Udessi is a new-ish online store showcasing a fantastic, varied range of contemporary Australian art, craft and design. It belongs to Brisbane-based Dutch ex-pat Kim Wallace, who I had the pleasure of meeting in Melbourne last year (at Joost’s fabulous Greenhouse in Fed Square!). Kim was in town to visit the Melbourne Design Market (amongst other things), and we took the opportunity to meet – excitedly sipping our coffees from recycled jam jars whilst chatting about Australian craft and design, blogs and the magic of the internet :)
A graphic designer by trade, Kim curates the carefully-edited selection of homewares, textiles and limited edition artworks in the store. The collection also includes some of Kim’s own beautiful handmade ceramics (pictured above).
Kim is really passionate about supporting local Australian artists and designer/makers – check out Udessi’s great blog to learn a little more about the artists Kim represents, and the events Udessi attends and co-hosts in Brisbane such as ‘ABCD‘ (Artists, Bloggers, Crafters, and Designers!).
Great work Kim! Must get up to Brisbane sometime to see all the creative happenings up there for myself! (…plus I really need a reason to spend a few nights here!).
Some pieces currently for sale at Udessi – gorgeous handmade cards by Lisa Tilse of The Red Thread, limited edition ‘Mr Armadale’ print by Melbourne artist Tiel Seivl-Keevers aka – Tsk Tsk (only $15!), and Bird Sounds in the City No. 5 by Chinese-born, Melbourne-based Shuxin Liang.