Jordan Fleming – Bright Things (small) in Lapis
Beginning as a collection of doodles of creatures, the lamps evolved into objects that are big enough to become their own character representing a small corner of Fleming's evolving universe. The lampshades act as bodies with protruding legs, giving them theatrical personalities as if each is a character in its own pantomime. The Bright Things organic, mushroom-like forms are hand-built with layers of sculpting plaster and custom mixed with raw pigments. The result is an unstandardized and unapologetically hand-made, rough-hewn surface. Each lamp is handmade to order and therefore each lamp is a unique piece.
Melbourne based designer and artist Jordan Fleming works with metal, plaster, pigment and timber to create sculptural and experimental furniture and lighting pieces characterised by humour and vivacious, wonky asymmetry. Fleming's work expresses a personal exploration with materials through her use of sculpting plaster and pigments to create pieces that possess an emotional impact; conjuring feelings as if they're living in the space, rather than solely serving a programmatic function. Having a background in cabinet making and interior design, Fleming established her own furniture design practice in 2018. Fleming's works have been exhibited in Melbourne Design Week (2020, 2021, 2022), At The Above Gallery (2021) and internationally at the Lake Como Design Festival, Italy (2022). Recently Fleming has be selected for the 2022 Vogue Living VL50 in the Product Design category. Additionally, her work has been profiled in design magazine Artichoke, architecture and design blog Yellowtrace, and Frankie magazine as the winner of their 2018 Good Stuff design awards.
It's not just blue
November 24 - January 21
A gathering of works by Australian artists, crafts people and designers, in a maximalist exploration of the colour blue in all its hues.
Anke Kindle / Anna Varendorff / Anne U / Ara Dolatian / Ash Allen / Bastard Ceramics / Camille Laddawan / Caro Pattle / Christopher Plumridge / Curio Practice / Dean Norton / Dean Toepfer / Ebony Russell / Ella Saddington / Georgina Proud / House Editions / Iluka Sax-Williams / Jess Sellinger / Jordan Fleming / Kristin Burgham / Louise Meuwissen / Lucy Tolan / Michael Gittings / Nicole Lawrence / Owen Rye / Real Non-Real / Sguscio / Shimara Carlow / Tara Shackell / Terunobu Hirata / Tia Ansell / Yen Qin
Material: Aluminium, sculpting plaster mix, paper, raw pigment
Dimensions: approx. 40 x 35cm
Please note, works purchased as gifts will be made available for collection by December 20 for the gifting season, all others will remain on exhibition until January 21