Kerb 22 Auction

LOT 40: Study Model for the Edithvale Seaford Wetland Discovery Centre (with Minifie van Schaik)

Current Bid (28/05): $225

Birch ply, zinc and paperclip  

(265 x 265 mm)

OCULUS 

OCULUS is a design based Urban Design and Landscape Architecture studio with a studio in Melbourne.

http://www.oculus.info/

LOT 39: ‘Opera Bar’ (2014)

Opening Bid: $200

Signed Sketch  

( — mm height)

Sacha Coles / ASPECT Studios 

 ASPECT Studios is a group of design studios delivering innovative leading edge landscape architecture, urban design and urban planning, both within Australia and internationally.

Sacha Coles graduated from RMIT University’s Landscape Architecture program in 1998. Sacha is a Landscape Architect and the founding director of the Sydney Studio of ASPECT, as well as National Studios Director. He is also the past president of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects NSW and is currently on the advocacy committee.

http://www.aspect.net.au/

LOT 38: ‘Hoarding Test’ (2014)

Opening Bid: $200

Signed Sketch  

( — mm height)

Sacha Coles / ASPECT Studios 

 ASPECT Studios is a group of design studios delivering innovative leading edge landscape architecture, urban design and urban planning, both within Australia and internationally.

Sacha Coles graduated from RMIT University’s Landscape Architecture program in 1998. Sacha is a Landscape Architect and the founding director of the Sydney Studio of ASPECT, as well as National Studios Director. He is also the past president of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects NSW and is currently on the advocacy committee.

http://www.aspect.net.au/

LOT 37: ‘Canopy Test’ (2014)

Opening Bid: $200

Signed Sketch  

( — mm height)

Sacha Coles / ASPECT Studios 

ASPECT Studios is a group of design studios delivering innovative leading edge landscape architecture, urban design and urban planning, both within Australia and internationally.

Sacha Coles graduated from RMIT University’s Landscape Architecture program in 1998. Sacha is a Landscape Architect and the founding director of the Sydney Studio of ASPECT, as well as National Studios Director. He is also the past president of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects NSW and is currently on the advocacy committee.

http://www.aspect.net.au/

LOT 36: ‘Federation Square’ (2014)

Current Bid (29/05): $300

Signed Original Concept Sketch of Federation Square 

( — mm height)

Bart Brands / Karres en Brands, Netherlands 

A successful plan begins with a clear idea that has the opportunity to grow during the planning process. Its success is in part determined by the exploration and careful consideration of alternatives. In this way, the actual task becomes clear.

With an eye for results, our designs evolve in a cyclical manner. Our work is characterised by a balance between common sense, intuition and maximum creativity. We are curious, and open ourselves to further development and inspiration. This leads to an enrichment of our plans.

Our projects are not only based on strong spatial concepts, but are also achievable and carefully detailed. In this sense, we do not disregard the everyday and the essence of our profession: beauty and the spatial perception of a place. Well-balanced design can reveal hidden qualities in the landscape. With our projects we add new layers to the landscape; contemporary and recognisable.

Our commitment is based on the belief that through our projects we can make a contribution to an attractive, healthy and sustainable environment, now and later. We create designs with a powerful identity, strongly related to the specific context, but also resilient and open enough to respond to uncertain futures, without loss of clarity and hierarchy.

We see asking questions and giving insight as the basis of the design process. Our plans develop in close dialogue with the client and society. Our role, therefore, is never explicit, but instead based on customisation and a balance between control and participation. We are passionate builders, and contribute to the success of a plan together with good patronage.


http://www.karresenbrands.nl/

LOT 35: ‘Untitled’ (2014)

Current Bid (25/5): $220

Original Mixed Media Collage (framed)

( — mm height)

Site Office, Brunswick


Site Office is a landscape architectural consultancy specialising in the design of innovative and high quality public spaces. For the past 10 years, we have been working steadily on a range of projects with a strong public realm focus, exploring different strategies designed to improve the quality of many urban spaces within the city. We are advocates of innovative landscape design solutions that become the catalyst for change within the urban environment.

We are particularly interested in the myriad of wonderful and often unpredictable ways in which people inhabit and use public space. The beauty of public space is it’s multiplicity and complexity; as such we explore design strategies that avoid simplification and reduction and seek to draw out the inherent richness and diversity of the site and its inhabitants. Our work focuses strongly on developing functional designs that offer multiple and new ways of experiencing public space. We are also interested in the overlap and interaction of different uses that often results in spontaneous and unexpected interactions.

We understand the importance of public space in promoting positive connections between people, particularly in an era that is increasingly focused on the individual rather than the community. Our design projects seek to engender a strong sense of community ownership and pride in the site, to ensure the ongoing success of the design well after the designers have left.

http://www.siteoffice.com.au/

LOT 34: ‘Untitled’ (2014)

Opening Bid: $200

Original water colour sketch 

( — mm height)

Anton James - Director of JMD Design 


Anton is an accomplished and highly regarded landscape architect and artist with more than 20 years experience in the profession. He developed his unique design language whilst working in Europe and North America. Which has been further strengthened by his studies in visual arts, and his ongoing public art commissions. As Director of JMD design he brings an innovative and site specific approach to each project producing unique outcomes that blur the boundary between art, architecture and landscape.

1986 - Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, UNSW
1994 - Graduate Diploma Visual Arts Painting (Merit), USYD

http://www.jmddesign.com.au/

LOT 19: YARRA FOOTBRIDGE (2011)

Opening Bid: $150

Digital print

(800 x 400 mm)

Barney Meyer

"Engineer, Mathematician, Itinerant street photographer, Denizen of the Dark, Dank and Derelict. I depict for you the endless cycle of dereliction, decay and renewal of Megalopolis." - Barney Meyer.

The artistic and technical challenge of making art out of dark and derelict buildings and back city alleys excites Meyer.

To produce these large panoramic images of 100 Megapixels or more, he has to capture 50 to 100+ images of a scene, blend them together seamlessly, and map them using mathematical projections based on those first developed by ancient mapmakers, modified suitably for the nature of the scene and what he wants to finally project.

barneymeyer.com

LOT 18: BEHIND BSG FITZROY NO. 2 (2010)

Current Bid (26/5): $200

Lithograph

(400 x 800 mm)

Barney Meyer

"Engineer, Mathematician, Itinerant street photographer, Denizen of the Dark, Dank and Derelict. I depict for you the endless cycle of dereliction, decay and renewal of Megalopolis." - Barney Meyer.

The artistic and technical challenge of making art out of dark and derelict buildings and back city alleys excites Meyer.

To produce these large panoramic images of 100 Megapixels or more, he has to capture 50 to 100+ images of a scene, blend them together seamlessly, and map them using mathematical projections based on those first developed by ancient mapmakers, modified suitably for the nature of the scene and what he wants to finally project.

barneymeyer.com

LOT 30: LANDSCAPE

Opening Bid: $100

Oil on canvas (framed)

(565 x 670 mm)

Clem Christeson

b. 1911 - 2003

Born in Townsville, Queensland, Christesen is the founding editor of Australian Literary magazine, Meanjin, from 1940 - 1974. His publication encouraged some of the greatest names in Australian writing; Patrick White, Christina Steed, Peter Carey and Martin Boyd. 

He has received significant acknowledgment for his works, and has been awarded with a Britannia Award, 1964 OBE in recognition of service to Australian literature, 1975 honorary Doctor of Letters from Monash, 2000 Order of Australia medal for nurturing creative and critical writing and 2001 Centenary Medal for Australian society and humanities in writing and literature.

His artworks have been exhibited as part of The Retro Eltham Show at Eltham South Fine Art Gallery.

LOT 29: FREAK OF NATURE

Digital Print

(700 x 250 mm)

Opening Bid: $150

Andy Thomas

Always interested in painting and drawing from a young age, Andy began his career with his involvement in Melbourne’s early rave scene back in 1993 creating UV murals for parties. His love of electronic music and all things digital lead him into the realm of computers in 1997 after finishing a graphic design course at Monash University Melbourne. 

In recent years he has begun to experiment with creating a visual fusion between Nature and Technology, by taking photos of plants, insects and machines and compositing them with artificially created forms in various 3D programs. His photographic endeavours have led him to such exotic locations as Borneo, Laos and the rainforests of Tasmania and the Daintree River.

2010 and 2011 has seen the begining of the Stemcell project. Through the use of digital audio software Andy has begun to experiment with creating audio life forms that react to sounds. Corrupting nature with technology, by sampling sounds of the forest and running them through various computer programs.

http://www.andythomas.com.au/

LOT 28: SULPHUR TREE (2013)

Digital Print

(700 x 250 mm)

Opening Bid: $150

Andy Thomas

Always interested in painting and drawing from a young age, Andy began his career with his involvement in Melbourne’s early rave scene back in 1993 creating UV murals for parties. His love of electronic music and all things digital lead him into the realm of computers in 1997 after finishing a graphic design course at Monash University Melbourne. 

In recent years he has begun to experiment with creating a visual fusion between Nature and Technology, by taking photos of plants, insects and machines and compositing them with artificially created forms in various 3D programs. His photographic endeavours have led him to such exotic locations as Borneo, Laos and the rainforests of Tasmania and the Daintree River.

2010 and 2011 has seen the begining of the Stemcell project. Through the use of digital audio software Andy has begun to experiment with creating audio life forms that react to sounds. Corrupting nature with technology, by sampling sounds of the forest and running them through various computer programs.

http://www.andythomas.com.au/

LOT 27: NGUKURR (2005)

Opening Bid: $100

Hand Coloured Etching 8/10

Print (358 x 272mm), Canvas (358 x 272mm)

Simon Normand

Trained as a sculptor, Simon Normand has been working as a professional artist and teacher for the last 25 years. He has worked on numerous commissions, exhibitions, festivals and ‘Artist in Resident’ projects in Victoria, NSW and Northern Territory during this time. After several years of visiting the community he moved to live in Ngukurr from 2003 - 2005. He now visits frequently. Ngukurr is in Arnhem Land on the Roper River.

LOT 26: WILLIAM (1968)

Opening Bid: $200

Lithograph print

(310 x 220 mm)

Mary Macqueen

b. 1912 - 1994

Macqueen was born in Melbourne in 1912 and, as a 16-year-old she enrolled at Swinburne College to study commercial art. Macqueen had her first solo exhibition of watercolours in 1945. Through 1947-1947 she studied drawing under George Bell and later in 1956 joined a printmaking class at Melbourne Technical College (RMIT).

Macqueen had a strong foundation in drawing, producing mainly works on paper and favoriting lithography to convey a sense of spontaneity of her drawings.

Macqueen is represented in the National Gallery of Australia, all state galleries and many regional galleries including Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Warrnambool, Morwell, Shepparton, Mornington, Newcastle, Bathurst, Tamworth, Townsville, Ipswich, Fremantle, Melbourne, LaTrobe and Flinders Universities and Art-bank. 

The original is in the possession of the National Gallery of Victoria.

http://artsearch.nga.gov.au/Detail.cfm?IRN=92768

LOT 25: WE ARE NOW IN THE MOUNTAINS AND THEY ARE IN US #4 (2014)

Current Bid (21/05): $220

Biro on paper

(320 x 335 mm)

Indigo O’Rourke

Indigo O’Rourke’s drawing practice evolves from a personal narrative investigating the art of the everyday. Almost all of indigo’s drawings are made with biro: there is very little or no colour.

The series of Mountain ‘scapes are drawn from photographs taken on a bicycle touring trip in New Zealand earlier this year. Drawing these mountains is as important and exciting a process of discovery as any physical exploration. These landscapes are part of a larger body of work where she continues document her life in drawings.

indigoorourke.com