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Opening at FORM Gallery, 6pm 13 June 2013

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From the Atelier

In 2013 Midland Atelier will launch its first collection of furniture and homewares developed by the Pattern Shop studio residents via collaboration and mentorship from some of Australia and New Zealand’s leading furniture designers. A series of workshops throughout 2012 with Australian design icons Adam Goodrum and Alexander Lotersztain, and New Zealand’s David Trubridge, has informed the development of key collection pieces, with works produced by the past and present Midland Atelier residents and selected guest designers. As much as possible, the pieces draw upon the skills and resources available at the Atelier, to articulate a truly unique sensibility. From the Atelier will comprise objects that simply could not be produced anywhere other than in Australia’s largest purpose-built bespoke furniture studio. Exhibiting alongside current studio residents will be guest designers including past artists-in-residence Adam Cruickshank, Penny Forlano and Henry Pilcher.



In 2011 FORM facilitated a research residency in Western Australia’s Pilbara region for a group of creatives that included Pattern Shop designer Nick Statham, and international design icon, David Trubridge. This formed part of Trubridge’s ongoing role as an artist-in-residence and mentor for the Pattern Shop designers. The group spent several days in Karijini National Park, exploring the region’s uniquely harsh and beautiful landscape. Upon returning to their studios in Western Australia and New Zealand, respectively, Statham and Trubridge began translating the experience into works for a collaborative exhibition. This exhibition represents the outcomes of their subsequent eighteen-month period of creative development and exchange, and the fourth exhibition to result from the Midland Atelier’s International Creative Residency Program. Statham’s works for the exhibition have transferred the Pilbara’s imposing environment into abstract forms that evoke the landscape at a sensory level by exploring ideas around scale and decomposition. Trubridge meanwhile has developed a series of striking and innovative wall lights that draw inspiration from Spinifex forms, and exploit the unique properties of ecologically sustainable plant-derived plastics. Showing at FORM Gallery, the exhibition represents a truly original engagement with one of Western Australia’s most iconic landscapes.