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Wallpaper & Accounts

Elizabeth Lloyd is Object’s Accounts Officer, working part time as she completes her studies in Visual Arts & Design at ACU.

At the moment I work the equivalent of 3 days here at the Object offices working as the Accounts Officer, but my remaining time is spent studying visual arts and design at uni. I have just started my final year and the thought of doing self-directed work was quite daunting at the beginning, but so far it’s been smooth sailing (I’m sure that will change closer to the deadline!)

After debating what to major in for the last 6 months, I decided to follow my passion and go with print — I love all things that embody print, whether it’s textile design, wallpaper, handmade or machine made, I love it all, especially anything kitsch or a garishly wacky bold design!

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So I decided to embark on a new challenge and make my own wallpaper — at the time this seemed like a very organic decision… 10 metres of ‘test’ printing later and now onto my second roll, I am still yet to finalise my print and now find myself changing it every time I look at it!

My inspiration came from re-discovering my love of anything designed by one of my favourites — William Morris. I love how he brings together fine art and industry, using things found in nature and then reproducing it in various forms of print, whether it be tapestries, curtains, wallpaper or just simply a watercolour painting. Looking through his works, I decided to recreate something similar to Morris’ distinct style that encompasses his love of nature, and so I chose to focus my theme on ‘Australian flora’ so I could create my own William Morris-esque wallpaper. I’m using the process of silk screen and lino to print and chose eucalyptus leaves and wattle flowers (two very iconic Australian plats) as the features for my wallpaper.

Now it’s time to buckle down and finish before the end of this semester! Only 3 weeks and 3 days to go… but who’s counting?

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Resolved: Journeys in Australian Design

Saturday 5 April-Saturday 21 June, 2014
Object Gallery

An exhibition of the most compelling works from 12 designers from the highly acclaimed “Workshopped” exhibitions.
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Resolved Designer Brunch: Australian Design Culture

10.30-11.30am Saturday 5 April, 2014
Lumiere Cafe & Patisserie, 13/417 Bourke St, Surry Hills

Enjoy your morning coffee with Resolved designers, Matt Conway and Marc Harrison in conversation with Kathryn Hunyor as they explore ‘What is quintessentially Australian about our design...
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Resolved Make.Play Mixed Media with Zoë MacDonell

7-9pm Thursday 15 May, 2014
Project Space, Object Gallery

Join Resolved designer, Zoë MacDonell to create collages from various materials as the basis for textile prints.
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Resolved Designers’ Den (VIVID Event)

3-5pm Saturday 31 May, 2014
Vivid Ideas Exchange, Museum of Contemporary Art

It all comes down to the survival of the best designs at the Designers’ Den! Witness the design process in action as we throw emerging designers to the industry¹s Design Dragons.
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Resolved Make.Play Jewellery Techniques With Bic Tieu

7-9pm Thursday 19 June, 2014
Project Space, Object Gallery

Join Resolved designer Bic Tieu to explore Asian inspired jewellery making techniques and design.
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