Caro Pattle – Instant Gratification Tumbler #1, 2022
A series of vessels handwoven with Japanese glass beads, the Instant Gratification Tumblers seek to capture the spirit of celebration in shimmering evanescent form. Woven from fine copper wire, the molten tumblers have fluid forms that shape to the hand. Each Instant Gratification Tumbler encourages instantaneous celebration, with any liquid contained dispensed without delay. In this fashion, the tumblers both oblige and symbolise an unbridled revelling in the effervescent moment.
Caro Pattle is a textile artist based in Naarm/Melbourne. Her experimental object-based practice explores handcraft processes through a lens of contemporary materiality. She draws from a range of craft disciplines to create works that joyfully muddle organic and synthetic, past and present and functional and non-functional binaries. Her work is underpinned by ongoing research into historical and current, material culture, animism, and domestic worlds. Embedded across all of her output is a sense of pleasure and play. Pattle's practice spans large-scale public art installation through to objects for interiors.
Named the Australian Textile Graduate of the Year by the Design Institute of Australia, 2020 Pattle has had her work presented at the inaugural NGV Melbourne Design Fair and selected for the group exhibitions: Improper Structures, By/Product and Welcome. Pattle completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2009 and a Bachelor of Textiles, 2019 at RMIT.
Presenting works by Anna Varendorff, Caro Pattle, Drew Spangenberg, Julian Leigh May, Katie-Ann Houghton, Kenny Yong-soo Son, Rowsaan, Studio Dokola, _Three Litres.
Cheers, salud, bottoms up! Along with the clink of a glass, this is the universally recognised sound of celebration. Ten Australian artists and makers from diverse material practises, have considered the experience of celebration to present one-off and limited edition vessels and accompanying drinking accessories Ð just in time for the festive season.
Material: glass, copper wire
Dimensions: approx. 14 x 13 x 13cm