In association with the 2017 Australian National Conference of Bookbinders. The best work of international bookbinders paired with the best work of Australia’s established bookbinders and ‘rising stars’ to change perceptions about the craft of bookbinding and to demonstrate how traditional craft skills can be used to produce dynamic and vibrant contemporary works.
Inspired by the theme of the 2017 Ausglass conference, (r)evolve, a group of Australia's top glass makers offer their own reinterpretation of an object from the Corning Museum of Glass collection. History Repeated features work by Ruth Allen, Gabriella Bisetto, Jo Bone, Lisa Cahill, Scott Chaseling, Richard Clements, Mel Douglas, Ben Edols and Kathy Elliott, Judi Elliott, Mark Eliott, Jeremy Lepisto, Nikki Main, Jenni Martiniello, Peter Minson, Tom Moore, Peter Nilson, Kirstie Rea, Paddy Robinson, Tom Rowney, Luna Ryan, Harriet Schwarzrock, Belinda Toll and Nick Wirdnam. This exhibition is proudly supported the Corning Museum of Glass.
The Uniform Project is derived from research into images of women wearing uniforms, in particular, women artists wearing the uniform of the sensible smock. The artists Alison Alder, Dan Edwards and Megan Jackson have designed, sewn, printed, appliqued and woven three new uniforms.
A reflection of separate paths taken by Scott Mitchell and Nicholas Fuller.
A special pop-up exhibition by F!NK + Co honouring Robert Foster.
Grow Your Own explores the idea of 'the greenhouse'.
Craft ACT's highly anticipated annual Members' show.
A solo exhibition by highly acclaimed Judi Elliott. She uses her signature glass style to describe one's life journey.
Discover how artists are using cutting-edge technologies to change the way they engage, design and create.
Appreciate the transformation of abandoned items into useful, beautiful objects.
Explore current social issues and its impact on humanity.
Appeal to your inner child with ceramics.
Designer-makers rise to the challenge of presenting high end, functional and wearable objects created from waste materials.
The 2nd Tamworth Textiles Triennial showcases at Craft ACT.
Artists-in-Residence Ruth Hingston and Jodie Hatcher exhibit work inspired during their time in Namadgi National Park.
Hughes deconstructs strategies of Buddhist meditation on emptiness and explores the connectivity of the space between object and representation.
Myung’s solo exhibition of paper brings together Korean and western influences through her experiences living in both East Asian and Western cultures.
Craft ACT curates an annual exhibition series Emerging Contemporaries, shining a spotlight on our nation’s next wave of craft and design practitioners.
Inspired by the the revival the ‘handmade’ Portraits of a Tea Cosy brings together social history, craft, photography and sculpture using the humble tea cosy as a vessel to evoke nostalgic memories and deep familial love.
Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre curates an exhibition series Emerging Contemporaries, which showcases graduating students and emerging artists and practitioners across the craft and design spectrum that are making bold strides into the professional sphere.
This exhibition will presents new works by the artists, inspired by their residences at Gundgeby Ready-Cut Cottage in Namadgi National Park and at Nil Desperandum Homestead in Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and through their focussed research at The Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG).
Subversive Botanica explores one of the great wonders of Australia’s landscape – its flowers, and more specifically, those that are disappearing. The rate of extinction of flora in Australia is faster than in other countries.
The exhibition Janet DeBoos: A Survey examines the career of internationally renowned ceramicist Janet DeBoos from the late 1970s to 2015.
The fifth in the series, the exhibition showcases makers and designers who are exploring these new cutting-edge technologies and thinking in their practice.
Canberra artist Michelle Day Day aims to straddle the boundaries between the functionality and sculptural forms of lighting.
Incoming touring exhibition from National Gallery of Australia, curated by Dr Robert Bell, National Gallery of Australia.
Table Tools will present a new collection of tableware objects that are informed by Alison Jackson’s current research and prototyping relating to the fusion of traditional silver smithing techniques with industrial processes.
An annual exhibition featuring Craft ACT: Accredited Professional Members discover define develop deliver reveals the varied and creative inspiration behind the artwork.
Thought - Process is the first solo exhibition by Craft ACT Accredited Professional Member Tom Skeehan.
Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre's national artist award exhibition, Emerging Contemporaries, recognises outstanding early career craft practitioners and designers and celebrates technical and conceptual innovation
Moraig McKenna's wood fired porcelain vessels explores ideas of function, form, utility and space and how domestic utilitarian vessels relate to the human body.
A fibre exhibition, from the women of Aboriginal community of Gapuwiyak in eastern Arnhem Land.
Solo exhibition by new-to-Canberra artist Ashley Eriksmoen.
An exploration of the interplay between light, glass and water to echo a moment in nature by glass artist Christine Atkins.
Antonia Aitken investigates the social and environmental questions about how we engage with 'country' in a post-colonial framework and translate this to her print-based work.
White Heat: Contemporary Australian ceramic jewellery is a touring exhibition curated by Zara Collins and Helen Johnson, exploring the new wave of ceramic wearables in Australia
Phoebe Porter's exhibition, Material and Structure, presents a series of works spanning from 2007-2014.
Kristel Britcher explores the traditional Italian glass processes of murrine and cane and the sculptural potential of the pattern making material.
The exhibition showcases craft practitioners and desiner makers who are exploring digital technologies, research and design thinking with innovation.
Lesa Farrant’s work in clay explores her fascination with detritus in our natural environment.
The strong, vibrant and highly skilled community of Craft ACT Accredited Professional Membership is on show, held in conjunction with Floriade.
Canberra’s centenary celebrations may be last year’s news, but Craft ACT is continuing the celebration of our beloved bush capital.
Life in Your Hands: art from solastalgia has looked to the work of artists as a means to better recognise solastalgia.
Talking Water is a residency-based project in the ACT's National Heritage-listed Namadgi National Park, about forty kilometres south-west of Canberra.
This exhibition is one of a number of special events developed by Craft ACT to celebrate Canberra's centenary year.
Inspired by, evocative of, or interpreting contemporary Canberra homes as part of the Centre's Designing a Capital: Crafting a Nation program.
Like other technologies, the practices of craft and design evolve and currently some aspects are changing rapidly.
Innovative serving dishes made by Sydney-based, Peruvian-born Cesar Cueva in response to the work of chef and restaurateur Karl Firla, from the Sydney restaurant, Oscillate Wildly.
Solo exhibtion by Elizabeth Paterson concerned with perspective, and with questioning how and what we see or don't see around us.
Artist Joy McDonald collaborated with puppeteers Ruth Pieloor and James Scott, designers Imogen Keen and Hilary Talbot, with music composed by David Pereira and dramaturgy by Richard Bradsha.
Art quilts build on the traditions and skills of quilt making, but move beyond the domestic and the utilitarian to communicate ideas and express perceptions through the visual and material form.
Solo exhibition by local Cathy Franzi.
Michelle Kelly draws attention to the presence and beauty of a major part of our ecosystem, exploring the multiple intricacies of forms, colours and layered structures of fungi.
Melinda Willis' practice is concerned with architectural glass and its reflective qualities as a vehicle for the transience and impermanence of time and space.
This installation of contemporary textiles by Accredited Professional Member Barbara Rogers explores the diversity and language of the graphic stripe pattern.
Working with naturally occurring materials and finding awe and inspiration within the natural environment has resonated through Brook Morgan's practice.
Inspired by a love of word games, glass artist and independent curator Mel George invited 26 Australian glass artists to develop a work each based on one letter of the alphabet.
Artists investigate the realms of new technologies and researching how these advances interact with their own design practice.
Signature showcases the strong, vibrant and highly skilled community of practitioners that represent Craft ACT's Accredited Professional Membership.
Curated by Spanish architect, Juli Capella, this exhibition aims to surprise the public by presenting 21 talented artists of the new Spanish design.
An exhibition of resulting art work between international exchange project with the Tree Museum in Canada
Urban Forest, explores the street trees of Canberra and their impact in forming the city's urban character.
Margaret Brown has made connections between the ceramic object and broader fields of cultural experience.
The objective of this exhibition was to use the table setting as a location, starting point and metaphor for the testing of ideas that are important within and beyond the creative arts.
In 2011 Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre is celebrating its 40th birthday. Elements is a dynamic series of group exhibitions celebrating the Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre membership of leading craft practitioners and designer makers.
Machine in the Garden highlights Christine Cholewa's exploration into the progression of technology and its relationship with nature. Covert Jewels is an exhibition of contemporary jewellery that explores the decorative potential of small-scale digital manufacturing processes.
A Craft ACT curated exhibition showcasing craft artists and designer makers who are exploring new areas in research, technology and design.
Elements: clay is the third in a series of media-based exhibitions curated by Craft ACT to celebrate its 40th birthday.
Inspired by the vibrancy of trade fairs and art markets as forums for showcasing contemporary craft and design.
Canberra based Indigenous artists Lyndy Delian, Jenni Kemarre Martiniello, Belinda McDowell and Renee Smith were invited to explore their connection to the land through the medium of glass.
This exhibition, the second in Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre's 40th anniversary Elements series, brings together a selection of artists working in glass.
Through the two bodies of work in this exhibition, Lawrence mapped the web of connection between friends, and the unfulfilled longings that comprise our innermost desires.
Phase blends modernist photography with the craft of the loom. Gresham transforms a series of black and white photographs of architectural structures into finely reworked abstract geometric patterned tapestries.
Elements: wood a series of media-based exhibitions curated by Craft ACT to celebrate the organisation's 40th birthday.
Inspired by her Hill End artist-in-residence in Murray's Cottage in 2009, Ryder explores the dichotomous relationships that can occur between artistic couples in her solo exhibition Companion Planting.
In a city that explodes with creative talent, Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre selected a new crop of talented graduates for the Harvest series of emerging artist award exhibitions.
See furniture concepts by next gen industrial designers.