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For our next decade, we leave the beach and get glammed up. Sophie Cooper leads us into the 1960s with her bold and colourful creations. Across jewellery, brooches and woodcut postcards, Sophie shows a strong personal style and accomplished craftsmanship. 

Cooper designs and cuts her wood by laser and they are hand finished in her studio. The wooden cards and printed on to plywood. She explains:

"I use a combination of digital and hand drawn techniques in my design practice all based on a love of geometric shares colour and form".

Imaginative forms, bright colours and new materials were in demand in the 60s. After a decade of cinched waists, full skirts and impeccable hair and makeup, many fashion traditions were broken in an act of rebellion, mirroring the momentous social and political changes of the decade. It was the era where no skirt was too short and no beehive too high. Designs were becoming bolder and more expressive and a desire to use different materials evolved. 

Cooper's clashing colour schemes, oversized shapes and sense of fun reflect the mood of the 1960s perfectly and the sustainable material used gives her work a green-fingered modern sensibility. 

For further enquires and pricing, please contact the artgallery@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au or 02 9976 1419.

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Welcome Sophie!