of the textured organic cotton and hemp fabrics against the bold graphics.
Super cute gift ready soaps thoughtfully wrapped in Thea & Sami's printed fabrics.

Placemats, which you can then co-ordinate with....

teatowels! These sweet graphics remind me of dandelions and windmills.
Very cute makeup purses!
The above purse is the Cottage Garden print on hemp/organic cotton.

And this one is the oh-so-pretty in pink Marguerite print.
I'm sure these purses will go super fast - can't wait for Cherish!

30 August 2010

Parsons Brinckerhoff Industrial Desire Breakfast at artisan

Last week artisan hosted a special Industrial Desire breakfast event for Parsons Brinckerhoff in our gallery. The breakfast featured a presentation by Bryon Fitzpatrick, leading Industrial Designer and Professor Emeritus of Industrial Design, which included Bryon's demonstrations of drawing techniques in hand rendering concept vehicles (see images above). Bryon's fantastic presentation impressed the guests with their backgrounds in transport design and engineering and the breakfast was a great success! Parsons Brinckerhoff have kindly donated to the artisan foundation fund and we hope to continue our relationship with them in the future.

17 August 2010

Unpacking the boxes from Rolling Stone Magazine

Today the gallery staff began unpacking the boxes of magazines from Rolling Stone for our next exhibition - Rolling Stone : The Covers 1972 - 2010. Here is a sneak peak as they unpack the wonderful covers and delve into popular culture of the past :

The magazines yet to be unwrapped (above)
and the unpacked magazines from the 70's/80's laid out on the table (below)

Darth Vader has made it onto the cover.

The cover of the first Australian issue of Rolling Stone - Jan 1972

Artistic early covers featuring screen prints and hand drawn illustrations.

And that was only the start! Another peek into the room after lunch and Rolling Stone magazines are now covering every single centimetre table surface and most of the floor...

Like what you see? Want a closer look? Come along to the show! The exhibition opens here at artisan on the 2nd September 2010 from 6pm - 8pm and will be on display until 2nd October.

16 August 2010

Cherish - Deadline Extended to Friday 20 August

Attention all crafters/designers/makers! Applications for inclusion in (m)art design store's annual Christmas retail event have been extended until this Friday, the 20th of August.

We hope the little bit of extra time ensures that you don't miss out on this fabulous opportunity to promote your product range in our store during the busy Christmas period.

To download an application form, please visit our website and click on the links found on either the homepage or what's new in (m)art page.

04 August 2010

Radical Jewellery Makeover Opening Night

A big thanks to all that attended the opening event for Radical Jewellery Makeover!
Here are some snaps from the evening.

Jocelyn Wolfe and Nora Farrell

KT Doyle and Karl Hilton

Trish Fitzsimmons and Jan Cattoni

Professor Marilyn McMeniman, Susie and Sienna Woodhouse

Steven Carter, Michael Barnett, Claire Barnett and Doreen Ferris.

Manda Polarpanda, Jamie Mumford and Kelby O'Shea.

Crowd during opening speech by Professor Marilyn McMeniman

Christine from Ethical Metalsmiths, Liz Shaw and Susie from Ethical Metalsmiths.

Simon Wright, Professor Marilyn McMeniman, Liz Shaw and Pat Hoffie

Kate Higgins, Simon Wright and Amelia Gundelach

All Photos: A. Higgins (artisan)

02 August 2010

A behind the scenes look at the installation of Industrial Desire by curator Leon Fitzpatrick

We thought we would share some photos documenting installation of our current show Industrial Desire. All of the photos are courtesy of the curator of Industrial Desire, Leon Fitzpatrick. Enjoy the behind the scenes look at the installation process.

Industrial Desire is on display at artisan until 28 August 2010.

Leon lending a helping hand.

Our custom made plinths positioned in the gallery space.

Opening the first crate.

Shiny slick black perspex for the tops of the plinths.

Rotating stand for the hero car - the Hyundai.

Work all labeled up.

Exhibition title vinyl on the street-front window.

Exhibition title vinyl in a shiny silver on the gallery walls.

Happy install staff celebrating a job well done.