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TOP at Koskela

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TOP at Koskela

As part of their All Things Print month, Koskela are exhibiting a small range of The Ownership Project prints in their incredible showroom in Rosebury, Sydney, until 21 October 2012. Stalwarts in quality Australian-made furniture and design products, Koskela is celebrating the wonderful art of printmaking with a range of print workshops and exhibitions, and TOP is thrilled to be involved in their program.

Featuring woodblock reduction prints made in TOP’s Artist in Residence program by artists Ruby Djikarra Alderton, Julius Bright Sackey and Helen Sheferaw, the works show the artists’ collective attention to contemporary color and design while drawing on their respective traditional cultural design elements. All prints are available for sale .

Sean from The Ownership Project will be running two public workshops in the Koskela showroom that will be fun, easy and open to any skill level.

Reduction woodblock print workshop: Saturday 13 Oct, 2 – 4.30pm.

Hand printing lino workshop: Sunday 14 Oct, 1.30 – 4pm.

For more information and bookings, please visit the Koskela workshops page.

TOP runs print workshops with design firms Hassel and Woods Bagot

Last month, The Ownership Project ran a series of introductory printing workshops for Koskela Designs and their Melbourne clients. The workshops took place in our Fitzroy studio with Russel Koskela and Kristen Hawkes, from Koskela Design, and other designers from Hassel and Woods Bagot attending. Participants drew and cut lino designs, mixed colours, and learned how to print their designs onto paper and yardage. The range of styles and colours was fantastic with each designer bringing their own unique quality to the medium.


Koskela and TOP have received fantastic feedback from the participants involved and are looking forward to running more workshops in Melbourne in the future. TOP has also been invited to run a workshop in Koskela’s much-anticipated new showroom in Sydney, which opens early next year.


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Textiles workshop with Koskela Design

Ruth Lulwarriwuy grinding down ochres for her art

Ruth Lulwarriwuy grinding down ochres for her art

In July, Sean travelled to remote Galiwin’ku, Elcho Island, to run a textile workshop in conjunction with Sydney based design company, Koskela Designs. The collaboration between Koskela Designs, Sean, and the talented local artists was incredibly fruitful.

Out of the workshop a stunning new range of fabric designs were created by Megan Gurruwiwi, Judy Manany, Mavis Ganambarr, Ruth Lulwarriwuy, and Margaret Rarru. Keep an eye on the Koskela Designs website for details of when this new range of fabric will be released.

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