ADELPHI HOTEL AND E.G. ETAL
Aug
21
to Sep 2

ADELPHI HOTEL AND E.G. ETAL

Adelphi Hotel and Craft present e.g.etal and their artists in 'Talismans for Travel'.

Two Melbourne laneway institutions, e.g.etal and Adelphi Hotel, collaborate to present a contemporary jewellery installation in Adelphi’s foyer. 'Talismans for Travel' is an exhibition of wearable objects handmade by 17 e.g.etal artists, acting as symbols of protection, guidance and celebration for travelers.

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CUMULUS INC. AND VANESSA LUCAS
Aug
12
to Aug 30

CUMULUS INC. AND VANESSA LUCAS

Cumulus Inc. and Craft present Vanessa Lucas.

The Cumulus installation shows pouring vessels ranging from the smallest hand held translucent porcelain jug to a large pitcher that has been hand painted by artist Courtney King. The sense of functionality suggested by the pouring vessels is in keeping with the purpose of dining at Cumulus.

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FONDA AND STUDIO TWOCAN
Aug
9
to Aug 31

FONDA AND STUDIO TWOCAN

Fonda and Craft are happy to present cement ceramic making duo Studio Twocan. 

Concrete, Colour and Cuisine have come together for this years Craft Cubed. Studio Twocan have been deliciously paired with Fonda serving you over 400 kg of coloured concrete sculptural homewares. The space has been decorated with bespoke slabs of concrete and classic Studio Twocan designs like the floor light and cube vase series.

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DOCKLANDS LIBRARY AND LOUISE MEUWISSEN
Aug
8
to Aug 31

DOCKLANDS LIBRARY AND LOUISE MEUWISSEN

Docklands Library and Craft present artist Louise Meuwissen’s intricate and bold textile installation Parasite.

Using experimental and traditional craft techniques of fabric manipulation, sewing, beading and embroidery, Meuwissen has intricately transformed discarded consumer objects to create a glittering, grotesque soft-sculpture.

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BOYD COMMUNITY HUB AND SHARON WEST
Aug
6
to Sep 6

BOYD COMMUNITY HUB AND SHARON WEST

Boyd Community Hub and Craft present artist Sharon West. 

In Chocolate Box, artist Sharon West has imagined an inverted Australian colonial landscape where the Aboriginal people have changed places with the British colonists. The Aboriginal people have now become the dominant culture reflecting the mannerisms and customs of the Enlightenment and attired in the fancy fashions of the Rococo and Georgian period. The British colonisers, in turn, have taken on the role of the colonised native inhabitants. West believes this concept strongly relates to the notion of ‘Changing Places’, as it asks the viewer to contemplate the idea ofa ’what-if ‘ and alternate Australian history. 

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HUB FURNITURE AND CARA JOHNSON
Aug
5
to Aug 23

HUB FURNITURE AND CARA JOHNSON

Hub Furniture and Craft present maker Cara Johnson.

Each of these works has spent time in the landscapes that they are derivative of, with the thought of returning materials to nature. Weather and time become visibly present, rust and rot creep in.
Showing these works in a window flooded with natural light will allow the colours of the pieces to shift throughout the day, as nature does.

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GUILD OF OBJECTS AND ABBEY RICH
Aug
3
to Aug 12

GUILD OF OBJECTS AND ABBEY RICH

Guild of Objects and Craft present artist and maker Abbey Rich. 

Abbey Rich's large-scale mural on the windows of Guild of Objects will look at ways of working, in particular, the way we work together. Our hands tell the stories. We use them every day to create works of art.

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LUPINO BAR AND BISTRO AND STEFANIE ROBINSON
Aug
2
to Aug 31

LUPINO BAR AND BISTRO AND STEFANIE ROBINSON

Lupino Bar and Bistro and Craft are pleased to present a new body of work from maker Stefanie Robinson.

Landed is the culmination of six years’ investigation into the forms and notions of nests. The artist's concurrent experience as a community artist working with communities recovering from natural disasters, dislocation, and migration has informed the concepts and meanings of the nests.

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PRINT CITY AND STEPHANIE HICKS
Aug
2
to Aug 31

PRINT CITY AND STEPHANIE HICKS

Print CIty and Craft present artist Stephanie Hicks.

Here, the window is considered simultaneously as a mirror, a barrier, and a portal. It reflects back the street outside, the quotidian and oft-overlooked features of the landscape.  It delineates exterior and interior worlds. It draws us in. Through its relationship to photography, collage offers an imaginative means of navigating these worlds by making sense, and nonsense, of the wealth of images we are presented with in our daily lives

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AESOP FLINDERS LANE AND ANNA VARENDORFF
Aug
1
to Aug 31

AESOP FLINDERS LANE AND ANNA VARENDORFF

Working with brass and silver solder, Anna Varendorff has made a collection of her Objects of Free Use to sit in the window of Aesop Flinders Lane. These sculptures are formed from a language of shapes Varendorff has been developing for a decade, that balance, intertwine and support each other. 

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TESSUTI AND ANASTASIA PETIDIS, ELAINE RUTGERS AND LUCIE SPRAGUE
Aug
1
to Aug 31

TESSUTI AND ANASTASIA PETIDIS, ELAINE RUTGERS AND LUCIE SPRAGUE

Tessuti Fabrics and Craft are pleased to present an exciting development of work from emerging textile artists Anastasia Petidis, Elaine Rutgers and Lucie Sprague.

The collective are three Taureans completing their final year of Textile Design and Development at RMIT. Over the two (or more, in some cases) years, these three artists 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.

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READINGS AND SAI-WAI FOO
Aug
1
to Aug 31

READINGS AND SAI-WAI FOO

Readings State Library and Craft present Sai-Wai Foo's A Life Between The Pages.

Viewers will be transported into the world of well-loved literary classics via small scale sculptures using preloved copies of these manuscripts that have been gleaned from op-shops and flea markets. These tomes have transformed through pleating and manipulation of paper, the addition of the artisanal to create visual representations of these tales. 

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DOCKLANDS LIBRARY AND CHLOE SMITH
Aug
1
to Aug 29

DOCKLANDS LIBRARY AND CHLOE SMITH

Docklands Library and Craft present Chloe Smith of imakesoftfood.

imakesoftfood is a Melbourne based textiles artist who crafts obsessive food sculptures that explore ideas of belonging, identity and fears of gluten intolerance.

Half Juice, Half Water juxtaposes two culinary histories in a tongue-in-cheek attempt to understand what is expected of us when we are told to assimilate. 

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BOYD COMMUNITY HUB AND LINDY DE WIJN
Aug
1
to Aug 31

BOYD COMMUNITY HUB AND LINDY DE WIJN

Boyd Community Hub and Craft present Lindy De Wijn's collaborative project Leaves of Lace.

This site specific installation features lace gum leaves made by members of the Australian Lace Guild Victorian Branch and community members who have participated in workshops run by the Guild.  These leaves are symbolic of the individuals that make up our crafting community.  They are a contemporary reflection on each individual within this community. 

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SUPERNORMAL AND MARK CEDRO
Aug
1
to Aug 31

SUPERNORMAL AND MARK CEDRO

Supernormal and Craft present woodturned vessels by wood turner Mark Cedro.

Cedro has worked to present a collection of new pieces to be housed within much loved Melbourne haunt Supernormal, complimenting the beautifully considered, relaxed space. 

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DOCKLANDS LIBRARY AND AMANDA MAY LEE
Aug
1
to Aug 30

DOCKLANDS LIBRARY AND AMANDA MAY LEE

Docklands Library and Craft present maker Amanda May Lee in a thoughtful and inspiring display of paper artistry.

Designed to compliment the sense of history, heritage and identity of the Docklands, Amanda May’s installation at Library at the Dock takes the form of a supersized banksia branch.

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PADRE COFFEE AND ANNIE GOBEL
Aug
1
to Aug 31

PADRE COFFEE AND ANNIE GOBEL

Padre and Craft present artist and jeweller Annie Gobel.

The Padre Coffee Melbourne CBD’s window presents Annie Gobel’s series of pendants that responds to Padre’s signature blend called Hey Buddy. The pieces were coated with a mixture of enamel and the actual filtered coffee.

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ALPHA 60 AND ISABEL AVENDANO HAZBUN AND NATALIE JAMES
Aug
1
to Aug 31

ALPHA 60 AND ISABEL AVENDANO HAZBUN AND NATALIE JAMES

Alpha 60 and Craft join maker Isabel Avendano Hazbun and writer and director Natalie Erika James in showcasing an exciting exhibition intersecting between craft and film, housed in the iconic Alpha 60 Flinders Lane Chapter House concept store.

This exhibition is about showing a collaboration between craft and film, where the inclusion of a series of chairs contribute to the development of the film's plot, themes and tone.

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CREATIVE SPACES AND RMIT UNIVERSITY
Jul
28
to Sep 20

CREATIVE SPACES AND RMIT UNIVERSITY

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Assembly and Craft present RMIT Gold & Silversmithing & Ceramics in Around the Table.

A cup of tea, a jug, an object of nostalgia, gently resting on the table suggestive of a ritual or an activity associated with life. Around the Table brings together a selection of emerging artists that use Silversmithing and Ceramic processes to explore and investigate the role of the table in relation to their work. 

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LORD COCONUT AND SARAH PARKER
Jul
26
to Aug 22

LORD COCONUT AND SARAH PARKER

Lord Coconut and Craft present ceramic artist Sarah Parker in Beneath and Below.

A still life installation of randomly placed objects comprised of seed pods, coral fragments, fine bone, rocks and minerals, all cast from high fired porcelain. The underlying link between these objects from nature found beneath the sea, the shadow of trees, our flesh, and below the earth's surface reminds us that everything is linked.

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