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  • Christin Kalweit Exhibition Launch - September 6th

    This month we are lucky to have some intriguing artwork by Christin. Inspired by her surroundings she tells a story through creative interpretation and manipulations of photographic images. Please join us this Sunday (6 th September) to see her exhibit launch between 7 – 9pm, free first drink and canapés provided.

  • Tim Franco Exhibit – July 1st – August 15th

    Coming up in July we have Tim Franco exhibiting his unique style ofpinhole photography. “Light doesn't flood into a pinhole camera, itseeps in slowly, drawn as strands to be manipulated and woven into aspider's web or spun into cotton candy. The images in this collectiondo not only represent a fleeting moment but an entire experience, be ita journey, a song, a thought. Watching the pictures closely over aperiod of time hypnotically draws one into the scene until we canalmost perceive the movement it has captured.”

  • We are pleased to present Virginie's contemporary installations at Origin during May/June. The exhibit will include several pictures of her public installations from France, Hong Kong and Shanghai as well as a custom installation right here at Origin.
    Virginie Lerouge Knight - May 1st – June 15th

    Virginie Lerouge Knight is a French artist who has been living in China for the last 16 years, initially in Hong Kong, where she studied Fine Art with R.M.I.T. (Melbourne University), and for the last five years, in Shanghai. She specializes in conceptual installations and most of her projects are exhibited in public spaces.

    Virginie has presented several works in Shanghai, such as a major public art project in 2007: Connect@ Xintiandi and then, last year, an interactive public art project: Evolution in Datong Lu, commissioned by the Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art.

    In 2004, she was invited to exhibit a series of public sculptures in Lisieux, Normandy as part of the celebration of the 50 th anniversary of the D-Day Landing in France. Most recently, in March this year, Virginie was invited to take part in the Feminarte Festival in South of France, in Antibes, where she presented a large installation called: Identity.

    In 2003 and 2005, her work was also exhibited twice at the French Art Festival ( the French May) in Hong Kong and she is currently working on large public art projects in both China and France.
  • Searather Exhibit March 1st - April 15th, 2009

    We are very excited to present this upcoming exhibition by Searather. Her unique artwork combines Chinese typographic, poetry and science fiction. The upcoming exhibition is about poems and her "fantasy" outlook towards the world of design.

  • Kim Lam Exhibit - January 1st - February 15th, 2009

    As we finish off Todd Anthony Tyler's amazing photographic exhibit this month we say hello to Kim Lam. Kim's award winning art is an interesting combination of Eastern and Western influences painted with watercolours. Kim's artwork will adorn the walls of Origin throughout January. Pop by and check it out!

  • Todd Anthony Tyler - Exhibit – November 15 th , December 31 st , 2008

    Entitled AURA, Todd Anthony Tyler's upcoming photo exhibition features his favourite images from the most recent 2 years of his photographic career. A blend of fashion and art, his images transcend the conventional notion of fashion photography and touch on a surreal note of shadows, motion and the simple beauty of the human form. His exhibit will be on from November 15 to December 31st

  • Vivid N. Savitri - Exhibit - September 15th - November 1st , 2008

    A series of her most recent works; a unique blend of graphic elements and free hand drawings. Vivid is a designer and photographer, born in Australia and partly raised in New Zealand and The Netherlands; lived in Japan, Indonesia, Singapore and currently work & play in Shanghai as Creative Director of a very cool studio called Trigger which focus on doing myriad fun projects for major Hollywood film studios. She sometimes suffers from guilt for having too much fun at work!

    "The biggest gift from my childhood was Wanderlust. Travel, photography, superheroes and manga soon became my creative muse. In a nation of workaholics, in a materialistic society, in a profession of obsessive compulsives, the ability to set everything aside, leave your surrounding and simply absorb is the only way for me to keep from getting burn out on work, people and life in general. If travel indulges my curiosity, and photography introduces new colour palette, then design (in any form) definitely teases my creative wheel to keep on spinning" Vivid N. Savitri
  • Razzia - Poster Exhibit - August 1st - September 15th , 2008
    Touted as one of the world's only modern day poster "artists", Razziaworks are classic and iconic. In an age of computer renderings and highpowered graphics software, Razzia still conceives his posters from anoriginal painting. He has been covering 25 years of advertisements forthe words biggest brands and worldwide events... Check out a selectionof his famous works from August15 - September 15.
  • Nuria Roca Exhibition - July 2008
    Nuria Roca was borned in Barcelona in 1981. The opportunity oftravelling to many different countries since she was very younginfluenced her a lot and caused her passion for photography. Herphotography, based on people's portraits, wants to explain littlestories and above all wants to transmit people's feelings. On February2008 she moved to Shanghai to start her personal photo documentary ofShanghai changing society. This is her first photo exhibition based onchildren's portraits taken on 2008, during her different trips toVietnam, India and China.
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