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

Object Space is a window gallery located in the window of the Australian Design Centre HQ 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.

6 October – 15 October 2017

For the inaugural Sydney Craft WeekObject Space featured 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. 

Explore more about Gunjan Aylawadi here

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

Gunjan Aylawadi portrait with HAKK