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CRAFT x SAM Showcase: Way to your heart
Aug
14
to Nov 11

CRAFT x SAM Showcase: Way to your heart

Zhu Ohmu,  Way to your heart,  2019. Image courtesy the artist

Zhu Ohmu, Way to your heart, 2019. Image courtesy the artist

CRAFT x SAM Showcase
Way to your heart
14 August - 6 November 2019


Zhu Ohmu

Through this new body of work, Zhu Ohmu endeavors to expand her ceramic practice by introducing a stronger voice of environmental advocacy. Ohmu’s coiled pieces investigate the resurgence of the handmade and the ethics of slowness in an age of mass production. Through this exhibition she explores the entangled relationship between human and non-human ecologies in the current geological age.

The Craft x SAM Showcase is a curated program of exhibitions in partnership with Craft Victoria and Shepparton Art Museum.

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Vicki Mason and Alice Whish | Member Showcase
Aug
22
to Sep 22

Vicki Mason and Alice Whish | Member Showcase

Artists: Vicki Mason and Alice Whish,  Flowering grey gum and In the Bush No: 1,  Powdercoated brass, linen, cotton, fabric pen and porcelain, 925 silver, nickel silver pin, L to R, 9.2 x 11 x 4.5 cm and 5.5 x 5.5 x 1 cm, 2019 and 2018, Photography Andrew Barcham and Greg Piper

Artists: Vicki Mason and Alice Whish, Flowering grey gum and In the Bush No: 1, Powdercoated brass, linen, cotton, fabric pen and porcelain, 925 silver, nickel silver pin, L to R, 9.2 x 11 x 4.5 cm and 5.5 x 5.5 x 1 cm, 2019 and 2018, Photography Andrew Barcham and Greg Piper

VICKI MASON AND ALICE WHISH

22 AUGUST – 22 SEPTEMBER  2019

Vicki Mason and Alice Whish present new jewellery resulting from a joint AIR in Bundanon, NSW in 2018. Embedded in the works are ideas that interrogate how plants have the capacity to connect us to place to reveal something of the genius loci or the spirit of that place.

Mason digs into the stories and connections people working at Bundanon have with select plants of the property. Knowledge about plants and their names is dwindling and Mason seeks to draw our attention to specific species as a way of maintaining this knowledge and keeping it in circulation. At Bundanon, Whish had the privilege of learning about the positive effects of burning bushland from the Mudjingaalbarraga fire group, particularly in relation to understanding and controlling plant diversity. In this exhibition she explores specific plants that return after a fire as well as how individuals orientate and navigate within the bush environment.

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Open door: Contemporary Makers & Designers
Aug
24
to Oct 5

Open door: Contemporary Makers & Designers

Rowsaan,  Taco pull , 2018, stainless steel, 300 x 150mm. Image courtesy the artist

Rowsaan, Taco pull, 2018, stainless steel, 300 x 150mm. Image courtesy the artist

OPEN DOOR: CONTEMPORARY MAKERS AND DESIGNERS
24 AUGUST - 5 OCTOBER

Artists: Lionel Bawden, Kristel Britcher, Mark Edgoose, Warwick Freeman, Gillian Garvie, Tallara Gray, Cassie Leatham, Beverly Meldrum, Rowsaan, N’dene Riley, Rebecca Robinson, Vipoo Srivilasa, Lisa Waup and Dominic White”

Curated by Julie Ewington


This exhibition considers how contemporary makers can help us make social as well as physical transitions. Featuring contemporary door-furniture by artists and makers in a variety of media, Open Door considers how this aspect of the built environment is beautiful, as well as useful, in Australian life.

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Vision Quest - A Portal Opens - Jasmine Targett
Aug
29
to Sep 27

Vision Quest - A Portal Opens - Jasmine Targett

Mt Dandenong 37.8311° S, 145.3600° E

"Star gazing on Mount Dandenong another world opens up. Immersed in the forest the light pollution of the city fades and the Milky Way becomes visible. The longer I look, the more I can see. My awareness of self and other dissolves as I am absorbed by my surroundings. My mind is flooded with the light of a thousand stars spilled across the sky. The deeper into nature I look the more it reveals. My mind’s eye tries to focus and make sense of other worlds becoming visible. A portal into another world both inside and outside of myself opens and reality expands."

The allegory within the work implies that as we look deeper, nature responds by opening up a portal in the mind for a vision quest into nature and self; of which there is no boundary.

From this place we are able to contemplate our connection to nature, its relevance in our lives today and the importance of holding this connection close to our hearts in the face of climate change, the Anthropocene and Holocene; the sixth mass extinction event the Earth has ever seen. Presented as a part of the Knox Immerse initiative.

FREE

@jasminetargett



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Tricoautomat Installation - Rute Chaves
Aug
31
9:30 AM09:30

Tricoautomat Installation - Rute Chaves

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Expanding on her workshops during Cultural Threads, artist Rute Chaves' installation celebrates the many faces of Greater Dandenong though a seemingly continuous strip of knitted portraits.

Part of Cultural Threads hosted by City of Greater Dandenong.

Cultural Threads is an exciting, month long, celebration of textiles hosted by the City of Greater Dandenong.  Through the medium of textiles, people are encouraged to connect with one another, trade skills, share stories and interweave cultures.

Explore textiles through workshops, exhibitions, installations and events. 

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Quilt Workshop Series - Presented by the National Wool Museum
Aug
25
12:00 PM12:00

Quilt Workshop Series - Presented by the National Wool Museum

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The National Wool Museum’s Quilt Workshop Series kicks off with this ‘taster’ event on Sunday 25 August 2019.

This is the first in a series held at the National Wool Museum as part of the Museum’s Art Quilt Australia 2019 exhibition – a showcase of Art Quilts from Australia and New Zealand, running from 6 September – 15 December 2019.

More information on the workshop can be found at nwm.vic.gov.au. Bookings can be made through Eventbrite.

Art Quilt Australia is a biennial juried exhibition/competition open to textile artists resident in Australia and New Zealand and Oz Quilt Network members worldwide.

Art Quilts experiment with textile manipulation, colour, texture and/or a diversity of mixed media, often pushing quilt world boundaries... Art Quilts explore a concept or idea rather than the handing down of a pattern.

The competition seeks to promote excellence and innovation in contemporary art quilts in Australia, with over $6000 in prizes - including:

• $3000 for Expressions: The Wool Quilt Prize, for a wool quilt. The winner of the Expressions prize is also acquired by the National Wool Museum for its permanent collection.

• $3000 for the non-acquisitive OZQN Award of Excellence, which is open to all quilts.

• $500 awards for Highly Commended in both categories.

$40-$45

@nationalwoolmuseum

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Weaving a new life for fashion - Maryanne Moodie x Kuwaii x IParchitecture
Aug
24
to Aug 25

Weaving a new life for fashion - Maryanne Moodie x Kuwaii x IParchitecture

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Maryanne will be weaving with waste from Kuwaii production. People can come along and weave along and have a go at weaving too. There will be a few of the projects that Maryanne, Imogen and Kristy have been workshopping to make use of Kuwaii waste.

FREE

@maryannemoodie

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Tessellation - Rose Kulak
Aug
21
to Sep 1

Tessellation - Rose Kulak

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Tessellation by Rose Kulak is a new collection of botanical contact print textiles, inspired by plant materials foraged from Darebin Parklands and surrounds. Exhibiting at BlackCat Gallery in Collingwoord from 21 August to 1 September 2019.

Botanical contact printing - also known as ecoprinting - is a technique involving plants, heat and pressure to create a mark on a substrate - in this case cloth. It is the chemical reaction between the plant material and the cloth that creates the colored print - no other dyes are involved.

The natural fibre cloths - wool, silk, cotton, linen - all respond differently to the process. Sometimes rust from found objects is included to further alter the outcome. When shapes of different cloths are put close together, a tessellated effect can be gained.

The Darebin Parklands is 33 hectares of inner Melbourne bushland setting through which the Darebin Creek runs. The parkland also contain the Spiritual Healing Trail - a gift from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community as a gesture of reconciliation. Near the start of the trail is a tessellated rock pavement on the creek bed - the inspiration for the name of of this exhibition.

Hours have been spent perambulating the parklands and surrounds, foraging for plant materials and found objects. The works in this exhibition capture some of what has been found on these exploratory walks through botanical contact printing of textiles.

Opening night viewing on Thursday 22 August, 6-8pm. All welcome.

I would like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the land on which Darebin Parklands and BlackCat Gallery is situated. I pay my respects to the Elders - past, present and emerging. This land was never ceded, and always was and always will be Aboriginal land.

FREE

@rosekulak

@blackcatgallery

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Garden Party Presented by Esther Sandler
Aug
21
to Aug 25

Garden Party Presented by Esther Sandler

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Garden Party is a group exhibition that will showcase work by a number of established and emerging artists and designers from Australia with intersecting craft, design and illustration backgrounds.

Inspired by the biophilic tendency of humans to seek connections with nature, each artist is asked to examine their relationship with plants in daily life, exploring ideas such as growth, fragility, joy, dependence, disappointment, aversion, friendship or beyond, and create a piece of work in response spanning disciplines including illustration, textiles, ceramics and more.

Opening night drinks: Friday 23rd August from 6pm – 9pm. All are welcome.

FREE

@esther_sandler

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Connection 2 - Lindy De Wijn
Aug
20
6:30 PM18:30

Connection 2 - Lindy De Wijn

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A site specific, public art installation that uses the art of lace making to echo the architectural design and patterns of Laurel Lodge with artist Lindy De Wijn.

Part of Cultural Threads hosted by City of Greater Dandenong.

Cultural Threads is an exciting, month long, celebration of textiles hosted by the City of Greater Dandenong.  Through the medium of textiles, people are encouraged to connect with one another, trade skills, share stories and interweave cultures.

Explore textiles through workshops, exhibitions, installations and events. 

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Exhibition of Primitive-fired Coiled and Pinched Ceramics
Aug
17
to Aug 18

Exhibition of Primitive-fired Coiled and Pinched Ceramics

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This airy studio was purpose-built at the bottom of the garden across the rear of a suburban block about 500 metres from Sandringham beach. This is where handbuilt ceramic work is created, decorated, glazed and fired (in two electric kilns) Earthenware plates, platters, bowls, jugs and vases for the table, and small clay sculptures fill the shelves in this studio well lit with natural light in daytime - and a wood-burning stove warms in winter. The "garden gallery" is where a selection of current exhibition works are displayed. The "upstairs gallery" displays the potter's own special collection of pots large and small, including award-winning works - from many decades of making and exhibiting around Australia and abroad.

FREE

@jillsymes

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(Th)reads - Artist talk & Demonstration
Aug
15
1:00 PM13:00

(Th)reads - Artist talk & Demonstration

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Join Anzara Clark as she takes you through her latest exhibition (Th)reads at Town Hall Gallery. Anzara will also share the basics of joomchi (paper felting) and paper yarn making in a hands-on demonstration.

Afternoon tea included.

Cost $10

This event is part of “Craft Cubed in Boroondara” presented by Boroondara Arts

For more information about the program and how you can take part, please visit www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/craft-cubed or phone 9278 4770.

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Inter:Section - Rachel Hine, Hilary Green & Rachel Wood
Aug
15
to Sep 8

Inter:Section - Rachel Hine, Hilary Green & Rachel Wood

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We are excited to be hosting this exhibition of tapestry, celebrating the handmade.

Local artist and Boom regular Rachel Hine lives and works in Geelong. Over the last 20 years, Rachel has been devoted to the ancient artform of tapestry weaving. This is a labour of love. Rachel has an ongoing interest in the notion of ‘looking’ and the wild nature of people and animals.

Hilary Green is an Australian environmental artist currently living and working in Hobart, Tasmania.

She has exhibited in ARIs, commercial and public galleries throughout Australia including prestigious textile touring exhibitions and awards shows. Her work is represented in public and private collections, including The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), in Hobart.

Since completing a Master of Fine Art in 2016 her practice has engaged with intuitive sensorial responses to materials based processes, often described through an abstract language of mark making. Green amasses collections of culturally and environmentally significant botanical specimens that she uses as materials in her works on paper and installations.

Rachel Wood is well known particularly in Melbourne, but also Internationally for her engaging workshops with 'Wunderweave'. She teaches amazing classes complete with handmade wooden looms for students to keep. Rachel experiments with her medium outside of the classroom, exploring 3D ideas and developing new techniques. This will be her first time exhibiting her woven tapestries.

FREE

@boomgallery

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Make or Break Presented by Brunswick Street Gallery
Aug
14
to Aug 27

Make or Break Presented by Brunswick Street Gallery

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This group exhibition presents works by a selection of contemporary craftspeople exhibiting works that may show a new direction, or simply reflects what they feel is a fine example of their technical skills and their practice.

As part of Make or Break artists present works that remind them of why they have pursued a career in their chosen practice. An ‘aha!’ piece, if you will. It could be a piece that might have pushed them in a new direction, a collaborative piece that brought them and another artist together or something that simply reflects the technical skill, time and hard work that comes with their creative practice.

FREE

@brunswickstreetgallery

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SEE YOU IN THE SOUP “MEET & EAT” MINI TOUR
Aug
10
4:00 PM16:00

SEE YOU IN THE SOUP “MEET & EAT” MINI TOUR

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SEE YOU IN THE SOUP “MEET & EAT” MINI TOUR
Saturday 10 August, 4pm

Meet artists Cat Rabbit and Isobel Knowles at their exhibition See You in the Soup at Craft Victoria, then continue on foot to their nearby studio in the Nicholas Building for a glimpse into their maker space, and then finishing up with nibbles and sips on Flinders Lane.

$30



See You in the Soup is a surreal narrative exploration of the Melbourne epicurean landscape, seen through the eyes of a small and curious duck. In a city constructed from cardboard and fluffy fabrics, a cast of urban birds share a food adventure in this short stop motion film. With food exploration as a central theme, the film will screen in an immersive, soft, food-laden installation which encourages playful thinking and tempts you to consider your culinary comfort zone. See You in the Soup will bring together audiences of all ages and encourage interaction between generations through a shared appreciation of food and entertainment.

www.softstories.com.au
@soft_stories #seeyouinthesoup
See You in the Soup is supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program

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Last (I) - Duncan Freedman, Skye Kelly, Jasmine O'Hara
Aug
10
to Sep 8

Last (I) - Duncan Freedman, Skye Kelly, Jasmine O'Hara

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Last (I) takes traces and inspiration from an original Coburg cobblers shop, that has laid dormant for 40 years. The artists have investigated the materials and handmade techniques traditionally used in the space and created a suite of objects displayed in the shop window. This project explores the process of making contemporary craft objects of meaning in a traditional and historical craft workshop. Last (I) will re-activate a neighbourhood shopfront, introducing the space to community again.

FREE

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Form & Assemble - Presented by Bisque Studios partnered with Studio Yu
Aug
10
to Aug 11

Form & Assemble - Presented by Bisque Studios partnered with Studio Yu

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Form & Assemble. Presented by Bisque Studios in partnership with Studio Yu.

Form: A particular way in which a thing exists or appears; expression, shape, imbodiment.

Assemble: To gather together for a common purpose; collect, unite, convene.

Form and Assemble invites artists to share in conversation about the need for community within art practices. Showcasing the derivatives of inspiration through the assembly of seemingly unrelated works. Drawing lines between inspiration and form, practice and outcome, community and shared experience.

A comparative exhibition that speaks of similarities rather than differences, community over competition. Expressive of the thoughtful and inclusive nature of Victoria's new wave of ceramic artists. Embracing and ever seeking to enjoy and indulge in each other's work and achievements. Form & Assemble invites viewers to immerse themselves in a celebratory diverse showcase of the ever intriguing world of ceramics.

Works by Asobimasu Clay, Tantri Mustika Ceramics, Oh Hey Grace, Benna co, Alanna Casey, Dasa, Ella Bendrups, Amy Lee Worthy, Tessy King and Chella Edmunds.

Event Launch:
Friday 9th of August.
6pm-9pm

Free Public Event
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Immersive gallery show over Sat 10th & Sun 11th of August.

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Beers provided by Bodriggy Brewing Co.

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Christina Darras | Bottle People Workshop
Aug
9
to Aug 10

Christina Darras | Bottle People Workshop

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Artist in Residence | Christina Darras
Bottle People Workshops

9 and 10 August, 1 - 3pm
$20 - bookings essential

Christina Darras is a maker and visual poet whose practice includes jewellery, watercolour and embroidery. She has an Athenian Greek background and lives and works in Melbourne.

Christina uses her creativity to navigate through different countries and cultures. During her residency at Craft Victoria Christina will be making, researching and meeting with visitors as she develops her Bottle People project.

“This is a body of work that occurred when two images, like transparencies, overlapped: floating plastic bottles in the sea and floating people who are trying, crossing the seas, to find a safe place to live.

It is almost like, from a safe space, western societies treat with the same little respect and thought, people and plastic waste.”

Using a craft technique of painted papier mache plastic bottles, she will presents a colourful crowd of hundreds of bottle people. Through this bright installation, the artist hopes to bring light to a dark place in contemporary society.

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Vitroform - Presented by Artaviso & Lord Coconut
Aug
9
to Aug 28

Vitroform - Presented by Artaviso & Lord Coconut

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Vitroform is a visual arts collaboration between Art Aviso, Lord Coconut and 20 plus visuals artists re-imagining vintage soviet era glass test tubes reflecting their individual artistic practices.

Art Aviso Artists were supplied with a single, vintage glass, hand blown test tube from the USSR and invited to create a freestanding artwork using the test tube. Artists were encouraged to use the opportunity to potentially step outside of their usual art practice and use elements of play and experimentation in the process of producing a finished art piece.

The weird and the wonderful are strongly encouraged.

About Lord Coconut: Stocking over 600 individual jewellery pieces and representing over 40 Melbourne and interstate jewellers, artisans and designers, the undeniably unique Lord Coconut is Melbourne, Australia’s only retailer, gallery, and online boutique selling contemporary jewellery designed with men in mind. Lord Coconut specialise in: Cufflinks, Rings, Wedding Rings, Necklaces, Bracelets/Cuffs, Brooches, Lapel Pins and Tie Bars and also runs 7 - 8 in-store exhibitions (jewellery and visual arts) throughout the year which are usually linked to larger festivals such as Midsumma, Seniors Festival, Melbourne fashion week, Fringe Festival, Craft Cubed and the like.

About Art Aviso: Art Aviso is an online visual arts based platform designed and developed in Australia with input from Artists, Gallerists, Collectors and Developers to reach and benefit a worldwide audience. A resource that is advantageous for all of the elements that make the art world tick: Artists, Galleries/Art Institutions and the Art audience. Art Aviso is a way to harness the communication power of the online space and connect people through Art – drawing them out, away from the screens to see and participate in events and exhibitions in the real world. A supportive art community, helping artists find opportunities and instigating active participation in the wider art community.

100% of the profit from artist subscriptions goes back into Art Aviso event and exhibition opportunities for artists. We like to give artists the opportunity to participate in professionally curated art events and exhibitions in spaces they may not have experienced, and without the prohibitive costs sometimes associated with exhibiting.


FREE

Art Aviso website: www.artaviso.com
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Hakuji - Asuka Mew
Aug
9
to Aug 31

Hakuji - Asuka Mew

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Hakuji will examine the materiality of porcelain. The exhibition will occur in three stages that will each reflect on the complex histories of porcelain and concepts of origin, repetition and balance.

1. Creating an Australian porcelain recipe from three raw materials. Asuka will attempt to formulate his own porcelain recipe made from Australian raw materials whilst reflecting on his own origins from a region of Kyushu renowned for first producing porcelain in Japan. Asuka’s porcelain recipe will include three materials - Feldspar, Kaolin and Silica. Through balancing the ratios of these minerals Asuka will aim to formulate a translucent, stable body whilst navigating the inelastic and impermeable qualities inherent to porcelain.

2. Developing a glaze from the same three raw materials. Feldspar, Kaolin and Silica will again be used in differing proportions to create a transparent glaze for the porcelain body. This will be an exercise in formulating and testing recipes through processes of repetition and refinement. The aim will be to further understand the casual nexuses between these rock forming minerals that are the core of porcelain production histories.

3. Repeating a single form that balances three components. Hakuji will present as a collection of a single form – a Meiping (Plum Vase). The Meiping form follows porcelain from China, to Korea to Japan. Asuka will repeat Plum Vases from his porcelain recipe until he has achieved vessels that balance the three elements essential to Meiping– a slim base, wide shoulders and a narrow neck.

The above parameters will allow a framework to discuss the multiple histories of both this material and form whilst adding an Australian gesture to their geological and aesthetic stories. The exhibition will be accompanied by a short essay by Anna Miller-Yeaman.

FREE

@wingnutandco



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Wunder Gym Exhibition
Aug
9
to Aug 16

Wunder Gym Exhibition

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Where Curiosity, Creativity and Community meet.

For artists, the Wunder Gym is an art school community in the real world to creatively, socially and, wherever possible, financially benefit emerging and mid-career artists. We aim to provide participants with an accessible and inexpensive pathway to continue their practice. Through our memberships, Wunder Gym will foster creative community and learning while providing gallery exposure and connection to other artists and an audience.

For the curious and creative, the Wunder Gym is a place conducive to experimentation and self-exploration through doing and participating in the creative community.

Part gallery. Part education. All community. Find out more at the Wonder Gym website.

FREE

@wunder_gym

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Aureate - John Gatip
Aug
8
to Aug 23

Aureate - John Gatip

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This exhibition brings together the conflict of preciousness and mass production through the process of creating architectural dioramas and storytelling. Aureate explores the idea of replication and repetition through the creation of Aur - a fabled city. This exhibition is an evolving iteration of John Gatip’s exploration of casting technique and his fascination in permutative process of replication. The dioramas of Aureate explore architectural model-making and its craft through the act of casting and mould making. The dioramas of architectural forms explore production and composition. It combines the use of 3D printing and 3D CAD modelling to create forms. These forms are hand cast into silicone moulds for mass production using resin mixed with gold powder. The process of hand casting and hand assembly reveal a uniqueness in each piece and in each composition. Endless permutations of simple architectural elements form the imagined city that reveals the unique nuances of the casting process. The use of gold has been an investigation in elevating industrial forms to a level of preciousness. Gold is usually correlated with jewellery and prized treasures. Applying a materiality of gold colour, the dioramas magnifies industrial architecture as crafted objects of value. Thus, what is usually overlooked and forgotten is celebrated and recognised. (Photo above by: Timothy Kaye)

FREE

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The Curiosities - Curated by Glenn Barkley
Aug
5
to Aug 31

The Curiosities - Curated by Glenn Barkley

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The Curiosities are a refined, crafted object often made from common materials like stone or shell encased within elaborate OTT crafted mounts, hinges, handles and decoration.

They were a key component in the European Wunderkammer but are rare in the present. Their precious metal and bejewelled mounts were often melted down for the monetary value and they were often faked, or their parts were incorporated into ever more elaborate, and therefore, expensive tableaus.

The Curiosities where a physical exemplar of the European Colonial project - by taming the world and owning it in a microcosm, making it an object of contemplation to be coveted, denoted ownership of the whole world.

The Curiosities brings together a group of artists to create new artworks that reconsider the beauty, context, and history of the original objects and reconsider what a contemporary curiosity may be.

Exhibiting artists: Tess Allas Glenn Barkley Stephen Benwell Julie Blyfield and Kirsten Coelho Angela Brennan David Doyle Isabella Edwards Penny Evans Patsy Hely Virginia Leonard Tantri Mustika Janice Ng Sassy Park Jason Phu David Ray Ebony Russell Ema Shin Vipoo Srivilasa

FREE

@mailboxartspace

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Fragments of culture… - Katherine Marmaras
Aug
5
to Aug 18

Fragments of culture… - Katherine Marmaras

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‘Fragments of culture…’ is the result of a collaboration between Katherine Marmaras and Great Frames.

Great Frames provided readymade frames setting the parameters for Katherine to work within. Katherine has then collated, abstracted and transformed items from her vast collection of remnant wallpapers and other decorative papers to create new works to fit within these set parameters.

Abstractions of colours, familiar motifs and patterns from both the past and present have been used to create multiple layers of interest and focus.

Katherine Marmaras is a Melbourne based multidisciplinary artist whose practice includes printmaking, collage, ceramics, drawing and textiles. Katherine uses printmaking processes together with other mediums to create works which explore the notion that art may be purely decorative.

Great Frames is situated in the heart of the creative hub of High Street, Northcote. Born from the idea of offering personalised customer service for custom framing and providing an alternative place to purchase art. They stock a thoughtfully curated range of artworks by local and emerging artists; and offer personal consultations for customers searching for unique art to suit all styles and budgets.

FREE

@katherinemarmarasartist

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Forever Threads
Aug
3
to Aug 4

Forever Threads

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This exhibition is at The Wandering Room's new gallery space in Brunswick. The Wandering Room is an artist run initiative that has been in existence since 2007. This artist run initiative is known for its inclusive and original programming and for occupying unusual spaces.

This exhibition comes toward the end of Angela Rossitto's PhD in the School of Art at RMIT during which she has been investigating cosmological deep time. Cosmological deep time encapsulates all known time and space since the inception of the universe. Deep time stimulates the imagination, is at odds with the pace of modern life and as a concept urges deep personal and critical collective ecological reflection.

Throughout her research Angela has been giving form to this focus through utilising fibre and light. This collection of installation artworks includes works created will in residence in Japan and Germany on both micro and macro scales. These intricate and laborious hand-crafted works employ techniques including sewing, crochet and weaving and incorporate materials including thread, wire, rope and wearable electronics.

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FREE



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Sketch, paint, stitch! With Belinda Marshall
Aug
3
to Aug 24

Sketch, paint, stitch! With Belinda Marshall

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Sketch, paint, stitch!

Explore your creativity and create your own unique embroidery artwork in this 2-part workshop.

Part 1
A relaxing fun afternoon of sketching and painting. Taking inspiration from our cute plant collection and artists' studio, we will create a series of drawings and paintings which will form the basis of the embroidery artwork. We will focus on simple line work and experiment with colour and composition. Between classes your favourite line drawing will be digitally printed onto fabric, ready for part 2.

Part 2
An inspiring afternoon of stitching and chatting! You'll learn a collection of basic embroidery stitches and techniques to outline and fill your printed drawing to create your own unique design. We will work with gorgeous materials to make a small artwork which may be finished on the day or taken home to finish.

Don't feel like you want to draw or paint your own design? Feel free to book in for part 2 only and come along and stitch up the design by Belinda Marshall shown in the photos. To book, please select the Part 2 only option. $165

What you will get:
Digitally printed fabric featuring your own design, an embroidery hoop, an embroidery needle, a set of DMC threads, afternoon tea and wine.

$295 for parts one and two

@belindajmarshall

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Join Up - Helen Mathwin, Bryan Luff & Hermione Merry
Aug
3
12:00 PM12:00

Join Up - Helen Mathwin, Bryan Luff & Hermione Merry

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Join Up Culture becomes visible through the patterns we weave...behavioural patterns, environmental patterns, historical patterns. In Join Up collaborators Helen Mathwin, Bryan Luff and Hermione Merry undertake a round tour, on horseback, taking in ten of Melbourne’s peak sites of economic activity. As the artists ride from site to site they drop a continuous line of flour creating a temporary line to create a pattern on the pavement, creating a literal shape of economic rationalism within the city. It is only as culture becomes visible that we can see counter culture, something that is represented here by the artists choice of transport. In choosing to undertake this journey on horseback the artists hark back to an earlier time and celebrate the irrational and the sensational, briefly punctuating the economically rational culture that underpins the sites visited by the artists.. The shape that is created through this mounted mapping process will be recreated and shown at Wide Open Road Art in Castlemaine along with live footage of the urban adventure.

FREE

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Ground Up - Ann Welton & Robyn Wilson
Aug
3
to Aug 17

Ground Up - Ann Welton & Robyn Wilson

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This is an exhibition of jewellery and objects created by a jeweller and a metalsmith who came to a common training in gold and silversmithing through different pathways. They utilise very different techniques and their works for this exhibition strongly reflect the different influences of their respective urban and rural background.

FREE

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Holi - festival of colour!	- Claire Taylor
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Holi - festival of colour! - Claire Taylor

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Jeweller, Claire Taylor, and printmaker, Clare Whitney, join forces to collaborate in an exploration of traditional craft techniques. They will share and explore their skills, materials and colour palattes, resulting in a beautiful , contemporary, colourful window exhibition at Atelier Claire Taylor in Fitzroy. Taylor has recently done an artist residency at Sanskriti in Dehli, where she learnt the art of enamelling, which she is now applying in her jewellery.

Whitney has recently branched out from printmaking and painting into exploring colour on ceramics and 3D forms. The combined skills of these 2 artists will result in an exciting exhibition, Holi- fesitval of colour! Holi is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated each year in India, celebrating love and colour by throwing coloured water and paint at your friends and family.

Opening night will be held at Atelier Claire Taylor from 6-8pm, and the exhibition will be on for the month of August for the duration of the Craft Cubed Festival.

FREE

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Artist in Residence | Christina Darras
Aug
1
to Aug 10

Artist in Residence | Christina Darras

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Artist in Residence | Christina Darras
1 - 10 August
12 - 5pm daily at the Craft Victoria Library

Christina Darras is a maker and visual poet whose practice includes jewellery, watercolour and embroidery. She has an Athenian Greek background and lives and works in Melbourne.

Christina uses her creativity to navigate through different countries and cultures. During her residency at Craft Victoria Christina will be making, researching and meeting with visitors as she develops her Bottle People project.

“This is a body of work that occurred when two images, like transparencies, overlapped: floating plastic bottles in the sea and floating people who are trying, crossing the seas, to find a safe place to live.

It is almost like, from a safe space, western societies treat with the same little respect and thought, people and plastic waste.”

Using a craft technique of painted papier mache plastic bottles, she will presents a colourful crowd of hundreds of bottle people. Through this bright installation, the artist hopes to bring light to a dark place in contemporary society.

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North Carlton Ceramics - Valerie Restarick, Minhi Park & Michael Gray
Aug
1
to Aug 30

North Carlton Ceramics - Valerie Restarick, Minhi Park & Michael Gray

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North Carlton Ceramics potters present a group exhibition exploring form, histories and the fundamentals of clay. Disparate ideas, principles and influences come together in this contemporary ceramic show.

Valerie Restarick’s fascination with the beauty of object verses the deadly nature of anti-personel weapons is explored with Ned Vernon in the Typology of hand grenades.

Minhi Park looks back to her Korean heritage, traditional philosophies and popular ceramic art forms from the Josean Dynasty (1392-1897) in Bi-oum: emptying – another way of filling.

Michael Gray gets his hands dirty deconstructing the elemental nature of the medium in his textured teapots.

FREE

Event Launch:
Thursday 8 August 6-8pm
Free Public Event

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Craft Cubed Window Walk
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Craft Cubed Window Walk

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Craft Window Walk Project 2019
Curated by Anna Gray


The Craft Window Walk presents a trail of collaborations between contemporary craftspeople and local businesses and organisations throughout the City of Melbourne. Wander the city, from Southbank to Carlton, to discover the diverse installations of crafted objects hosted in unexpected venues. The walk brings together culture, craft and business, foundations of our thriving inner city.geological age.

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Leaves of Lace - Lindy De Wijn
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Leaves of Lace - Lindy De Wijn

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A single leaf is unique and a source of great beauty. It joins to a branch and that branch to another, soon you have a thriving tree. Watch the installation subtly evolve with lace gum leaves made by members of the Australian Lace Guild Victoria brand, and the Greater Dandenong community.

Part of Cultural Threads hosted by City of Greater Dandenong.

Cultural Threads is an exciting, month long, celebration of textiles hosted by the City of Greater Dandenong.  Through the medium of textiles, people are encouraged to connect with one another, trade skills, share stories and interweave cultures.

Explore textiles through workshops, exhibitions, installations and events. 

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Woven Histories - Susannah Langley
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Woven Histories - Susannah Langley

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An interactive e-textile installation with touch triggers audio recordings made from conductive yarns and material, crafted by members of the Greater Dandenong community.

Part of Cultural Threads hosted by City of Greater Dandenong.

Cultural Threads is an exciting, month long, celebration of textiles hosted by the City of Greater Dandenong.  Through the medium of textiles, people are encouraged to connect with one another, trade skills, share stories and interweave cultures.

Explore textiles through workshops, exhibitions, installations and events. 

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