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MCA ArtBar meets Japan

July 23, 2014

MCAArtBar

This coming Friday night the ever popular ArtBar at the MCA will be happening.

Curated by Pip & Pop, this month’s theme is Japan – one of my favs. In an amazing stroke of luck, Paperform was nominated by The Japan Foundation to take part, so I’ll be taking over a whole room on the night. I’m currently in the studio creating a host of new works to be displayed.

Should be an exciting night of all things 日本語 – See you there!

Paperform + Henry Wilson

April 8, 2014

Benja_Paperweight

Can finally share with you my latest collaboration for good mate Henry Wilson.

‘Paperweight’ was a design challenge issued by Henry for myself and fellow paper wiz Bianca Chang. With two interlocking brass cones to form a base, Henry asked us to create softer expressions using paper in a fusion of materials, shape and functionality.

My folding paper shades (no glue!) are off to the Milan Salone this week with Henry as part of The Other Hemisphere exhibition curated by Sarah K.

Very proud to be exhibiting something in Italy this year!

 

Paperform for ‘The Human Environment’

February 18, 2014

AxisMundi

Tonight in Sydney there will be an opening for The Human Environment, an exhibition held to raise funds for newly formed Climate Council.
After the Australian government recently cut funding to the former Climate Commission, local fashion brand Sark Studio was motivated to rally and lend support.
In conjunction with the creative minds from The Glue Society twenty renowned artists from different creative disciplines were asked to submit an image which contained a shirt by Sark Studio.
The photographs are available through online auction (ending on February 23) with 100% of funds being donated to the Climate Council. It’s a worthy cause!
My image ‘Axis Mundi’ was created with the help of talented photographer Bowen Arico.

Around the World Speaker Series – Tokyo

October 4, 2013

Tomorrow I’m excited to be talking at the Museum of Sydney about one of my passions – Japan!

The talk is part of an ongoing series that revolve around the current exhibition of the wildly successful blog 52 Suburbs by photographer Louise Hawson.

I’ll be in conversation with Elicia O’Reilly from the Japan Foundation. Our topic is Tokyo with a particular focus on how the culture has influenced and inspired aspects of my creative practice. I’ll also be bringing some pieces of work and found Japanese treasures to share with the audience afterwards.

The 40 minute talk kicks off at 2pm so if you’re down at the harbour near Circular Quay checking out the huge naval regatta I hope you can pop in. See you there!

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National Breast Cancer Foundation

August 24, 2013

I haven’t I posted anything new up here since I returned from Seoul and Tokyo months ago but I’ve been quietly busy behind the scenes.

One of my latest projects has been a series of portraits for the National Breast Cancer Foundation to help them launch this years Pink Ribbon Breakfast.

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I worked in conjunction with Marlin Communications to create six portraits of women who have all suffered from breast cancer. Sadly, the statistics are one in six women will not survive beyond five years after treatment which makes the work and support of NBCF so essential. To read the stories of these brave women, follow the link HERE.

World Pop Up Exhibition in Seoul

March 29, 2013

This morning I fly out to South Korea – super exciting! It seems 2013 is all about Asia for Paperform.
Alongside a host of talented international paper engineers, I have been invited to exhibit my work in Seoul as part of the World Pop Up Art Exhibition to be held at Art Centre IDA.

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On display will be the whole gamut of my pop-up creations over the years including my recent collab with Google AUS which has just been released. So much preparation has gone into getting ready for the show. Amazingly, the curators are reconstructing the ginormous pop-up set I designed for Romance Was Born. Can’t wait to see that in action again!
To top it all off, my paper mask creation ‘FUTURE // PAST’ was chosen as the poster for the event which is a great honour.

DFAT has put a post about the show on their website HERE.

After a week in Seoul I’m off to Japan for a well earned break. More soon…

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March 27, 2013

The April issue of desktop Magazine has just landed in my letterbox and it looks like a sharp edition.
I was asked to create imagery to accompany Clinton Duncan’s article – I took this as my chance to finally collaborate with my super talented photographer friend Anna Pogossova.
You have to check her work out! Below is what we came up with.

Desktop Illustration