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design by making

2019 members exhibition

20th Sept– 7th Oct  2019   Home Hill Winery Ranelagh

6th Nov – 15th Nov 2019 Kingborough Community Hub Kingston


In recognition of the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus, our 2019 members’ exhibition pays homage to the process of design by making: a process of experimentation and innovation with techniques and materials in the development of ideas and production of new work.
Whilst the name of the Bauhaus is usually associated with a range of iconic modernist furniture and product designs, the influence of the Bauhaus on design education was perhaps just as significant. The curriculum reflected a pragmatic approach to integrating design and colour theory with technical and material experimentation, and this "learning by doing" approach became the basis for the way design was taught in numerous institutions from that point onwards

Over a period of about 6 months, a body of work was developed, refined and selected for this exhibition. Some participants looked back to the Bauhaus for inspiration, whilst others explored and played with new materials and techniques. In order to encourage a sense of play, we asked our participants to work small - their finished work should be able to fit into a small box about 200 x 200 x 200mm.

Featuring the work of 19 designers and artists working in furniture, timber, jewellery, ceramics, print, glass and textiles.

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