Please join us in The Exhibition Space for Natural Progression, an exhibition by Adelaide based designer/maker Robyn Wood.
Natural Progression is a solo exhibition of furniture and objects by Robyn Wood. The exhibition features new work and previously unexhibited pieces, alongside a visual exploration of Robyn’s prototyping development. The exhibition gives insight into artistic process, showing how raw materials are transformed into something useful and beautiful. For this exhibition Robyn has explored new materials and processes, extending from her previous work in timber.
‘Maintaining a connection to nature is an important theme in my designing; simple sculptural forms, lines gently curved, the touch and feel of warmer materials. These are things I am drawn to. I am looking for ways to connect the end user to nature and provide warmth and character to spaces they inhabit. Designing furniture and objects with character, balance and restraint. The use of natural materials and a preference for organic forms are tools I use to express my ideas.’
Robyn Wood (www.robynwood.com.au) is a Furniture designer and maker based at The Mill, Adelaide. Her practice is informed by traditional joinery and current manufacturing techniques. She is influenced by the everyday things she observes, gaining fresh insight from her travels. Maintaining a connection to nature is important in her designing. She expresses her ideas through the use of warmer natural materials and a preference for organic forms. Robyn studied and practiced as a teacher before following her passion for design and returning to study as a designer. She has a Bachelor of Design - Interior Design from the University of South Australia.
She has worked for Australian Joinery firm IJF, during which time she oversaw a 3-year interior project fit out in Paris on the Australian embassy residences. As an Interior designer she worked on a wide range of commercial and government projects, where she continued to develop her interest in joinery. In 2014 she pursued her love of furniture design and established her studio. Since then she has been designing and making. Being hands on in her joinery work has become important in developing new work. Robyn is undertaking mentorships with two traditional woodworkers, learning techniques in using hand tools and traditional joinery techniques.
In 2016 Robyn exhibited in Home in the Asia Pacific space design alliance conference and as part of the WOMADelaide Creative Industries Showcase. She was selected as an artist for Guildhouse’s Wellmade program in 2016 and is currently an ambassador for Brand SA craft industries. She has presented her work at Big Design Market Melbourne (2015-18) & Sydney (2016-18), The Mill Market (2018) and Bowerbird Market (2014-18). Her work has been featured in the Adelaide Review, The Sydney Morning Herald and City Messenger.
She has worked on a range of commercial projects and private commissions. Her one off pieces and small production runs were launched at Bowerbird in Adelaide in 2014. She is currently working on a new collection of furniture and objects in collaboration with leading South Australian artisan makers and artists.
June 3- 28 2019
The Exhibition Space, The Mill Adelaide
154 Angas Street, Adelaide SA 5000