MELBOURNE DESIGN WEEK

12 - 22 March 2020
Arc One, 45 Flinders Ln, Melbourne OPENING: FRI 13 MAR, 6–8PM / FLOOR TALK: SAT 14 MAR, 3.30–4.30PM https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program/partu-skin-by-johnny-nargoodah-and-trent-jansen/

PARTU (SKIN) 

JOHNNY NARGOODAH AND TRENT JANSEN

Presented by Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert and Arc One

OPENING: FRI 13 MAR, 6-8PM
FLOOR TALK: SAT 14 MAR, 3.30-4.30PM

Johnny Nargoodah is a Nyikina man who has spent much of his life working with leather as a saddler on remote cattle stations; Trent Jansen is an avant-garde object designer from Thirroul in New South Wales who regularly experiments with leather and animal pelts in his collectable design work. 'Partu' is the Walmajarri word for 'skin', and is also their latest collaborative project experimenting with unorthodox outcomes resulting from the confluence of their oddly mismatched sensibilities and skills in working animal skins.

Come to Arc One on SAT 14 at 3.30 to hear insights from the designers on the cross-cultural collaboration and experimental making processes that lead to 'Partu', Johnny Nargoodah and Trent Jansen's latest collaboration in furniture design, realised in animal skin.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.