Object 150 - Sylvia Riley
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.
Sylvia Riley | Sylvia Riley is a Sydney based designer and dyer of natural textiles. She is fascinated with the process of applying colour to cloth and has spent the last 15 years travelling, learning, practising and refining the processes used in textile colouration. Her travels have taken her across most continents where she has connected with and learnt from master dyers.
Working only with natural fibres, primarily silk, linen and wool, Sylvia applies the artisanal techniques she has learnt with a twist, often combining her favourite disciplines (shibori, batik, gutta) to get new effects. Her work is influenced by Japanese and Scandinavian aesthetics.
Since 2008, Sylvia has been experimenting with natural dyes opening up a whole new world of colour possibilities. Extracting tannins from leaves after they have been arranged on cloth offers a lasting snapshot of nature as well as capturing the beauty and scent of the Australian bush.