Third Drawer Down
David McDiarmid x Third Drawer Down Silk Scarf: I Want a Future That Lives Up To My Past
Silk Scarf with Artwork by David McDiarmid
110 x 110 cm / 43.3 x 43.3”
PACKAGED IN AN ENVELOPE
About The Artist:
David McDiarmid was a painter, poster designer, installation artist, fabric designer, craftworker and gay activist. In the mid-1970s he was known for the exquisite hand-painted textiles he produced for 'Flamingo Park’, the fashion house run by Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson, but from 1975 all his work, regardless of medium, was about gay experience. Involved with the Sydney Gay Liberation movement since 1972, his first solo exhibition Secret Love, held at Sydney’s Hogarth Galleries in 1976, featured collages explicitly exploring gay male sexuality, anti-gay legislation and public and private sexual hypocrisies. He visited the USA in 1977 and fully participated in its wildest gay scenes. After returning to Australia, McDiarmid lived almost continuously in the US from June 1979 to December 1987. After returning to Australia at the end of 1987 McDiarmid immersed himself in community art projects. He did all the posters for Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras from 1989 until his death.
Third Drawer Down
Founded in Melbourne, Australia in 2003, Third Drawer Down has collaborated with some of the most influential artists of our time, translating their works into gift and homeware collections with an uncompromising dedication to artistic integrity, functionality, and accessibility. Originally established as a project producing limited edition artist tea towels as prints-on-linen, Third Drawer Down has grown into a global business, launching the United States company in fall 2018. Third Drawer Down’s superbly crafted artist-driven gifts and homewares are brimming with irony and intelligence working with the greatest artists on the planet. The studio has collaborated with more than 200 international artists including Louise Bourgeois, Judy Chicago, Guerrilla Girls, Alex Katz, Yayoi Kusama, Chris Ofili, Robert Rauschenberg, Cindy Sherman, Kiki Smith, David Salle, David Shrigley, and Mickalene Thomas.