F!NK

F!NK
A special pop-up exhibition by F!NK + Co honouring Robert Foster.  

Reminiscences and Reflections

Reminiscences and Reflections
Myung’s solo exhibition of paper brings together Korean and western influences through her experiences living in both East Asian and Western cultures. 

Portraits of a Tea Cosy

Portraits of a Tea Cosy
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.

Emerging Contemporaries – 2015

Emerging Contemporaries – 2015
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.

Bogs and Fens: Artists-in-residence

Bogs and Fens: Artists-in-residence
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

Subversive Botanica
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.

Janet DeBoos: A Survey

Janet DeBoos: A Survey
The exhibition Janet DeBoos: A Survey examines the career of internationally renowned ceramicist Janet DeBoos from the late 1970s to 2015.

Embracing Innovation Volume 5

Embracing Innovation Volume 5
The fifth in the series, the exhibition showcases makers and designers who are exploring these new cutting-edge technologies and thinking in their practice.

Daylights

Daylights
Canberra artist Michelle Day Day aims to straddle the boundaries between the functionality and sculptural forms of lighting.

Table Tools

Table Tools
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.

Emerging Contemporaries – 2014

Emerging Contemporaries – 2014
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  

Resonant Objects

Resonant Objects
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.

Nature's Rhythm

Nature's Rhythm
An exploration of the interplay between light, glass and water to echo a moment in nature by glass artist Christine Atkins.

Prospect

Prospect
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.

Metamorphosi

Metamorphosi
Kristel Britcher explores the traditional Italian glass processes of murrine and cane and the sculptural potential of the pattern making material.

Scantlings

Scantlings
Lesa Farrant’s work in clay explores her fascination with detritus in our natural environment.

Awaken

Awaken
The strong, vibrant and highly skilled community of Craft ACT Accredited Professional Membership is on show, held in conjunction with Floriade.

Creative License

Creative License
Canberra’s centenary celebrations may be last year’s news, but Craft ACT is continuing the celebration of our beloved bush capital.

The Side Project

The Side Project
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.

Hidden Treasures

Hidden Treasures
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.

Space Dissolving

Space Dissolving
Melinda Willis' practice is concerned with architectural glass and its reflective qualities as a vehicle for the transience and impermanence of time and space.

Parallels

Parallels
This installation of contemporary textiles by Accredited Professional Member Barbara Rogers explores the diversity and language of the graphic stripe pattern.

The Experience of Beauty

The Experience of Beauty
Working with naturally occurring materials and finding awe and inspiration within the natural environment has resonated through Brook Morgan's practice.

Alphabet! Curated by Mel George

Alphabet! Curated by Mel George
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.  

afterLandscape

afterLandscape
An exhibition of resulting art work between international exchange project with the Tree Museum in Canada

Urban Forest

Urban Forest
Urban Forest, explores the street trees of Canberra and their impact in forming the city's urban character.

Notations

Notations
Margaret Brown has made connections between the ceramic object and broader fields of cultural experience.

Elements: Metal

Elements: Metal
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 and Covert Jewels

Machine in the Garden and  Covert Jewels
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.

Embracing Innovation

Embracing Innovation
A Craft ACT curated exhibition showcasing craft artists and designer makers who are exploring new areas in research, technology and design.

Elements: Clay

Elements: Clay
Elements: clay is the third in a series of media-based exhibitions curated by Craft ACT to celebrate its 40th birthday.

Uncontained

Uncontained
Inspired by the vibrancy of trade fairs and art markets as forums for showcasing contemporary craft and design.

Earthweave curated by Tracy Sarsfield

Earthweave curated by Tracy Sarsfield
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.

Elements: Glass

Elements: 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.

Garlands of String

Garlands of String
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

Phase
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

Elements: Wood
Elements: wood a series of media-based exhibitions curated by Craft ACT to celebrate the organisation's 40th birthday.

Companion Planting

Companion Planting
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.

Harvest

Harvest
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.