11.10.07

FRINGE OF THE WEEK

I see red I see red I see red...
Took a tour of the new Mind exhibition yesterday at Melbourne Museum and enjoyed not only looking at various brains in jars but also experiencing dream sequences, learing the history of mental illness (fun) and attempting memory puzzles and discovering that I have no memory at all... if I did I would have remembered that the Fringe Furniture show was downstairs on the lower ground. Lucky I stumbled onto it on the way to the carpark...
Big trends this year (if you can call them trends) lots of steel, lots of red, peppered with wit -and a much higher standard than some of the cobbled together shows we've seen in recent years. I liked this outdoor table by Tina Sudell and this pop out ply chair by Mat De Mosier...
And it was crafty love at first sight for Elisabeth Lawrence's Shaggy Chair (particularly liked the tartan accents) it wouldn't be Fringe Furniture if the cardboard tube didn't make an appearance but this stool by Troy Backhouse was nicely resolved and pretty...
You are probably all sick of laser cut stencilly type things (or is that just us?) but this table was quite lush. It was made by the very clever Peter McCliskey who created the hml absolute favourite...
... A giant bunny sculpture for the garden. part Miffy, Part Donnie Darko - it fitted all the criteria - 1.red 2.steel 3.fun...
It's free to pop in and see the show so if you are in the area and can stand walking across the windy tundra to get to the museum door it's worth a look.

2 comments:

hell said...

hi ladies,
you are invited to my show tonight! thursday! at alice euphemia on gertrude street, from 6-8pm. it goes til november 3 so drop in!

x dell

handmadelife said...

woo hoo!
thanks dell.
we're massive fans.
we'll be the drooling twins in the corner crunching numbers and ignoring family budgets in order to buy up big.