Object 150 - TRADE the MARK [Christina Mclean]
Have a unique object created for you for $150 and support a local maker
Makers and designers are doing it tough with their usual marketplaces in galleries, shops and markets cancelled and closed during the Covid-19 lockdown.
The ADC team are working passionately to implement opportunities for our designers to recover creatively and financially, and reach out to their audiences. Help us help our makers!
Object 150 is where craft and design lovers pay $150 to have a work created exclusively for you by one of our makers. The work will be an original, unique, handmade object created during Covid-19 by the maker for you.
Current makers include: Herbert & Friends | Milly Dent | Nicole Robins | Sylvia Riley | Vanessa Ion | Jude Love | Felix Gill | Katherine Mahoney | Marika Svikis | Hayden Youlley | TRADE the MARK | Zara Collins | Emily Copp
Total cost of the work is $150 plus GST and postage, as required. No postage charge for pick up. No commission goes to ADC on this project. We are passing 100% of the sale to the maker.
Delivery time is 4 weeks from order placement. We will advise you once the item is ready for shipping by Australia Post, or pickup by appointment from Australian Design Centre.
A shout out to our friends at subjectmatterart.com in London from whom we shamelessly borrowed the idea! You can support their Lockdown Commissions here.
TRADE the MARK is an art and design studio led by artist Christina McLean. Currently focusing on hand built and painted ceramic vessels, bespoke art pieces and textile design, the TRADE the MARK studio and its output is constantly evolving, like Christina herself.
For over two decades, Christina McLean has been obsessed with materials – how they speak and what they say. Her most enduring fixation has been with clay; she’s been glazing, firing, and throwing since she left art school in the early 1990s. Textiles, too, have been an abiding love. She’s created textile designs for many of Australia’s top fashion labels, and regularly explores her affection for organic textures and patterns through hand-painting fabric. What ties Christina’s output together is her unique aesthetic, artistic vision and commitment to hand craftsmanship.