Anna Varendorff 
Mar 05 - Mar 26, 2023

Fold, Hold 

Anna Varendorff is an artist and designer working in Melbourne, Australia. Trained in gold and silversmithing, she has a Masters degree in Fine Arts from Monash University. Working inquisitively between art, jewellery and design, Varendorff is the founder of ACV studio and has exhibited in Australia and Internationally since 2004 including; Collect, Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) Melbourne; Local Design, Milan 2017, 2018 and 2019. ACV Studio’s work Glass Half Full Vase was the winner of a 2018 Wallpaper* interior object design of the year award, and her works are in numerous public and private collections.

Beginning with the idea to display any little garden picking gathered on one's walk home, Varendorff's vases have grown in both scale and function to hold boughs and blooms high above one's head. This collection of pieces presented for Oigall are both sculpture and vessel. Stainless steel and brass are bent and folded, welded and soldered, to stand alone or to be filled with foraged flora. They are at once hard edged and sweeping and offer material contrast to the organic and unruly foliage they hold.

Photography by;
Annika Kafcaloudis