Mar
8
to Apr 16

Kyoto Art Center Residency Exchange

Gerwyn Davies,  Kyoto II,  2018, archival inkjet print. Photo: Gerwyn Davies

Gerwyn Davies, Kyoto II, 2018, archival inkjet print. Photo: Gerwyn Davies

The Australia Council for the Arts has partnered with Kyoto Art Center to offer Australian visual artists the chance to be part of a residency exchange program (September - October 2019).

The selected Australian artist will have access to a studio inside Kyoto Art Center, and separate accommodation at a private apartment, located 10 minutes walk from the Center. The Australia Council will award the selected artist a $7,500 grant as living and travel allowance.

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But First We Eat @ Long Division Gallery
Mar
15
to Apr 4

But First We Eat @ Long Division Gallery

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2019 MELBOURNE DESIGN WEEK – MARCH 14 - APRIL 4

THEME – DESIGN EXPERIMENTS: HOW CAN DESIGN SHAPE THE FUTURE?

In this age of digital hyper-connectivity and increasing social isolation, instead of looking toward future design and technology, our focus is the historic importance of feasting and communal eating for social connectivity.

Referencing the long, intimate history between ceramic design and food; staged ceremonial dinners of locally sourced produce will showcase the ancient technique of baking food encased in clay alongside the contemporary work of six local ceramic designers and one furniture maker.

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Both Sides Mind @ Sofitel
Mar
19
to Apr 30

Both Sides Mind @ Sofitel

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Photo by Nigel Vogler @is.nigel.ok

Photo by Nigel Vogler @is.nigel.ok

In this recent body of work Melbourne based graduate designer Nigel Vogler has been inspired by a series of psychiatric evaluation journals from the 1950s, studying a number of individuals‘ cognitive behaviour.  What he finds so inspiring and relatable is the way these individuals could take the discomfort of their mental circumstances, and turn their rationale into the creative thought process, having an outlet to work through the mind’s obstacles.

 With Vogler's background in tailoring and design, ‘Both Sides Mind’ is a still display of select garments from his recent graduate collection, and new pieces created for this space. Vogler explores his own experiences with this topic and the outcome is exaggerated proportion, silhouette and hand worked embellishment.

 Here at Sofitel Melbourne On Collins, Vogler will also showcase blind contour illustrations. Being in a quiet dark space, the concept behind this style of drawing is that one is able to completely clear the mind, and not seeing the page eliminates having to concentrate on any exact detail.

 Nigel Vogler was the recipient of Craft Victoria’s Fresh! Sofitel Emerging Craft Practitioner’s Award (2018).

Opening Event: Tuesday, 9 April 6 - 8pm

 

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Application Open - The Ian Potter Cultural Trust emerging artist grants
Mar
25
to May 21

Application Open - The Ian Potter Cultural Trust emerging artist grants

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The Ian Potter Cultural Trust grant supports opportunities for emerging or early-career artists to travel overseas and undertake structured professional development, gain experience, develop networks and learn skills from the world's best. The Cultural Trust is committed to supporting individuals who demonstrate exceptional talent, initiative and passion for their work.

Are you an emerging designer or crafts practitioner with plans to further develop your practice overseas?  The Ian Potter Cultural Trust is calling for emerging designers and crafts people to apply for their emerging artist grants program, with grants of up to $10,000 available to pursue international professional development opportunities. Applications close 5pm Tuesday 21 May 2019, for projects and travel after 20 September 2019.

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Signal Open Artspace
Mar
30
to Apr 13

Signal Open Artspace

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Drop-in to Signal on Saturdays and do your thing!

Artist: You!

Drop-in to Signal on Saturdays and get creative on your own terms.

Bring a project you’ve been working on or start something new. It’s up to you!

Mix your own tunes at our sound station set-up. Create posters and fliers in Photoshop and print a limited edition for free. Practice your illustration skills using our light boxes or make badges for your friends.

Each week there’ll be a special featured material to play with:

  • Saturday 30 March – Scrap softies
    Using scrap felt and colourful fabric, practice your hand sewing technique to create stuffed softies. Hang your cute characters from your keys, phone, or bag.

  • Saturday 6 April – Clay Animation
    Use our iPads or your own smart phone with a free stop motion app to direct short clay animation films. We’ll have lots of colourful plasticine to create characters. 

  • Saturday 13 April – Junk Jewellery
    One person’s trash is another person’s sculpture. We’ve saved all sorts of interesting bits and pieces from a life in landfill. Drop in and use something old to create some new bling!

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Kate Derum Award + Irene Davies Emerging Artist Award - Application open
Apr
1
to May 31

Kate Derum Award + Irene Davies Emerging Artist Award - Application open

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Winner of the 2017 Kate Derum Award for Small Tapestries ‘Soft Alchemy (Lily)’, 2017, Ema Shin

Winner of the 2017 Kate Derum Award for Small Tapestries ‘Soft Alchemy (Lily)’, 2017, Ema Shin

Held every two years by the Australian Tapestry Workshop, (ATW) these unique awards celebrate creativity and excellence in contemporary tapestry, and are the most prestigious small tapestry awards in Australasia.

The Kate Derum Award for Small Tapestries honours Kate Derum and her significant contribution to tapestry as a weaver, teacher, mentor and former Deputy Director/Studio Manager of the ATW. Generously supported by Susan Morgan, the award is open to all professional Australian and International tapestry artists.

The Irene Davies Emerging Artist Award for Small Tapestries was established to support early-career weavers in the first five years of their tapestry practice. Alayne and Alan Davies generously support the award, in memory of their mother Irene Davies, a tapestry enthusiast and avid supporter of the ATW.

KATE DERUM AWARD FOR SMALL TAPESTRIES: $5,000 AUD

A non-acquisitive award for established artists.

IRENE DAVIES EMERGING ARTIST AWARD FOR SMALL TAPESTRIES: $1,000 AUD

A non-acquisitive award for artists in the first five years of their tapestry practice.

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Piecing Together... Exhibition @ Town Hall Gallery
Apr
9
to May 5

Piecing Together... Exhibition @ Town Hall Gallery

Katherine Marmaras,  Piecing together...4 , (2018), re purposed wallpaper remnants, re purposed beaded trim, threads, paper clay, collage, etching and re purposed foam, 50.5 x 42.5 cm (dimensions variable)

Katherine Marmaras, Piecing together...4, (2018), re purposed wallpaper remnants, re purposed beaded trim, threads, paper clay, collage, etching and re purposed foam, 50.5 x 42.5 cm (dimensions variable)

Piecing Together… explores decoration as art and art as decoration by abstracting visual motifs, colours, patterns and textures found in interiors and textiles.

Exhibition opening 13 April, 2pm

Opening Hours:

TUE - FRI 10am - 5pm
SAT - SUN 11am - 4pm
closed MON & Public Holidays

Entry: Free

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Cheongju International Craft Competition 2019 - Applications open
May
1
to May 31

Cheongju International Craft Competition 2019 - Applications open

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calling craft artists from all corners of the globe, cheongju international craft competition 2019 aims to source, showcase and support outstanding work in the field. the event is part of the internationally inspiring cheongju craft biennale where, as well as receiving a share of the KRW 140,000,000 (approx 125,000 USD) prize money, winners will feature in a special exhibition at the 2021 event. free online submissions are open between may 1-31, 2019, with more information on how to apply available here.

cheongju international craft competition 2019 is split into two areas: the craft competition and the craft city lab competition. the former seeks to recognize and highlight craftswork that explores the future of craft through a cross-section of disciplines, genres and materials. artistry will be welcomed in metal, ceramic, wood, lacquer, textile, glass and any other creative or original materials, as long as it was made in 2017, 2018 or 2019 to qualify. as well as exhibiting at the 2021 cheongju craft biennale, the 11 winners will receive an equal share of KRW 10,000,000 and be able to participate in a korean residency program with expenses covered.

 The second competition, craft city lab competition, aims to discover ideas that could potentially aid the growth of cheongju as the international craft city. it hopes to do so by recognizing and fostering art, culture and crafts projects that focuses on the relationship between the place and artisanal field. the projects or papers must be documented and published prior to the opening on the 2019 cheongju craft biennale to qualify. the five winners will receive a share of KRW 30,000,000 and be able to participate in a korean residency program with expenses covered.

 With no application fees, entrants may apply between may 1-31, 2019, here. there are no limitations on the theme or genre of the work, and people may enter as individuals or teams with no restrictions on age or nationality. applications will be judged in two stages: first through the evaluation of online submissions, and then by the judging of the actual work. winners for the craft competition will be announced in september 2019 whereas winners of the craft city lab competition will be announced in june. the official awards ceremony will take place on september 25 at the opening of the cheongju craft biennale 2019, which runs until november 3.

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Make a Silver Spoon with Master Silversmith Wayne Guest
May
19
to May 26

Make a Silver Spoon with Master Silversmith Wayne Guest

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Make a solid sterling silver spoon with master silver smith, Wayne Guest at Studio in the Woods.

Wayne Guest’s experience as an educator and master silversmith working with silver and non-precious metals spans well over 30 years. He has exhibited widely, internationally and Australia in over forty exhibitions and has taught silver smithing for more than twenty years at Monash and RMIT Universities. His professional practice attracts commissions ranging from specialised private and church commissions to corporate boardroom centre-pieces. Wayne’s significant contribution to Australian craft is reflected in the representation of his work in numerous public collections most notably the Australian National Gallery, Canberra. The Rusden Foundation Award and a grant from the Australia Council for the Arts are endorsement to Wayne’s status within the contemporary Australian silver smithing domain. Wayne is particularly well known for his large scale, beautiful and technically accomplished hollow ware and like his current work combines silver with stainless steel and copper to create stunning, functional tableware.

In this 2 day workshop Wayne Guest will demonstrate traditional forging, sinking and surface finishing techniques and show you how to work a solid sterling silver bar into a beautifully refined silver spoon.

Tickets: $400

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Weave Down South @ CERES Brunswick
Mar
8
to Mar 10

Weave Down South @ CERES Brunswick

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We invite you to take this opportunity to learn about this traditional craft from some of Australia’s top weavers.
A group of Yolngu women from Mapuru, Arnhem land, are coming to Melbourne and will be running a workshop to share this beautiful art form.
Join us for two days (with an introductory evening prior), sitting in a weaving circle with a small group of people, in a natural outdoor setting. Be guided by expert tutors from Mapuru to weave baskets using pandanas dyed with natural colours from plants.

The Yolngu way of learning is by observing, watching and then doing. We welcome you to come prepared with an open mind to learn these weaving techniques in the way that they are passed down through the Yolngu people based on their cultural practices and methods of teaching. Please note that English is a third, fourth or fifth language for some of the weavers.

When:
Friday 8th March 5.00 – 7.30 pm. Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th March 10.00 – 4.30 pm
(Friday evening – meet your teachers, weaving introduction and Welcome to Country followed by 2 full days of weaving)
Where:
CERES Brunswick
Fee:
$550

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Small Contemporary Sculpture Award @Deakin University
Mar
8
to Mar 22

Small Contemporary Sculpture Award @Deakin University

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Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this annual acquisitive award and exhibition is organised by the Art Collection and Galleries Unit at Deakin University.

One outstanding work will be awarded $10,000 and become part of the Deakin University Art Collection. The winner will be announced at the opening of a six week exhibition of finalists’ works. 

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Micología (VAMFF 2019 Arts Program) @ The Substation
Mar
6
6:30 PM18:30

Micología (VAMFF 2019 Arts Program) @ The Substation

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A MULTISENSORY AND IMMERSIVE RUNWAY EXPERIENCE SHOWCASING COSMIC SUSTAINABLE FASHION LABEL REMUSE.

Naarm (Melbourne) based label REMUSE launches collection ‘Micología II’ in a multisensory, immersive runway experience as part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival Arts Program.

Entry: $20 + BF

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Call of the Hoard @ 33 Tinning St Studio
Mar
1
to Mar 9

Call of the Hoard @ 33 Tinning St Studio

Image: Louise Meuwissen,  Ecology of Time

Image: Louise Meuwissen, Ecology of Time

Call of the Hoard is a collaborative exhibition by Narrm Melbourne based artists John Gosper, Louise Meuwissen, Eileen Braybrook and John Brooks. Using their shared tendency to hoard materials as a starting point, the desire to collect, and the associated selection criteria are questioned and examined through a series of textile based installations.

Each participant’s hoard will come together, no longer collecting dust in the studio waiting for the elusive right time (an undetermined event that may or may not come) to be used. Through the making process and sharing of hoards, the drive to collect might be revealed. The allure of things comes in many forms: emotional holding, instant gratification, enjoyment of sensual or tactile materials, or an intuitive frugal feeling that a thing might give birth to an idea.

Transforming the collective hoard of consumer waste and brand new materials through laborious making processes, Call of the Hoard aims to question and disrupt accepted notions of value.

Does this value come through labour?

Is it inherent in the object?

Or is it located in the perception of the hoarder?

Unveiling hoards in the harsh light of day may strip them of their power, or give us new ways of understanding each other through intangible relationships with materials.

Instagram: @louisemeuwissen @eileen_braybrook @nhoj_repsog@L00ming

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Makers & Shakers Conference
Feb
22
9:00 AM09:00

Makers & Shakers Conference

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The Makers & Shakers Conference, is a one-day business event for makers, artists, designers, crafters and small-scale manufacturers, that will explore issues such as: how creatives can achieve a better work-life balance, the secrets to winning at social media, how to create authenticity, what to do if your original work is ripped off, and how ‘super-makers’ have built and scaled successful and sustainable creative businesses.  

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Application Open - Art Red Hill
Feb
18
to Mar 24

Application Open - Art Red Hill

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Art Red Hill is an amazing event now in its 39th year, held in Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsula.  The show is a great platform for artists and draws attention from all around Australia.  

Submissions are currently open and anyone in the Craft Community is invited to apply. 

Specific categories include:

  • Ceramics

  • Glass

  • Jewellery 

  • Sculpture (free standing and hanging)

Applications close 24 March 2019

Exhibition dates: 3 -5 May

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Application Open - Front/ Centre by DENFAIR - Emerging Makers
Feb
13
to Feb 28

Application Open - Front/ Centre by DENFAIR - Emerging Makers

Nancy Ji, Winner of Front / Centre 2018, showcased with Craft Victoria

Nancy Ji, Winner of Front / Centre 2018, showcased with Craft Victoria

Your chance to exhibit at DENFAIR 2019 (20-22 June 2019)

To support and promote new Australian design, DENFAIR is putting emerging designers at the forefront with Front / Centre, a gesture of our support and promotion for new design. This initiatives invites representing entities across Australia to present the best and latest of crafted design from their region.

Exhibiting at DENFAIR will give exhibitors the opportunity to present their work before a concentrated audience of design professionals, suppliers, retailers and national and international media receptive to and invigorated by new ideas in design. This includes a feature in Green Magazine who will be covering the initiative.

Who can apply:

  • Designers, design-based studios and makers that are based in Australia and that have been practicing for 5 years and under.

  • Designers, design based studios and makers that are practicing within each participant’s state/ country.

  • Designers whose work presents a point of difference, new way of thinking or application.

  • Selected designers and their work will reflect front/centre’s vision, i.e. sourcing and promoting local rising talent in design with the objective of exposing them to commercial opportunities via specification, production channels and press. Selected work must therefore have a commercial viability to it.

  • Designers can be involved in Front/Centre for no more than three consecutive years.

  • Only one piece per exhibitor or multiple pieces if part of a series (smaller objects). Once shown at DENFAIR products cannot be exhibited again.

  • Products should ideally be new works or works completed in the past 12 months.

  • Exhibitors may not display the same product on their stand if exhibiting at DENFAIR in addition to front/centre.

  • The product remains the property of the designer/ participant and must be protected by appropriate insurances as required. DENFAIR will not be liable for any loss or damage to the products at the event or during shipping.

  • All participants will require public liability.

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Unzipped @ Lord Coconut
Jan
22
to Feb 9

Unzipped @ Lord Coconut

When Roger requested the track ‘Murder on the Dancefloor’, this was the last thing he expected

When Roger requested the track ‘Murder on the Dancefloor’, this was the last thing he expected

‘Unzipped’ comprises tiny occupants that exist simply to amuse. Often finding themselves in questionable scenarios, each miniature character persists with a juicy adventure with unwitting wittiness.

Exhibition Opening: 21 January 2019, 5.30 - 7.30pm

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Guild Summer School January 2019 @ Handweavers and Spinners Guild of Victoria
Jan
7
to Jan 30

Guild Summer School January 2019 @ Handweavers and Spinners Guild of Victoria

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For three weeks each January, the Guild has a range of exciting and creative day and weekend classes.

Last date for enrolment through the Guild Office is Tuesday 18th December, 2018. Enrolments online via ‘Learning’ link on Guild website www.hwsgv.org.au remain open, depending on requirements for preparation.

Early bird fees $105 per day (members), $145 per day (non-members) if received by 1st December 2018.

Classes run from 10am to 3pm with a half hour lunch. All classes are held in the Guild Rooms, 655 Nicholson Street, Carlton North.

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Collective x Slow Clay 2018
Dec
12
to Dec 17

Collective x Slow Clay 2018

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For five days, Slow Clay will be open to the public and transformed to showcase over 25 of Australia’s leading contemporary Ceramic Artists and object Makers. We are excited to have many interstate artists joining our local makers for the collective this year.

Collective X Slow Clay 2018

12th – 16th December, 11am – 6pm

Opening Wednesday 12 Dec, 6pm-8pm

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Studio Exhibition 2018 - Gillian Hillman
Nov
30
to Dec 9

Studio Exhibition 2018 - Gillian Hillman

Studio Exhibition
first 2 weekends in December
friday 30.11.18 12-6
saturday 1.12.2018 10-6
sunday 2.12.2018 10-6
Friday 7.12.2018 10-6
Saturday 8.12.2018 10-6
Sunday 9.12.201810-6

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Gillian Hillman has been creating beautiful jewellery from her St.Kilda studio for more than 20 years. She has a loyal following of customers who appreciate the unique designs she creates.

Her work is a pleasure to wear and can often be worn in a variety of ways to create different looks. Clients are surprised at the number of compliments they get when wearing one of her pieces and how it is not uncommon for her distinctive style to be recognized. Gillian’s designs are a reflection of customer needs and her response to their particular style.

They range from simple strong combinations of gold and silver, to romantic pearls from Broome, caught in beautiful textured metals or showcasing unusual coloured gemstones from her collection. You may previously have seen her work at Makers Mark where she showed for more than 20 years.

She enjoys working directly with clients to create jewellery that captures their own personal style, while bringing pleasure to wearer and viewer. She is also happy to remodel jewellery.

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frankie Good Stuff Awards 2019 - Entries now open
Nov
26
to Jan 14

frankie Good Stuff Awards 2019 - Entries now open

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After two exciting years, the frankie Good Stuff awards are back for round three!

A program created with the aim of giving artists, crafters, designers, photographers, videographers, entrepreneurs, writers, musician and socially minded types from Australia and New Zealand a hearty pat on the back, there are ace prizes and opportunities up for grabs.

Each of the 11 Winners will receive:

a $1000 cash prize, a year’s subscription to frankie magazine, a feature in frankie magazine and invitation to a special dinner.

ENTRIES CLOSE JANUARY 14th, 2019

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Creative Women in Focus with Emma Greenwood @ Duldig Studio
Oct
27
2:00 PM14:00

Creative Women in Focus with Emma Greenwood @ Duldig Studio

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Creative Women in Focus is a special event featuring Melbourne shoemaker and accessory master, Emma Greenwood.

Emma has carved herself out a unique space in the world. Her brilliantly off beat handmade kicks reference everything from Victorian needlepoint to hip hop culture and her spectacular shoes have won awards, been exhibited around Australia and have featured in numerous publications both in Australia and overseas.

Using a variety of materials such as leather, postage stamps, electrical wire, and handmade textile trims, Emma’s pieces are highly tactile and precious, referencing a love of colour, humour, symmetry and silhouette.

“My practice focuses on the manipulation of leather into bold sculptural forms. I combine traditional skills of leatherworking, jewellery and textile arts to produce footwear and accessories with a sense of experimentation and contemporary direction”.


Emma will speak as part of the 2018 "Creative Women in Focus" series about her life and creative work.

Cost: $20 Adults, $18 Members, $15 Concession/Students
Refreshments provided.

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My Kitchen Jewels Workshop with Pennie Jagiello
Sep
29
to Sep 30

My Kitchen Jewels Workshop with Pennie Jagiello

Pennie Jagiello,  Left overs,  recycled vintage melamine, electrical wire, thread. Image courtesy the artist

Pennie Jagiello, Left overs, recycled vintage melamine, electrical wire, thread. Image courtesy the artist

This workshop will be limited to 8 participants

When: 10am-4pm Saturday & Sunday September 29 & 30 
Where:  oneofftwo studio, 96 Kleinitz Road, Nungurner VIC
Total cost of 2 day workshop is $280,-

From take away to wear away, in this two-day jewellery workshop Pennie Jagiello will guide participants to reconsider disposable and single use plastics through challenges of considered redesigning. Using objects that are often used and discarded without consideration, participants will be guided into deconstructing and redesigning form, and reworking found materials into new and wearable objects of delight.

Beginning with a walk along Nungurner jetty foreshore to collect discarded plastic debris, further inspiration will be drawn from the stunning natural surrounds of the studio to be incorporated and transformed along with an assortment of other plastic objects.

Workshop participants will explore mark making techniques often more traditionally employed upon metal or wood along with a variety of cold joining techniques and applying these to the collected selection of household plastics. Throughout history metals have been associated with value and wealth while plastics were designed to replace expensive natural materials. As a master of mimicry plastics eventually became a disposable commodity with unforeseeable environmental impacts.

View the exhibition of works by Pennie Jagiello while making your own creations, immersed in the stunning surrounds of East Gippsland.

Suitable for anyone interested in salvaging their marks in time as wearable heirlooms!

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ALL OF US @BLINDSIDE
Sep
13
to Sep 29

ALL OF US @BLINDSIDE

Participator community embroidery, Thoughts and Prayers - Facilitated by Liam Benson, 2015 – ongoing, glass seed and bugle beads, sequins, cotton, tulle, 135 x 135cm. Courtesy the artists and Artereal Gallery, Sydney. Photograph Liam Benson.

Participator community embroidery, Thoughts and Prayers - Facilitated by Liam Benson, 2015 – ongoing, glass seed and bugle beads, sequins, cotton, tulle, 135 x 135cm. Courtesy the artists and Artereal Gallery, Sydney. Photograph Liam Benson.

Opening (+ Performance by Justine Youssef) : Thursday 13 September, 2018
Exhibition: 13 - 29 September, 2018

 

| ALL OF US |
Curated by Jessica Clark

Artists: Liam Benson + Adorned, Karen Casey, Jody Haines, Teresa Hsieh, Mitch Mahoney + Molly Mahoney with Maree Clarke, and Justine Youssef.

In a world seemingly felt through the digitalisation of relationships, and experienced through the overwhelming access to data, "All of us" is a timely reminder of the importance to connect; with people, with a vast range or perceptions, ideas and knowledge.

The exhibition presents a contemporary framework by which to explore the importance of collaboration and the connections between artists, their practice, and the audiences they reach – providing an exploratory space to reflect on what it means to be a greater we.

In this context, and in acknowledgement of the land that binds all of us, the exhibition celebrates the creative rewards of collective activity as a cultural strategy to encourage new connections, reveal those that might otherwise remain latent, and to address the global on a local level.



Artist and Curator Talk + Participatory Workshop by Liam Benson with Adorned | Saturday 15 Sep, 2-4pm

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Fringe Furniture - Emerging Designer Award
Sep
13
to Sep 30

Fringe Furniture - Emerging Designer Award

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Fringe is an exciting time of year and Craft is always thrilled to support Fringe Furniture with our Emerging Designer Award. 

It is fantastic to see how Fringe Furniture has grown and developed over the years to incorporate an ever expanding breadth of local designers and makers. To think that only in 2011 there were no more than 35 participants! 

This year among 147 works on exhibition, we awarded two prizes! Congratulations to both Kayla Lim for her work, ‘The Bend’ and Olas Design for their ‘GH Bike Rack’. 

Kayla’s ’The Bend’ is made form Western Beech - Hydrowood, glass, aluminium and steel and uses the traditional woodcraft technique of hot pipe bending - which is traditionally associated with making luthiers (ie. violins). 

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Olas Design are emerging furniture makers trained with a minimalist approach to design. 

The ‘GH Bike Rack’ is a simple and elegant solution for bike and helmet storage; it is a beautiful functional object, but also stands alone as a sculptural piece. 

Fringe Furniture is on until 30 September in the beautiful Rosina Auditorium at Abbotsford Convent. 

Olas Design,  GH Bike Rack.  Photo - Andy Mullens

Olas Design, GH Bike Rack. Photo - Andy Mullens



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Meditation on a Bone: Albert Tucker Beyond the Modern @ Heide III: Albert & Barbara Tucker Gallery
Sep
1
to Feb 24

Meditation on a Bone: Albert Tucker Beyond the Modern @ Heide III: Albert & Barbara Tucker Gallery

Louise Meuwissen, SEE YOURSELF IN IT, WRESTLE WITH IT, 2018. Photo Christian Capurro

Louise Meuwissen, SEE YOURSELF IN IT, WRESTLE WITH IT, 2018. Photo Christian Capurro

For this exhibition, artist and curator Glenn Barkley has mined Albert Tucker’s library and archive to explore how Tucker’s fascination with art of the past and other cultures informed his painting over the decades.

The exhibition title cites a poem by A.D. Hope that Barkley found bookmarked in the library, a text reflecting on the way a handcrafted object links two people across several centuries. Central to Meditation on Bone is the motif of the mask, another culturally loaded device that can have meaning in both the past and the present. The display includes books, photographs and archival material from Tucker’s personal collection, together with works by a range of artists who use the mask literally and conceptually as a way to obscure meaning, invite nostalgia, and connect histories.

EXHIBITING ARTISTS

Laurence Aberhart
Tony Albert
Glenn Barkley
Dorothy Berry
Karla Dickens
Lynda Draper
Scott Duncan
Ruki Famé
Caroline Garcia
Simon Gende
Tarryn Gill
Raven Halfmoon
Glenda Havilah
John Havilah
Adrian Lazzaro
Louise Meuwissen
Ramesh Nitheyendran
Jason Phu
Tom Polo

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Unearth Your Local Potter @ Australian Ceramics Open Studio
Aug
18
to Aug 29

Unearth Your Local Potter @ Australian Ceramics Open Studio

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Visit Minna Graham's Daylesford studio. Explore, watch demonstrations and view new work. Hosted by The Australian Ceramics Association to highlight diverse practices of Australian artists working today in clay.

Minna's studio overlooks Hepburn Regional Park, just a few minutes from Daylesford. Her sensitivity to Minna's surroundings is embodied in her work, subtle changes to the seasons and environment are perceived and responded to in every aspect of her arts practice. The artist is attentive to the balance of contrasting textures and surfaces. As she is highly affected by my immediate environment, nature is Minna's greatest influence. Employing various methods of surface treatment, tonal contrasts and texture, she illustrate a collision of emotional responses to contrasting seasons. The softness and gentle warmth of spring with a memory of an icy winter. The threat of bush fire, the sweltering scorch and breathless, dry heat of summer. Minna enjoys the simple responses evoked by nature and embody this in my work.

A large range of work will be on display, demonstrations throughout the weekend and a peek at a working studio!

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Melbourne Teapot Exhibition
Aug
4
to Aug 24

Melbourne Teapot Exhibition

Anna Mulders, 2018 Entrant

Anna Mulders, 2018 Entrant

Stonehouse Gallery is pleased to present this spectacular and popular Annual Exhibition.

The Melbourne Teapot Exhibition features both functional and non functional sections in diverse creative disciplines.

Now in its 13th year, the Melbourne Teapot Exhibition gives artists and makers of diverse disciplines the opportunity to explore and interpret the teapot form within their individual field of expertise and materials. 

Makers and Artists from all over Victoria and Australia participate in this fabulous exhibition. The many visitors and collectors who visit the exhibition delight in the fun range of quirky, funky, crazy teapots made in a variety of materials and also the well designed practical teapots. All entries are able to be purchased.

The exhibition aims to encourage artists and makers to excel in their creativity and offers awards in cash and vouchers to the value of over $2200.

There are seven categories. 

  • Excellence In Design - Functional
  • Excellence In Design - Non Functional
  • Highly Commended - Functional
  • Highly Commended - Non Functional
  • Encouragement Award - Functional
  • Encouragement Award - Non Functional
  • Peoples Choice Award

Judges
Anna Maas     -  Director of Skepsi Gallery
Penny Cearns -   A Founding member of Stonehouse                                                                      

We Invite You To The Opening!
Sunday 5th August
4.30 to 6.30 pm
103 Yarra Street , Warrandyte, Victoria

RSVP by 25th July

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LOEWE Craft Prize - Applications open
Aug
2
to Oct 31

LOEWE Craft Prize - Applications open

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LOEWE is pleased to announce the launch of the LOEWE Craft Prize 2019, the third edition of the international award.

An experts panel composed of artists, artisans, essayists, curators and designers will consider all submitted works in order to select a shortlist of up to 30 submissions. Their choice will be based on a number of key criteria: originality, clear artistic vision and merit, precise execution, material excellence, innovative value and a distinct authorial mark.
These shortlisted works will then form the basis of an exhibition due to go on display in Tokyo from which the Prize’s Jury will select the winning piece.

Submissions for the LOEWE Craft Prize 2019 will be accepted until 31 October 2018.
The 2018 edition of the prize received close to 1,900 submissions from a total of 86 countries across the globe; potential candidates for this year’s edition are invited to study the guidelines and submit work click below link

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Art Show @St Kilda Primary - Applications Open
Aug
2
to Aug 13

Art Show @St Kilda Primary - Applications Open

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The St Kilda Primary School inaugral Art Show will be held on the following dates:

FRIDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER, 6:30PM - 9:30PM, Opening Night including live music, bar, silent auction, opportunity to vote in the People's Choice Award, and your chance to be the first in line to purchase one of the fine art works acquired for the show.  Tickets will be available here soon.

SATURDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER, 10AM - 4PM, will be an all day affair including artist demonstrations, sausage sizzle, cake stall, coffee cart - bring the kids and help celebrate with us!

St Kilda Primary School is a forward thinking education facility, with a community and network of art and culture driven parents, teachers and community leaders. 

St Kilda Primary School will only be taking a 25% commission from all artworks sold - the rest, is obviously yours! 

Please complete application form to be part of the St Kilda Primary School Art Show, 2018. If successful, we will send you an Artist Pack with further information.  

People's Choice Award cash prize to be announced.

Please forward any queries to belinda@thewindsorworkshop.com

** Please complete by 13th August, 2018

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Everyday Shrines  - Vipoo Srivilasa @ Scott Livesey Galleries
Jul
28
to Aug 19

Everyday Shrines - Vipoo Srivilasa @ Scott Livesey Galleries

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Vipoo Srivilasa,  Peace Together,  2017, porcelain, cobalt oxide, ceramic, white glaze and gold lustre, 75 x 23 x 23 cm

Vipoo Srivilasa, Peace Together, 2017, porcelain, cobalt oxide, ceramic, white glaze and gold lustre, 75 x 23 x 23 cm

The Scott Livesey Gallery will be showing Vipoo Srivilasa's Everyday Shrines from 28 July - 18 August 2018.

Opening Event: Saturday 28 July, 1- 3pm

The exhibition presents Srivilasa's contemporary interpretations of 'Spirit Houses' found outside almost every house in South East Asia and expresses the artist's desire to preserve but also modernise traditional rituals.

Vipoo Srivilasa's exhibition Everyday Shrines was recently shown as part of Craft Victoria's Craft Forward series in collaboration with the Gippsland Art Gallery.

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Hearing it for Silence by Sarah Tracton @St Heliers Street Gallery
Jul
17
to Sep 2

Hearing it for Silence by Sarah Tracton @St Heliers Street Gallery

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The Abbotsford Convent presents Hearing it for Silence, an installational multidisciplinary solo exhibition of new ceramic lighting and drawings by Australian artist Sarah Tracton.
Tracton uses her experience of hearing loss as a catalyst to visually explore the texture of sound via the materiality of luminous porcelain lighting. She canvasses the metaphorical transition from silence towards a sound with an cyber technology - a nexus between art and technology.

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