Lights Out celebrates three Victorian designer makers exploring their work in contemporary lighting through their choices in material and form. Anna Varendorff, Jonathon Ben-Tovim and Ruth Allen represent three different practices, each however, has a strong material understanding and uses investigative practices to develop their work.

Jonathan Ben-Tovim, Crash 2018. Photo - Made in the Dark Studio

ACV Studio is the project of artist Anna Varendorff.  Formally trained as a metalsmith, Anna handmakes limited edition objects working primarily with brass. 

Ruth Allen is a Melbourne based multi-media artist primarily working with glass, light and kinetics. 

Jonathan Ben-Tovim designs range from lights to furniture, all handmade to order. His creative approach explores a variety of materials and processes whilst not compromising on how design should fit into people’s lives.