CRAFT CUBED WINDOW WALK PROJECT
Returning to the Craft Cubed Festival this year is Craft’s Window Walk Project. Looking at the intersections between craft and community, Craft Victoria will collaborate with spaces around the City of Melbourne, partnering them with local artist/s to create unique site-specific installations. First held in 2015, spaces for this year include Alpha 60, Cumulus Inc., Supernormal, Docklands Library, Guild of Objects, Aesop Flinders Lane and more! The Window Walk Project will run from August 1st - 31st in various locations around the city of Melbourne.
Curator - Sarah Weston
Assistance - Curator Jacqui Burnes
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.
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.
Sticky Institute and Craft present Emma D and Tim U as they launch their collaborative zine Numbers.
Numbers is zine collaboration between two Sydney artists, made on a regular basis since late 2016.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kathleen Syme Library and Craft present Melbourne Polytechnic Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design Students.
The foyer of this magnificent library plays host to work by second-year Diploma of Jewellery and Object students from the part time evening group.
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.