Sunday, July 31, 2011

Feature Artist - Jason Moss

I first met Jason Moss many years ago when we were both working at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art - Bookshop. We soon discovered a shared passion for good wine, gourmet food and Australian jewellery design.

Jason spent two years in the Jam Factory's 'Associate Program'in the Metal Studio.
I was lucky enough to spend nine months working within the Metal Studio at the Jam Factory during 2003 and was blown away by the sheer volume of exhibitions, public art projects, commissions and individual production work that was produced by the Associates. No doubt this intense period at the Jam Factory's was extremely fruitful for Jason.

Jason established Jason Moss Design in 1999 and soon after set up his own studio/gallery on South Dowling Street Darlinghurst. I am pleased to exhibit a beautiful collection his work including men's cufflinks and women's neckpieces in the Places & Spaces exhibition.

Jason Moss
Born: Melbourne, raised in Port Macquarie, NSW.

Live: Darlinghurst, Sydney. Darlinghurst is my favourite part of Sydney. I dont have a drivers licence, Im a walker. Darlinghurst has an amazing history and walking through this suburb you can imagine Sydney in the 1920's. I encourage anyone with an interest in Australian history to read 'Razor' by Larry Writer.

Favourite place: Hawkesbury River District, NSW. I think it is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen – with the light bouncing off the sandstone cliffs, water and gum trees.

A place I would like to spend more time: I’m in love with the arctic circle after back packing through Finland a few years ago. Northern Finland is this strange place with weeks of continual light and dark. From this area of the world you can observe the 'aurora borealis' or Northern Lights, I haven’t seen them yet as I was there in summer. I would also like to visit the laponia National Park in Sweden and the Labrador Region of Northern Canada.

A place I would like to visit: Still haven’t driven around New Zealand or been to Western Australia, Argentina: Beuno Aries and the Southern Patagonia District. I would love to see the glaciers down there. I love visiting cold places. After growing up in a sub-tropical area and living in Sydney, I find the cold exotic.

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Saturday, July 9, 2011

July Feature artist - Laura McKellar

Laura McKellar is an artist with a wonderful, playful sensibility. Her work sensitively combines what looks like 1960s & 1970s 'sewing pattern' photography with a whimsical fantasy-land. Her lovingly embroidered artworks and illustrations are a welcome feature in the Places & Spaces exhibition.

Laura also created the Places & Spaces ID for the team - many thanks!

Laura McKellar
Born: Melbourne
Live: Melbourne
A favourite place: North Stradbroke Island, Queensland
A place you would like to spend more time: Istanbul
A place in the world you would like to visit: The Blue Grotto at the Isle of Capri