Established in 2014 The Mari Funaki Biannual Award celebrates the life and achievements of Japanese/Australian artist and gallery founder Mari Funaki. The Award showcases the best of international and local jewellery makers. This year was no exception…
What an experience! Seeing one of my all time favourite sculptors Richard Serra while in NYC was a major highlight!
Moving through a series of enormous metal slabs in various configurations gave me a very tangible experience of scale, weight, balance and space.
This year’s illustration was done in collaboration with the very talented German illustrator Tina Zellmer.
I was initially attracted to Tina’s colourful drawn collages that combine traditional handmade collage, painted textures and pencil drawings, as well as digital techniques. I love her multiple transparent layers she blends with dreamy textures and graphic elements.
Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei exhibition, NGV, Melbourne
As I entered the NGV, Ai Weiwei’s Forever bicycles and the chandelier stopped me in my tracks… These two monumental pieces created such a striking impression initially for their sheer size and on second observation for the clever construction of the sculptures. What a fantastic entrance to lead into the exhibition… it certainly built high expectations…
The Rigg Design Prize 2015 is the highest accolade for object and furniture design in Australia.
The 2015 selected finalists include Adam Goodrum (NSW), Brodie Neill (TAS), Daniel Emma (SA), Kate Rohde (VIC), Khai Liew (SA), Korban/Flaubert (NSW) and Koskela (NSW) in collaboration with the weavers of Elcho Island Arts (NT).
I recently returned from Amsterdam, where I exhibited in SIERAAD Art Fair for the third time alongside some of the very best talents in the contemporary jewellery world. I always find this show inspirational and love returning each year.
We recently saw the Vered Kaminski: Artificial Stones exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Showcasing Kaminski’s incredible conceptual jewellery design.
The love Vered's explorations of processes to produce stunning stone formations to create simple yet sophisticated pieces of jewellery. To coincide with the exhibition, Kaminski was awarded the Andy Prize which was established by philanthropist Charles Bronfman in order to contribute to the exposure and display of contemporary Israeli art.
The second most inspiring museum we visited whilst in New York was the Museum of Arts and Design. At the moment the museum showcases some incredible designers and artists from all over the world and focuses on the process and production of design.
The wonderful exhibition “Pathmakers” celebrates female makers and textural artists/designers.
BUDA 2015 Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Award
inSync design's Pebble collection was selected a finalist for the 2015 Buda Contemporary Silver and Metalwork.
We took a road trip out to the beautiful Castlemaine Art Gallery & Historical Museum, a stunning 1913 art deco building which has a range of historical and unique Australian art.
inSync design’s Media Coordinator Emerald was lucky enough to visit the Marina Abramovic exhibition and lecture given by the artist herself in Sydney last week as part of the Kaldor Public Arts projects. She tells us all about the experience…
Whilst in the US we visited the new Please Do Not Enter gallery space in Downtown Los Angeles.
Please Do Not Enter is an LA retailer that also creates incredible spaces and platforms to support contemporary artistic creation. The two French founders, Nicolas Libert and Emmanuel Renoird sponsor and produce outdoor installations and indoor commissioned works.
We have just returned home from a wonderful trip to Los Angeles. Everyone is already back in the studio working on the new range which is due to come out in July. Before things get hectic again, we thought we would spill the beans on all the wonderful things we saw on our mini-holiday.
DWELL on Design turned out to be a wonderful showcase of up-and-coming designers. It gave excellent exposure to inSync design as an Australian contemporary design brand. We met a lot of lovely new jewellers, designers and artists who will remain in our network.
Iris has arrived in L.A. safe and sound for the Dwell on Design show which started today!
So far she has been lucky enough to spend some of her time exploring the beautiful sunny city. Her first gallery visit was to the Walt Disney Concert Hall designed by the genius architect Frank Gehry, which opened in 2003. The whole building is absolutely stunning, with the walls reflecting wave-like patterns off each other as you stroll around the outside.
I have wanted to collaborate with other artists for quite some time, and I finally did something about it…
I have just finished inSync’s first collaboration with the super talented Swedish illustrator
Last week we visited the Kaleidoscopic Turn exhibition at the NGV Australia for a little inspiration.
The exhibition compiles work by international figures of the ‘Opt Art‘ era, including Bridget Riley, Olafur Elliasson, Ross Manning, Elizabeth Newman, Matt Hinkley and many more.
There has been a lot of design inspired articles floating around the blogosphere this month. We have been sharing lots of different ideas by wonderful designers and established trend forecasting blogs. So, we have decided to highlight our three favourite posts this month, which inspired the inSync design team.
Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria was blessed to host Jean Paul Gaultier’s first international travelling exhibition dedicated to his revolutionary French couture.
The exhibition closed on Sunday to continue its world tour, with the final attendances reaching an amazing 226,918 people.