Object 150 - Vanessa Ion
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.
Vanessa Ion | Vanessa Ion has combined her love of making art with craft by creating crochet characters that are unique and made without a pattern.
She aims to capture facial expressions that her characters might have when there is no audience – when no-one is looking.
Vanessa is from Yorkshire, England and moved to Sydney in 2007. She has a BA (Hons) in Fine Art in the UK but says her most influential moments came from great art teachers she had in high school teaching her to observe and absorb a subject matter before diving in.
Her mum taught her how to crochet about 10 years ago and she hasn’t stopped since.