Communications & Media

Where does design end and art begin?

The Warm Design exhibition is an opportunity to explore the ground between art and design.

Curated by University of Tasmania PhD students Phoebe Adams and Sara Lindsay, the exhibition includes artists and designers from a range of design disciplines including jewellery, ceramics, scenography and object and furniture design, most of whom are staff or students from the University.

As part of the exhibition participants were asked to create a new work or reconceptualise a previous work that explored how their design practice could be ‘warmed’ through the presence of emotional content, the expression of socio-political concerns, and how this could be communicated with honesty and authenticity.

“Warm design is for me a distant memory, a connection with parents long gone, a splinter in my finger, the touch of bark, the smell of lemon scented gum,” artist Sarah Jones said.

What: The Warm Design exhibition

Where: 146 Artspace, 146 Elizabeth Street, Hobart

When: Until 23 March 2017

Published on: 17 Mar 2017 11:41am