Exhibitions at Canberra Craft and Design Centre

Janet DeBoos, Family portraits (Memories of the domestic life series), 1994

Janet DeBoos: A Survey, Guest Curated by Peter Haynes
An exhibition celebrating the achievements of one of the most influential and iconic figures in the Australian craft movement. Janet DeBoos: A Survey reflects the wide reach of DeBoos' aesthetic, intellectual and technical influences from the 1960s to 2015. Her life's work as a ceramic artist and educator has been instrumental in placing Australian ceramics on the world map. This exhibition presents selected pieces from her 50 year career as a maker, in one gallery sho, for the first time.

Peter Haynes has over 35 years' experience in curating, academia, writing and arts administration and is an acclaimed curator and commentator on Australian ceramics'. His essay in the publication that will accompany the exhibition is the first major survey of her career. Read Peter's essay.

Janet DeBoos: A Survey is a major component of Stepping Up, The Australian Ceramics Triennale, being hosted in Canberra from 9-11 July 2015.

Showing in the Crucible Showcase ...a few of my favourite things
Objects can contain allegories to our histories and hearts. To coincide with Stepping Up, The 14th Australian Ceramic Triennale, Craft ACT has invited the ACT steering committee to share one special piece from their personal ceramics collection along with a story of the objects significance.

Exhibitions run until Saturday 11 July 2015

Stomping Ground

Stomping Ground features the work of nine Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre Accredited Professional Members working in ceramics to coincide with Stepping Up, opening in the ACT Legislative Assembly Gallery, 6 June 2015

The Craft ACT Shop is moving

The Craft ACT Shop is calling for Expressions of Interest from local and national craft and design practitioners to place product in our new shop AGENCY, which is expected to be launched mid-June 2015.

Market Place

Craft ACT is pleased to announce, the National Gallery of Australia has partnered with Stepping Up: The Australian Ceramics Triennale to host a one-day Market Place.

New Associate Membership tier

A new Associate Membership (AO) tier accommodating for the needs of professional craft practitioners and designer makers from emerging to established, who are interested in obtaining insurance for their everyday practice needs as well as event coverage.


Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre is supported by the ACT Government, the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy - an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments, and the Australia Council for the Arts - the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body.

Craft ACT funding bodies

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