Object 150 Gillian Brooks
OBJECT 150 2.0
Have a unique object created for you for $150 and support a local maker
Makers and designers are again doing it tough with their usual retail outlets in galleries, shops and makers markets closed during the 2021 Covid-19 lockdown.
The ADC team are working passionately to implement opportunities for our designers to recover creatively and financially. Help us help our makers!
Object 150 2.0 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 by the maker for you.
Total cost of the work is $150 plus GST and postage, as required**.
ADC is not taking a commission on sales, we are passing 100% onto 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.
**POSTAGE: All online orders over $150 get free Standard postage, or $5 extra for Express Post.
No postage charge for pick up from ADC in Darlinghurst.
Fibre artist Gillian Brooks creates contemporary handmade felt designs and is "mad keen" on textiles. She attended her first felt-making workshop in 1994 and was immediately struck by the extraordinary unique properties wool and the amazing versatility of handmade felt.
"Handmade felt is a strange and unique textile. Moisture, heat and friction applied to wool fibres over time creates a versatile and utilitarian fabric which can be adapted to many applications. I am continually surprised, delighted and challenged by the seemingly unlimited possibilities of this amazing medium, that a lifetime doesn't feel long enough".
"By continuing to immerse myself in my craft, make unique works, and teach, I wish to introduce others to the remarkable and sustainable properties of wool and the ancient craft, with a modern twist, of felt-making".
More work by Gill Brooks is available through Object Shop.
Gill Brooks, Studio Portrait, 2021. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.
Gill Brooks, Felted Vessels, 2017. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.
Gill Brooks, Felted Banksia Vessels, 2020. Photo: ADC.
Gill Brooks, Nuno Felted Scarf, 2021. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.