Studio A Meagan Pelham – Dreaming Owl, 2020 Acrylic on canvas

Studio A window gallery

Studio A artists Damian Showyin, Meagan Pelham and Catherine McGuiness have injected colour, fun and joy into our window gallery this month! 🌈

Studio A is a social enterprise based in Sydney, Australia that supports professional artists with intellectual disability to achieve their artistic and economic aspirations. Learn more about the fantastic work Studio A does here.

All artworks are available for purchase via Lise Anderson – lise.anderson@studioa.org.au

Damian Showyin - Sparkles and Squares, 2020 Acrylic and posca on paper
Damian Showyin - Sparkles and Squares, 2020 Acrylic and posca on paper
Damian Showyin – Dotty Lamington, 2020 Acrylic and posca on paper

Damian Showyin’s paintings are like abstracted windows. Oblong shapes of deep, layered colours seem to hold whispered secrets. Read more of Damian’s artist bio here.

Meagan Pelham – Super Model Seagulls, 2020 Ink, watercolour and acrylic on paper
Meagan Pelham – Super Model Seagulls, 2020 Ink, watercolour and acrylic on paper
Studio A Meagan Pelham – Dreaming Owl, 2020 Acrylic on canvas
Meagan Pelham – Dreaming Owl, 2020 Acrylic on canvas

Studio A’s resident romantic, Meagan Pelham, has a weakness for romance. Her delicate pencil drawings depict brides, wedding cakes and love-heart shaped cocktail glasses posing elegantly next to handwritten poetry. Meagan has developed a practice of repeatedly drawing owls, which she believes are the most romantic of all animals. Meagan calls these drawings her Love Owls. Read more of Meagan’s artist bio here

Catherine McGuiness – A Bird on the Branches, 2020 Acrylic and posca on canvas
Catherine McGuiness – Pelican on a Bench, 2020 Acrylic on paper
Catherine McGuiness – Peacock Bird, 2020 Acrylic and posca on paper

Catherine is a fearless and frenzied creative. In any one of her pieces, a hundred marks and overlaps might sit beneath her signature. Read more of Catherine’s artist bio here.

We hope this exhibition brings you as much joy as it has us! 💖

Download our Australian Made Catalogue

Early this year, we launched our first Australian made journals made from recycled leather, and gradually we have been expanding our Australian made products. This month we have introduced new colours for our recycled leather range (natural kraft and natural black) and other locally made products such as Australian animal bookmarks, Colorplan notebooks, POCKET leather accessories and more. Download the catalogue today to view all our current Australian made products. If you like to open a wholesale account, visit our website and register to receive wholesale pricing.

Organisation with a personal touch

Download our catalogue and discover our wide range of organisation products suited for work and home. We stock journals and notebooks, compendiums, folders, satchels, travel wallets to luggage tags, everything you need for your work environment.

At Corban & Blair we carry a broad range of products that can all be blocked with company logos.

We also offer personalisation of initials. We can add personal notes or gift wrapping and even post to various locations depending on what is required.

Here are some examples of stock products that have been blocked with client logos.

For more branding examples, visit our corporate gallery.

Australian Animal Leather Bookmarks – Set of 3 (Koala, Wombat, Kangaroo)

Add a touch of fun to your reading and writing. Crafted from soft luxurious genuine leather, Animal leather bookmarks are a great gift for your animal-loving friends and colleagues. The 3 set bundle includes a Koala, Wombat and a Kangaroo. Made and designed by Corban & Blair team.

Please note this product is made to order. Allow 2 business days for the order to be dispatched. Due to the nature of leather, colour may vary.

Leather is a natural material so markings such as scars, wrinkles and veining are characteristics and proof that it is genuine leather. Each piece is slightly individual which is why we love using it.

MADE IN AUSTRALIA

  • Material: Genuine leather
  • Application: blind blocking

Our gallery is a curated collection of our latest one-off product designs that we have created exclusively for our corporate clients.

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What’s new at the Corban & Blair Window Gallery

Alex (Lex) Tan is a graphic artist whose subjects include Fashion advertising, celebrities of the eighties and nineties, Hairstyles and the visual history of Fashion. He has sold works regularly and has produced commissioned artworks.

He is a prolific artist, and his main medium at the moment is Sharpies and mixed media on paper. The specific medium can vary according to the nature of the character that is being portrayed. For example, Valak the Nun (who is evil) is painted with silver and coloured markers on black paint. He also uses coloured pencils, crayons and other media.

Lex believes that the mind creates everything and art is a means of support for mental health. Alex attends Studioartes Inner West twice a week where he participates in art workshops. Alex is a big supporter of the LGBTQ Community and supports same sex marriage, as well as Men’s Rights.

About Studio ARTES

A true community within a community, Studio ARTES is a place where people with a disability can be supported to set goals, and reach beyond those goals. A place where people can learn to read, write, and cook. Where people can create and develop their own artistic practice, to earn a living as artists. Families are supported to navigate a changing context of funding and support. Where inclusion, equity, and respect are engrained in a culture of acceptance and endless possibilities.

To find out more, visit Studio ARTES website, Facebook and Instagram.

APCP check it before you chuck it

CHECK it out BEFORE you CHUCK it

APCP check it before you chuck it

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) is a not for profit organisation leading the development of a circular economy for packaging in Australia. 

 

“Our vision is a packaging value chain that collaborates to keep packaging materials out of landfill and retains the maximum value of the materials, energy and labour within the local economy. We work with governments, businesses and other organisations from across Australia’s large and complex packaging value chain to develop the insights, resources and programs that are needed to build a sustainable national packaging ecosystem. This includes facilitating the delivery of Australia’s 2025 National Packaging Targets, an important step on the pathway to a circular economy.”

 

Watch a cute short video below “Check it out before you chuck it!” to learn about recycle labelling.

 

Make your won journal kit

Make your own journal kit

Make your won journal kit

We’ve always taken pride in making products by hand and now it’s your turn. No experience is necessary.

Learn how to sew a leather journal with easy-to-follow instructions. The Leather Journal Making Kit includes genuine leather pieces, tagged elastic, cotton thread, a needle, a notepad, and a calico bag to store your finished journal. Add monogramming to your journal as an optional extra. This kit is the perfect weekend activity for yourself or a gift for a friend or colleague.

Make your won journal kit

Learn how to sew a leather journal with easy-to-follow instructions. The Leather Journal Making Kit includes genuine leather pieces, tagged elastic, cotton thread, a needle, a notepad, and a calico bag to store your finished journal. Add monogramming to your journal as an optional extra. This kit is the perfect weekend activity for yourself or a gift for a friend or colleague.

Make your won journal kit
Make your won journal kit
Make your won journal kit

If you are looking for a unique gift, why not send your staff our leather journal kits for remote team building. Together with your team, lean to sew a leather journal.

You can purchase a leather journal making kit from our website.

Personalised Gift Pack with Message

Send your colleagues a thoughtful gift with a note acknowledging their hard work. Or send a persoanlised message to your clients, thanking them for their loyalty. We can help you put together a personalised gift suited for every occasion. You can choose from our range of products or customise a product and add a personalised note. 

For a customisation option, please contact us at 02 9560 0122 or send us a message by filling out the form below.

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Support for women-owned businesses

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As female business owners we see real value in the recent report by EY that backs a strategy for large business and government to increase women owned businesses in their supply chain.

EY report finds that women-owned businesses would benefit from a law requiring organisations to cultivate a more diverse roster of suppliers. A requirement for large Australian businesses to ensure that at least 3 per cent of their supply chain is sourced from women-owned businesses would have a material impact on female entrepreneurs and create more viable small and medium businesses. To include women-owned and led businesses in your supply chain, visit Femeconomy and view their certified suppliers.

EY report
Financial stress report 2020
EY report

About Femeconomy

Femeconomy educates consumers, business owners and budget owners on how their purchasing decisions can create gender equality. Femeconomy certifies businesses that have at least 30% women on the Board of Directors or are 50% female owned. Businesses that meet this criteria can apply to become a member.

Companies with female leaders are more likely to have workplace flexibility, more likely to employ women and less likely to have a gender pay gap, so they are helping to create gender equality for their employees and communities. Femeconomy has been recognised as a subject of social, cultural or economic significance and can therefore be accessed by the public globally, in perpetuity. 

Featured Artist: Little Rowan Redhead

Back in June, we featured Little Rowan Redhead at our No.4 Window gallery. Rowan Sivyer, also known as Little Rowan Redhead, is a printmaker and painter who is also our Lewisham neighbour. A painter and printmaker, Rowan’s work is characterised by her Antipodean attitude – fresh, colourful and sometimes, a little tongue-in-cheek. She is constantly inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds her. Rowan’s work features Australian flora and fauna, and she has a particular penchant for parrots!

If you like to know more about her beautiful artworks and what she does, visit her website. You can also purchase her work through Etsy.

Instagram @littlerowanredhead

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