Craft celebrates the next wave of Victorian graduates in contemporary craft and design with Fresh!. Presented annually since 1993, through Fresh! Craft continues to showcase the energy, skill and innovation of some of the best graduating students from craft, design and fine arts disciplines throughout the state.
Fresh! provides an important opportunity for graduates beginning their career as makers. We know from experience that Fresh! alumni can go onto great heights.
A team of professional craft practitioners, invited by Craft, attend graduate exhibitions of over 30 departments within Tertiary and TAFE institutions across Victoria. From these exhibitions the freshest works that explore contemporary craft are handpicked.
Craft is honoured to announce the finalists:
Katie Barter (RMIT), Matt Fairbridge (VCA), Hannah Gartside (VCA), Katherine Hubble (RMIT), Cara Johnson (RMIT), Tessy King (RMIT), Claire Lehman (Holmesglen TAFE), Michaela Pegum (RMIT), Rachael Siklic (RMIT), Bec Smith (RMIT), Siteng Wei (RMIT) and Lauralai Wilson (RMIT).
This year the Fresh! finalists are generously supported by awards from Sofitel, Pieces of Eight Gallery, Future Leaders and Frankie Magazine. In addition to the Craft Development Award, these awards highlight excellence and support further opportunities for emerging craft practitioners.
Find about more information about artists on the Fresh! page.
DATE: Saturday 18 February
LOCATION: Craft Victoria, 31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
18 February to 11 March 2017
Craft Victoria, 31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Hannah Gartside, New Terrain (The Fantasies), image by Rhett Wyman
Bec Smith, Spring 2016, image by Screaming Pixel
Rachael Siklic, RUSS Sideboard