Fragments of Landscape by contemporary ceramicist Jill Symes is an exhibition of undulating clay slab sculptures inspired by the Australian terrain. These contemporary craft pieces create meaningful connections between handmade and the natural world.
Experimental animator Milo Gluth and textile artist Louise Meuwissen combine forces in ‘Slash Panache: GALLOP WALLOP’. Presented by Lord Coconut, this exhibition features abstracted hybrid creatures which grow to gallop, venturing the planes of an alternative universe. Closing celebration Monday 21 August, 5:30-7:30pm. All Welcome!
Bringing together the community of students involved at Blue Dog Glass studio, this month-long exhibition will showcase their creative talents as well as the diversity of glass art making available to anyone with an interest in creating art themselves. Be inspired to try it yourself!
Makers at 1000 Degrees Glass Studio will transform their workshop into an exhibition featuring multi-disciplinary approaches to craft. Working spaces within the studio will be explored via installations in glass, metal, video, leather, installation & photography. Open Fridays in August 4 - 7pm or by app.
Curated in partnehip Mr. Kitly, SAM’s '15th Showcase' features the work of Melbourne-based ceramicist Kirsten Perry. In this Showcase, Perry expands on her interest in chance, error, humour and anthropomorphism, creating work that is uncanny, iconic, and beautifully crafted.
Complete Me is Annie Gobel’s collaboration project with seven artists who complete Annie’s component works. It responds to Annie’s childhood experience in building friendship through craft making. This exhibition also invites the audience to participate in completing Annie’s component work and exhibit on site.
Over the past year, artists from diverse cultural backgrounds including Ethiopian, Ghanaian, Iranian, Colombian, West Papuan and Timorese, have come together on weekends to develop a series of sculptures. Through these artworks, personal and social narratives are explored, reflecting the various backgrounds of the artists.
e.g.etal gallery and Adelphi Hotel collaborate to present a contemporary jewellery exhibition celebrating the experience of travel and exploration. Seventeen e.g.etal artists have created wearable objects designed to act as symbols of protection, luck, guidance and inspiration for the traveller, on show at Adelphi Hotel.
Jane Frances Reilly and Prue Venables present collaborative works across the fields of metal and ceramics. Trained as potters and jewellers, they delight in interweaving their ideas, imaginations and personalities, each responding to the other, as new contemporary objects and jewellery pieces evolve.
Exhibition showcases recent work from the Knitting Circle. Pieces have been hand or machine knitted or chrocheted (traditional and freeform) from commercial and hand-spun wool. Show includes: garments, accessories and home decor. Some pieces will be for sale. Time 10.00am – 7.00pm.
A collection of work by four artists whose varying material and experiential practices express their ongoing engagements with the natural world.
Artists:- Sarah Hankinson / Peaches and Keen / Ramona Barry / Warped Threads / Philippa Taylor / Full Tilt Nanna / Madeleine Stamer / Say Hola / Kyashi Writes / Santiago Sunbird / Members of the ASRCOpening:- Saturday 26th August - 2 - 4 pm
Four emerging jewellers, unified by their interest in the intersection of artifice and the natural world, revive a forgotten laneway in the heart of Fitzroy. Artists include Karina Leddin, Amelia Marks, Kellie Barnes and Dunielle Mina. Meet the artists event Friday Sept 1, 3pm-5.30pm.
'Garden Gathered' is a watercolour exhibition by Sarah Hankinson exploring the elements of nature - plants, flowers and produce that we grow and gather. The event is an interactive soiree held at The Windsor Workshop with guests invited to try their hand at watercolour.
Working with discarded domestic items and DIY objects, unfinished craft projects, how-to books and unwanted craft supplies, Mae Finlayson and Holly Leonardson include ideas of Sloppy Craft with exploratory making processes that slip between the ideal disciplines of art and craft to generate new meanings.
Wide Open Road Art presents 'The Handmade House', a craft based exploration of housing and consumption. Artists crafting a house structure in the Melbourne CBD communicate digitally with artists in central Castlemaine who publicly print and install small corresponding 3D houses.
'In Common' seeks to reveal existing networks in Australia’s creative landscape, and to shape new connections between artists. Containing work made collaboratively by dynamic pairings, the show fosters cooperative practice and provides a space for artists to explore new directions in their work.
A group exhibition showcasing contemporary studies of flora across illustration, textiles and ceramics. Featuring Alca Jay, Ashley Ronning, Carolyn Hawkins, Edith Rewa, Esther Sandler, Holly Leonardson, Julie White, Lori Camarata, Megan McNeill, Min Pin, Paradise Structures, Stephanie Elicia and Tara Whalley.
"Winners" is an exhibition celebrating the glory of trophies. Aimee Pradel and Katie Jacobs create fabulous work and the trophy is their common subject. The elusive, sought after and desire for the trophy, this show will have stunning and hilarious work from these incredible artists.
An exhibition of rings by jeweller Krista McRae celebrating magical connections, chance meetings, and moments of synchronicity. Featuring diamonds and Australian sapphires, the design of each ring is an artist’s response to the uncommon shape and rare beauty of the stones.
Eleven fibre artists bring their online relationships into the physical world to explore the theme of origins; reflecting on the roots of their practice, the origins of the materials they choose to bind together or in some interpretations, their own place of birth.