16 Jul 2015


 I have a solo show currently on exhibition at The Lamington Drive in Melbourne. Entitled 'Currency' it is a series of silkscreen prints onto paper, perspex and wood exploring the ideas of repetition, and discrepancy and our notions of perfect.
Thanks to everyone who came out on a VERY cold winters night to celebrate with me!

"Concerned with the virulent standards by which we judge ourselves (and those around us), Banazi looks to our constant pursuit of perfection and the price we pay for this unattainable goal.

A reflection on the fluctuating value of our own self-worth, Currency examines imperfection in a world lost amid the noise of impossible ideals. Ideals imposed by our environment and, more importantly, ourselves.Currency features a collection of silkscreen prints on Perspex. Refraining from retouching any of the silk screens, Banazi accepts the artworks in their unedited beauty. Celebrating blemishes, praising flaws and enjoying the unpredictable process of creating the work — an experience that was both challenging and liberating. An exploration of tessellating shapes and curves, each print is layered with a variety of patterns that blend and mesh, coming in and out of focus as the viewer moves throughout the space. The sum of these individual elements elicits a visceral sense of awe and respect for each piece’s uniquely flawed beauty, allowing Banazi to play upon the notion of what our aesthetic ideals are and who gets to decide them."
Exhibition continues until Saturday August 1.

101A Sackville St, Collingwood, 3066 Australia
Opening Hours are
Wednesday — Friday 11:00 to 6:00 Saturday 12:00 to 5:00 or by appointment.
For a catalogue, please email info@lamingtondrive.com

10 Nov 2014


My new selection of large silk scarves are available from my new stockist, the wonderful SKARFE in Potts Point. www.skarfe.com
I'm hugely honoured to be stocked amongst the superb selection and a couple of my favourites, Rapp, Filip von Polen and Dead Meat. Check them out, they're tops.
Smaller50cm square silk bandanas are available from Koskela and the full selection is online at my website.

8 Nov 2014


The prints I designed for Haryono Setiadi earlier this year have been used in the Tandem Project by the furniture designer Dennis Abalos to create the beautiful Ombra light selection. 
Based on a seed pod shape, the organic colour ways complement the geometric structure beautifully.
The Tandem project is on until late November in the Rocks, Circular Quay, Sydney with a selection of cross disciplinary  collaborative work.

1 Nov 2014


Working with C+M studio always throws up interesting briefs, but this one was a doozy.
C+M studio are a multidisciplinary studio based in Surry Hills, their new project was a Bronte apartment, renovated and furnished utilising their local contacts and relationships they've built up in the last couple of years. The full list of collaborators are an inspiring group to be amongst.

Not only have C+M completely gutted and rejigged the apartment they've also commissioned specialist businesses to create artwork, furnishings and furniture. I've produced two silkscreen prints for them.
An amazing achievement in just 8 weeks, the apartment goes to sale next weekend either with or without the furnishings. See it in all it's glory at the Cross Street website.

The limited edition silk screen prints I have done for Cross Street are available framed by United Measures, or unframed,  via the Cross Street webs shop or by dropping in to their open house events.

13 Jan 2014


Starting the New Year right back into a solo exhibition - Native Topology - at Koskela, Sydney. A combination of one off large pieces on wood layered with perspex, printed, painted and drawn on, along with limited edition prints on paper and light reflective vinyl (huge stickers!).
Available via phone sales at Koskela and online on Wednesday.

16 May 2013

True Self

I'm very proud to have been asked to once again to contribute to Melbourne GPO's True Self exhibition in aid of the charity Fitted for Work, who do a stirling job by assisting women entering the workforce, by mentoring and securing them employment.
Once again the brief was collaborative, but this time it was to be in conjunction with a photographer. I was incredibly honoured to be paired with the dynamic duo of LOVEWANT magazine, Bec Parsons and Bart Celestiono.
The pictures above are part of the creative process.
I screen printed and drew onto laser cut shaped perspex,mixing some of Becs photographs of blossoms and figures alongside linear geometric shapes. The pieces slotted together to create a large 2metre sculpture that Bec and Bart went on to photograph.
The final A0 framed large format photograph will be unveiled on the opening night and will be for sale alongside nine other creative pairings, some of whom I'm completely biased towards because they're friends.
Private view is on the 30th of May from 6.30pm, opening from the 31st. Find all the details here.

12 Mar 2013

Desktop Magazine

Many thanks to Heath Killen for another Desktop magazine spot for an article on Tibor Kalman.
A hugely inspiring gentleman, much missed in the creative world and whom was a ubiquitous design presence for my college years as editor of the groundbreaking COLORS magazine.

8 Dec 2012

Desktop Magazine

As always, it's great to work with friends especially when it comes to my favourite editor Heath Killen.
Two pieces for Desktop Magazine - the first from the new edition of out this week and the second from last months special focusing on print process and paper.

26 Sep 2012

Write a letter!

Since I've been making notebooks for the last 10 years, I thought it may be about time to expand my repertoire to include a few other stationary products - keeping my hands busy and away from the tv remote control in quiet times at work.
Last week it came to fruition - handprinted and handmade cards and envelopes. Old fashioned in style but rewarding in purpose - you can write on them.... WITH A PEN! 
See the selection here and get free shipping until the 3rd of October with the code E6QVCA.
Stockists include Koskela, QT Hotel, Sydney and more in the coming weeks.

15 Sep 2012


A whirlwind 36 hours in Brisbane was pretty amazing.
After a fantastic nights sleep in the Emporium hotel (wow, could get used to that - pillow menu?!) and  giving a talk at breakfast alongside Rick of Frank Creates (apologies if you were there and could hear my knees knocking together from terror), I had the first proper afternoon off in months that didn't involve a pile of laundry or dirty dishes. Having only a couple of hours I headed to the art galleries and saw the exhibition from the Prado and then onto GOMA, which I loved. An amazing space with beautiful art. Thanks to the Design Institute of Australia for arranging it all, it was really special and Leesa Hickey of DesignFront for your kind hospitality.

3 Aug 2012

Mens Health

Weirdly enough, the whole family missed out on Olympic selection for any sport, including caustic humour and ruthless fridge inhalation.
We even missed the opening ceremony which I was a bit gutted by - 5am start? Optimistic in our household.
I managed to sneak in an editorial spread though for Mens Health magazine, full of eye popping colours.
Out now amongst pages of some very chiselled 6 packs and other manly bits that I know not the names of.

15 Jun 2012

True Self

I took part in the collaborative exhibition TRUE SELF  to benefit the charity Fitted for Work last month.
Fitted for Work a not-for-profit initiative, providing clothing and training to help disadvantaged women find employment. To date they have transformed the lives of more than 6500 women.
I collaborated with Lachlann Conn and David Bromley to create the two A3 pieces below, which have both sold (fantastic!).
The exhibition is on till the 24th June at the Melbourne GPO building.

20 Oct 2011

75 Peters invite

As part of the 75 Peters exhibition, Sir Peter Cook will be giving a talk about some of CRABs most recent projects. 
Would love to go myself, plus have a visit to the galleries in Brisbane, but alas it's not to be.
The auction for the artworks will be up at the Adam & Eve projects, organised by the charming Scott Woods.