RugUp was a (very short) exhibition of contemporary rugs designed by COFA Textile Design students on display at Government House from 30 July to 2 August. I was hoping to attend the talk tomorrow night on contemporary Australian rug design and manufacture but can't make it happen this week unfortunately. The panel will include Neale Whitaker, Editor-in-chief of Belle, in conversation with industry experts Yosi Ta and Harold Luke and designers Akira Isogawa, Julie Paterson of cloth fabric and Liane Rossler of Dinosaur Designs which would make for an interesting forum I reckon. Tickets via the Historic Houses Trust if you can make it.
This rug is by Akira Isogawa and was featured in the current issue of Inside Out in a divinely renovated Paddington terrace.