Sydney: Yuta Badayala (In a New Light)

March 23, 2010

An exhibition of market-ready lampshades made by Koskela and weavers from Elcho Isand, showing at Object Gallery.

Yuta Badayala (In a new light): An exhibition of a range of lights, the first market-ready designs from interior and furniture designers Koskela and weavers from Elcho Island Arts.

Koskela has collaborated with the weavers to create a collection of lampshades made from traditional pandanus and bush string weaving techniques. Each light is a unique piece, its final form relying solely on each artist’s interpretation of the form with Koskela provides.

The long term project aims to provide Indigenous weavers with an additional source of income from their work and to introduce new and compelling art products into contemporary interiors. The project represents a genuine collaboration, with the weavers contributing technical skills, material knowledge and artistic capabilities and Koskela contributing design and marketing skills along with their significant experience in the interiors market.

It is the first time these techniques have been used to create products that are specifically designed for the contemporary interiors market.

*Where* St Margarets, 417 Bourke Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
*When* 6 Feburary-28 March 2010


*Photo* by Anson Smart

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