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FOUNDATIONS ORIGINAL ARTWORK
x MODERN TIMES 2020

“Foundations is about returning home and letting my inner voice resurface. It’s a journal of human behaviour, roots, new leaves and a longing for nature.”
Charlotte Swiden

Charlotte’s disciplined approach to composition and colour, honed as a graphic designer, has transmuted into something softer and closer to nature with this series of abstract paintings that pulsate with motifs of plants, primitive figures and intimations of landscape, rendered in a muted earthen palette.

SOLD OUT SOLO EXHIBITION:
Modern Times

CHROMATIC RETREAT ORIGINAL ART
x MODERN TIMES 2021

The black and white palette is moody, evocative and nostalgic. Chromatic Retreat showcases the work of 16 Australian artists exploring their practice within the limits of a largely achromatic palette.

It is fundamentally abstract. It suggests rather than describes. And it has a long history in art – for reasons that range from the conceptual, to the technical to the spiritual, artists have long experimented with the power of removing colour. Chromatic Retreat is a homage to this tradition.

GROUP EXHIBITION:
Modern Times

ME AND UOOUOO
150 ANNIVERSARY ART TRAIL RCH 2021

100 artists commissioned by The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Foundation to paint a sculpture as part of Me and UooUoo: The RCH150 Anniversary Art Trail, commemorating the hospital’s 150th anniversary. The trail is centred around UooUoos (“you-you”), a wombat-like imaginary creature designed by Victorian artist Alexander Knox, who’s five-storey sculpture, dubbed Creature, is a beloved fixture of the hospital’s atrium. The walking art trail looped through laneways, parks and public spaces around Melbourne and Geelong.
The aim of the trail is to foster community and discovery, especially among the young. At the conclusion of the Art Trail in March, each sculpture will be auctioned to raise funds for the RCH.

FEATURED IN:
Broadsheet  /  January 2021

TALISMANS, RAFTS, MEMENTOS ORIGINAL ART
x MODERN TIMES 2020

Showcasing the work of the entire community of Modern Times artists – both new and old, emerging and established – with 150 works by 56 artists that span painting, photography, ceramics and sculpture.

Throughout 2020 artists used their practice to make sense of what was happening around them. Talismans, Rafts, Mementos celebrates this rich vein of creative output representing both the psychological and physical artefacts that have surfaced during this time. From deep exploration of isolation, trauma and struggle to gentle musings on just having a slower pace of life and time to explore personal interests, the work in this exhibition reflects the spectrum of individual experience.

GROUP EXHIBITION:
Modern Times

COAST RUGS
x LINUS DEAN 2014

Made in Nepal, the Coast rugs are individually hand crafted using environmentally friendly dyes, safe working conditions, a strictly no child-labour policy and the utmost care and pride. The rugs are 100% ethical and the manufacturer is registered with ‘Good Weave’ ensuring the weaving villages are safe, clean and child labour free.

COAST RUGS FEATURED IN:
Green Magazine  /  March 2014
The Design Files  /  April 2014

WINTER FRUITS
CRAFT VICTORIA 2013

A collaborative exhibition by Swiden & Coco Flip

Winter Fruits showcases new work in development by two Melbourne-based design practices, Swiden Design & Coco Flip.
Swiden’s illustrations reminisce on carefree summer holidays spent road-tripping by the ocean.
Coco Flip’s range of playful ottomans are named ‘Puku’ after the affectionate Maori word for a chubby belly.

Coco Flip  /  Kate Stokes
Craft Victoria  /  Melbourne

LA VIDA DE LOS OBJECTOS
BARCELONA 2013

Tivolivat Wooden Objects for Barcelona Arts project.

ART DIRECTION:
Lo Siento  /  Betta Marzio

SPRATTELGUBBE
A SMALL SPACE 2012

Sprattelgubbe; A traditional toy which 
translates to “wiggle man”.
Exhibition featuring thirteen unique hand made pieces.

SPRATTELGUBBE FEATURED IN:
Arquitectura & Diseno  /  November 2014
House and Garden  /  October 2013

TIVOLIVAT
+ THE DESIGN FILES
OPEN HOUSE 2011-2012

Tivolivat Wooden Objects featured in the iconic TDF Open House.

FEATURED IN:
The Design Files Open House

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