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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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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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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McClelland Studio Program - Kate Rohde @McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery
May
4
to May 25

McClelland Studio Program - Kate Rohde @McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery

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Come and learn from leading contemporary sculptor and jewellery maker Kate Rohde! All materials will be provided and you will take home your own completed work at the end of the course. 

In this workshop, Kate Rohde will share her vast experience for creating silicone moulds to cast resin to create sculpture and jewellery. Students will learn the essential skills for designing their own pieces in plasticine, and for making one and two part moulds to cast their own designs. Students will be using easy to handle, low odour, and fast setting materials for a quick and colourful result and learn the tools and techniques to refine the cast. All materials will be provided and you will take home your own completed work at the end of the course.

Time Saturday 4, 11 18 and 25 May 2019, 1-4pm

Location The Sarah & Baillieu Myer Education Pavilion, McClelland

Cost $330 includes:

4 Kate Rohde classes

course materials

light afternoon tea each week

12 month membership to McClelland

Age 16 years and above

numbers strictly limited

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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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Font/Centre 2019 - @Denfair
Jun
20
to Jun 22

Font/Centre 2019 - @Denfair

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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.

By doing so, Front | Centre provides a unique opportunity for designers at the early stages of their career to present their commercially viable work and access a powerful business platform while mapping out a new frontier in Australian design.

Proudly supported by FAB9, in 2019 and working with participating entities such as Craft ACT, Craft Victoria, Jam Factory, Workshopped in association with the Australian Design Centre and Design Object Tasmania.

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Art Of Dining - Best of the Best 2019 @ NGV
May
2
to May 3

Art Of Dining - Best of the Best 2019 @ NGV

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NGV WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION PRESENTS

A SPECTACULAR DISPLAY OF TABLES DECORATED BY SOME OF AUSTRALIA’S LEADING CREATIVES

NGV Women’s Association presents Art of Dining: Best of the Best 2019 bringing together 44 spectacular tables designed by Australia’s leading artists, interior designers, couturiers, florists, stylists and retailers. Visitors will view tables from the whimsical to the avant-garde celebrating creativity and innovation in dining design. A stellar line up of Creatives are generously donating their rare and wonderful talent including Flack Studio, Craft Victoria, Flowers Vasette and Hecker Guthrie. A must for design aficionados.

Adelaide Bragg • AZB Creative • Bergman & Co. • Brett Mickan Interior Design • Broached Commissions • Brownlow Interior Design • Cameron Kimber Design • Christopher Boots • Coote & Co. • Craft Victoria • David Hicks • Dianne Bergeron Design • DKO • Fenton & Fenton X Styled by Heather Nette-King • Flack Studio • Flowers Vasette • Georgie Seccull • Giannarelli International • Gloss Creative • Harry the hirer • Hecker Guthrie • Kate Challis Interiors • Janno McLaughlin for VCA • Justin Bishop • Kate Rohde• Danielle Brustman X Kay & Burton • Lisa Roet • Mark Douglass • Martyn Thompson Studio for NGV • Matilda Davis for Neon Parc • MECCA Brands • Michael Strownix X Styled By Louisa Curtis • Nyary ES • Porcelain Bear • Royal Copenhagen • Russell & George • Simone Haag • The Style Co • Studio Wonder X The Company You Keep • Thomas Hamel & Associates with de Gournay • Tigger Hall• Vicky Zaparas Interiors X Andrew at Home • Victoria Whitelaw • White Story

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Expression of Interest - A Boy's Own Story @The Johnston Collection
Apr
17
to May 17

Expression of Interest - A Boy's Own Story @The Johnston Collection

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Trevor Smith, Minerva as bread Crock, 2010, pure wool, synthetic yarns and wool/synthetic mix | basic crochet stitches. Image courtesy the artists

Trevor Smith, Minerva as bread Crock, 2010, pure wool, synthetic yarns and wool/synthetic mix | basic crochet stitches. Image courtesy the artists

The Johnston Collection invites artists and craftspeople, from in and around Melbourne and Victoria, to create and contribute to our annual Christmas / Summer exhibition. We are seeking expressions of interest to be considered for the exhibition with the working title A BOY’S OWN STORY scheduled to be held from Tuesday 1 October 2019 to Tuesday 4 February 2020.

By tradition, our annual exhibition is based on our benefactor, William Johnston’s own craft-related skills, in which he was encouraged to make things at an early age. Johnston, the son of a bootmaker. was a competent knitter, and was taught basic sewing and tailoring skills, as well as upholstery, all of which led him into an early career in soft furnishings.

For our 2019 exhibition we will mix-it-up again, do a mind shift and invite male artists and creatives to make works for A BOY’S OWN STORY.

The intention of A BOY’S OWN STORY is constructed on a too often repeated assumption, both internally and externally, ’that men did not and do not have any manual skills in knitting and sewing.’ In fact, many men had these skills which have been traditionally and customarily acceptable throughout time. Likewise, we are also seeking out ‘female’ artists who are working in traditionally demarcated crafts and trades.

We will maintain our collaborations with makers, inviting, supporting and encouraging them to create new works based on old objects. We encourage challenges to traditional making, thinking and practice through contemporary responses to the Collection, along with more traditional responses that reflect historical techniques, materials and making.

Inspired by the Collection, a gift from William Johnston to the people of Victoria, our annual Christmas / Summer exhibition responds to traditional ways of making through contemporary makers’ thinking and practices.

In order to explore new contemporary practices and ideas, we envisage that this project will provide creative opportunities for new works to be showcased in a remarkable public venue.

The Johnston Collection supports practices that reflect innovative work, demonstrate new ideas, techniques and refined craftsmanship, and extends critical debate within craft. This exhibition offers an inspired interpretation of the Collection aiming to generate new, more diverse audience and responses.

Applications for A BOY’S OWN STORY are welcome from emerging, mid-career and established Melbourne-based artists and makers. Applicants can respond to the themes outlined above, or simply provide a short outline of current concepts and practices for initial consideration.

We hope you will be encouraged by this invitation and idea, and hope that we can talk to you further about it.

You can view Fairhall and our programs on johnstoncollection.org

For further information about the exhibition project please contact

Louis Le Vaillant, Director | Curator

03 9416 2515 | director@johnstoncollection.org

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Apply for the Kingston Ceramics Studio
Apr
16
to May 10

Apply for the Kingston Ceramics Studio

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Are you an artist looking for a studio space or art class within the City of Kingston? 

Become part of our vibrant and creative arts community by joining a studio program or class offered by Kingston Arts, Clarinda Clayworks, or Mentone Mordialloc Art Group.

Kingston Ceramics Studio is a studio space available for hire by professional ceramic artists for a six-month period. Hire includes 24/7 access, unlimited firings, facilities and studio equipment.

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Creative Encounters: Textiles for Days with Louise Meuwissen - NGV Teens
Apr
10
to Apr 12

Creative Encounters: Textiles for Days with Louise Meuwissen - NGV Teens

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Spend your school holidays refining your skills, meeting like-minded peers, and getting to know one of Melbourne’s most exciting emerging artists. Create your own unique piece of wearable jewellery or embellish a favourite piece of clothing in this wearable fashions workshop.

Artist and Facilitator: Louise Meuwissen works in textiles, embroidery, sculpture and installation. Through labour intensive manipulation of recycled and found materials, she explores the tensions between luxury, consumption, beauty and the weight of adornment. Meuwissen graduated from painting at the Victorian Collage of the Arts in 2013, and has exhibited extensively in Australia and New Zealand. Recent projects have been presented at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Craft Victoria, Spring 1883 and Sydney Contemporary.

Wed      10 Apr, 10.30am–2pm

Thu        11 Apr, 10.30am–2pm

Fri           12 Apr, 10.30am–2pm

 

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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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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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Both Sides Mind @ Sofitel
Mar
19
to Apr 30

Both Sides Mind @ Sofitel

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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