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SHIFTING FOCUS: DISCORDIA GALLERY


Discordia is a platform for contemporary art and discourse located in Melbourne's Nicholas Building. Founded by Elizabeth McInnes in February 2020, Discordia seeks to establish an experimental venue for the arts; convening, exhibiting, and supporting critical voices of contemporary artists and practitioners within Australia. Discordia provides exhibitions to artists at no cost on a case by case basis, embracing resolution through method, outcomes through trial and happening.
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SHIFTING FOCUS: DESIGNER SARAH K SPEAKS TO US ABOUT CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES TO SUSTAINABILITY


We are pleased to have the opportunity to introduce Sarah K - the thoughtful designer responsible for the immersive, sculptural interior of Shifting Worlds. We have always felt lucky to work within this interactive, light-filled space and it has been really interesting learning more about her personal mantras during the design process. Sarah's practice is deeply bound to sustainable methods, she considers what it means to create objects and bring them into the world. She is the founder and creative director of international project Supercyclers, a design initiative that aims to build a sustainable future for design, transforming perceptions of waste material. This year Supercyclers launch the Sustainablist Online School, a Masterclass for designers and makers in sustainable design thinking....
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SHIFTING FOCUS: IKEBANA PRACTITIONER & PLEATS PLEASE FAN JOSEPHINE TAN


Josephine Tan has been a treasured member of the Shifting Worlds community since the store opened. She has a love of Pleats Please and Bao Bao by Issey Miyake for to their sculptural elements and artful colour. During visits to the store, Josephine would passionately refer to her Ikebana practice, the traditional art of flower arrangement in the Japanese way. She is the President of The Ohara School of Ikebana, Melbourne Chapter. In November last year we asked Josephine to lead an introductory class for our Sunday Shifts programme where she showed us how to create a simple composition with flora and object. Below we revisit some photographs from the day and speak more to Josephine about her love of...
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Shifting Focus: Nat Turnbull & Victoria Zschommler


A few weeks ago we gave Nat and Victoria our current Shifting Worlds collection to play with. Here they exercised a clever control of framing and proportion. Where clothing, object and model interchanges magically. We took the opportunity to ask them some further questions about this collaboration and how their work has changed recently.. Together you have produced some beautiful imagery for Shifting Worlds, how would you explain your creative relationship? N: Working with Victoria on projects for Shifting Worlds is often an opportunity to be innovative and work with beautiful design pieces. We work closely together to concept, plan, present ideas and execute them while always being open to the fact that on set an idea can grow and...
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Shifting Focus: Bridgette Hungerford


This week we spoke with Fashion Assistant & Stylist Bridgette 'Bridggie' Hungerford.  
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Shifting Focus: Madison Finn


In our first Shifting Focus, we speak to Madison Finn about the importance of doing your hair while in isolation.
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