Object Therapy at Australian Design Centre
- When 6 Apr - 7 Jun 2017
101—115 William Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney
Tues to Sat, 11am-4pm
Presented at the Australian Design Centre Object Therapy is a project and exhibition that explores notions of creative transformation and ideas about value and repair.
In May 2016, 29 broken objects were submitted by members of the public to a team of repair researchers in Canberra before undergoing ‘therapy’. Items including furniture, ceramics, household appliances, textiles, jewellery, sentimental objects and even one human, were all treated and re-imagined by noted Australian and international designers and artists including Trent Jansen, Liam Mugavin, Henry Wilson and Alison Jackson.
In transforming these loved but broken items into objects of delight and surprise, Object Therapy showcases innovative design solutions while exploring the attachments we form with objects. As a project and exhibition, it encourages us to rethink our habits of material consumption while exploring and celebrating the role and creative possibilities of repair in society where almost everything is considered disposable.
Participating Designers: Andrea Bandoni | Corr Blimey (Louisa de Smet and Steven Wright) | Susannah Bourke | Elise Cakebread | Thought Collider (Mike Thompson and Susana Cámara Leret) | Daniel Emma (Daniel To, Emma Aiston) | Franchesca Cubillo | Dale Hardiman | Benja Harney | Kyoko Hashimoto | Alison Jackson | Elbowrkshp (Elliat Rich (UNSW Art & Design) and James B. Young (UNSW Art & Design)) | Trent Jansen (UNSW Art & Design) | Guy Keulemans (UNSW Art & Design) | Dylan Martorell | Scott Mitchell | Liam Mugavin | Rohan Nicol | Monique Van Nieuwland | Yutaka Ohtaki | Halie Rubenis | Niklavs Rubenis | SMaRT@UNSW | Naomi Taplin (UNSW Art & Design) | Henry Wilson | Richard Whiteley
Object Therapy is a project by Hotel Hotel, developed in partnership with UNSW Art & Design and ANU School of Art and Design.
Project Designers – Guy Keulemans (UNSW Art & Design) and Andy Marks
Project Curators - Guy Keulemans (UNSW Art & Design), Andy Marks, Niklavs Rubenis and Dan Honey
See the workshops and events associated with the exhibition here.