Design Council: Naida Ginnane

ART EDIT’S PANEL OF DESIGN EXPERTS ARE BURSTING WITH IDEAS ABOUT HOW TO HANG AND STYLE THIS ARTWORK IN YOUR HOME.

Brett Mickan

Brett Mickan Interior Design, Sydney

Suzanne Gorman

Suzanne Gorman

Kathryn Robson

Naida Ginnane, Dys-tortion I, 2018. Limited edition digital photograph on paper, 42 x 59cm.

BRETT MICKAN

Brett Mickan Interior Design, Sydney

Naida manages to turn the photography of flowers – a traditionally pretty subject – into a striking statement on the fragility of nature. The symmetry and blurred focus elevate this work beyond a simple captured image to a sophisticated piece of fine art. I would love to see this work in a dramatic dining room with dark, taupe-coloured walls and wenge-stained wood floors. A large contemporary dining table lacquered in a pale high gloss pistachio colour, dining chairs upholstered in embroidered taupe silk and finished with an ornate vintage floral pink and white Murano glass chandelier.

SUZANNE GORMAN

Studio Gorman Interior Design, Sydney

Ginnane is an Australia artist living in Singapore, whose art focuses on digital imagery and filmmaking. The delicate beauty of this image is fragile yet has strength in the shadows. Ginnane says her work is interpretative and that “the role of the artist is not merely to make pretty things” – although pretty this is! While her floral works are intended to provoke deeper thinking about environmental issues, for me this image is deeply calming. Its beauty unfolds the more one holds their gaze upon it. How lovely would this be hung above a drinks cabinet – with silver tray atop and cut crystal decanters sparkling, alongside pretty bottles of cucumber gin and peachy Aperol – to create a decadent and indulgent nook?

Kathryn Robson

Robson Rak Architecture & Interiors, Melbourne

The velvety textures of these petals create a rich, sensual image with the soft pinks and greens presenting feminine curves. The play of light and shadow brings a real sense of depth to this image. I would propose this piece for a dressing room made up of dark timber and bronze fittings – perhaps a velvet chaise lounge thrown in the mix too. It would work in a contemporary space or alternatively against an ornate baroque dressing table and chair.

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