Many people don’t realise that in our beautiful city, acclaimed makers, artists and designers who could choose to live anywhere in the world choose to live, work and make here in Canberra. DESIGN Canberra’s popular Open Studios give the public an opportunity to meet makers in person and buy direct.
The final weekend of the DESIGN Canberra festival will feature some of the home by holly team’s Canberra’s favourite designers.
Glass artist Lisa Cahill makes beautiful sculptures and art installations from her light-filled Fyshwick studio and will have homewares, jewellery and artworks available for sale during her Open Studio. Lisa completed a large artwork of hundreds of blue kilnformed glass panels for the flagship Tiffany & Co store in Sydney’s CBD. In addition to Tiffany & Co, Lisa’s work can be in be found in public collections and commercial and private residences in Australia, the United States, Denmark and France.
The transformation of the iconic old Tip Top Bakery factory in Griffith by Thor’s Hammer has been an enormous success for the many people who love this timber recycling and furniture making operation. Expanding to include a gallery space, tours and demonstrations, Thor’s studio will offer a rare opportunity to appreciate traditional joinery techniques, the ins and outs of timber recycling and using natural oils to finish furniture.
Last, but certainly not least, make sure your Open Studio itinerary includes a visit the Waramanga fashion studio of Alice van Meurs (Sutton) EDITION label. Alice’s contemporary garments are sustainable, wearable and beautiful – as worn by the entire home by holly team.
The home by holly team is proud to be a platinum sponsor of the DESIGN Canberra festival once again in 2020. There’s never been a more important time to support local, creative and community.
The DESIGN Canberra open studio week three program is available here.