Vitroform is a visual arts collaboration between Art Aviso, Lord Coconut and 20 plus visuals artists re-imagining vintage soviet era glass test tubes reflecting their individual artistic practices.
Art Aviso Artists were supplied with a single, vintage glass, hand blown test tube from the USSR and invited to create a freestanding artwork using the test tube. Artists were encouraged to use the opportunity to potentially step outside of their usual art practice and use elements of play and experimentation in the process of producing a finished art piece.
The weird and the wonderful are strongly encouraged.
About Lord Coconut: Stocking over 600 individual jewellery pieces and representing over 40 Melbourne and interstate jewellers, artisans and designers, the undeniably unique Lord Coconut is Melbourne, Australia’s only retailer, gallery, and online boutique selling contemporary jewellery designed with men in mind. Lord Coconut specialise in: Cufflinks, Rings, Wedding Rings, Necklaces, Bracelets/Cuffs, Brooches, Lapel Pins and Tie Bars and also runs 7 - 8 in-store exhibitions (jewellery and visual arts) throughout the year which are usually linked to larger festivals such as Midsumma, Seniors Festival, Melbourne fashion week, Fringe Festival, Craft Cubed and the like.
About Art Aviso: Art Aviso is an online visual arts based platform designed and developed in Australia with input from Artists, Gallerists, Collectors and Developers to reach and benefit a worldwide audience. A resource that is advantageous for all of the elements that make the art world tick: Artists, Galleries/Art Institutions and the Art audience. Art Aviso is a way to harness the communication power of the online space and connect people through Art – drawing them out, away from the screens to see and participate in events and exhibitions in the real world. A supportive art community, helping artists find opportunities and instigating active participation in the wider art community.
100% of the profit from artist subscriptions goes back into Art Aviso event and exhibition opportunities for artists. We like to give artists the opportunity to participate in professionally curated art events and exhibitions in spaces they may not have experienced, and without the prohibitive costs sometimes associated with exhibiting.