Biota by Design & Other and Darren Song

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Opening Thursday 05 May, 6 – 9pm

Biota, by Design & Other (Cameron Lofthouse and Monica Placella) in collaboration with Darren Song is a series of works on paper exploring form, colour and shape.

The merging of D&O’s pixelated silkscreen prints and Song’s intricate thread atop paper result in vivid tactile landscapes. Deconstructed elements of flora and their surrounds are interlaced with hand stitched zoomorphic designs.

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Singapore born Darren Song moved to Melbourne to study Communication Design in 2003, and now works as a senior designer/art director. During his spare time, he stitches on paper and other old ephemera. His stitchings have been featured in art and design blogs and magazines. Stitch by stitch; layers upon layers, his works call for patience, allowing beauty of imperfection, or simply… thread on paper.
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Design & Other is a creative partnership between Melbourne-based designers Cameron Lofthouse and Monica Placella. Founded in 2009, the ongoing project places an emphasis on independence, fluidity and collaboration and has seen Lofthouse and Placella complete a wide span of projects both locally and abroad. Their work merges computer-based and handmade design processes and investigates the interface between art and design practice.

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DARREN SONG