Object 150 - Nicole Robins
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
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.
Nicole Robins | Nicole's practice is centred around a sense of time and place, especially the contemporary plant world around us in Sydney. She is trying to use traditional techniques from basketry while embracing our current range of domestic, native and non-native plants – those that don’t feature in other places or times.
Nicole Robins weaves baskets that are made from native and exotic plants gathered by her in and around Sydney. She uses traditional basketry techniques to display the inherent sculptural qualities of the fibres she collects.
Nicole spent seven years living in and travelling around Latin America in her twenties and feels this influenced her interest in weaving and craft. She is also very interested in international women’s development projects that allow women to earn incomes from their arts and craft. These influences joined together when on a whim she attended a basketry weekend workshop with Australian artist Meri Peach in 2011 at the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens – and she hasn’t stopped weaving since then.