Mixed Lollies

A selection of artwork created for specific projects 


Letters From Home
An interactive Installation

Lada Dedic
Letters From Home (Day One)
Interactive Installation, 2016
Dimensions variable

Lada Dedic
Letters From Home (Two Weeks)
Interactive Installation, 2016
Dimensions variable

Gallery Caption: Please take an envelope, open it  and enjoy your gift. Ponder the quote and add it to the board for others to view. Please discard the envelope on the floor.

For a full description of this work please click here

This piece was created for:
Wait Weep and Be Worthy: Women, the Home Front and War
Curated by Elissa Blair, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery

In this exhibition a group of contemporary artists explored the role of women fighting on ‘the home front’ in World War I, reflecting on women's role in society at the time, and the nature of that particular war. Though some women were involved as nurses and in other active service duties, the expected role of most was to manage the home and raise children, while dealing with shortages, their fears for the future, and the grief and trauma of losing loved ones.
 

Exhibiting Artists: Penny Byrne, Lada Dedic, Freya Jobbins, Katy Mutton, Susan O’Doherty, Catherine O’Donnell.
 

Please follow this link to view the photo essay documenting the research of this work: www.studiolada.com/work-in-progress/2016/3/23/wait-weep

 

 

The Bare Essentials
Socks and jocks for the whole family

Lada Dedic
The Bare Essentials
Socks and jocks for the whole family
Knitted object, 2010
Dimensions variable

 

Lada Dedic
The Bare Essentials
Socks and Jocks for the whole family
Knitted Object, 2010
Dimensions Variable

This piece was created for:

The Gift
Curated by Michael Dagostino

The Gift moved away from traditional exhibition models of artist, curator and theme and into gestures of exchange, gifting and dialogue. Sixteen artists at the Parramatta Artists Studios were commissioned to create an artwork for a fellow studio artist allowing generous, revealing and collective acts to take place. The exhibition was held at the PAS Gallery, Nov-Dec 2010. This artwork was created for Chrissie Ianssen

 

The Bare Essentials
Socks and jocks for the whole family

I grew up in a family where there were only ever two small packages under the tree on Christmas Eve; one for my brother and the other for myself with a card from Mum, Dad and Santa. Usually these gifts were the essentials like next years school uniform or brown leather sandals for the hot summer ahead. The meagre gifts were always treasured and I remember ripping the packages open with such delight after midnight as was the tradition in my family. 

It is said that happiness and contentment can come after one has the essentials of enough food, clothing, shelter and safety. May you and your precious family have happiness and the causes of happiness... plus, you can never have enough hand knitted undies. 

 

 


Arrrty Crrrafty

Lada Dedic
Arrrty Crrrafty
Guerilla X-Stitch, 2010

Lada Dedic
Arrrty Crrrafty
Guerilla X-Stitch, 2010

Lada Dedic
Arrrty Crrrafty
Guerilla X-Stitch, 2010

This was created as a piece of Art without Permission


Cosy Commode; The Knitting Machine

Lada Dedic
Cosy Commode; The Knitting Machine
Knitted Object, 2010
Dimensions Variable

 

This piece was created for:

First Flush, in conjunction with ParraMAC 2010, a bicentenary celebration highlighting the significance of Lachlan Macquarie’s legacy as Governor of NSW 1810 – 1821.

Lachlan and Elizabeth Macquarie were the first Australians to import and install a flushing toilet in their residence, (Old) Government House, Parramatta. First Flush commemorates this novel achievement.

 

Cosy Commode; The Knitting Machine
Cosy Commode celebrates what must have been a comfort and luxury for the Macquaries and their staff.

The knitted object, reminiscent of a knitting machine, denotes the automation of chamber pot duty, which was most definitely one of the least favoured chores in the household.


Banal

Lada Dedic
Banal
Knitted object, 2007
450 x 450mm

This piece was created for:
Smash Hits
Curated by Tom Polo


People Who Live in Glass Houses

Lada Dedic People Who Live in Glass Houses Ready made objects, 2006

Lada Dedic
People Who Live in Glass Houses

Ready made objects, 2006

This artwork was created as a protest piece.


Boats on the Parramatta River

Lada Dedic & Christina Henri
Boats on the Parramatta River

Community Workshop, Parramatta City Council, 2009

Lada Dedic & Christina Henri
Boats on the Parramatta River

Community Workshop, Parramatta City Council, 2009

Lada Dedic & Christina Henri
Boats on the Parramatta River

Community Workshop, Parramatta City Council, 2009

Boats on the Parramatta River
Michelle Desailly from Parramatta City Council assisting with the community workshop, 2009

Lada Dedic & Christina Henri
Boats on the Parramatta River

Community Workshop, Parramatta City Council, 2009

A community workshop for the Parramatta City Council
by Lada Dedic & Christina Henri