Design Council: Sue Ninham

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

Kim Pearson

Brendan Wong

Treading Water. Oil on canvas, 122.5 x 145cm.

BRETT MICKAN

Brett Mickan Interior Design, Sydney

Within this beautiful play of space and colour, the naivety of forms conjure up images of long hot summers spent in the backyard pool during school holidays. The large format commands a large space in which to display it to its best potential. I’d love to see it hanging in a combined kitchen/living area in a contemporary home with a harbour view. Bleached oak floors, a large curved sofa in teal, concrete counter tops in the kitchen and a large oak dining table with chartreuse coloured dinning chairs. Fun, contemporary and sophisticated.

SUZANNE GORMAN

Studio Gorman Interior Design, Sydney

Sue Ninham’s artwork depicts an alternate reality of an underwater world. The solid, cut off colours at the top represent segments of reality. The composition is uplifting and refreshing, perhaps due both to the fresh palette and curvaceous linework. Placed in a bright kitchen, this piece would be a pleasant distraction in a room where we often spend too much time at the sink.

BRENDAN WONG

Brendan Wong Design, Sydney

Despite the title, this work has an abstract ambiguity typical of the artist’s intuitive style. The colour is fresh yet diluted enough to not dominate a room. It would perfectly suit a bedroom, where abstract works often work better than realistic imagery. This allows the mind to wander and imagine as to subject matter and meaning. It’s a great composition of colour and form.

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