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Embracing Innovation Volume 4
Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre present the fourth instalment of Embracing Innovation: a selection of visionary work by visionary creatives. Craft practitioners and designer makers are continually embracing digital technologies, research and design thinking, with innovation and advances in these areas changing the way they, and others, imaginatively engage, design and create. Embracing Innovation showcases makers who are exploring these new areas of practice. Read catalogue essay by Professor Angelina Russo.
Metamorphosi – Kristel Britcher
Kristel Britcher pays homage to the utilitarian history of glass blowing, exploring traditional Italian techniques of murrine and cane and the limitless sculptural potential of these pattern-making materials. Using the growth of mineral and crystal as a motif for the work, Metamorphosi represents both the evolution of glass as a material, and the technical and artistic processes involved. Read the essay by Adele Sliuzas.
Material and Structure – Phoebe Porter
Exhibiting in the Craft ACT Crucible Showcase, Phoebe Porter presents a series of works made from 2007–14 illustrating her ongoing preoccupation with material and structure in contemporary jewellery. Read the review by Jessica oliver.
In 2014 Craft ACT is launching DESIGN Canberra, a four day festival celebrating and promoting Canberra's vibrant and diverse design community. DESIGN Canberra will host a series of events engaging the Canberra community with craft and design, architecture and our designed city.
Did you know you can view exhibition essays and reviews online? Craft ACT has an excellent exhibition program of talented Australian craft practitioners and designers – head over to our Reviews and Essays page to read up about our past and present exhibitions.
Attention craft practitioners and designer makers! Craft ACT, in partnership with the Museum of Australian Democracy is calling for expressions of interest for an upcoming exhibition at Old Parliament House. Expressions of interest close August 15, 2014.
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