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Hands of Time: Colour

This rich and resourceful direction honours diverse backgrounds and draws influences from a broad and global audience. Colours from found and repurposed materials are assembled and reworked into new layers that convey history and age-old character.  

A newfound appreciation of cultural heritage and skills is leading an exploration of traditional craft. Time-honoured techniques such as embroidery and weaving are invigorated for a bright, modern future through contemporary construction.

A natural palette celebrates materials in their raw form, combining earthen mid-tones such as Coconut Shell, Auburn and Red Oak with stripped-back hues of Cream and Vanilla. Deep primary colours of Indigo Ink, Oxide Red and Dried Primrose are energised by Emberglow and Bright Orange, while Bright Copper introduces a luxurious hint.

For materials directions relating to this theme, see Hands of Time: Materials from our Materials Focus 2020.

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