Join us for a relaxed and informative Saturday brunch as we host a conversation between artist Esther Stewart and writer & TV producer, Julie Hill. The starting point for the discussion will be Stewart's exhibition at Objectspace How to Decorate a Dump, before charting a course through architecture, ornamentation, high fashion collaborations and utopian ideas of the domestic interior.

Our Coffee and Croissants series is supported by Studio Italia. Join us for the sweet price of a coffee and croissant. Hospitality provided by our extraordinary food partners Allpress Espresso and Amano Bakery. Coffee pouring from 10am and talk begins at 10.30. Tickets are $8, places are limited, please book online here.


Esther Stewart lives and works in Melbourne, Victoria. Her work is represented by Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney. Stewart completed a Master of Cultural and Arts Management, University of Melbourne in 2012-2014; a Bachelor of Fine Arts, (First Class Honours), majoring in Sculpture and Spatial Practice at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne in 2010.

Recent solo exhibitions include, Melodrama at Sarah Cottier Gallery, 2017, Double 54“ x 74” at Two Rooms Gallery, Auckland, 2017, How to Decorate a Dump at Heide Museum of Modern Art in Melbourne, 2016, Behind Closed Doors at Sarah Cottier Gallery in Sydney, 2016; Display Home, the Act of Living at Firstdraft in Sydney, 2015; and Timeshare at Station Gallery in Melbourne.

 Stewart has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards including a funded position at the prestigious Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture residency program in Maine, America, 2017, The Sir John Sulman award at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 2016, and the Next Wave Festival (Kickstart award) in Melbourne in 2012. 

Julie Hill is a writer, documentary maker and TV producer. She contributes feature articles to Spinoff, North & South and Metro. Her plays include the award-winning Whistle Solo and Stories Told To Me By Girls. She has written scripts for comedy and children's TV shows, and her feature film Broke But Sexy aired on Maori TV and screened in NZ and Germany.  Her recent exhibition Woo-Curious explored “the most New Age town in America”, Sedona. As the recipient of the D’Arcy writer’s residency, she wrote an essay on Auckland's historic Karangahape Road. Her short story collection ShameJoy was published in 2014.  


Tickets are $8, places are limited, please book online here

Esther Stewart, How to Decorate a Dump. Installation View, 2016. Image: courtesy of the artist

Esther Stewart, How to Decorate a Dump. Installation View, 2016. Image: Christian Capurro