Exhibitions at Canberra Craft and Design Centre

Satoshi Fujinuma, Forget Me Not, 2015, red gum, paint, lacquer

Bogs and Fens: artist-in-residence
In 2014, Craft ACT in partnership with ACT Parks and Conservation Service and the Australian National Botanic Gardens hosted three artists; Satoshi Fujinuma (Japan), Annee Miron (Melbourne) and Sally Blake (Canberra) as artists-in-residence. They responded to the theme of Bogs and Fens and were inspired by their residences at Gudgenby Ready-Cut Cottage in Namadgi National Park and at Nil Desperandum Homestead in Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and through their focussed research period at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. This exhibition showcases new works in response to the residency and research period. Read the essay by Dr Patsy Hely

Coinciding with the Bogs and Fens: artist-in-residence exhibition, will be a sister display of insightful developmental pieces from the research processes untaken, at the Australian National Botanic Gardens exhibition space from Thursday 24 April through until Sunday 24 May 2014.

Subversive Botanica – Julie Bartholomew
An exhibition that explores one of the great wonders of Australia's landscape, its flowers, and more specifically, those species that are disappearing.Bartholomew is a master in her chosen medium of ceramics. With her highly developed hand skills, she has immaculately created delicate porcelain pieces including swords reminiscent of orchids, and an installation of 120 petri dishes containing endangered species of flora.

Pioneer Landscapes – Kate Ward
Pioneer Landscapes is a selection of new work created in response to Ward's residency at the historic town of Hill End in 2013.

Exhibitions open Thursday 9 April, 6pm and run until Saturday 16 May 2015

EOI's for 2015 Arist-in-Residence

Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre is seeking expressions of interest for our 2015 Artist-in-Residence program. In 2015 Craft ACT is offering an international and local artist a 2-4 week residency. Applications Close 22 May 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 at Ori, which is expected to be launched mid-2015.

pod EOI's

Craft ACT's highly successful and popular pod initiative has relocated to The Hamlet and is seeking expressions of interest from local craft and design practitioners.


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