We’re excited to announce Phoebe Porter’s signature artwork for DESIGN Canberra is going to a a new home at our valued hotel partners beautiful Midnight Hotel.
“When meeting Phoebe at the Designer in Residence announcement, hosted by CraftACT and DESIGN Canberra, I was impressed by her work, and her rationale behind the piece created for this year’s festival. Based on the notion of utopia, Phoebe mentioned that the development of the suburb of Braddon had inspired her piece. Surrounded by cranes in a growing a city, Phoebe explored this sentiment of growth and development for communities”.
“It was refreshing and encouraging to hear from someone based at the Gorman Arts Centre about how excited they are at witnessing the build of community and people in Braddon, particularly through the construction of new residential and hotel buildings. Phoebe’s work celebrates this, and our work at Iconic Hotels is directly linked to this idea and practise. We build places for people to experience and explore, and are excited to be part of Canberra’s story. Our first year as the official accommodation partner for the festival made us even more inspired to purchase Phoebe’s work, Elements of Balance, as a momento and marker of the ever growing relationship between Iconic Hotels, DESIGN Canberra and creators, makers and designers in our community”.
- Rien Donkin, general manager, Iconic Hotels