Image courtesy of Tom Fereday
Image courtesy of Tom Fereday
Image courtesy of Tom Fereday

Aver, Tom Fereday



Thu 23 May 11:30am - 5:00pm
Fri 24 May 11:30am - 5:00pm
Sat 25 May 11:30am - 5:00pm
Sun 26 May 11:30am - 5:00pm
Mon 27 May 11:30am - 5:00pm
Tue 28 May 11:30am - 5:00pm
Wed 29 May 11:30am - 5:00pm
Thu 30 May 11:30am - 5:00pm
Fri 31 May 11:30am - 5:00pm
Sat 01 Jun 11:30am - 5:00pm
Sun 02 Jun 11:30am - 5:00pm


Free, No Booking Required


122 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy VIC, Australia


Accessible bathroom, All gender bathroom, Assistance animals welcome, Low sensory / relaxed, Seating available, Wheelchair accessible

The verb ‘Aver’ comes to English via the Latin root words ad, meaning “to,” and verus, meaning “true.” The word can have the sense of formally declaring something is true.

Aver represents a true exhibition of pure material celebration. Subtle design details are developed to enhance and highlight natural material variations, working with rather than against the natural imperfections and character of the material subjects. Working with reclaimed solid travertine and glass the contrast in materials and tone was developed to create objects of longevity. Counter intuitive to perception many large blocks of marble arise as reclaimed ‘off-cuts’ to an industry built around thin and efficient slab thicknesses. Working with selected one-off pieces sourced from Italy Aver works backwards from sourced materials to the resulting forms and size. Aver attempts to subtly compliment rather than distract from the true beauty of naturally formed materials resulting in a limited edition of mono material collectable works functional for lifetimes to come.

Opening celebrations will be held on the evening of 22nd of May from 5:30pm – 8pm.


Tom Fereday
Fascinated by the tension that lies between natural materials and contemporary design and manufacture, Tom Fereday develops unique designs originating from an intrinsic inquiry into the role of objects today. Born in Australia, Tom Fereday grew up in London, England studying sculpture and graphic design at the Wimbledon School of Art before moving to Australia to complete an honours in Industrial Design at the University of Technology Sydney. Works have been presented and published internationally through collaborations with brands including Louis Vuitton, Alessi and Stellarworks and exhibited through galleries including Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Powerhouse Museum, Australian Design Centre and frequent international furniture fairs.

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