Tolarno Galleries is pleased to announce exclusive representation of A&A, the newly formed partnership of Australian industrial designer Adam Goodrum and French marquetry artisan Arthur Seigneur.
A&A is a creative collaboration. Adam and Arthur have joined forces specifically to design and produce one-off stand alone pieces of exceptional artistry.
A&A‘s first bold collaboration, Bloom, debuted at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano in April 2018 where the cabinet was considered a ‘stand-out display of colour and craftsmanship’ (Australian Design Review). Bloom is now in the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria.
Inspired by the lush form of a lotus in full flower, Bloom was hand-crafted in Sydney, Australia. The semi-circular doors are composed of 4,320 sections of premium-grade rye straw imported from speciality growers in Burgundy, France. The marquetry process took over 400 hours to accomplish.
A&A heralds a new era in collectible Antipodean design.
Tolarno Galleries will present A&A’s next new striking designs in a solo exhibition planned to coincide with Melbourne Design Week in March 2020.
Image: Bloom, by A&A, 2018. Hand-dyed straw marquetry in 12 unique pigments, hand-crafted, black-stained oak joinery, lined in white maple, 180 x 140 x 42 cm. Collection of the National Gallery of Victoria.
Until the end of February 2019, Ben Quilty and Mirra Whale’s sculpture Not a creature was stirring will be installed at St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne.
First exhibited by Tolarno Galleries at Sydney Contemporary art fair in September 2018, the sculpture is made from the salvaged life-jackets of Syrian refugees.
The Dean of Melbourne, the Very Revd Dr Andreas Loewe, said: “Ben Quilty’s sculpture, Not a creature was stirring, is a powerful reflection on the human cost of war and conflict. The hi-vis Christmas tree at the entrance of our Cathedral is a reminder that Jesus and his family became refugees almost immediately after his birth. It is an invitation to us to open our hearts to help people displaced by war and conflict.”
Quilty’s sculpture is displayed along with drawings by Syrian refugee children. These were collected by Quilty and recently published in the book, Home: Drawings by Syrian Children.
St Paul’s Cathedral is open to the public daily
Monday-Friday: 8.30am – 6pm
Saturday: 9am – 4pm
Sunday: 7:30am – 7:30pm
Image: Ben Quilty and Mirra Whale Not a creature was stirring 2018. Syrian Refugee crisis life vests, steel, perspex & electrical components, H: 370 cm x W: 400 cm x D: 400 cm. Photograph by Jacqui Shelton.
A Survey 2003 – 2018
Maitland Regional Art Gallery
10 November 2018 – 27 January 2019
Featuring new digital prints, paintings and prints from the last fifteen years of Tim Maguire’s practice.
A large exhibition by Maguire’s long time collaborator, master printer Franck Bordas, entitled Épreuves d’imprimeur. Estampes de l’atelier Franck Bordas is on view at the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris until 25 November. Maguire’s 5 panel print Falling Snow III, 2007 is included.
Tim Maguire will exhibit new works at Tolarno Galleries in May 2019.
Image: Tim Maguire Dice Abstracts 2018. Numbers 1 – 10, archival pigment ink on Photorag paper. 100 x 100 cm image size, paper size 112 x 122 cm. Installation view via Instagram.