Arts Project Australia has aimed high since 1974 when they set out to lead and innovate in the arts and disability sectors. Arts Project were the first full-time art studio in Australia dedicated to artists with an intellectual disability and have built a reputation both in Australia and internationally for their achievements on this front. They have been included in exhibitions all over the world and are represented in countless public and private collections.
Third Drawer Down Studio in collaboration with Arts Projects Australia and the NGV design store present Australiana, a collection of functional art products featuring the work of Lisa Reid, Cathy Staughton, Julian Martin, Patrick Francis, Valerio Ciccone and Peter Ben.
The 20-piece collection pays homage to the kitsch Australian souvenir, singing our anthem via pot holders, stubby coolers and tea towels. All products are exclusive to the NGV design store.
A prolific painter, Patrick Francis works primarily in acrylic on paper. Drawing inspiration from personal experience, popular culture and art history, he uses a bold colour palette to create refined and expressive figurative representations. His current work focuses on studies of well-known celebrities and icons to observations of everyday life and reinterpretations of iconic Australian painters.
This hip flask features Patrick Francis’ Untitled work. 7oz, stainless steel.