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.
Space Tank is opening their studio to the public as part of the 2019 Craft Cubed Festival and the LaunchVic sponsored Moreland Converger program.
This is your chance to see where Melbourne’s cool product developers, craftspeople and hardware startups are launching their business and enjoy a catered networking meetup afterwards.
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
Britt Neech and Hannah Culshaw have created a collaborative work which explores the notion of symbiosis and how this relates to human relationships.
‘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.
Being a maker is more than just creating. Behind the creation of handmade object there is a process that includes the formation of narratives that communicate to the user the story of the object and practice. Inherent in this the process is writing.
We’re constantly trawling the net for research, education and inspiration here at Craft. There are a magnitude of sites that feed us, one great resource is the website Collosal | Art, Design and Visual Culture - although not specifically classified as craft the site features artists employing craft processes in their making
Christine Cholewa's work uses graphic imagery to record and detail moments in life, in particular showing the evolving connection between humans and nature through blown, fused and sandblasted glass panels.
Craft is pleased to publish Instruments of contentment – Furniture and poetic sustainability, a book by Associate Director Student Experience at Monash University and Art Critic for The Age, Robert Nelson.