Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Have you made the pledge yet?!?!

The gift giving season is soon upon us, so lets make it our mission to encourage all our family and friends to buy handmade this Christmas!!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Exhibition opportunity in the Collector's Cabinet!

For all those glass artists, and in conjunction with the Ausglass 2011 conference being held in Sydney in January 2011, Object is dedicating it's Collector's Cabinet to glass. We are looking for your stories...

OPEN CALL OUT FOR GLASS SUBMISSIONS: we want to know your stories!!
Object presents an open call out for artists, of any stage of career, to create a glass artwork that is collectable, covetable and engaging. It will be displayed in the Collectors Cabinet at Object Gallery from the 20th – 30th January 2011 and will form one of the exhibitions that will be part of the AusGlass Conference 2011 Peripheral Vision

What you will need to do:
· Find a piece of glass in a second hand store that will be suitable for cold-working (remember to collect your receipt) or ask a friend to ‘gift’ you a blank (remember to document the story as to how this came to be)

· Cold-work it in any way that you like, perhaps it reflects the shape and feel of the original piece, perhaps it re-invents it from Nanna to nice, it’s up to you!

· Write a 50-100 word explanation about where the original piece came from, or who gifted it and your relationship to them. These stories will be displayed with each piece.

All the pieces will be available for sale, so this will be a great chance for collectors, family and friends to own a one of a kind piece. Please note that due to the size restrictions of the cabinet, the object cannot be larger than 30 x 30 x 30cm. Limited spaces available so click here to get more details from our gallery staff.

Friday, October 1, 2010


Paper pom poms with Ebony

Well, a champagne breakfast with delicious homebaked treats (recipes from Frankie magazine's Sweet Treats and Afternoon Tea cookbooks!) www.frankie.com.au and now....could it get any better...craft workshops all day long with the folks from the We Craft This City exhibition...

Ebony Bizys with papercraft and lovely Japanese paper knick knacks, Craft Cartel show us how to make crocheted explosives and Knitty Gritty & Loopy will teach us how to make amazing knited baskets out of plarn (plastic yarn, sourced from all those plastic bags that invade our homes) If you are in the area, pop in, or join us next week for the Crafting Power Hours...12.30 - 1.30pm. If you can't make it during the week, come along next Sunday from 2pm and bring your crafting projects or learn new skills over a cuppa..