Image courtesy of Clemens Habicht
Uttarayan kite festival, Ahmedabad. Image courtesy of Clemens Habicht, 2023.
Uttarayan kite festival, Ahmedabad. Image courtesy of Clemens Habicht, 2023.

Clemens Habicht | Blue Sky Days Past Event

Presented by Lamington Drive


Fri 24 May 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Opening Event
Sat 25 May 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Public Program – Kite Flying


Free, No Booking Required


Darling Gardens
Darling Gardens, Gold Street, Clifton Hill VIC, Australia


Accessible bathroom, All gender bathroom, Assistance animals welcome, Seating available, Wheelchair accessible

Blue Sky Days, an exhibition by Clemens Habicht, features a sea of colourful sail kites – each a unique piece of art, craft and design – and a new video artwork, Uttarayan, from Habicht’s years of research in Ahmedabad and Gujarat India.

The kites demonstrate sustainable design in action and promote a culture of sustainability both in the manufacturing process and in the global end user market while also promoting discussion around sustainable practices through play. The project is committed to using no new plastics in the production – all components are sourced from either organic materials or recycled materials, reusing spinnaker sails that are no longer fit for sailing to create a valuable resource out of a material otherwise destined for landfill.

Visitors are invited to fly kites with Clemens in a public program on Sat 25 May and participate in workshops on the art of flying traditional single line fighters. The exhibition also coincides with the product launch of the sail kites and the first edition kites will be available to purchase. Blue Sky Days continues until Sat 15th June, 2024.


Clemens Habicht

Clemens Habicht is an illustrator, graphic designer and film maker based in Paris, France and Sydney, Australia. He has been a speaker at Semi Permanent in 2023 and a guest lecturer at the Bauhaus Universitat in Weimar. He designs and produces art catalogues for museums including the Palais de Tokyo Paris, Secession Museum Vienna, and the Sydney Biennale. He has directed films for bands including Bob Dylan, AC/DC, Tame Impala and Flume. He is a director of Galerie Allen in Paris.

Clemens Habicht and The Play Group

The Play Group is a creative venture that celebrates artistry, function, and form. Founded in 2014 by Clemens Habicht and Jeremy Wortsman, it began with the creation of the original 1000 Colours puzzle – a captivating puzzle featuring a full CMYK spectrum that pays homage to creativity and craftsmanship in the modern world. Since then, The Play Group has expanded to include over a dozen artist-led editions across three distinct ranges.

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