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Skarfe is Australia's premier scarf boutique. We source & select the finest scarves from around the world, and ship to your door for free. Skarfe also offers custom digital printing services & works with talented local artists on limited edition scarf collaborations.

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HUSEYIN SAMI X SKARFE

Brad McGlashan

Huseyin Sami,   Untitled (PWGB)   2016, acrylic on canvas, 153 x 122cm

Huseyin Sami, Untitled (PWGB) 2016, acrylic on canvas, 153 x 122cm

Huseyin Sami’s work seems to lend itself to the art of the scarf. His unique material language of painting and his exploration of opening up a new creative space, seems harmonious with our own ideas of wearable art. Delicious Neapolitan hues of household paint seem to drape over the canvas exploring colour, form and materiality. It is this tactility that adds another element to our sizable silk twill design.

At our recent scarf-tying event in aid of Pratham AUS, it was fascinating to see how the colours and drape complemented each complexion, adding softness and style in an understated and beautiful way. The joy of owning and wearing this scarf, is that however you tie it, it will always look different — what could be more exciting than a piece that will constantly surprise?

Huseyin Sami is represented by the Sarah Cottier Gallery in Sydney, and the Sophie Shannon Gallery in Melbourne. Shop the limited edition scarf collaboration here.

JESS JOHNSON X SKARFE

Brad McGlashan

Skarfe has just released our third, much anticipated artist collaboration, this time with acclaimed artist Jess Johnson. Johnson knows about the visual clash of human worlds. Born in Tauranga, New Zealand, Johnson was based in Melbourne for ten years and has now permanently relocated to eventful, visually abundant New York. Johnson is known for installation and video work as well as works on paper: densely imagined explorations of dystopic worlds, reflecting her interest in science fiction, parallel universes, outsider art and comic books. And her patterned, speculative graphics with their recurring human figuration – people caught in the contortions of sleeping, yoga or sex – are perfect for translation on to foldable, wearable fabrics.

Three of Johnson’s works, GilgameshFlesh Screensaver, and Wallpaper, have been digitally printed then hand-finished in a limited edition range of oversized silk scarves. Gilgamesh is a gorgeous medley of bright pattern and epic scope inspired by the ancient Babylonian poem. Flesh Screensaver and Wallpaper show ritualised, tessellated human forms on a delicate pale and a rich dark background respectively.

Johnson’s collaboration with Skarfe follows her solo NGV exhibition Wurm Haus and relocation to New York on the coveted Australia Council’s Green Street Studio residency. Skarfe's prior artist collaborations include works made with Lucas Grogan and Kushana Bush. For further information about Jess Johnson, visit her website.