East Editions is a new project/business by Hours family member Brad Eastman (Beastman) and his wife Kelly. Their concept and vision is to work with established and emerging artists from Australia and around the world to produce unique, limited edition artist designed products for your spaces. Blurring the line between art and homewares, they launched just last month with a range of editions including a series of hand crafted and painted coffee tables by Vans The Omega, hand screen printed quilt cover sets by Kyle Hughes-Odgers and some hand screen printed cushion covers by Webuyyourkids. The coffee tables sold out in just 3 days, and their quilt cover sets aren’t far off!
We got a heads up on what to expect from East Editions this year, and you can look forward to some amazing hand made editions by Numskull, Marty Routledge, Luke Taaffe, Jae Copp and more. So head over to their website – easteditions.com – and have a look around for more information, and be sure to follow them on Instagram (@easteditions) and Facebook to visually follow the editions being created and know when they are available.
Luke Taaffe is a former resident of Australia and one of the many artists to take to the United States to tackle a new crowd.
Luke was a former resident artist at the infamous World’s End studios in Surry Hills, and has since been busy creating a whole new body and style of work in California. It’s obvious to see the influence these new surroundings have had on his work, and it’s interesting to see him using these Cali style beach themes in more object/sculptural work, like below in his jigsaw puzzled wetsuit blanket.
Mixed Business opens this Thursday night at Ambush Gallery, James st, Waterloo (Not Surry Hills).
The exhibition is turning out to be a monster, with over 35 artists from Australia and Overseas (alot of which are travelling to Sydney for the opening), every artist has created an entirely new work specifically for this show.
GET DOWN, this Thursday 18th, 6pm. Ambush Gallery, James St Waterloo (See google map)