Bianca Mavrick — Memory + Assembly
Aug
23
to Sep 23

Bianca Mavrick — Memory + Assembly

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.

Craft Pop Up Space, Collins Place, 45 Collins St. Melbourne CBD. (right next door to the Barber Shop)  

 

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Selling Yourself - Warragul
Oct
12
1:00pm 1:00pm

Selling Yourself - Warragul

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Bawbaw Arts Alliance and Craft Victoria present:
Selling Yourself – Skills for Creatives

An intimate seminar presented by Craft Victoria about how to approach your audience with meaningful narrative about yourself and your work.  Learn how to use the story of yourself to build your artist biography and add depth and value to your practice.  Gemma Jones and Anthea Abell will help you to communicate the originality of you work both in person and in the written form.  A tailored seminar for makers looking to build confidence, host events and sell their work.

Presenters
Gemma Jones, Craft Victoria
Anthea Abell, Full Tilt Nanna

Anthea Abell is the creative crochet queen behind Full Tilt Nanna. With a background in sales, Anthea is also a social media gun for hire and understands the needs and pressures of being a mama and a maker and a business woman.

Gemma Jones is the Public Programs Manager at Craft Victoria. She manages the Craft Cubed Festival and the Craft Hatch Market program. She is also a painter, print maker, mother and market aficionado with a feminist perspective on success. She believes in building confidence in creatives as part of reaching goals.

Free event
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Image: Anthea Abell

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Gippsland Art Makers Forum
Oct
12
6:00pm 6:00pm

Gippsland Art Makers Forum

Best Practice: Professional Foundations for Creatives

Join the Gippsland Art Gallery in partnership with Craft Victoria for a series of short talks
and a panel discussion from three experienced makers who have combined their creative
practices with small businesses.


These artists will talk about the motivations behind their creativity and how they run
their businesses. A representative from Craft Victoria, two makers and a gallery / retail outlet in region with an emphasis on contemporary craft and design, will also speak about the retail aspects of craft and making.

They will also give insight into Craft Victoria as an organisation and the ways in which it supports contemporary craftspeople.  With a focus on professional development, this program is also a social networking opportunity to learn and share with other artists and craftspeople.

Anthea Abell, Full Tilt Nanna
Cian Cottee, Gracie Keal
Jes John & Jill Hermans, The Foundry
Gemma Jones, Craft Victoria

PLACES STRICTLY LIMITED!
PRIOR BOOKING AND PAYMENT ESSENTIAL!
T 03 5142 3500 or E galleryenquiries@wellington.vic.gov.au

IMAGE: Jes John

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FUTURE ARTEFACTS
Oct
12
to Nov 18

FUTURE ARTEFACTS

Craft Victoria presents a major collaborative exhibition of works by acclaimed conceptual designers Alexi Freeman, Tessa Blazey and photographer Jane Burton.

Presenting Future Artefacts, the culmination of a seven-year collaboration between conceptual designers Alexi Freeman and Tessa Blazey, and an unveiling of new collaborations with photographer Jane Burton, sculptor Kate Rohde, and composer Byron Meyer.

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Copyright Essentials FREE Seminar
Sep
6
2:00pm 2:00pm

Copyright Essentials FREE Seminar

Intellectual property and contracts can be a delicate and tricky issue in the creative industries, and it is wise for artists, 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 art and craft community in this enlightening free presentation.

Featuring Barrister Georgia M Douglas and craft maker Elise Cakebread.

Textile artist, jeweller and Craft member, Elise Cakebread is driven by a love of the tactile, the colourful and the frivolous. She has also been caught up in copyright infringements of her work.  She’s here to talk frankly about her experience and her own perspective in how to balance fairness and energy expenditure in fighting the good fight while still staying focused on your work.

Image Credit - Elise Cakebread

 

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Linda Hughes Artist Talk
Sep
2
12:01pm12:01pm

Linda Hughes Artist Talk

Join us at the Collins Place Gallery Saturday 2 September to hear the artist Linda Hughes speak about her practice in the direct context of her current exhibition "Striped Inference".  This is a free event.

Linda Hughes’ jewellery explores the different ways in which we use and decipher the stripe in everyday streetscapes. In this exhibition we see a deeper investigation into the political and societal settings of the stripe in Western painting. Hidden meanings and cultural mores move between playful, fashionable and symbols of alienation.

RSVP here

A feature exhibition for Craft Cubed 2017 and Radiant Pavilion.

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Aug
26
2:30pm 2:30pm

CRAFT CUBED MARKET

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SPECIAL CRAFT CUBED HATCH MARKET

26 AUGUST 2017 FROM 10AM–4PM
361 LITTLE LONSDALE ST, MELBOURNE  AT THE OLD 1000£BEND SITE - ENTRY VIA SIDE LANEWAY, FOLLOW THE SIGNS

This special bumper edition features the best emerging makers from around Victoria as well as a festival special Open Studio with artists making work live in front of your eyes. Come and meet artists Jane Badger, Ilka WhiteLouise MeuwissenEmma Greenwood, and Beck Jobson and see their tricks of the trade. 

Enjoy excellent edibles and top notch beverages from the Coffee Cart of Pookie May, while being serenaded by our surprise on-site balladeer. 

See more of the works on offer HERE

Read interviews with emerging makers HERE

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Linda Hughes, Striped Inference
Aug
26
to Sep 16

Linda Hughes, Striped Inference

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.

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PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP FOR MAKERS
Aug
19
10:00am10:00am

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP FOR MAKERS

This day long photography workshop is a one on one session to get you image-ready for social media, the web, grants and exhibitions and is run by experts who understand the importance of photography in the handmade realm.

Learn:
- Core photography principles and composition rules
- Flat lay techniques
- iPhone tricks and hacks
- Foundation editing skills
- Plus a professional “headshot” to use to represent yourself as a maker
- And a delicious vegan lunch from Good Freakin Food

TUTORS

Kristen Halkett – Artist, Designer and Photographer
Natalie Jeffcott – Photographer and Vintage Stylist
- Sarah Weston – Retail Manager at Craft and Flat Lay Queen

Saturday 19th August 10am – 3.30pm

Places limited so get in quick. BOOK HERE.

Thumbnail image: Glassware by Katie Ann Houghton. Photo by Sarah Weston.

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Craft Cubed: Craft and Design as a Career
Aug
12
to Aug 13

Craft Cubed: Craft and Design as a Career

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 

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Craft x Baluk Arts
Jul
10
to Jul 30

Craft x Baluk Arts

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.

 

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Victorian Craft Awards
Jun
3
to Jul 8

Victorian Craft Awards

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 

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Copyright Your Craft Seminar 2017
May
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

Copyright Your Craft Seminar 2017

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.

Speakers include:

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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May
8
to Jun 2

SURFACING: ALI FRITH

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

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Meet the Artist:  Anna Davern
May
7
3:00pm 3:00pm

Meet the Artist: Anna Davern

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

Bookings:  5382 9575 hrag@hrcc.vic.gov.au

More info here. 

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MARKETING FOR CREATIVES –  SELLING YOURSELF
May
6
2:00pm 2:00pm

MARKETING FOR CREATIVES – SELLING YOURSELF

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

Bookings 5382 9575 hrag@hrcc.vic.gov.au

Horsham Regional Art Gallery

More info here. 

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Market Ready – A Craft Victoria Professional Development Seminar
May
6
10:00am10:00am

Market Ready – A Craft Victoria Professional Development Seminar

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

Bookings: 5382 9575 hrag@hrcc.vic.gov.au

More info here.

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Botanica
Apr
18
to May 7

Botanica

Image credit: Alterfact

Image credit: Alterfact

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

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dana harris: memento
Mar
18
to Apr 15

dana harris: memento

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. 

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