An online collaboration between jewellers, Oriel Glennen (Australia) and Jacqueline Morren (New Zealand) who both work with the 'Green stone', Jade. Exhibition under the Instagram handle of @unknownuserproject
Crafting the loop explores the way in which crafts-based social enterprises engage with waste, disused or unwanted materials to create something new, useful and meaningful. Through a process of recycling, reclaiming and renewing, craft becomes an advocate for social and environmental awareness and change.
Creating engaging craft experiences for tourists is an effective way for crafts-based social enterprises to increase awareness of their social mission. Bringing together the world of the producer and the curiosity of the consumer, craft becomes a tool which inspires conversation, engagement and social value.
The Junior Gallery is a month-long virtual exhibition showcasing the work of Melbourne’s youngest artisans. Gathering works from local children aged 2-11, this is a gallery like no other and celebrates the quirky imaginations of Children around the City.
We take a look at how the flexible, adaptable and supplemental nature of craft influences the space of craft practice. In this space, social enterprises are able to engage craft to nurture, heal and empower their artisans, creating environments that respond to diverse social needs.
Submit a drawing, scribble, grocery list or other line based image of your choosing, to be selected and transformed into an intricate paper cut artwork. Final collaborative artworks will be displayed on Instagram daily, before being mailed back to their creator at the months end.
In their ongoing collaboration Milo Gluth and Louise Meuwissen combine painstaking experimental animation and laborious textile art practice. 'Slash Panache: STITCH GLITCH' can be viewed online and at a series of pop-up locations during the festival. See www.slashpanache.com for interactive site locations and event times.