Digital Panton by Chris Bosse/LAVA
This unique SGAR exhibition highlights the convergence of art and design through intimate scale artefacts and limited edition keepsakes. Exploring the tradition of miniatures and multiples as collectible objects, eighteen of Australia and the Asia Pacific’s finest creative’s were invited to respond to this curatorial concern while stepping beyond the typical constraints of commercial practice.
The rejection of mass production in favour of one off and limited edition artefacts is at the core of this exhibition with traditional production principles rigorously challenged in favour of creative process. By questioning or re-examining function through a change in scale, works are reduced to pure formal expression and become a unique sculptural exhibition artefact. It is through this reinterpretation of traditional design and art principles that Miniatures and Multiples explore the convergence of history with technology and the concept of re-imagined artefacts as collectable object and accessible keepsake. Reflective of the emerging international ‘designart’ phenomenon work of this kind is now part of a very real reaction to homogenisation.
Featuring work by Chris Bosse, Alexander Lotersztain, Christina Waterson, Korban Flaubert, Donna Marcus, Simone LeAmon, Fukutoshi Ueno, Grace Tan, Kaori Kato, Alister Yiap, Matt Dwyer, Charles Robb, Reko Rennie, Giles Alexander, Kent Gration, Katrina Tyler and Grace Tan.
Curators: Jenni Baxter and Renai Grace
+ a special thanks to Space Furniture, Brisbane