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Restyled and bespoke vintage furniture that makes you go "Wow". And other great stuff, all made by Sue Hall in Hobart, Tasmania.

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SELVEDGE 2.0

In 2021 Sue Hall and Robert Moore created the ‘Selvedge’ collection.

The collection was made using fabrics handmade by Robert Moore. The fabrics were sourced from his collection of unique pieces produced during the previous 10 years.

Sue Hall, using her vast expertise with the Janome and knowledge of all things soft furnishings, responded to the boxes of fabric that turned up on the Shalldesign doorstep during the covid year of 2021.

This body of work resulted in an exhibition of the Sue Hall made collection titled ‘Selvedge’ at the Shalldesign, Hobart studio/space.

In 2023 Sue and Bob have been at it again. Using the same first response techniques but this time substituting the fabrics with Bob’s painted paper.

This new collection of sewn, painted paper is titled Selvedge 2.0 and will be installed in the Shalldesign studio this June 2024. The 12th to the 30th of June to be precise.

Both Sue and Bob are very excited about what has happened in their creative practices this past 2023 and early 2024.

Selvedge 2.0 is a collaboration.

This sewn painted paper collection is truly stunning.

Exhibition  12-30 June  10.30-5.00pm daily

Opening soiree  21 June 5.30pm featuring DJ Eraser doing music

and Sue Hall and Robert Moore doing chat.

Prices

Bucket hats $350

 Purchaser may choose from a selection of painted hatboxes, each another work of art by Robert Moore.

Shirts $600

Totes $350

Purchaser may choose from a selection of painted pizza boxes, each another work of art by Robert Moore. The totes fit these boxes perfectly.

The last two images are of as yet unnamed, unpriced artworks, which will be available at the exhibition.

Sue says she couldn't cut those papers up, so she mounted them on offcuts of her shabby benchtops instead.

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Put a Bird On It has ended. 

Some work still available.

A new exhibition at Shalldesign

Robert Moore is an artist who has been painting in and expressing the Australian landscape since forever. His practice is continually evolving and inspiring and it is an honour to be able to exhibit his work here in the shalldesign studio. Some who know, believe that he could easily be one of Australia's most important contemporary painters.

Robert will be cross when he reads that.

Artist Statement

In 2019 I was asked to produce a series of paintings to install in a new Dementia residence in Grafton NSW.

I chose to paint 40, 30 x 30cm paintings of little birds that lived in the Clarence Valley, NSW, Gumbaynggirr.

Living and working in the bush birds figured largely in my daily studio practice.

I had to learn how to paint birds, and quickly.

My enthusiasm for painting birds continues for this body of work for Shalldesign Hobart.

These paintings are the next step in my bird painting process.

The paintings are about simplifying the composition, hardening the edge and refining the mark to capture the essence/identity of the subject matter.

‘Put a bird on it’ and watch it fly.

Robert Moore

April 2023.

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01 Jacky Winter_1, 2023

oil and enamel on board

30 x 30cm

$750

04 Mistletoe bird_1

04 Mistletoe bird_1, 2023

oil and enamel on board

30 x 30cm

SOLD

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07 Brown Honeyeater, 2023

oil and enamel on board

30 x 30cm

SOLD

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10 Rose Robin_2, 2023

oil and enamel on board

30 x 30cm

SOLD

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13 Silvereye_2

oil and enamel on board

30 x 30cm

$750

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16.Mistletoe bird_2, 2023

oil and enamel on board

30 x 30cm

SOLD

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02. Silvereye_1, 2023

oil and enamel on board

30 x 30cm

SOLD

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05 Rose Robin_1, 2023

oil and enamel on board

30 x 30cm

SOLD

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08 Jenny Wren, 2023

oil and enamel on board

27 x 27cm

SOLD

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11 Superb Fairy-wren_2, 2023

oil and enamel on board

30 x 30cm

SOLD

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14 Eastern Yellow Robin_2, 2023

oil and enamel on board

30 x 30cm

SOLD

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)3 Superb Fairy-wren_1, 2023

oil and enamel on board

30 x 30cm

SOLD

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06 Grey Fantail_1, 2023

oil and enamel on board

30 x 30cm

SOLD

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09 Eastern Yellow Robin_1 2023

oil and enamel on board

30 x 30cm

SOLD

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12 Jacky Winter_2, 2023

oil and enamel on board

30 x 30cm

$750

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15 Grey Fantail_2, 2023

oil and enamel on board

30 x 30cm

SOLD

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17 Magpie, 2023

oil and enamel on board

40 x 30cm

$950

EXHIBITION ENDED,
SOME WORK STILL AVAILABLE

Selvedge

A show of great stuff

made by Sue Hall with fabrics by Robert Moore

 

Friday 21 January 2022 – Saturday 5 February 2022

36-38 Sandy Bay Road

Battery Point 7004

 

Download catalogue here

A fascinating collaboration between original Mambo artist and renowned Australian painter Robert Moore, and Sue Hall, Tasmanian designer and maker.

In addition to his painting, Robert Moore has produced a considerable body of work in fabric, using techniques such as wax resist, embroidery, digital printing and silk screen. Until he encountered the work of Sue Hall, the works were stored away, undeveloped.

Sue Hall has been a designer and maker of slightly unorthodox restyled furniture, clothing and homewares for many years. She has always had a penchant for unusual fabrics and the stories that accompany them.

The collaboration between these two artists is based on a shared regard for using the beautiful and unusual for maximum impact. Both have a broad range of skills and interests in the art field, and possibly short attention spans, the result of which is a collection of artworks which range from furniture, fabric wall art, clothing and accessories, lampshades and cushions.

 

This is a true collaboration, with Sue responding to the fabrics I send her with her years of skill, creativity and collection of things to cover fabric with. I really like that she is using a first response technique which is totally Sue - it’s like we are trying to impress each other… inspire each other... this relationship is unique and is a time and place event... this won’t happen again because next time it will be too thought about and there will be expectation for it to be what it has already been defined as. We are making it up as we go along.

- Robert Moore

These fabrics form a significant, stunning body of work in Robert Moore’s career, and Sue Hall has been honoured and inspired by the invitation to respond.

@robertmoorex

www.robertmoorex.com.au

@shalldesignhobart

www.shalldesign.com.au

CONTACT

36-38 Sandy Bay Rd, Battery Point TAS 7004, Australia

0458 235 689

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