JOHNNY NARGOODAH AND TRENT JANSEN
MARCH 13 - APRIL 11, 2020
Presented by Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert and Arc One Gallery
OPENING: FRI 13 MAR, 6-8PM
FLOOR TALK: SAT 14 MAR, 3.30-4.30PM
GALLERY SALLY DAN-CUTHBERT with ARC ONE Gallery are delighted to present Partu (Skin), an exhibition of functional art by collaborative designers Johnny Nargoodah & Trent Jansen, for Melbourne Design Week. 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.
The creation of this body of work was funded by the Australia Council for the Arts, the National Gallery of Victoria via Melbourne Design Week, UNSW Art & Design, the Western Australian Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency. This exhibition is part of Melbourne Design Week 2020, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.