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Locus Converging Objects; Dragonbox Design Group

Locus Converging Objects; Dragonbox Design Group

When:

  • Sat 11 Nov, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Tue 14 Nov, 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Wed 15 Nov, 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Thu 16 Nov, 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Fri 17 Nov, 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Sat 18 Nov, 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Tue 21 Nov, 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Wed 22 Nov, 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Thu 23 Nov, 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Fri 24 Nov, 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Sat 25 Nov, 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Tue 28 Nov, 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Wed 29 Nov, 10:00am – 3:00pm
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Where:

Railway Street Studios, 8 Railway St, Newmarket Show map

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

This showcase is an intersection where four designers, each with their own practice and concept, converge in one location to showcase the uniqueness and commonalities of their craft.

Kennedy Brown, Edward Fuller, Leon Kipa and Ron Crummer cross paths in the context of the exhibition space, while exploring diverse themes throughout their work, offering a unique and rich display of contemporary design.

Edward Fuller has developed systems of 2-dimensional units, enabling him to assemble volumes, furniture and objects, as well as inviting alternative configurations. The geometric forms and patterns he creates question our perception of domesticated function and furniture.

Leon Kipa's 'art toy' experiments with the challenge of retaining traditional practices in a contemporary context of flux, he highlights the importance of Karakia/prayer and renegotiates its place in pop culture.

Kennedy Brown's body of work is inspired by 'one mans trash' and the beauty found in vessels that host this waste; the irony is evident in what could historically be called, traditional furniture.

Ron Crummer delights with an innovative approach to lighting, derived from his pacific heritage, personal stories and local connection to NZ flora and fauna.

Railway Street gallery will host the second show of the Dragonbox Design Group, titled 'Locus – converging objects', running from November 11th - 29th 2017.

About Dragonbox design group:
As designers and artisans, it's easy to get trapped in isolation and mediocrity in our day to day lives. Many of us have to work separate part time or full-time jobs, often stalling as we move sideways, striving to balance the notion of being creative while supporting ourselves, our life styles and our families.

After much discussion and creative brainstorming, Edward Fuller and Kennedy Brown formulated a plan and came up with Dragonbox; a group initiative to help challenge these obstacles. The title ‘Dragonbox’ was inspired by Margaret Mayhey’s well known children’s book ‘A Lion in the meadow’ and is a metaphor for imagination, creativity and the idea that the smallest most radical little concepts should never be discounted but instead harnessed and embraced.

They invited two other creative practitioners, Ron Crummer and Leon Kipa, both of who were in comparable positions and looking for similar opportunities.

This initiative now acts as a platform to support and motivate each other in creative and inspiring ways; a collective to generate action through interaction.

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