Sarah Tracton x St Heliers Street Gallery, Abbotsford Convent
Aug
17
to Sep 4

Sarah Tracton x St Heliers Street Gallery, Abbotsford Convent

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Craft Victoria and gorman, The Strand are pleased to present Sarah Tracton.

A collaboration between iconic Australian fashion label Gorman and lighting designer & visual artist Sarah Tracton. On display is a series of porcelain translucent and luminous lights that are 100% hand constructed with high-grade translucent and luminous porcelain fitted with electrical components. 

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Min Capp x Lord Coconut
Aug
8
to Sep 4

Min Capp x Lord Coconut

Min Capp's installation intends to evoke a sense of balance and equilibrium. Plumb bobs are suspended from the ceiling at varying heights and find a point of balance just above small white structures sitting on a black surface below. These structures symbolise and reference architectural details and buildings, emphasising and evoking the notion of a symbiotic relationship between the plumb bobs and architectural forms.

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Jennifer Conroy Smith x Aesop
Aug
3
to Aug 31

Jennifer Conroy Smith x Aesop

Hand formed paper-thin porcelain is created, exploring folds, creases, and crevices, which once clustered together create larger sculptural forms and interior landscapes. 

By working the porcelain into paper-thin forms, Jennifer Conroy Smith explores the dichotomy of the porcelain's strength with its delicate aesthetic.  

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Cara Johnson x Búl
Aug
1
to Aug 19

Cara Johnson x Búl

The collection of Cara Johnson’s works installed, made from paper and paper pulp, rest somewhere in between the hard lines of human presence and the softening of going back to nature. The making process evolved through an ongoing lament on the source of paper. 

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Asobimasu Collective by Kate Brouwer x Tom Thumb
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Asobimasu Collective by Kate Brouwer x Tom Thumb

Kate Brouwer is the florist, ceramicist and creative hands behind Asobimasu Collective. Inspired by the traditional art of Ikebana, Kate creates shapes informed by her love of flowers and the harmony of nature. Using ceramics as a foundation for discovery Kate enjoys creating pieces that bend the boundaries of traditional vases and exploring their relationship with flowers and natural objects.

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Vicki Leigh (Next Romance Jewels) x Design A Space Retail Gallery
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Vicki Leigh (Next Romance Jewels) x Design A Space Retail Gallery

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You will see the history of Vicki’s tile designs in this latest ‘dreamcatcher’ sculptural piece. These represent the details, little intricacies of each day, the dreamcatcher is the bigger picture, the dream and wonder of where these details may be leading you, the mirrors are a reflection of the community that support and encourage your dreams. This is where you find your place as an artist.

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Nora Thamthanakorn x Alpha60 Flinders Lane
Aug
1
to Aug 27

Nora Thamthanakorn x Alpha60 Flinders Lane

Nora Thamthanakorn’s practice involves a reflection of erosion and decay, an exploration of perishable conditions and an expression that all existence is subject to continuous changes. In a world that demands immediacy, where materialism has always been apparent and self awareness is rare, the artist believes in the doctrine of impermanence.

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Ruby Aitchison, Annie Gobel, Elise Drinkwater and Briarna Longville x Kuwaii
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Ruby Aitchison, Annie Gobel, Elise Drinkwater and Briarna Longville x Kuwaii

Choreographed by Briarna Longville, performed with Elise Drinkwater, and adorned with jewellery made by Ruby Aitchison and Annie Gobel in response to the 2018 MPavilion, a site-specific performance piece was developed. The two dancers performed a consistent phrase of dance material interrupted and distorted by the adornment of the jewellery. The piece entitled In Response brings together objects and bodies, the movements of the dancers responding to the forms and movements of the jewellery, also including the audience as they too were adorned. 

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Klepner's and RMIT University, School of Art, Gold & Silversmithing presents: Rosie Gunzburg x Klepner’s Fine Antique Jewellery & Valuers
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Klepner's and RMIT University, School of Art, Gold & Silversmithing presents: Rosie Gunzburg x Klepner’s Fine Antique Jewellery & Valuers

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Craft Victoria, Klepner's Fine Antique Jewellery & Valuers and RMIT University, School of Arts, Gold & Silversmithing are pleased to present Rosie Gunzburg.

Gunzburg's work is a series of experiments examining how digital techniques can interrupt a traditional gold and silversmithing practice. This series of vessels titled ‘Reg Conglomerate’ investigates forces that create. The forms were designed digitally by animating fabric as it drapes, creases and folds. The pieces were then copper electroformed, examining the material agency of this process in determining new patterning and texture.

Rosie Gunzburg is the recipient of the Frank Klepner Memorial Award for 2017. 

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RMIT Textile Design and Development present Yulu Mu & Samantha Seary x Tessuti Fabrics
Aug
1
to Aug 31

RMIT Textile Design and Development present Yulu Mu & Samantha Seary x Tessuti Fabrics

Over their two years with RMIT Textile Design and Development, Samantha Seary and Yulu Mu have been thrown into a pressure cooker environment, undertaking rigorous technical training in weaving, knitting, printing, dyeing, drawing, stitching, embroidery, and various other forms of textile media. The recent freedom to explore their interests and further develop within the discipline has revealed a tendency towards transparent and unconventional materials and a dreamlike exploration of colour.

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Philippa Taylor x No Order Market
Aug
1
to Aug 18

Philippa Taylor x No Order Market

My vision for this collection of organic, spouting and circular vessels was to imbue the flower.

Philippa Taylor presents her collection of organic, spouting and circular vessels was to imbue the flower. Each vessel serves to hold, nurture and showcase a single bloom or several flowers, with a flourish of colour, form, line and texture in a magical display.
The beauty of each flower, given space to bloom.

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Dana Falcini x e.g.etal
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Dana Falcini x e.g.etal

Dana Falcini's installations explore the in-between, the gap between the natural and urban world, reality and imagination, to interpret and discuss the world around her.

Falcini's Hybrid series investigates the complex relationship between the natural and mans need to control, replicate and improve on it. Each piece poses as a comment on contemporary society in particular referencing science, genetics, evolution and environment.

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Katherine Marmaras x Print City
Jul
31
to Sep 2

Katherine Marmaras x Print City

Through the collage of repurposed wallpaper remnants and etchings, Katherine Marmaras has juxtaposed motifs and patterns in order to explore how decoration and interiors that may evoke childhood memories, transporting us to a place in our past which may have been ‘home’. Familiar motifs, colours, patterns and textures from the artist’s childhood come together to form fragmented memories of ‘home’ whilst exploring the notion that art may be purely decorative.

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Jill Symes x Craft Victoria
Jul
31
to Sep 1

Jill Symes x Craft Victoria

Craft Victoria is pleased to present Jill Symes in Memories of Landscape, presented in the Craft Vitrine Gallery.

"Inspired by years of travel in outback, desert and bush coast, I continue to explore forms inspired by ancient Australian landscapes to express my strong feelings of connection to the natural world.
Works from old to new are presented in the Vitrine Gallery as punctuation moments from memories of landscape connections over time."

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Alison Frith & Tim Slattery x Alpha60 Chapter House
Jul
31
to Aug 31

Alison Frith & Tim Slattery x Alpha60 Chapter House

Alison Frith and Tim Slattery unite their individual practices through an immersive installation of sight, sound and touch. Surface Sound is an ethereal experience of tape saturated synthesisers and tactile ceramic forms. Viewers are invited to touch the surfaces of Frith’s crater vessels, while listening to the panning loops of Slattery’s soundscapes.

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Tegan Iversen x Readings State Library
Jul
28
to Aug 27

Tegan Iversen x Readings State Library

Tegan Iversen has made a series of "tickets" from acrylic painting pieces of wood, each resembling actual tickets from various events she attended – gigs, movies, art exhibitions, etc. These works will be displayed in the glass cabinets outside of the Readings at State Library and will invite viewers to look up close and examine these small handmade artefacts that somehow depict the artist's life through places she's been and things that she's seen.

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RMIT University, School of Art, Gold & Silversmithing x Library at the Dock
Jul
20
to Aug 10

RMIT University, School of Art, Gold & Silversmithing x Library at the Dock

This exhibition presents a thread from artists developing methodologies of working in a Gold & Silversmithing context. Each individual methodology approaches the body through its response to the body or its relationship with the body through wearing or making.

The works presented open new diverse perspectives on object making that question value, subject, materiality and form.

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