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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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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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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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

Fringe Furniture | Emerging Designer Award


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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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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Alcove Art Shop - Winter Warmers
Jul
17
to Jul 29

Alcove Art Shop - Winter Warmers

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Come and enjoy the textures and colours of winters during the ‘Winter Warmers’ exhibition from artists of the Alcove Art Shop. All our creations are hand made and include ceramics, jewellery, paintings, woodwork, cards and textiles. All artworks are for sale. We invite you to celebrate the launch of the exhibition with finger food and drinks on our opening night.

Opening Event: Monday 16 July, 6-8pm

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Soft Tissue by Amelia Dowling @ Brunswick Street Gallery
Jun
13
to Jun 26

Soft Tissue by Amelia Dowling @ Brunswick Street Gallery

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 Image: Soft Tissue, 2018, photographic collage, cotton embroidery thread and fresh flowers, photography by Jessie Adams, 29.7 x 42cm

Image: Soft Tissue, 2018, photographic collage, cotton embroidery thread and fresh flowers, photography by Jessie Adams, 29.7 x 42cm

Soft Tissue uses embroidery, collage and text to explore ideas of vulnerability, materiality, memory and personal narrative. Works place everyday objects alongside subversive details and language and are contextualized through their emotive titles. The result is a confronting study of radical softness, power and healing, interwoven with personal experiences of anger, grief and emotional labour.

OPENING EVENT: FRIDAY 15 JUNE 6-9pm

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Soul Craft - A Festival Celebrating Craft & Connection
Jun
9
to Jun 10

Soul Craft - A Festival Celebrating Craft & Connection

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Soul Craft is a weekend long celebration of craft and connection presented by The Craft Sessions; created to bring the craft community together with lots of space and time to talk all things craft.

The program is two full days of all our favourite textile crafts in one big happy mix, from sewing to embroidery, knitting to natural dyeing, weaving to quilting. There will be ongoing speakers, panels, demonstrations, international and national guests, community projects, exhibitions, and a marketplace.

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Geelong Scarf Festival - Living on the Land
Jun
8
to Aug 26

Geelong Scarf Festival - Living on the Land

Scarf Festival returns to the National Wool Museum in Geelong with this must-see textile exhibition and competition being an eclectic showcase of original handcrafted scarves entered by anyone - from school kids to beginner crafters to accomplished artisans from Australia and overseas.

This year's theme is "Living On The Land".

Hosted by the National Wool Museum since 2008, the Scarf Festival attracts hundreds of entries each year culminating in a fantastic exhibition opening launch event.

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Exhibition applications open - Town Hall Gallery Community Project Wall
Jun
7
to Jun 29

Exhibition applications open - Town Hall Gallery Community Project Wall

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Artist who live, work or study in Boroondara are invited to apply for the Community Project Wall 2019 exhibition program.

The Community Project Wall is a gallery space at the Town Hall Gallery devoted to talented local artists. The exhibition space is offered free of charge and includes professional curation, presentation, promotion and the opportunity for artwork to be sold on behalf of the artist. Successful applicants benefit from curatorial advice, mentoring, career development and the opportunity to exhibit work to a broad audience

Application closes 29 June.

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Call for Entries - Contemporary Textiles Exhibition – Buda 2018
May
28
6:00 AM06:00

Call for Entries - Contemporary Textiles Exhibition – Buda 2018

Contemporary Textiles Exhibition at BUDA is their Biennial Exhibition & Award of Contemporary Textiles.

This is set to happen during Craft Cubed Festival - Sunday 28th July - Saturday 11th August 2018

ENTRIES CLOSE 28 MAY

Since its inception at Buda in 2008, the Contemporary Textiles Exhibition has developed into a biennial event of national importance on the calendar of embroiderers and fabric artists, making Castlemaine a centre for the display of excellence and innovation in contemporary textiles. 

Supporting the work of established and emerging textile artists from across Australia and New Zealand, with a prize pool of approximately $3,300. Artists work is jury chosen for entry, and judged by an esteemed panel from the textile industry, including practicing artists.

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Ecologies of time : Everything comes from somewhere and goes somewhere by Ebony Gulliver & Louise Meuwissen @Rubicon ARI
May
23
to Jun 9

Ecologies of time : Everything comes from somewhere and goes somewhere by Ebony Gulliver & Louise Meuwissen @Rubicon ARI

Ebony Gulliver and Louise Meuwissen share a fascination for the nature of time. Time is sensual and it is lived. It quickens in its inexorability, it coalesces, and it withers away. In their respective practices, times incessant ever-presence and irreversibility are evidenced in the meticulousness of their creative process and in the symbolic use of the arrow, the circle, and the void. These motifs draw upon mythical, philosophical and scientific interpretations of the rhythms observable in nature and the cosmos – energies to which we are all subject and forces to which we are all bound. There is an intimacy to be found between the macro and the microcosmic. The surfaces of their works are adorned with layers of intricate, interlacing arrangements. Focusing on perceptual aspects, forms build and proliferate, developing spaces that sometimes recede and at others creep or explode beyond the bounds of the frame.

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Fantasies by Hannah Gartside @ Metro Arts Gallery
May
9
to May 26

Fantasies by Hannah Gartside @ Metro Arts Gallery

A field of translucent textile sculptures, Fantasies is about connection and dissolving, curiosity for new sensations, and the strangeness of being in a body.

OPENING NIGHT PERFORMANCE / Wednesday 9 May, 6:30pm featuring dancer Mia Heathcote and violinist Skye McNicol with choreography by Joseph Stewart. 

ARTIST TALK / Wednesday, 16 May, 6pm

image: Fantasies by Hannah Gartside, 2016, photo by Rhett Wyman

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Swathe by Cara Johnson @ Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
May
8
to Jul 22

Swathe by Cara Johnson @ Sofitel Melbourne on Collins

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Cara Johnson was the recipient of the Craft Victoria's Fresh! Sofitel Emerging Craft Practitioner's Award (2017). She is a Victorian based craftsperson working primarily in jewellery and related sculptural forms.

The new works in this exhibition Swathe reflect and lament on relationships to individual trees, ideas which have unfolded through Cara's consideration of how a human hand can either support or devastate the life of a tree. She is interested in how jewellery and artefacts can function within the landscape, collaborating with nature and in narrating connections between material, nature and herself.

Opening
Tuesday 8 May 2018, 6-8pm
Lobby and Lobby Windows, Level 1
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins
25 Collins St, Melbourne 3000

It is essential for catering reasons to RSVP (acceptances only) to Poorni Fonseka at
H1902-SL3@sofitel.com

image: Tether, 2017 by Cara Johnson, image by Matthew Stanton

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NATIONAL WOOL MUSEUM - ANNUAL SCARF FESTIVAL
Apr
11
to Apr 22

NATIONAL WOOL MUSEUM - ANNUAL SCARF FESTIVAL

Living On The Land

'A sense of place and connection. 
The natural and built landscapes, the place where we live, work and play.'

Entries are now open for the National Wool Museum’s annual Scarf Festival! Taking inspiration from this year’s theme – Living On The Land – scarf makers are being encouraged to incorporate natural and/or built landscapes and the places where people live, work and play, into their designs.

Click below to find out more

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