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ON THE RADAR | 2021

Monday, May 31st 2021 by

It’s almost June and winter is just around the corner — so is our new release! While staying inside and snuggling up with a blanket sounds ideal during this time, there are some exciting events being held around Australia we think will be worth seeing!

With new fabrics launching mid June, we thought we would keep the creativity and inspiration running with some upcoming events and exhibitions you might want to attend near you if you’re able to.

1 | Love in Bright Landscapes | 30 July – 10 October | WA

Love in Bright Landscapes explores the possibilities of contemporary art through the work of artists living, working or passing through the cities of Perth and Los Angeles. It’s an exhibition that contributes to these artists’ ongoing stories of purpose, identity, place and presence, and looks to be an interesting event to go to.

2 | Van Gogh Alive | 1 July – 1 Aug | SA

Known as “the most visited multi-sensory experience in the world”, Van Gogh leaps off the canvas and comes to life with a thrilling display of over 3,000 of his timeless masterpieces. This exhibition is an international sensation and an absolute must-see!

3 | Dark Mofo | 16 June – 22 June | TAS

Taking place for only one week is Tasmania’s highly anticipated program, Dark Mofo. Described as strange and awry, Dark Mofo is a captivating festival like no other. It features offbeat theatre productions, as well as retrospectives of light shows, classic movies and late openings of the local museum, Mona — which the festival runs alongside with.

4 | Habit: Ways of Living | Until 19 June | ACT

Revealing ways of living in a variety of environments such as high-rise and high-end apartments, to suburban locations, the contemporary artists featured in this exhibition reveal and capture how our environment is influenced by circumstance in their artwork — each telling individual stories of the imagination and resilience of the human spirit.

5 | Décor + Design | 15 July – 18 July | VIC

In this much anticipated 4-day, trade-only design and furniture event, Décor + Design is set to be packed full of seminars with vibrant networking spaces, design influencers and inspirational design products that are trending this year. It is the region’s most important buying and networking destination for architects, decorators, retailers and interior designers.

If you’re a trade-only company and thinking of attending, please come past and visit our stand (E52) for our Warwick, Weave and Linia brands!

6 | Ai Wei Wei Boomerang | Until 8 August | QLD

Composed of 270,000 crystal pieces, the display of Ai Weiwei’s impressive and visually stunning Boomerang is not only a monument and dreamscape, but an absolutely beautiful display everyone should see.

7 | Morris & Co | Until 31 December | SA

Reimagined with a new presentation of the iconic works of furniture, textiles and ceramics, this exhibition showcases the largest Morris & Co. collection outside of Britain and features many must-see pieces linked to Adelaide’s Barr-Smith family.

8 | Untamed | Until 4 July | TAS

Capturing the beauty of the flora and fauna of Tasmania’s alpine regions, artist and designer, Josephine Palmer layers Indian ink drawings and photomontage on natural materials, including hydro wood. Another great exhibition to add to the list!

9 | Reeds Gift Fair | 31 July – 4 August | VIC

Another trade-only event to add to the list for Australian retailers is Reeds Gift Fair. From a range of wholesalers specialising in Gift, Fashion, Home and Kids & Family, Reeds is the place to be where the largest variety of wholesalers are all under the one roof.

If you are attending this event, we would love for you to visit us and check out our Weave brand at our stand (PP29).

10 | Badu Gili: Winter Nights | 8 June – 20 June | NSW

This winter, the Opera House will be hosting an exciting, free, outdoor event called Badu Gili Winter Nights. It will run for thirteen nights where the Opera House’s Monumental Steps will be transformed with talks, poetry readings and live music showcasing the work of Indigenous artists in celebration of the nightly First Nations, Badu Gili.

11 | HOTA Gallery | Solid Gold: Artists from Paradise | Until 4 July | QLD

HOTA Gallery first opened its doors on the 8th of May, so while the paint is still fresh, we recommend popping in to see their first exhibition that features a variety of artforms, including: sculpture, weaving, textiles, ceramics, painting, photography, video and installation. Celebrating the diversity, richness, and ambition of the Gold Coast, this will be a great exhibition to go to if you live in Queensland.

12 | Archie 100 | A Century of the Archibald Prize | 5 June – 26 September | NSW

Presented alongside this year’s edition of the 2021 Wynne and Sulman prizes, Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize is a display of more than 100 artworks with fascinating stories selected from every decade. Its a display that not only reflects on how artistic styles have changed over time, but also the changes of our nation.

13 | Unbroken Connections | Until 18 July | ACT

Unbroken Connections is an exhibition where artist, Megan Cope—a Quandamooka woman from Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)— explores the ongoing connection her people have had with the island for thousands of years and the unbroken connections between country, family and nature. Her artwork includes shield forms made from blown glass and looks to be a must-see event.

We think these exhibitions will make great outings, so if you’re in the area, take a friend, or see them for yourself for some a nice time out and creative inspiration!

If you’re in Victoria, we also encourage you to come and visit our stands at the trade-only events at Décor + Design (E52) and Reeds Gift Fair (PP29) and say hello. We’re excited to be there and we would love to see you!

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