Skein have developed a re-usable display system for the Art Gallery of South Australia for the annual Tarnanthi Art Fair, in Adelaide. The design has been developed to display the work of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art centres from across Australia utilising a flexible display system that consists of various contemporary design elements. The display system, used in 2017 and 2018, has been installed at Adelaide's Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute. The ongoing Art Fair creates a framework for visiting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and art centres to exhibit works of art against the backdrop of the Skein fit-out.
The installation utilised flat-pack assembly including perforated steel panels, custom timber shelving blade walls, bespoke steel and powder coated plywood tables. The system was imagined as a high-end shop front and contemporary back drop to the diverse works of art displayed for public purchase.
The complete structure and complimentary set of components was designed, managed, and installed under the guidance of Skein. A special thanks to Justin Hermes, Huw McConachy, and Matt Pearson for assistance with the install and pre-fabricated elements over the years.