Object Space

William Street Window Gallery

Australian Design Centre plays a critical role in celebrating the work of Australian artists who embrace the highest degree of craftsmanship and who continually explore material, process and ideas to advance contemporary craft and design practice.

Object Space is a newly created window gallery located in the window of the ADC Offices on William Street in Darlinghurst. The exhibition space has direct street frontage, is accessible to view 24 hours a day and is lit for viewing at night.

For Sydney Craft Week, the inaugural Object Space exhibition will feature the work of talented paper artist Gunjan Aylawadi.

Sydney-based paper artist Gunjan Aylawadi presents HAKK, a large-scale, intricate paper installation. Gunjan draws her inspiration for this work from the patterns she grew up with in New Delhi, which repeat themselves over and over again in the city’s temples and mosques, in old architecture and contemporary design alike. The work proposes a place where faith, culture and individual identities meet. Gunjan believes that many identities in India co-exist much as threads in a tapestry, where some differences are so striking and other boundaries so blurred that it is difficult to pinpoint where one faith and culture begins and another ends. HAKK means ‘to weave’ in Arabic and the installation is made with thousands of paper strips, cut and curled into paper ropes and glued onto hand-drawn patterns. 

The work will be on display from Friday 6 October – Sunday 15 October 2017 as part of Sydney Craft Week. 

Explore more about Gunjan Aylawadi here

Coming up at Object Space

Designer Adam Cornish is inspired by nature. His work creates a sense of movement, both visual and physical, engaging people’s senses and encouraging them to look more closely. The Trinity Bowl is based on the nautilus shell and was the first project designed by Cornish for Alessi. It was created on the basis of a simple geometric shape that develops into a vortex to form an elegant concentric structure. The intention of the designer was to reproduce the appearance of a natural element through the modern processes of industrial production. This work was first shown in ADC's touring exhibition Resolved: Journeys in Australian Design. 

The work will be on display from Thursday 23 November - Wednesday 17 January 

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Image: Gunjan Aylawadi, making of HAKK, 2015, Archival safe, curled papers on card. Photo: courtesy of the artist.