As part of their Budanon exhibition at Craft Victoria, we sat down with jewellers Vicki Mason and Alice Whish to talk about their residency at Bundanon, NSW in 2018 and their resulting body of work. Embedded in the works are ideas that interrogate how plants have the capacity to connect us to place and the important of retaining and teaching botanical knowledge today.
A lowkey, informal event to celebrate the launch of the brand new mattt SHOP & BAG LIBRARY laneway space. A space constructed in a new courtyard space accessible off a laneway this will be the place to visit to view and discuss bags and take part in workshops and events
‘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.
Rose Agnew is a Melbourne artist whose interests in art, science, history and nature are the focus of her practice. Rose's explorations into the interior worlds of contemplation and intimacy are paired with the use of found objects and detailed imagery.
Forever Threads is an exhibition at The Wandering Room considering ‘deep time’. Angela investigates this theme through crocheting and stitching fibre of various scales and interweaving LED lighting. Via the hand-crafting of common materials she creates a large scale installation that transports you from the back garage of an old milk bar to somewhere else entirely - deep space.electronics.
A unique opportunity to visit this converted mechanics yard, now art-studio, and to explore a variety of image-making techniques with collage specialist Maximillian Malone. The artist will provide all the materials, including access to his vast cut-out library for you to experiment with. The session will combine both hands-on methods along with digital editing. Participants will learn a number of the processes within a laid back and creative environment.
Join Belinda Marshall in a new workshop especially created for this year’s Craft Cubed festival. Explore your creativity with pencil, paint and stitching and create your own embroidery artwork in a 2-part workshop.
Learn a new craft you didn’t know you needed in your life, or just join one of the social craft sessions and share your knowledge at Kyneton Craftery. Kyneton Craftery is all about a dedicated craft space for all to feel at home in. Plus unlike your pet, children, or spouse they won’t glaze over when you start showing off pictures of your most recent crafting project. Craft were lucky enough to chat to Rhain Di Pillla - Craft Horder at Kyneton Craftery ahead of their fantastic lineup of events for Craft Cubed festival.
Vitroform is a collaboration between Art Aviso, Lord Coconut and over 20 artists re-imagining vintage soviet era glass test tubes. Ahead of the launch we were able to to speak with Lord Coconut himself to dive into his history as a collector and lover of craft.
Rhiannon Thomas has been inspired by traditional craft techniques not found in online videos but rather in the depths of the craft community and networks of grassroots organisations. Rhiannon is graciously sharing these skills with the wider public and you can book into her workshop as part of the Craft Cubed Festival.
Aurelia’s jewellery is informed by a fascination with metamorphosis, phenomena, and the mysteries of the elements existing in the natural world.
Inspired by raw geologic forms, intricate crystalline structures, and the exquisite geometries of nature – Aurelia’s works elegantly unveil stories of the earth. Through a conceptual and considered design language, her pieces celebrate the unique characteristics of natural material such as coloured and included diamonds and precious gems, together with her unorthodox and distinctive approach to enameling steel that has won her international recognition.
South Australian born glass artist Thomas Yeend is now stocking at Craft. His eye-catching glassworks are a combination of 3D modelling, 3D printing, and mixed-media components with traditional glass-making techniques. Thomas creates a variety of vibrant and cheerful glass wares that we are totally in love with.
When asked about her practice and studio, Jennifer Conroy Smith speaks of being patient and calm. These qualities are evident in her ethereal porcelain sculptures, that are on show as part of the Craft Cubed Window Walk. We were able to to speak with Jennifer to gain some insights into her artistic process.
It takes significant concentration and experimentation for Sarah Tracton to produce her stunning porcelain light fixtures. We are thrilled to be featuring the results of her hard work in the Craft Cubed Window Walk.
We had a few questions for Sarah about her process and inspiration.
Tegan sees the fun and joy in crafting. This is certainly apparent in her contribution to the Craft Cubed Window Walk. Her hand painted tickets reflect countless joyful occasions, and the relatable desire to try and hold on to a tangible piece of those memories.
We had some questions for Tegan about her crafting philosophy.
CiPi AKA the Pink Shadow likes craft that evokes connection. CiPi's contribution to Craft Cubed aims to achieve just that through a combination of online interaction, real life activity and of course the hand made in The Pink Shadow Game.
CiPi gave us some insights into what inspires her practice.
Nora Thamthanakorn sees the potential for creativity in discomfort, and the potential for beauty in decay. Nora's stunning deconstructed ceramics will be showing at Alpha60 this month as part of the Craft Cubed Window Walk.
We had a chat with Nora to learn a little bit more about what inspires her craft.
Craft is thrilled to be featuring the innovative jewellery of Cara Johnson in the Craft Cubed Window Walk. Cara's approaches craft with thoughtfulness and intent. Her current collection explores the fragility of nature and its reaction to the influence of unrelenting human expansion.
We sat down with Cara to learn more about her craft philosophy and inspiration.
Angela and Renee of D'alton Baker Production's value the community and connectivity of craft. They are generously sharing their wisdom and expertise with the crafters of Melbourne in their seminar tackling the difficult question of just how do you get the most out of design markets?
Ahead of Craft Cubed, we had some questions for them about their practice and where they find their inspiration.
Anna of Onepinkplum is drawn to the meditative qualities of embroidery and textile making. These processes cannot be rushed, and demand a level of concentration and patience often missing from our fast-paced lives. Anna will be holding embroidery workshops as part of the Craft Cubed Festival for those who would like to learn and create a relaxing new skill.
We had a chat to Anna about what inspires her practice.
Multidisciplinary artist Katherine Marmaras will combine photography, drawing and social media to explore the meaning of 'home' through her online photo drawing project, to be featured in this year's Craft Cubed Festival. Katherine encourages others to join her in making art and changing the way they see their most familiar spaces.
Katherine has given us some insights into her crafting philosophy and inspirations.
Craft is excited to be featuring the creations of jewellery maker and artist Victoria Knight in this year's Craft Cubed Festival. Victoria uses discarded coffee pods to produce beautiful jewellery pieces that carry with them a poignant message about recycling and wastefulness.
We had some questions for Victoria about her practice.
THIS MONTH WE CELEBRATE CRAFT MEMBER AND POTTER, LENE KUHL JAKOBSEN.
Working with clay for over 40 years, Lene trained first in Denmark before moving to Australia in the 1980's. Focusing on form and glaze, her work is known for its precision craftsmanship and minimalist approach.
In studying archaeology, I saw these extraordinary shapes in pots made over 3000 years ago, finger prints and nail marks still left in the clay and I would look at these pieces and imagine the person that made them.
The Artist in Residence program focuses on craftspeople who “make from home”. In the Craft Library space, we are recreating a domestic style working studio environment with three makers – also includingRute Chaves and Stephanie Hicks.
We caught up with Tai to talk about her passion of making.
The Artist in Residence program focuses on craftspeople who “make from home”. In the Craft Library space, we are recreating a domestic style working studio environment with three makers – also including Tai Snaith and Stephanie Hicks.
Whether it’s collages, printmaking, or installation she is your go to woman. Being part of this year’s Craft Cubed Festival program as one of our Artists in Residence make sure to check out her interview.
The Artist in Residence program focuses on craftspeople who “make from home”. In the Craft Library space, we are recreating a domestic style working studio environment with three makers – also including Tai Snaithand Rute Chaves.