Elbowrkshp offers a portal into Central Australia. We facilitate and produce work for exhibitions great and small, for here and elsewhere.

 
 
  Apmere angkentye-kenhe   2017  Apmere angkentye-kenhe is an ongoing language project and space in Mparntwe/Alice Springs. It values the power of language and recoginses and promotes Central/Eastern Arrernte as the first language of this place. Through workshops, conversations, posters, tours and stickers. We've been practicing with the help of  this .   

Apmere angkentye-kenhe

2017

Apmere angkentye-kenhe is an ongoing language project and space in Mparntwe/Alice Springs. It values the power of language and recoginses and promotes Central/Eastern Arrernte as the first language of this place. Through workshops, conversations, posters, tours and stickers. We've been practicing with the help of this.

 

  26 Original Fakes   2017   First Forms  We worked with our friends and their families to develop a better understanding of the replica industry in Australia. The young people (most of whom we have known since they were born) are a forthright group (aged 3 – 13) and (like most younger folk) experience the world in a morally profound way. We asked them for their thoughts on the definition of originality, and to sketch the Jasper Morrison Hal Chair. The clear eyes of childhood revealed some gorgeous studies of the chair. We've pulled together these sketches and words in a  poster  for the exhibition (because posting a chair to Alice is, well, cost prohibitive and harder to stick to a wall).  #melbournedesignweek  thanks to  @dale.hardiman  and  @skeehanstudio  for having us! And to Xavier at Dawn Press for the 👌  #risographprint    http://friendsand.associates/

26 Original Fakes

2017

First Forms
We worked with our friends and their families to develop a better understanding of the replica industry in Australia. The young people (most of whom we have known since they were born) are a forthright group (aged 3 – 13) and (like most younger folk) experience the world in a morally profound way. We asked them for their thoughts on the definition of originality, and to sketch the Jasper Morrison Hal Chair. The clear eyes of childhood revealed some gorgeous studies of the chair. We've pulled together these sketches and words in a poster for the exhibition (because posting a chair to Alice is, well, cost prohibitive and harder to stick to a wall). #melbournedesignweek thanks to @dale.hardiman and @skeehanstudio for having us! And to Xavier at Dawn Press for the 👌 #risographprint

http://friendsand.associates/

  Hello Micro for 1-OK Club   2016  We often talk about nature as ‘other’, ‘over there’, ‘elsewhere’ but on a microscopic scale ‘nature’ is in every nook and cranny, every pore, follicle and bit of flying spittle across the planet.  Hello Micro  is a reminder of this teeming, complex and ever-present world that we depend on to manage decomposition, digestion plus a myriad of other processes. Hooray for the mould spores who have moved from micro to macro and revealed their existence through these furry wonderlands.

Hello Micro for 1-OK Club

2016

We often talk about nature as ‘other’, ‘over there’, ‘elsewhere’ but on a microscopic scale ‘nature’ is in every nook and cranny, every pore, follicle and bit of flying spittle across the planet. Hello Micro is a reminder of this teeming, complex and ever-present world that we depend on to manage decomposition, digestion plus a myriad of other processes. Hooray for the mould spores who have moved from micro to macro and revealed their existence through these furry wonderlands.

  One piece shoe   2015  We thoroughly tested the design of a one-piece paper shoe with the Transition class at Ross Park Primary today. So many wonderful designs!

One piece shoe

2015

We thoroughly tested the design of a one-piece paper shoe with the Transition class at Ross Park Primary today. So many wonderful designs!

  NGV Triennial   2017   Victoria Amazonica   Victoria Amazonica  was created by Brazilian designers Fernando and Humberto Campana in collaboration with Yarrenyty Arltere Artists, designers Elliat Rich and James Young and the Centre for Appropriate Technology – all based in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Based initially on a sketch Humberto Campana made in Alice Springs of a giant South American lily, this exuberant, large- scale soft domed structure features intricate embroidery by the Yarrenyty Arltere Artists that tells stories of rain, rivers and water. In the words of the Yarrenyty Arltere Artists, ‘It’s a new way to work, big and flat. We can make a whole story over the surface. When we work we keep thinking of water about the desert and the water here. We keep thinking about how the desert gets so thirsty for water, it’s just calling out for the rain to come and fill it up. Then it rains, and all the life that comes, you can see the waterholes. You can see bush tucker and bush medicine, flowers of all colours, grasses. It is so beautiful. Day and night. We love this desert. Everything that kept coming into our heads, well we just kept on sewing it onto these panels. Even a windmill’.  text courtesy NGV, photo by Ewan McEoin

NGV Triennial

2017

Victoria Amazonica
Victoria Amazonica was created by Brazilian designers Fernando and Humberto Campana in collaboration with Yarrenyty Arltere Artists, designers Elliat Rich and James Young and the Centre for Appropriate Technology – all based in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Based initially on a sketch Humberto Campana made in Alice Springs of a giant South American lily, this exuberant, large- scale soft domed structure features intricate embroidery by the Yarrenyty Arltere Artists that tells stories of rain, rivers and water. In the words of the Yarrenyty Arltere Artists, ‘It’s a new way to work, big and flat. We can make a whole story over the surface. When we work we keep thinking of water about the desert and the water here. We keep thinking about how the desert gets so thirsty for water, it’s just calling out for the rain to come and fill it up. Then it rains, and all the life that comes, you can see the waterholes. You can see bush tucker and bush medicine, flowers of all colours, grasses. It is so beautiful. Day and night. We love this desert. Everything that kept coming into our heads, well we just kept on sewing it onto these panels. Even a windmill’.

text courtesy NGV, photo by Ewan McEoin

 Object Therapy  2016   Three Daughters  Alison’s father had three daughters, so did his bag. This gladstone bag has been deconstructed and reconfigured into three seperate objects. Like their human counterparts they are a mixture of genetic heritage; some familiar, some new. Three Daughters pays homage to the marks of history and evidence of adventure and tells a story of family through materials and form. For Object Therapy / Hotel Hotel.  "This bag has great sentimental value. When I think of my Dad as a young man (he is now 89) I think how smart he looked with his travel satchel. We found it recently in the corner of his garage."    http://www.hotel-hotel.com.au/objecttherapy/alisons-bag/

Object Therapy

2016

Three Daughters
Alison’s father had three daughters, so did his bag. This gladstone bag has been deconstructed and reconfigured into three seperate objects. Like their human counterparts they are a mixture of genetic heritage; some familiar, some new. Three Daughters pays homage to the marks of history and evidence of adventure and tells a story of family through materials and form. For Object Therapy / Hotel Hotel.
"This bag has great sentimental value. When I think of my Dad as a young man (he is now 89) I think how smart he looked with his travel satchel. We found it recently in the corner of his garage."

http://www.hotel-hotel.com.au/objecttherapy/alisons-bag/

  For School   2015  House shoes developed specifically for the for school project curated by Bree Claffey (Mr Kitly) and Sarah K (the Other Hemisphere / supercyclers). “...for school was an exhibition of objects for use at school created by an invited group of Australian designers and makers. The objects were launched at Tokyo Design Week 2015."   http://mrkitly.com.au/collections/for-school   http://www.hotel-hotel.com.au/fixandmake/events/for-school/

For School

2015

House shoes developed specifically for the for school project curated by Bree Claffey (Mr Kitly) and Sarah K (the Other Hemisphere / supercyclers). “...for school was an exhibition of objects for use at school created by an invited group of Australian designers and makers. The objects were launched at Tokyo Design Week 2015."

http://mrkitly.com.au/collections/for-school
http://www.hotel-hotel.com.au/fixandmake/events/for-school/

 

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