Berlei 100th birthday by Kate Banazi

Sitting on this for a year waiting for the launch has been no mean feat for me.

To celebrate the Berlei Bra centenary I joined forces with the design team to create a series of custom silkscreen prints to be interpreted onto the sports bras as worn by Serena Williams. Its not only been a huge honour to see my work worn by one of the greatest athletes of all time, but also to have worked with the Berlei team - thanks for the support and a happy happy Birthday!

Qantas by Kate Banazi

Over two years in the planning, Qantas have chosen a group of 16 artists to promote across business class cabins using the much loved amenity kits. I am very honoured to be amongst the artists chosen, especially as the project was formally launched just a week after I obtained my Australian citizenship. The project will launch on May the 1st 2017 with two kits launched every quarter over the coming two years. 

Below is the launch video and my amenity kit.

Milan Design Week 2017 by Kate Banazi

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For the second year, I'm proud to be taking part of the LocalDesign group showing at Milan Design Fair 5 Vie, in the Antico Oratorio Della Passione, Piazza Sant'Ambrogio 15, 20123 Milan, Italy (Map below).

 I have collaborated with designer Ryan McGoldrick to create a series of individual lit sculptures - handspun steel backs, anodised by F!NK with multi layered, laser cut and hand silkscreen printed artworks. Each is unique and available to commission. 

The pieces were created with a mind to interlocking shapes, colour overlays and the interaction of opaque, clear and reflective surfaces with light.

Please contact Emma Elizabeth at LocalDesign for a press pack or VIP invite.

ABOUT THE SHOW -

Now in it's second year LOCAL DESIGN presents LOCAL MILAN proudly sponsored by Brickworks Building Products  - A showcase of 11 established Australian designers curated by designer, stylist & creative director of LOCAL DESIGN Emma Elizabeth.

Over 8000 white bricks will be hand placed within the iconic church setting of Oratorio Della Passione for Milan Design Week 2017 within the 5 Vie District. 

Where design meets art...? Or does art meet design..? We will let you put on your white gloves & decide.



PRESS PREVIEW APRIL 3RD
12pm - 5pm

EXHIBITION 4TH - 9TH
10am - 8pm

COCKTAIL PARTY APRIL 5TH
7pm - 10pm
WITH VOGUE LIVING & WINES BY BIRD IN HAND (INVITATION ONLY)

| DESIGNERS |
EMMA ELIZABETH
TOM FEREDAY
DOWEL JONES
KATE BANAZI x RYAN McGOLDRICK
ROSS GARDAM
CHRISTOPHER BOOTS
CHARLES WILSON
ACV STUDIO
JON GOULDER
ADAM GOODRUM
TOM SKEEHAN

MANY THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
BRICKWORKS BUILDING PRODUCTS
BIRD IN HAND
ZENITH
DESIGNER RUGS

 

WEWORK by Kate Banazi

The ongoing personal collaborative project between Diego Berjon and myself has been picked up by TomMarkHenry for their project for WeWork, Sydney. 

A commission of 15 new pieces of artwork to sit inside the beautifully renovated old warehouse building on 100 Harris Street, Pyrmont. All the artworks were started in Barcelona with Diego and his base layers of etching, acrylic paint or iron oxide and then sent on to me. From there I silkscreened and spray painted over as a visual response to Diegos' initial layers.

A few pieces are available from Diego or myself.

 

Vogue Living by Kate Banazi

I'm hugely honoured to have been selected by Vogue Living and Lexus Design Awards as one of their ten up and coming creatives for Australia. I'm amongst great company, Rachel Vosila,  Rhy Cooper, Daast, Zachary Hanna, Tom Skeehan, Lab De Stu.

FOLONOMO GALLERY by Kate Banazi

I have work in a group show which is on until 21 August at Folonomo Gallery, Surry Hills Sydney. Showing work from Suzie Idiens, Toby Fitch, Millie Bartlett and myself and beautifully put together by the curator Ira Ferris.
Folonomo Gallery is a profit for purpose gallery attached to Folonomo restaurant and Gratia cafe, it donates 100% of its gallery fee to charity - in my case the Fred Hollows Foundation will benefit from any sales of my work.

 

LOOK UP print exhibition by Kate Banazi

Opening on Wednesday 13th July until the 16th only, the first exhibition to launch LookUp prints in London. Wish I could be there but sadly only my screenprints will, exclusively available from LookUp, 'A Mutable Object 1' and 'A Mutable Object 2' both limited editions of only 10, 30cm square, handprinted and hand trimmed.

Check out their instagram - an honour to be amongst such a great roster of printmakers.

 

Invitation by Kate Banazi

For those of you that are in Sydney, for one night only of the 23rd of June, 6-8pm, I will be showing with Chico Cristabal and Kylie Walsh at the Kit and Ace showroom in Surry Hills. Come and see us all!

As there will be food and drink involved (always a good thing), please rsvp directly to Kit and Ace at surryhills@kitandace.com

See you there!

 

Factory Design at The Commune by Kate Banazi

For the next few days - from Friday 3rd to Sunday the 5th of June, I'll be setting up my studio in a corner of the Commune on Bourke street as part of the Local Design group for Factory Design District and Vivid ideas. I'll have some perspex boxes and a few paper print editions and one of a kind pieces available. 

Obviously this wont be anything like my studio as my studio mates will attest.... It won't smell of dog/cheese and something else that you cant quite put your finger on,  plus it'll be relatively tidy. No tetanus jabs needed here!

Come and visit us if you're around the area.

901 Bourke Street Waterloo Sydney

 

Look Up by Kate Banazi

Honoured to be on the new roster for the online print gallery Look Up prints based out of London, focusing on artists exploring geometry, line, pattern and colour.  They'll be holding an exclusive small run of silkscreen prints for an upcoming show in June/July 2016. Find them on instagram @lookuprints or online here.

Honoured to be on the new roster for the online print gallery Look Up prints based out of London, focusing on artists exploring geometry, line, pattern and colour. 

They'll be holding an exclusive small run of silkscreen prints for an upcoming show in June/July 2016. Find them on instagram @lookuprints or online here.

Cockatoo Island by Kate Banazi

The setting of Cockatoo Island is magnificent at the best of times and it's always transformed when there's an event on. The Sydney Biennale on the Island was great this year with a standout favourite for me, Emma McNallys' incredible site specific drawings. 

Local Design Milan by Kate Banazi

As part of Milan Design Week, showing at the beautiful Teatro Arsenal curated by Emma Elizabeth and Tom Fereday of Local Design, Sydney, I participated in the group showing of twelve Australian designer/artists. My interlocking perspex piece sat alongside the beautiful works of the two curators as well as Shilo Engelbrecht, Frag Woodall, Alex Fitzpatrick, DAAST, Coco Reynolds, Toby Jones, Rachel Vosila, Andrew Thompson and Ton Skeehan.

The piece I created is based upon a childhood game I had, scaled up to an adult size and titled 'The Games We Play'. It can be assembled and reassembled in different configurations and references relationships and the shadows that are cast by the silkscreen print which change throughout the day and light source direction.

Photos © Fiona Susanto and Kate Banazi

 

Kit and Ace, Surry Hills, Sydney by Kate Banazi

Yesterday we installed at Kit and Ace in Surry Hills as part of their 'Artists' Wall' programme. I'm pleased to have been chosen as their local artist that they will promote for the next three months. A celebratory evening is planned in the space in June along with the work of another two local artists.

All pieces are available for purchase, please contact me directly.

Find them at  Kit and Ace, Shop 2 276 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills 2010, Wednesday - Sunday. Shop opening hours and directions are here.