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Window Walk | Third Object X Dirty Dozen

  • Dirty Dozen | Campbell Arcade Degraves Subway, Degraves Street Melbourne, VIC, 3000 Australia (map)

Window Walk | Third Object X Dirty Dozen

Image: Michelle Sakaris

Image: Michelle Sakaris

Third Object is an intergenerational collaboration between father and daughter duo Evangelos Sakaris and Michelle Sakaris. As Third Object they work in a variety of media including textiles, wood, clay and works on paper. They also work separately as independent artists across painting, sculpture, installation, performance and video. 

The installation is a series of embroidered brooches of architectural forms. In the spirit of miniatures, the brooches simplify architectural detail and reduce them down to essential shapes. The brooches are based on actual buildings from around the world, including examples of the Greek temple, The Roman triumphal arch, the Buddhist stupa, the East Asian pagoda and the pre-Columbian pyramid. Particular examples of these have been selected based on how subject matter lends itself to graphic representation and pattern.

The works begin as drawings created by Evangelos employing his distinctive reductive line drawing technique, developed over the last 10 years. These digital drawings are then interpreted as small textile brooches, hand sewn by Michelle. The precise digital drawings taking on the wobble of the handmade.

This contemporary craft installation is hosted by Creative Spaces at the Dirty Dozen:

The Dirty Dozen in Campbell Arcade is one of Melbourne’s most intriguing exhibition spaces, located in an underground commuter walkway that runs from Flinders Street Station to Degraves Street.



Monday to Friday 7am - 7pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm

This event is part of Craft Cubed 2019 Window Walk Project, funded by the City of Melbourne

For more information about the program and where to see installations across the city, please visit