Lucky Dip

by Dowel Jones

'Lucky dip' will transform the gallery into a gift shop, bearing a sea of boxes that conceal anything from a chopping board to a table for participants to claim!

Art Exhibition previously on at Lamington Drive in Fitzroy-Collingwood precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Wednesday 22 August 2018 to Saturday 15 September 2018
Launch Wednesday 22 August 2018, 6pm-9pm

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Published by Lamington Drive on Friday 17 August 2018.
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Lamington Drive is pleased to present Lucky Dip by Dowel Jones.

Dowel Jones is a Melbourne design brand founded by Dale Hardiman and Adam Lynch in 2013. With their unique, simplified approach to commercial furniture, they have furnished homes and interiors worldwide while scooping up a national and international roster of awards and collaborations.

Lucky Dip draws inspiration from $2 and reject shops to create a series of brand new gift shop objects. These objects will be concealed within a sea of boxes that could contain anything from a chopping board to a table, for participants to claim. Much like a visit to a $2 shop, you’re bound to go home with something that you never knew you needed, but may hold a special place in your heart and home.

Through the Lucky Dip gift shop, Dowel Jones continues to explore the construction and context of space as an integral part of how object design is experienced. Having recently collaborated with New York artist Tom Hancocks to conceive a VR environment to showcase furniture, Lucky Dip is yet again another avenue of exhibiting and framing objects or products in environments outside traditional confines. As you enter the store, a series of prints that depict imagined spaces with one foot in the familiar and the other in new territory, will also be available for purchase.

Lucky Dip features a mix of objects designed exclusively for the show (some in collaboration with local creatives) as well as some classic Dowel Jones pieces. Buy your ticket and claim the box that calls to you. In a sneaky manoeuvre, box size does not correlate with the final prize – so come and try your luck!

Join us Wednesday August 22, 6–9pm for the opening reception and to sign up for the luck dip draw. The show will continue until Saturday September 15 when participants will return to collect and unveil their prizes.*


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