Australian Made Week 2022

Australian made week 2022

It’s time to celebrate and support Australia’s local makers and growers all around the country. With every dollar you spend on an Australian Made product, you’re making a difference.

Since 1988, Corban & Blair has been creating products made in Australia. We create unique collections of upcycling, recycling and reusing material to minimise waste, combining design with environmental considerations in our business practice. We continue this trend by collaborating with artists, manufacturers, and designers to showcase the diversity of our Australian culture.

Look for the products on our website with the Australian Made logo.

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Ruth Downes

Ruth Downes : Wearable art with everyday objects

This body of work is a continuation of Ruth Downes’ passion for reappropriating everyday materials and objects to celebrate their intrinsic beauty. Materials for these fifteen ‘wearable’ artworks have been gleaned from a diverse range of sources – from electrical cable to coffee capsules. Detritus from nature has also been salvaged to be re-born as a fashion statement. By reimagining these materials she has created works that transcend their utilitarian function, casting them in a fresh light.
 
The works question our accepted values and how we award status by projecting these everyday materials into the realm of art. They have a preciousness that confounds our expectations irrespective of their humble origins. This is much more than a simple ‘up-cycling’ exercise – Downes has an acute awareness of the potential of these materials.
 
About Ruth Downes the artist.
This area of sculptural exploration has been an ongoing obsession as was visible in her previous exhibitions. ‘Tea Party in the Mayoral Garden’ (2001
– 2010) won the inaugural NGA Sculpture Prize ‘People’s Choice Award’ then toured to New York and Washington, followed by an extensive Australian touring program. The follow up exhibition ‘Lunch for the Trades’ (2007 – 2010), also toured with the assistance of Manly Art Gallery & Museum, travelled to many regional galleries in NSW and Qld. Ruth has had a parallel career in design and public art. This has included commissions for site specific 2D and 3D public art works.
 
Viewable 24/7, when you please – 4 Victoria St Lewisham. All pieces are available for purchase. Please contact us for more information.
window gallery Ruth Downes
UTP

Urban Theatre Project

We support the creative energy, initiatives and voices of the URBAN THEATRE PROJECT.

Utp has been at the forefront of art and social change since 1979. Recognised internationally, the Company has a 43-year history of creating artistically distinctive work and being at the forefront of contemporary arts practice. Utp is leading a “not so quiet revolution” of art that is socially responsive, inclusive and that reflects the diverse* nation we live in. They lead from the lands of the Darug people ( Western Sydney) and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded. Utp is a unique commissioning and producing organisation who make long-term investments in collaborations with artists and/or communities from outside the dominant culture to give form to extraordinary ideas. They never do this alone, working with an exceptional set of partners to co-produce a year-round program of performance, dance, visual art, learning and community-led projects, unlike anything you have seen before. Their curatorial model ensures projects are self-determined by artists and/or communities, challenging the dominant methodology of the lead Artistic Director to give rise to truly artist/community led projects. They are committed to offering access-for-all to brilliant ideas, unusual experiences and critical thinking. 

Check what UTP have been doing and what is coming up.

A5 Gilt Edge Notebook

Client: Catravenland

Crafted with a soft cover, this A5 notebook is flexible yet sturdy for everyday. Cream ruled paper with black gilt edges and a handy ribbon page marker to help you find your page easily.

When you’re under pressure and against a tight deadline, our in-stock range is perfect for fast turnarounds. Simply choose from our range of stock items, add your logo or monogramming and customise with a stunning result.

This A5 gilt edge notebook is held in stock.

  • Material: Soft leather-look, 80gsm paper
  • Application: Blind blocked logo

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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Genuine Leather desk Accessories

Client: Edge Design Consultant

This genuine leather memo pad, pen pod and mouse pad set were handmade locally and presented in a calico bag. The memo pad, pen pod and mouse pad all feature a blind debossed logo.

  • Material: Genuine leather
  • Application: Blind blocked logo

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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If you are interested in a similar product, we can provide you with a quote based on our previous projects. Please indicate the type of product, quantity, size, material, and whether or not it requires the application of a brand logo.

A5 Recycled Leather Journal in Orange

Client: WoTL

This orange A5 recycled leather journal was made to match the corporate colour of WoTL (Women Together Learning). The journal features a blind blocked logo on the front and comes with a 100% recycled paper notepad.

If you are looking to customise a journal with your brand colour, talk to us about your ideas and we will get back to you with a quote.

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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If you are interested in a similar product, we can provide you with a quote based on our previous projects. Please indicate the type of product, quantity, size, material, and whether or not it requires the application of a brand logo.

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Window Gallery: Katarina Hackman

Exquisite still life works on canvas

Our latest Window Exhibition features Still Life art works painted in acrylic, by Katarina Hackman. She explores the power of colour combined with form. Simple objects are imbued with an otherness beyond their physical shape with uplifting and contrasting colours. Reflecting the energy of the subjects, shadows provide volume and intensity, sometimes more naturalistic, sometimes more impressionistic. In this way, Katarina’s art practice utilises a colourist perspective to seek out the beauty in everyday objects and provide restful contemplation for the viewer.

Katarina commenced her art practice in the 1990s focussing on printmaking, drawing and watercolour while also working full time in the corporate sector. Over the following 20 years she continued to study and develop her approach incorporating acrylic painting into her art practice and achieving many private sales. Since 2019, Katarina’s art practice has concentrated on painting in acrylics, particularly Still Life, which is the focus of this exhibition.

All artworks are available for purchase. Please contact us for more information.

2022 Australian Admin Awards (AAA)

Gillian & Amanda Supported THE FIRST ADMIN AWARDS (AAA)

Michelle Bowditch had an idea- A VISION- to amplify the multi-talented work of people (mainly women) who go above and beyond making a difference to the leaders, teams and organisations they support, usually without receiving the recognition they deserve. Working with people in this sector Michelle is very aware of their contribution.

Michelle’s aim is to support women (men) who manage enormous responsibility and to use the power of the Admin Awards to pave CHANGE for administrative professionals.

The AAA’s recognise and celebrate the achievements, dedication and importance of all Administrative professionals across the country: inclusive of receptionists, office managers, admin assistants, personal assistants, executive assistants and executive business partners.

It was a great night, the winners and runners up were exceptional women, the event spectacular in every way.

For more information about the Admin Awards visit their website

A5 Drink Menu with Printed Lining

Client: Continental Delicatessen

This drink menu is made from leather-look material with printed graphics on the inside. The menu has a slit to hold a printed document in place.

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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Coated Book Cloth Menu with Gold Leather String

Client: Paella y Pa'mi

This menu and cocktail menu was made for a Spanish restaurant Paella y Pa’mi. The menu is made from coated book cloth with gold foiled logo printed at the front. The menu has a gold tie leather string to hold the printed menu inside the cover.

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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If you are interested in a similar product, we can provide you with a quote based on our previous projects. Please indicate the type of product, quantity, size, material, and whether or not it requires the application of a brand logo.

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