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Artisan and the Spring/Summer Finders Keepers
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Working on a lot of projects at the moment.

As part of the RAWards finals coming up next month I’m producing on some really large pieces along with some visuals I will start getting these up on vimeo in the next few days.

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The good folk at the fortitude valley (m)art Artisan store have placed some of work for sale there too. They’re home to some of the best art and jewellery in brisbane so always worth a visit when you’re in the valley.

In the lead up to the RAWards I will selling a lot of my latest pieces at the Finders Keepers Spring/Summer Markets..2nd and 3rd of November – I’ve been making new efflorescence rings lately – Including these double pearl pieces (below). Its on all weekend at Brisbane Old Mueseum. Its Free. With bands and German sausages. What more incentive do you need?

 

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RAW Exhibition : Provocations

the facebook page is up! – https://www.facebook.com/lukemaninovdesigns - I’m using this as a space for launching new pieces and to run a few competitions in the coming months so make sure you like it to stay in the loop.

This month I will be presenting a whole bunch of new work at the Provocations Exhibition // October 24th 8:30 pm at Oh Hello!

This is always an amazing night, with live bands and broad collection of artists so if you’re in Brisbane definitely consider coming down. You can buy tickets for the show from my profile here – http://www.rawartists.org/lukemaninov  - but I’ll be giving out some to friends so if you want to come but strapped for cash just get in touch with me in the next few weeks.

Just a quick sneak peak at some of the designs I’ve been working on…

I’ve also been working on a few custom requests lately…

To celebrate my upcoming exhibition and the launch of my facebook page this ring is now available online at my store.

Along with this one...

satomi shoots and squids
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A lot of exciting things coming up in the next few months!

In October I will be exhibiting with the new Brisbane movement RAWartists. The event — PROVOCATIONS – will be on October 24th at Oh Hello!  in the valley (will post some more details soon). There will be bands and other great local artists there on the night and I will be releasing a new series of works… I don’t want to give too much away but there will be a few huge pieces… here is one of the new rings I’ve been working on..

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A few weeks after provocations I will be back again for the Spring/Summer Finders Keepers Markets at the old museum – Saturday/Sunday November 3rd + 4th.

Thought I’d also include some photos from the shoot with satomi (very top, and below).

I also recently came across the works of brisbane artist and designer Xiao Deng - there are some great pieces on her website but the illustrations I saw at the Reframed exhibition are my favorite.

There were also some incredible broaches designed by Ari Fuller… the details on these were amazing I still can’t get them out of my mind.

Ari Fuller

Ari Fuller

Also, thanks to the good folk at The Meander who gave me a mention on their blog last week – found here

Lastly, I came across this on Colossal and had to share it… squid skin responding to cypress hill

just watch it

creating the unimaginable

The past few weeks have been incredibly busy but the online store has finally opened!

— www.lukemaninov.com

Also, my work is now available through Hanasho, Eba’s artisan florist store in West End. There are always amazing works on display here so it’s definitely worth a visit next time you’re in West End.

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I’ve also been making a few interesting custom pieces on request (like the one above), and a new paw pendant (below) that has made its way through to the shop if you would like this this piece. 

 

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Still very busy on some big projects in the background (including 3D design work!)… so some really exciting announcements to come in the next few months!

Whilst I am a strong believer in the traditional jewellery design and creation process (there is nothing like making something with your own hands), works like those by Michael Hansmeyer are really driving my inspiration for larger scale designs.

When I first saw images of these columns online I thought they had been created by condensing architectural designs into single columns but after watching Michael’s talk the other night they have only become more impressive. I love the concept of making forms beyond imagination. Drawing from the process of natures creation, rather than directly from its form, he has created these vastly complex awe inspring structures that bear so many similarities to gothic architecture and the organic.

Then there are artists like Riusuke Fukahori who do all this with their bare hands… Riusuke paints (not prints) using the same layered effect to create beautiful and immersive works.

These works are incredibly inspirational. Watch the video.

Thank-you!

Finders Keepers was an amazing weekend with some really great people and designers!

Thank-you to everyone who came out and visited us at the markets – it was fantastic to finally share my work. The support and interest has been flattering.

Also, thank-you to everyone who made orders – I am working on your pieces now. It’s taken a little while to recover and has been a busy week but I’m very close to having everything ready to open my site on Sunday.

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Also, thankyou to IZE Magazine who featured my work on their blog here.