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Textiles, ceramics, furniture and jewellery at UNSW Art & Design

Last night was the opening of four exhibitions at UNSW Art & Design, creating a wonderful opportunity to see the work of students from not one discipline but four: textiles, ceramics, furniture and jewellery. 

Such an impressive array of making. Big congratulations to all involved and thank for being part of Sydney Craft Week.

Galeecha: Cultural Textiles Design
Galeecha: Cultural Textiles Design is an exhibition presenting work designed by students enrolled in the 2017 Cultural Textiles course which ran in Gujarat, India in January / February 2017. One of the course projects involves students designing for handblock-printed rugs or yardage. Having undertaken a course in Gujarat, India, students translate patterns and motifs of their experience in India into designs for rugs or yardage. Selected designs will be block printed by hand with natural dyes onto cotton dhurrie rugs by Dr Ismail Khatri’s and Sufiyan Khatri’s studios in Ajrakhpur, Kutch, Gujarat, India. Curated by Liz Williamson.


Glenn Barkley ceramics. Photo by Leeroy T


Ceramics at UNSW Art & Design: Recent Works​
This array of student works includes custom-made artefacts, and commercial products for the table, interior and built environments. The program investigates conceptual approaches and a wide range of ceramic processes including handforming, slipcasting and digital 3D technologies. The work presented in this exhibition includes diverse project-based outcomes including artworks and work for small-scale production, designed and made by undergraduate and post-graduate students. Selected by lecturer Kate Dunn, the exhibition includes students from the undergraduate and postgraduate program.


Glenn Barkley ceramics. Photo by Leeroy T


Jewellery and Object Exploration
Curated by UNSW Art & Design jewellery lecturers Bic Tieu and Melinda Young, this exhibition presents the work of students from the jewellery studio who design and produce wearable objects and small-scale interior objects. They use conceptual and practical knowledge of materials, techniques and processes to inform their design and production of jewellery and other small objects.
The work presented in this exhibition shows a range of diverse project-based outcomes including ‘one-off’ pieces and work for small-scale production designed and made by undergraduate and post-graduate students.


Glenn Barkley ceramics. Photo by Leeroy T


The Ulmer Hocker Brief
Students in the Object Design studio design and prototype functional three-dimensional objects. They use a conceptual and narrative-driven approach to the design of contemporary products such as furniture and lighting for domestic, commercial and other contexts.
In this exhibition, first semester Object students present contemporary re-imaginings of the classic, post-Bauhaus, Ulmer Hocker stool. Convened by Guy Keulemans and Julia Charles, lecturer and photographer.


Glenn Barkley ceramics. Photo by Leeroy T


Galeecha: Cultural Textiles DesignCeramics at UNSW Art & Design: Recent Works​The Ulmer Hocker Brief

Wednesday 11 October – Saturday 21 October
UNSW Art & Design, E Block, 
Corner Napier Street and Greens Road, 
Paddington

Jewellery and Object Exploration

Monday 9 October – Friday 13 October
Level 1, F Block,
UNSW Art & Design, 
cnr Oxford Street and Greens Road, Paddington

Also coming up at UNSW, "Can That be Taught" a talk by Jessica Hemmings



Textiles: Galeecha exhibition. Courtesy UNSW Art & Design

Ceramics by Alex Standen and Rachel Rigg. Courtesy UNSW Art & Design

Jewellery: Bic Tieu and Melinda Young. Photo by Lisa Cahill

Furniture: Junmin Kevin Kim. Photo by Julia Charles. Xylia Kair. Photo by Julia Charles. Courtesy UNSW Art & Design

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