Be a Pattern Project Patron
The next edition of The Dowse Pattern Project is set to launch this weekend, in celebration of Museum Store Sunday on 25th November.
The Pattern Project was first launched in 2017 as a partnership between local designers and The Dowse. The aim of the project was to create a range of Dowse-inspired merchandise that connected people to The Dowse, its activities and its history.
The Dowse graphic designer Eva Charlton’s design is inspired by one of her favourite places in the museum – the collection room.
“I’m interested in the juxtaposition of the grid-like structures with the much more organic nature of the collection objects themselves.”
This shows in her colourful design which contrasts hand drawn misshapen circles with geometric squares and rectangles.
Lower Hutt-based designer Alfred Hoi’s text based pattern came from his interest in how repeating words can create a lyrical structure or rhythm.
Alfred combines this interest with a reference to the existing text on The Dowse’s courtyard windows that thank previous donors, as well as The Dowse’s commitment to connecting art and people.
“In designing the unending sentence, I emphasised the ability of art to be anything and everything.”