“Many rituals and ceremonies are so commonplace we forget that they dominate our lives, from days of birth to days of matrimony to nights of death – Ceremony is everywhere.”
– Ashley Crawford
Ceremonial presents works that connect to traditional ceremonial practices and archetypal forms, alongside idiosyncratic personal rituals. The exhibition highlights the ritualistic qualities of craft practice – seeking meaning through material expression – and the place of ceremonial activity within a maker’s life. To showcase diverse materials that have personal or social significance within a ceremonial context, the exhibition unites taxidermy, textiles, jewellery, pottery, mixed media sculptural assemblages and more for contemplation. Catalogue essay by Ashley Crawford.
Artists on display include: Jane Badger, Catherine Bell, Vicki Couzens, Adam John Cullen, Julia deVille, Pia Interlandi, Linde Ivimey, Trent Jansen, Yvette King, Llawella Lewis, Jenny Loft, Valerie Restarick, Naup Waup, Ken Wraight
Exhibition documentation by Clare Rae
*Broached Commissions is a studio co-directed by Lou Weis, Board Member of Craft Victoria
Image Credit: Naup Waup, Mangnat Keeteep (Ceremonial Bag), 2016. Courtesy of the artist.