Title: Afterlives Coffee Table & Bed Heads + Almanac
(as part of The Afterlives of Cities)
Work: Furniture Design & installation Art
Location: Warracknabeal
Date: 2021

In Western Victoria, in the heart of the state’s grain growing Wimmera region, is the town of Warracknabeal. This town is less populous than it once was. And yet, with some considerate and enlivening design interventions, as well as some ongoing support, the town’s greatest years may well be ahead of it.

As part of their project, the Afterlives of Cities team (Tom Morgan, Matthew Bird, Charity Edwards and Jason Crow) are working with Working Heritage to turn Warracknabeal’s old courthouse into an artist residency and community space. 

I designed and built a bedhead for each of the two bedrooms, and a coffee table for the main hall. These items of furniture were made using a fingerprint-like patterned steel tile. They also relied on the help of Matt and Tom.

Matt and I also designed and created an installation entitled Almanac.