A selection of works from recent exhibitions 2010 to present, focused on materials and environment.
SWEET NATURE. 2016.
An exhibition of ceramics at Annette Larkin Fine Art.
An exhibition of ceramic works made from local Australian clay, and created in a direct process from earth to form expressing the natural qualities of the material, the pieces in the exhibition are designed as interior landscapes and mini eco-systems to nurture nature and support plants, people, birds, bees and butterflies.
AT HOME. 2016.
At Home, curated by Australian design expert David Clark showcases objects from some of Australia’s leading contemporary designers alongside the National Trust's significant Georgian collection of furniture at Old Government House.
At Home celebrates what makes Australian design so unique. Spanning almost 200 years, the objects on display throughout the House invite you to consider where Australian interior design has come from and where it is going.
'The tactile experience of working with earth and the endless possibilities of transformation is a seductive and addictive experience.' Working directly with the raw material, Liane fashions these forms to reflect the natural qualities of the earth from which they are formed. These simple vessels, hand-formed in her Sydney studio, are designed to 'nurture nature - holding plants and flowers in a landscape that is a daily meditation on the importance of the natural world.'
SYDNEY DESIGN. 2016.
Sweet Nature for Sydney Design 2016 brought together designers, artists and creative collaborators whose work is inspired to nurture nature through considered creative practice, exploring a multitude of materials and approaches. The Sweet Nature exhibition during Sydney Design September 2 to 11 was a program for participants to explore and share perspectives of our surrounding environment.
Made from local Australian clay, and created in a direct process from earth to form expressing the natural qualities of the material, this work is designed as an interior landscape and mini eco-system to nurture nature and support plants, people, birds, bees and butterflies. A simple earthy contemplation and appreciation of the everyday gifts that nature delivers.
AT THE JUNCTION OF TWO RIVERS. 2016.
‘Sweet Nature. Wellington Landscape’ is inspired by the natural beauty of Wellington. From the mosses and lichens and pioneer plants that contribute to the ecosystem to the unique and diverse native vegetation that creates habitat, sustenance, serenity and beauty. The ceramic works are made from Australian clay and created in a direct process from earth to form expressing the natural qualities of the material. The work is designed as an interior landscape and mini eco-system that includes a collection of locally grown plants to reflect the surroundings.
An exhibition of ceramics at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery.
A collection of ceramics that have been created to nurture nature. Made from local Australian clay and fired with help from the sun, they are designed to hug and value these pioneer plants that are often eradicated with herbicides that are carcinogenic for humans, wildlife and especially bees. A simple earthy contemplation and appreciation of the everyday gifts that nature delivers.
1-OK CLUB. 2015.
YOU ROCK series exhibited at the NGV as part of the 1-OK CLUB commissioned series of design works.
Pumice is a naturally formed volcanic rock produced when molten lava with a high gas and water content explodes out of a volcano. The pumice for the ‘You Rock’ series was carried by the ocean from The Kermadec Islands of New Zealand and delivered to Australia. ‘Let there be light’ and ‘Dishy’ were hand carved with a collection of local rocks in 2015. Included are a pair of organic beeswax candles by Northern Light. These works for 1-OK Club are part of the artist’s ongoing exploration of resourcefulness, natural and found materials and organic form.
REDFERN BIENNALE. 2014.
A group exhibition with Damien Minton Gallery which profiles the provoking and unintentional beauty in Redfern’s streets.
The work, 'For The Locals: Bird, Bee and Butterfly Bouquet' was designed to provide for and nurture the local pollinators. The series of works, nestled under a tree in the garden were made from paper clay, golden glitter and organic beeswax and were filled with attracting flowers, water and seeds.
A group exhibition at Damien Minton Gallery commemorating the iconic Sydney symbol Eternity.
The word 'Eternity' was repeatedly written in chalk on the footpath by Sydney local Arthur Stace. The iconic and beautiful symbol was ephemeral. For this exhibition, a series of eight works was created from 'diamonds' on slate; materials that last forever, to express enduring symbols of eternity.
INTERPRETATIONS IIII. 2013.
Works from stone at Object Gallery. ‘Interpretations is a biennial event where Sydney designers work together & share ideas'. Artists include Tasman Munro, Andrew Simpson, Guy Keulemans, Henry Wilson, Oliver Smith, Charles Wilson and Liane Rossler.
WAVERLEY WOOLARHA ARTS SCHOOL PALETTE SHOW. 2013.
To celebrate its 45th year as an arts learning centre, Waverley held the Grand Artist’s Palette show.
FIVE BELLS: A VISUAL ODE TO SYDNEY. 2012.
Inspired by Delia Falconer's re-examination of Slessor's seminal poem in her book 'Sydney', Damien Minton Gallery invited 40 artists to respond to the perennial discussion of what the city of Sydney IS, and what lies beneath.
INTERPRETATIONS III. 2011.
Interpretations is a biennial event where Sydney designers work together and share ideas. With a particular theme or manufacturing process for each event, Interpretations 3 explores sand casting where designers cast their own moulds at a foundry and the results are exhibited here. This is an event by designers for designers which fosters creative collaboration’. Exhibited at Damien Minton Gallery, as part of Sydney Design, designers included were Andrew Simpson, Henry Wilson, Liane Rossler, Oliver Smith, Hugh Worthington, and Trent Jansen’.
ANACHRONISM, GARDENISM. 2011.
Anachronism, Gardenism, an exhibition curated by Bronia Iwanczak was staged in Sydney's Centennial Park. The project called for an artist book response to the parkland setting.
SYDNEY STATUES PROJECT. 2010.
Headdress for Queen Victoria outside the QVB for Art & About Sydney, with Michelle McCosker & The Occasional Collective.
‘Re-awakening our statues for a contemporary audience. Inspired by the colourful art clothing scene of the 70s and 80s it brings textile artists and designers together spanning three decades of bold, flamboyant fashion to create clothing and accessories for eight statues in Sydney’s CBD. The costumes are rich with references not only to Australia’s most colourful era in fashion, but also to historical symbols around which we can learn more about the social, cultural and political history drawn from the stories of these statues’.
POP UP ALPHABET CO OP. 2010.
Exhibited at Object Space, the Pop Up Alphabet Co Op is a temporary type-o-centric shop/installation where every letter, number, word or phrase exhibited is available to own. Every piece included is a limited edition. The works are made by graphic, furniture, product and jewellery designers, craftspeople and artists from across Australia and Asia.
DESIGNER SUSHI. 2010.
Exhibited at Metalab Sydney, 'Designer Sushi', in collaboration with mmmh! Germany, showcases works developed by creative’s across a range of fields, including architects, designers, writers, bloggers and chefs. Each creative is provided a ‘sushi box’ composed of bits and bites found in everyday life. These objects are removed from their familiar environment and become the starting point for the design process –a hose clamp meets a plastic crocodile, a chocolate cigarette box comes together with a raku-fired brooch, and an old appliance plug suddenly appears in an entirely new light’.
MAKE IT! CREATIVE INNOVATION AT THE POWERHOUSE MUSEUM. 2010.
‘Launched by the Creative Industries Innovation Centre (CIIC), the MAKE IT! Project was designed to showcase Australia’s creative industries. By exhibiting a selection of the pieces at the Powerhouse Museum, Creative Innovation promotes the value and innovation of Australia’s creative industries to the community and our decision-makers’.