Tuesday, October 19, 2010

kiswa @ the Design Centre Tasmania

kiswa is glad to announce our new stockist - the Design Centre Tasmania. Rye Dunsmuir, the Retail Gallery Manager, came and visited us on his recent trip South and, after a short meeting, left with a swag of kiswa products. We would like to thank Rye and the Design Centre for their support and hope that this is the start of a successful relationship. They were also kind enough to send us some photos of the kiswa display, which we think looks great.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Crumping with Crompton

Last weekend kiswa attended one of designedobjectstasmania's Professional Development Workshop Seminars on Entrepreneurship and Branding hosted by Abi Crompton of Third Draw Down. We were given a history of Abi's success and a rundown of some of her favorite objects' which she is currently selling, including what she sees as their prominent design features. She was kind enough to give us some advice on how to market, what we are now calling, our multipurpose pencil case (as everyone loves them but responds "its a pity, I don't use pencils any more" or "their too nice for pencils"). We'll keep you posted on the developments. We would like to thank DOT for organising the workshop and Abi for her expertise and advice.

Liisa with Abi Crompton

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

kiswa in October

After having almost three months off, kiswa is back. We began October '10 with a huge weekend and two markets. We had a glorious Saturday @ Salamanca.

And then continued on Sunday @ The Market:

Its good to be back doing the markets and we hope that this is the beginning of a good spring and an excellent summer for Tasmania's markets.

Monday, August 2, 2010

The Tea Towel Exhibition Opening

Opening night of The Tea Towel Exhibition, 30 July 2010, Serpentine Gallery, Lismore.

The exhibition was opened by the mayor of Lismore, Jenny Dowell, pictured below right. Many thanks to Katie Alleva, below left, for all her work putting the show together.

kiswa's display:

For more pics of the exhibition click here.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

kiswa's new tea towels

With the opening of the Tea Towel Exhibition, we've been hard at work to bring you a new selection of our tea towels. We hope you like.

For more of our new tea towels, and some of our old favourites, click here.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Objects of Design - New Gallery Opening

The Objects of Design Exhibition opened at the New Gallery, Launceston. By all accounts it is a great show. For all who have reported back, thank you for you support and encouragement.

Here the exhibition is in full swing. On the right kiswa satchels and tea towels can be seen.

And a close-up.

Many thanks to Isis for all your work setting up the exhibition.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Tea Towel Exhibition

Also on this month The Tea Towel Exhibition @ The Serpentine Gallery, Lismore. kiswa will showcase its tea towel range along with other artists and designers working with the tea towel medium. For more information check The Tea Towel Exhibition blog.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Objects of Design - New Gallery

kiswa is pleased to announce that it will have a selection of items on display at the Objects of Design exhibition @ NEW Gallery, University of Tasmania, Newnham Drive, Launceston.
Exhibition Dates: 15th July to 26th August 2010
It will be opened by Professor Roger Fay, Head, School of Architecture and Design, University of Tasmania on Thursday 15th July 2010 at 5.00pm
For further information contact New Gallery on 03 6324 3144
We hope that you enjoy the exhibition and especially out items.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

kiswa @ The Tea Towel Exhibition

kiswa is the latest feature artist for The Tea Towel Exhibition! We encourage you all to check out the feature, look at the other artists, and get ready for The Tea Towel Exhibition. We would like to thank Katie for her support and for inviting kiswa to present some of our tea towels. We hope that all the preparations are in order and that the show is well received.

Back at Salamanca

After being away for a short stint, kiswa is happy to announce that we are back at Salamanca Markets. You will still have to seek us out, which is half the fun. The other half is searching through our new stock. See you there.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

the market in May

Here are some pics of the kiswa stall at the market today. For those who made it, thank you for making it a wonderful day. For those who didn't, here are some of the things you missed out on.

Below is some of the new pencil cases we made.

And some of our classic and new tea towels

And a special Mother's day gift wrap.

See you there again soon.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tea Tales

This is the first of kiswa's new "Tea Tale" tea towel range. Each tea towel in this series will come with a short tale detailing the highly symbolic nature of the elements within the tea towel scene. More to follow...

kiswa on Facebook

kiswa now has a fan page on Facebook. Come and check us out for more info, pics, and news. Also, become a kiswa fan to keep up to date on all upcoming events.

the market in may

While is has been quiet for kiswa over the past few months, we have been working to bring out new prints nad products. We will be at the market sunday 2nd may and look forward to seeing you there.