About

ABOUT LOOSE LEAF STUDIO

Loose Leaf Studio is founded by artists Wona Bae and Charlie Lawler, specialise in experiential and concept-driven installations. Using a language of texture and reduction their immersive artworks explore the connections between people and nature.


Their artistic approach is a line of botanical enquiry that draws conceptually from the structure, patterns and systems in the natural world. Bae and Lawler’s large-scale installations encourage an interaction and participation, blurring the line between art and the viewer. Their public art projects take their philosophy beyond the context of the traditional gallery, exploring the role of nature and its interaction with the built environment.

Through their work Bae and Lawler can better understand the importance of the human-nature relationship, which has been impacted over time by the rapid increase in urban development. By facilitating a meaningful reconnection with natural systems, this bond can be both preserved and respected.

Loose Leaf's commissions include a number of notable arts, cultural and business brands and organisations such as Heide Museum of Modern Art, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Arts Centre Melbourne, Rolex, COS, Google, Emirates, Denfair, Australian Open and Tourism Victoria. Their work has appeared on ABC's Gardening Australia, in The Age Spectrum, T Magazine - New York Times, DesignBoom, Yellow Trace, Cereal, Monocle, Condé Nast Traveler, Icon Design (Italy), ELLE Décor (Spain), The Telegraph (UK), The Sunday Times (UK) and Grand Designs Australia. 

Their book ‘Loose Leaf’ was published in 2016.

 

Upcoming Solo Exhibitions
En Route, Heide Museum of Modern Art / Melbourne, Australia / November 2019

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Primitive Matter, Backwoods Gallery / Melbourne, Australia / March 2019
Little Creatures, See You Soon Gallery / Tokyo, Japan / 2017
Monstera, Koskela Gallery / Sydney, Australia / 2016

Selected Collaborations
Empire by RONE, Burnham Beeches / Victoria, Australia / March 2019

Selected Art Projects
Fossil / Melbourne, Australia / July 2019
Amplifier / Melbourne, Australia / June 2019
Proximity / Melbourne, Australia / April 2019
Hover Wreath Series / Australia, South Korea, Japan, UK / 2017 – present

Selected Public Artwork Commissions
River, Collins Square / Melbourne, Australia / 2019
Everlasting, Tramsheds / Sydney, Australia / 2018
Floral Cloud, Tramsheds / Sydney, Australia / 2018
LINES, Presented by Creative Victoria at Melbourne Fashion Week / Melbourne, Australia / 2018
Free Fall, FLORA Festival (Third Prize Award Winner) / Córdoba, Spain / 2017

Selected Group Exhibitions
Brief Encounter, Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition & Awards / Melbourne, Australia / November 2019
Galaxy, A.G.M. Expo ‘19, Meat Market Stables / Melbourne, Australia / 2019
Ancestor II, Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition & Awards (RACV Sculpture Award Winner) / Melbourne, Australia / 2018
Ancestor I, Collingwood Arts Precinct / Melbourne, Australia / 2018
Life After, Presented by Creative Victoria at Melbourne Fashion Week / Melbourne, Australia / 2017
Swarm Trap, Nishi Gallery / Canberra, Australia / 2016
3D Sustainability, Yarra Sculpture Gallery / Melbourne, Australia / 2013