In association with National Gallery of Victoria for Design Week 2018, Artefacts presents a vision of 11 Australian object makers pushing the outer limits of what design can be. Whether they are reinterpreting traditional crafts, exploring cultural references or creating new visual iconography, the Artefacts participants seek to achieve more than just utility through their work. Although spanning a variety of disciplines and creative techniques, the participants are tied together by their desire to be hands-on and process driven. By presenting work in a gallery context, they are free to challenge themselves to explore new territories. View Artworks
PARTICIPANTS Jonathan Ben-Tovim Dan Bowran Fred Ganim Michael Gittings Nicolette Johnson Guy Keulemans Kyoko Hashimoto Sean Meilak Liam Mugavin Makiko Ryujin Maddie Sharrock
Meme Design incorporated a subtle grey and apricot concrete counter facade in their harmonious design for Willow Wellness Clinic in Armadale, Melbourne. The detailed formwork design was excellently executed by Policrete and Maddie and the concreters worked together to pour her concrete coloured art. Commission Enquiries
A 13-metre concrete wall in the Melbourne offices of landscaping consultant, Tract. Working closing with ArchitectsEAT a colour palette and design was developed that represented landscapes and the earth through textures and striations. Being poured onsite and into formwork meant that the concrete artwork could be one continuous slab. Commission Enquiries
The monolithic facade of Scroll Ice Cream's flagship store stands out in a crowd. Designed by Melbourne based architects One Design Office (ODO) and produced by artist Maddie Sharrock, the construction consists of 22 cubic metres of technicolour concrete. Commission Enquiries
Maddie still has a small number of Cement Ceramic pots and vases that make for a perfect gift. Studio visits can be arranged by appointment via email here.
The studio address is 342 Johnston Street Abbotsford, VIC.
Studio Twocan is a creative studio, managed by sisters, Maddie and Becc Sharrock. Sharing a keen and life-long interest in design and creativity, the duo embarked on a collaborative journey in 2011 that led to a number of projects and commissions. Their signature range of ornamental cement includes homewares and printed artworks that have been sold through retailers like Jardan, Modern Times and Safari Living. View Artworks
Studio Twocan was always a springboard and a platform for Maddie and Becc knowing that eventually, they would pursue careers in their own fields. Becc is now managing Sharrock, a brand, design and digital studio and Maddie is pursuing her art and all things coloured and concrete.
Cult Furniture asked Australian Designers to recreate and transform the Bouroullec Brothers' classic Officina chair and the outcome was auctioned for charity. Studio Twocan was formed on the basic principle that two heads are better than one. By sharing skills and knowledge Twocan can challenge the ordinary and each other. That's why the sisters turned the Officina chair into a two-seater. Like the Bouroullec Brothers, Becc and Maddie sit side by side.
Tim Brooks and Alix Smith commissioned a green, black and grey concrete countertop for Holla Food & Drink. The 12 metre long top was 70mm thick and poured in situ with concreters, Policrete. Commission Enquiries
Seesaw commissioned a series of textured cement vessels that reflect the layered sediment and water levels of the Murray River, where the Junction restaurant is located. These artworks were photographed and form the basis of many branded applications designed by Seesaw from signage and stationery though to environmental graphics and uniforms. Commission Enquiries