Meet the Artists:
Saturday 17th December 2022, 11am – 4pm
Catalogue & Price List:
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And here we are at the tail end of the 2022, where we take stock of the year that’s been with a fabulous group show.
For our Grand Finale Group presentation of this year, Saint Cloche takes the essence of the iconic era of the 1970’s history and culture, transforming it into a contemporary vocabulary, simultaneously authentic to the gallery and unequivocally unique to director Kitty Clark’s curatorial approach in her pursuit of expression.
This December, we invite you to step into a portal where inspiration abounds and groove to the languid euphoria that is ‘Best Life’.
“A celebration of the rich and diverse talents that have been handpicked to bring together an artful feast, it’s like a soiree where everyone gets along swimmingly.
I wanted to translate 70’s era where conversation pits tapped into our desires Du Jour, where people settled into meaningful conversations, with martini-fuelled fervour, it was a time of togetherness by design but also a time of great unrest – similarly we are going through significant upheaval now and we still continue to create and appreciate art and beauty as civilisations have before us.”
– Kitty Clark
Artists were asked to take inspiration from a myriad of aspects of the 70’s decade, from architecture, design and fashion to music and pop culture, and life. The 1970’s were a tumultuous time, a continuation of the 1960’s in many ways. At the cusp of the digital age, the women’s rights movement, the gay liberation movement, environmental movement and political scandals all fought for our attention.
At the same time, it was the moment of great disco anthems that still get everyone on the dance floor today. Many turned away from problems in society, focusing on themselves and searching for meaning in their lives, searching for alternatives – there was a restlessness and questioning of authority. It was the era of the ‘boutique store’ and diffusion lines in fashion as bold colours and patterns took centre stage. Home interiors had an emphasis on natural materials and the handmade. Chaos and beauty walked hand in hand much as it continues to do today.
The intent of BEST LIFE is twofold; to celebrate the unabashed hedonism of the 70’s era by cherry-picking those special things we now most fondly look back upon in our nostalgic collective memories. It was an era of uncensored self-expression, we now look forward as we must, to the future, this time, hopefully still as groovy ever with more self-reflection.
Official Celebratory Launch: Wednesday 14th December, 6-8pm
Globally recognised interior styling expert, Kerrie-Anne Jones will be officially opening BEST LIFE. As the former style editor of Real Living magazine, Kerrie-Anne’s impeccable style and eye for trends have influenced and inspired how Australians decorate their homes.
Most recently Kerrie-Anne has partnered with Interior Designer Jono Fleming in presenting the ‘House of Style’ Podcast series. The ‘House of Style’ podcast is a deep dive into prominent Australian interior brands, designers, artists, makers, industry personalities and their stories. A conversation about their journey, discussing what it takes to become an iconic Australian figure in today’s interior landscape by exploring their past, present and future. Saint Cloche’s Founder, Kitty Clark will be an upcoming guest on their podcast.
Blender Gallery (Tali Udovich)
Marcel Hoogstad Hay
Leanne Xiu Williams