TIGMI ART SERIES
Tigmi Art Series is a monthly exhibition presenting artists who have been selected for their unique expressions of work that draw affinity with the Tigmi ethos of sustainable and conscious design.
Local Makers art series
Introducing our next instalment of the Tigmi Art Series ‘Local Makers’ presented in Tigmi’s Byron Bay studio, the first for 2023. Featuring unseen work of local artists Joel Benguigui, Lex Williams, Marco Santucci, Samantha Robinson & Saskia Folk, each bringing their unique style and perspective to the exhibition. The exhibition will run in studio from 18 May 2023 until 25th May 2023.
TIGMI STUDIO, 13 BAYSHORE DRVE, BYRON BAY 2481
Thursday 18 May — 4-7pm
Featuring the work of local artists: Harley Hamilton, Lex Williams, Marco Santucci, Samantha Robinson & Saskia Folk
Sponsors: Jilly Wines, Brookies, Harvest
JOEL BENGUIGUI'in situ'
Exhibiting his works 'in situ' Joel Benguigui is a local photographer with searing aesthetics that speak of our relationship to both the the built and natural world, his work is an invitation into stillness. Working with analogue film and hand processing all images, Joel’s deep respect for the natural world is recalled in his works.
LEX WILLIAMScollection of works
Exhibiting unseen works, local maker Lex Williams has created a collection of handmade timber pieces that combine functional and sculptural elements. With an impulsive approach to design, Lex creates spontaneous uncontrived works that reflect upon and celebrate the character of the material.
MARCO SANTUCCIGEM COLLECTION
Based in the Byron Bay Hinterland, Marco Santucci is a local sculptor and painter whose practice organically shifted towards furniture design. Exhibiting unseen pieces, the works are strongly influenced by lineal and rhythmic movement and has wonderfully brutalist qualities.
SASKIA FOLK'Curiosity' & 'Panel Work'
Exhibiting unseen works especially made for this series, local artist Saskia Folk formed these expressions in vastly different landscapes - in both the desert and the sea. With sculptural artworks constructed from scrap metal found in the Australian and Californian deserts, Saskia explores her fascination of colours, textures, dents and fractures found in the material, and the new life it takes on as art.
SAMANTHA ROBINSONCATHEDRAL SERIES
The ‘Cathedral Series’ by Samantha Robinson is inspired by the Cathedral Termite Mounds near Litchfield National park in Australia's Northern Territory. These sculptural mounds are prominent in the area and beautifully eerie, reaching up to 4m tall. The way they form from the earth as they rise out of the dirt has been the inspiration behind this series of hand-thrown vessels. Fired in reduction, they are finished with a series of glazes that Samantha has been developing for over 25 year.