Artist talk - Light, shadow, texture and touch
Furniture and lighting designer Duncan Meerding has had Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy since he was 18, a hereditary condition that leaves him 5% vision with the peripheral of the eye. But the condition has failed to stop Duncan from creating the log lamps out of waste woods of logs. Duncan’s creative practice is driven by a compelling interest in how light performs through and around natural forms, with concentration on overall form.
Duncan has practised professionally as a Designer/Maker of lighting and furniture for 10 years and has received numerous grants and prizes. He has also exhibited his work nationally and internationally including Venice Design Protected content , an official satellite of the Venice Biennale. In Protected content was a Guest Teaching Fellow at the Bartlett School of Architecture and the Built Environment University College of London, at the world first pilot of Architecture Beyond Sight.
Duncan has a keen interest in disability advocacy and human rights and has spoken on many panels and conferences including Sydney Design Festival Protected content , Sambhav International Arts and Disability Conference Delhi, India.
Duncan will hold an illustrated artist talk on Saturday – taking us through his creative process and other interesting life experiences. Don’t miss this fascinating talk!
Complimentary mimosas will be available to sweeten the talk! Depending on how we go as a group, can always continue at a nearby pub/bar for post talk socialising.
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