This exhibition presents a collaborative project between Baluk Arts and Craft Victoria. Celebrating storytelling through the vessel, 9 Aboriginal artists from Baluk created these works as part of a two-day workshop with Melbourne based ceramicist Ingrid Tufts.
Artists Amanda Meric, Beverley Meldrum, Debbie Clifford, Kirsty Bell, Gillian Garvie, Matthew Pringle-Delaney, Lisa Waup, Kaiit Waup and Tallara Gray developed each piece over the course of a week, drawing on connections to Country, family and identity.
Supported by Creative Victoria and Craft Aboriginal Projects.
It's back! And bigger than ever! Returning to this year's Craft Cubed festival, Craft presents our Craft and Design as a Career symposium! Featuring an incredible line-up of guest speakers including The Good Copy's Penny Modra and Radical Craftivist Rayna Fahey from Radical Cross Stitch, this year's #CDC invites you to share in the stories of leading artists and designers as they relate their successes and missteps, advice and unique perspectives on contemporary craft and design practice in Australia and beyond.
Looking at the ins and outs of creative industries, this 2-day conference held in the heart of Melbourne's CBD provides a diversity of informative, inspirational and thoughtful conversations around the state of play in contemporary craft and design. Book now and get in on the early-bird special with a 10% discount on tickets purchased before 09 July!
Craft and Design as a Career supports diversity and innovation in cultural practice through uniting craft and design communities and supporting creative excellence. Craft Cubed is Craft’s annual statewide craft festival which supports a core curated program with unique satellite events that brings together over 700 artists, makers and thinkers for a month of exhibitions, workshops & talks, open studios, craft online and special events.
When and Where is it?
Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 August 2017, 10am-5pm
361 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne
How much is it?
Craft Members: $135 for two days
Groups of 10+: $150 per group member for two days
Non Members: $250 for two days for non-members
Non Members Concession: $150 for two days
In Memory + Assembly, jeweller and object maker Bianca Mavrick returns to her earliest memories of childhood, exploring the personal and collective migrant experiences of her Greek-Italian family growing up in sub-tropical Queensland. Distilling memory and cultural ephemera into a series of hand crafted components in metal, paper, timber and resin – Mavrick uses this space to develop a distinct visual language for her experience. The graphic motifs drawn from her research and reflection on her family and community are combined and recombined, connecting both narrative and play in this new body of work. An accomplished jeweller and sculptor, Mavrick has exhibited both nationally and internationally and was awarded the Australasian Design Graduate of the Year (Jewellery) from the Design Institute of Australia in 2013.
Contemporary jeweller, Bianca Mavrick is known for working across diverse colour and material palettes. Her practice draws on the translation of memory into graphic motifs and the connection between individual expression and shared visual language. With a background in Industrial Design and a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art (Jewellery and Small Objects), Mavrick is known for pushing the boundaries of production, pitting artisanal processes against industrial fabrication and resolving the two through handmade techniques. Vivid colours are her calling card, expressed through tactile materials such as cold enamel, hand-turned and painted timber, sterling silver and precious stones.
Melbourne based jeweller Linda Hughes will present a solo exhibition of new work at Craft Victoria for Radiant Pavilion. This exhibition aims to both maintain her elevation of common materials and further her ongoing investigation into graphic signage, urban landscape and the symbolism of abstracted colour coding. These new works, intended to 'stop traffic' will act as wearable signs that reflect the complex theatre of public space.
This is the second biennial event facilitated by Craft Victoria in the pursuit of presenting and celebrating excellence in craft and design. The awards exhibition (consisting of around 100 finalists) takes place across three venues — Craft Victoria, Collins Place Gallery and Sofitel Melbourne on Collins — from 3 June–8 July. Providing a compelling snapshot of contemporary craft practice in Victoria, the Awards received applications from emerging, mid-career and established craftspeople.
Image credit: Winner of the Lynne Kosky Jewellery Award – Ice Past, Ice Cut, Ice Remnant by Kirsten Haydon
Join us to enjoy the best in handmade, ethical, original and Melbourne-made craft.
Intellectual property and contracts can be a delicate and tricky issue in the creative industries, and it is wise for craftspeople, designers and makers to be aware of the ways they can protect their work and ideas before a storm hits. Learn more about intellectual property specifically tailored to the craft community in this Victorian Law Week seminar!
$20 Craft Members and$40 Non Craft Members
This seminar will discuss key ways of protecting your intellectual property through advice from legal professionals and real life experience from Craft members.
Savannah Hardingham, Senior Associate, K&L Gates
Savannah is an intellectual property (IP) lawyer with experience in the protection, management, exploitation and enforcement of IP rights including trademarks, copyright and designs. She has a broad range of litigation experience which includes IP matters as well as disputes regarding the misuse of confidential information, defamation, passing off and misleading and deceptive conduct. Savannah has a special interest in assisting clients in design and creative industries, and her clients include fashion and footwear brand owners, designers and manufacturers.
Christine Danos, Senior Associate, K&L Gates
Christine is an intellectual property lawyer focusing on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights for clients including trademarks, copyright and designs. She has a broad range of litigation experience representing clients in intellectual property disputes, including in proceedings concerning trade mark, design and copyright infringement, as well as misuse of confidential information, parallel importation, anti-counterfeiting, passing off and trade practices issues. She is also experienced in prosecuting and defending trade mark opposition proceedings before IP Australia and the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand. Christine acts for a range of clients in the automotive, fashion, cosmetic, manufacturing, food and beverage and agricultural industries.
Elise Cakebread (Artist Speaker)
Elise Cakebread is a textile-based artist and designer working across both printed and constructed textiles. Her practice is driven by experimentation and exploration within traditional textile processes and techniques.
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2015 Fresh Winner and ceramicist Alison Frith returns to Craft with a new body of work, exploring her signature volcanic glazes. One of the final students to graduate from Holmesglen’s Diploma of Ceramics, Frith is already well known for her treatments of clay and surface. In Surfacing, her minimal and controlled wheel thrown forms are met with unconventional glazes which bubble and break over the surface of vessels. The chance interactions of clay, glaze and kiln bring unpredictability to her precision making in which Frith questions our relationships to object and the subversion of utilitarian function. This relationship between control and unpredictability is something which Frith sites as an essential part of her practice.
Curated by Sarah Weston
Join us for afternoon tea as Crafting Civic Pride artist Anna Davern discusses her Melbourne based practice which encompasses the visual arts, jewellery,fashion and education.
Since studying at RMIT, Anna has held three solo exhibitions at Craft Victoria and has been represented in numerous Australian and international group exhibitions including a recent survey of Australian art at the Museum Of Contemporary Art, Taipei.
Cost: Free All Welcome
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Open to all artists. Craft Victoria professional presenters explain how to use the social media platforms of Instagram, Facebook and networking techniques to extend your market reach.
This seminar also covers how to create an artist profile, with tips on writing a strong artist biography, and the use of images to present your art practice.
Cost $ 25
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Horsham Regional Art Gallery
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Providing key insights into the ‘craft & design market’ paradigm, Craft Victoria professional presenters will guide you through a range of practical preparation tips, creating strong product branding, negotiating cross-platform selling, savvy market preparation and logistics, and developing a memorable market presence through visual merchandising.
Cost: $ 25
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Sun Room is a solo exhibition in which artist Tessy King displays a selection of artwork that considers the meaning and value attached to the ceramic vessel.
Slice of Life is a group exhibition curated by Sophia Cai that examines a contemporary approach to everyday objects and still lifes through craft-based practices.
Learn the basics of setting up and running your own webstore!
Exploring tensions between the functional and aesthetic, Botanica presents a collaboration of form and flora in the work of contemporary craftspeople and floral studio Cecilia Fox. A group exhibition featuring the work of ACV Studio, Alterfact, Sharon Alpren, Steven Clark as well as the release of the Glenda Nicholls, Donna Blackall and Andrei Davidoff ceramic and woven vessels, sculptural forms cut into stone and welded metal, 3D printed ceramic vessels and volcanic glazes will grace Craft's 24/7 window space for three weeks this April/May.
Curated by Sarah Weston
Join Craft and artist dana harris to celebrate International Slow Art Day with memento.
Book in fast to gain a limited spot in our Craft Photography Workshop, offering advice and lessons from a team of professionals who understand how important photography is to your craft practice.
The sixth issue of Garland magazine focuses on Thailand, and launches with Thai treats at Craft
dana harris' work makes unanticipated but distinct connections between disparate stimuli and forms of information, creating highly refined, hand crafted works that are evidence of particular social, cultural and artistic links.
Join us for the first Craft Hatch Market of 2017 to enjoy the best in handmade, ethical, original and Melbourne-made craft.
A collaboration to end all collaborations – this exhibition pairs award-winning Gunditjmara and Torres Strait Islander artist Lisa Waup with cutting edge Australian-based label VERNER.
Best Practice is an overview designed for makers who are just beginning to sell their work or thinking about how to make their practice and budding business consumer friendly.
Craft celebrates the next wave of Victorian graduates in contemporary craft and design with Fresh!
A free workshop for creative people looking to promote their art.
Luminous Realms is a major solo exhibition by acclaimed Australian artist Kate Rohde that transforms the Craft space into a hallucinatory and immersive cabinet of curiosities.
We are thrilled to present to you a Window Space exhibition featuring a selection of pieces from this year’s Craft Catalogue