Look at Fremantle through the lens of designers who live and create in the port city, in Fremantle Art Centre’s upcoming exhibition DesignFreo: Object, Space, Place.
Opening 6:30pm Friday 27 November, the work of some of WA’s finest designers brings into focus the significance of design in our everyday lives and its connection to place and community.
Experience objects, built forms and typography created by established and emerging Fremantle designers. Participants include architects and furniture makers as well as fashion, industrial, interior and graphic designers.
Object, Space, Place considers the design decisions we all make every day, the legacy our choices leave for future generations and the pleasure we can take in quality design. The installation in the Main Gallery draws inspiration from Fremantle’s common practice of domestic renovation and is occupied by six locally based designers. In other gallery spaces, works reference Fremantle’s vernacular architecture, signage and typography.
DesignFreo: Object, Space, Place curator Pippa Hurst is passionate about showcasing the works of local designers. “Fremantle is known as a creative hub and I want to shine a light on the talented designers that call the port city home,” she said. “This is a show about what they do, why they do it and how it can make your life better.”
Highlights of the exhibition include a DesignFreo signature room scent created by The Second Salon, which will subtly infuse the Main Gallery; spaceagency’s architectural transformation of the gallery as a home; and Becky Chilcott and Isabel Kruger’s playful exploration of typefaces as personalities.
Penhale and Winter
Becky Chilcott and Isabel Kruger
Monster Alphabets Dilemma
Ohlo Studio and Remington Matters
The Second Salon
DesignFreo: Object, Space, Place is curated by Pippa Hurst, Fremantle-based communications designer and the founder of DesignFreo.
A full public program of talks and workshops will be announced on the FAC website in the coming weeks.
Media enquiries: Liz Walker
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