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Craft ACT Gallery Two: 11 February - 20 March 2010


Stack


Jonathan Baskett

The formal concerns of the works in this exhibition revolve around how qualities of form, colour and texture enable the objects to interact with each other and the user when held, placed or stacked.

Utilising hand making and industrial processes, the intention in this body of work is to move away from the traditional industrially-manufactured form. My aim at Nouvel is to "break out of the industrial mould" and design for manufacture with originality, clarity and simplicity, utilising ethical and sustainable practices, whilst exploring form and process through a more organic and humanist approach.

Working in a research and development role at Nouvel is exciting, demanding, challenging and always changing. In order to survive in one of the biggest cities in the world in a factory with constantly evolving projects and practices, I have developed a working system of 10 core principles; a manifesto that enables me to remain beholden to my personal values:

 

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Photos: courtesy of the artist.

 

Craft ACT is supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian Government and all state and territory governments, and also gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance it receives from the Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian government's arts advisory body. Craft ACT is a member of ACDC, Australian Craft Design Centres.