If you’ve ever wanted to experience the ClothBound story live and uncut, you can now until August 20 at Object Gallery*. They are hosting my exhibition Cloth: Seeds to Bloom, which traces a gentle freehand arc from the first collection called Seeds to last year’s collection Bloom. You’ll see artworks and fabric and furniture, and gorgeous lights by Graham and Graham, you’ll soak in the colours, feel the textures, and get a bit of insight into the process and ideas that go into creating each collection.
You’ve probably known me to remark on the circular shapes my life seems to take before, and here again it’s turned back on itself. Cloth: Seeds to Bloom is in my old shop at 105 William Street which is Object’s new headquarters. I like this a lot. There’s something about having this exhibition in the last space I kept shop that’s rather lovely.
I’m looking forward to being there every afternoon this week, leading a working bee to make the space outside Object more beautiful and friendly. Come along and get involved – the more the merrier, and the better we can make the space.
When Cloth was a very new business one of my first designs was Squares. As a celebration of Cloth’s 20 years we are re-releasing this early classic in two cheerful colourways. To order Squares, or any of the fabrics you can see at Object gallery, you can either head on down to Ascraft in Rushcutter’s Bay or Prahan, or you can order online.
*The exhibition will be on tour regionally after this. Stand by for details as we get them.