Anastasia La Fey

Anastasia La Fey — 'The Uncertain Behaviour of Clouds 2', 2021


The Uncertain Behaviour of Clouds project, proposes to build upon the conceptual framework of an existing body of work to develop and create a small series of new "light and sculpture" objects that sit at the nexus of contemporary sculpture, environmental art and functional craft. Using research around the concept of "Cloud Feedback" and how the clouds are changing alongside meteorological/ atmospherically optics as inspiration, artist/maker Anastasia La Fey and collaborator, lighting designer Darcy Jones (Studio Mungo) propose to bring together complex material manipulations and sustainable design methodologies to create works not only embedded with both form and function but that encourage deeper consideration about the environment we inhabit and our impact upon it. Sustainable design methodologies and environmental concerns are to be embedded into these works at every level. They embody a holistic design approach that weaves together artistic value, design integrity, social & environmental idealism and an understanding that the objects we make impact the world we place them in.

Anastasia La Fey is a multidisciplinary artist based in Naarm/Melbourne on Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Country. La Fey is working across realms of textile artistry, inhabitable sculpture, installations and photography to create ephemeral, environmental and collaborative multi-form works. Her work is exploratory and experimental, investigating concepts of inhabitation, isolation, transmutation, relationship to self and the environment.

La Fey began her career as a couturier and costumier before pivoting to an art-based practice, freeing her from a particular way of making things.

As a participant in the inaugural Melbourne Design Fair, Craft Victoria will present a curated collection of the most exciting makers in Australian craft and design. The exhibition will feature 13 makers working across ceramics, textiles, glass and metal, including textile artist Anastasia La Fey, ceramic artist Belle Thierry, textile artist Caro Pattle, ceramic artist Danielle Thiris, furniture and lighting designer Dean Toepfer, artist and experimental designer Jessie French, metalsmith Kenny Yong-Soo, multidisciplinary artist and weaver Lisa Waup, glass artist Misseu, ceramicist Owen Rye, ceramicist Vanessa Lucas, and ceramicist Yoko Ozawa. 

Makers will come together in an immersive installation with emerging practitioners featured alongside established designers, showcasing creative ingenuity and material mastery. 

Initiated by the NGV Department of Contemporary Design and Architecture and delivered in collaboration with the Melbourne Art Foundation, the fair is a new platform for the craft and design community to bring their collective creative energy together and sell one-off, limited edition pieces in a unique, cultural experience over five days. 

Material: Silk

Dimensions: approx. 140cm x 65cm

Please note: All works are made to order on an 8-12 week lead time and will vary slightly in dimension. Contact a Craft consultant for more information or to commission a similar work 


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