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 and sculptural artworks explore the connections between people and nature.

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 human activity. 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. 

 

Current Solo Exhibitions
2019   En Route, Heide Museum of Modern ArtMelbourne, Australia

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2019   Primitive Matter, Backwoods Gallery. Melbourne, Australia
2017   Little Creatures, See You Soon Gallery. Tokyo, Japan
2016   Monstera, Koskela Gallery. Sydney, Australia

Selected Major Collaborations
2019   Empire by RONE, Burnham Beeches. Victoria, Australia

Selected Art Projects
2019   Fossil. Melbourne, Australia
2019   Amplifier. Melbourne, Australia
2019   Proximity, Establishment Studios. Melbourne, Australia
2017   Hover Wreath Series, Ongoing Project. Australia, South Korea, Japan, UK

Selected Public Artwork Commissions
2019   Hover Wreath, Festival of Independents. Flinders Quarter, Melbourne, Australia
2018   Everlasting, Tramsheds. Sydney, Australia
2018   Floral Cloud, Tramsheds. Sydney, Australia
2018   Lines, Presented by Creative Victoria at MFW. Australia
2017   Free Fall, Flora Festival. Córdoba, Spain
           (Winner Bronze Award) 

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

Permanent Collections
Heide Museum of Modern ArtMelbourne, Australia