Melbourne’s ARC ONE – in collaboration with Sydney’s Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert – presents Patru (Skin), an exhibition featuring works by Johnny Nargoodah and Trent Jansen.
Nargoodah is a Nyikina man who has spent much of his life working with leather as a saddler on remote cattle stations. Jansen is an avant-garde object designer from Thirroul, New South Wales, who regularly experiments with leather and animal pelts in his collectable design work.
Partu refers to the Walmajarri word for skin, and is also their latest collaborative project experimenting with unorthodox outcomes resulting from the confluence of their oddly mismatched sensibilities and skills in working animal skins.
This exhibition is part of Melbourne Design Week 2020, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.
Exhibition opens: 6–8pm Friday 13 March 2020