Regale - Crafting the Table,   installation view, photo: L Bamford & S Somebody

Regale - Crafting the Table, installation view, photo: L Bamford & S Somebody

27 November 2017 – 27 January 2018

Regale: Crafting the Table delves into the lavish world of contemporary tableware and dressing through the stage of the celebratory table.

Representing a diverse array of Australian artists and makers who work at the pinnacle of craft, design and object-based practice, Regale: Crafting the Table invites you for a sumptuous visual feast.

From the intentionally matching to the eclectically mismatched, the functional to the non-functional, this exhibition celebrates and disrupts traditional notions of objecthood, utility and table settings. Regale invites you to feast with your eyes, find pleasure and amusement and to hold a conversation around our table.

The exhibition evokes the spirit of entertaining lavishly by presenting an array of approaches to contemporary tableware through a resplendent display of ceramics, metalware, wood, glass, mixed media and object-based practice.

In the spirit of the sumptuous table setting throughout history, Regale: Crafting the Table surprises its guests with a Romantic, mischievous, playful and at times disturbing tableau. Towering, uncanny, sculptural centrepieces loom, elegant functional ware is confounded by eccentric improbable objects.

Craft Victoria’s Curator and Exhibition Manager Emma Mayall says “Regale presents the work of over forty artists and makers who have developed a long relationship with Craft Victoria through its membership base and exhibition’s program, this is a coming together to celebrate a new era for Craft Victoria in our new gallery space.” 

Notable artists and makers in the exhibition include Kate Rohde, Julia deVille, Linde Ivimey Marian Drew, David Ray, Katherine Wheeler, Sarah Smuts Kennedy, and Janet Beckhouse.

Craft Victoria was founded in 1970 at a meeting of artists, curators, writers and established itself as a not-for-profit arts organisation dedicated to supporting and celebrating contemporary craft and design. More than 45 years on, we are still committed to supporting local makers through our retail and exhibition spaces, public and professional development programs.

Regale will be on view from 27th November - 27 January 2018 at Craft Victoria's new space, Watson Place, Melbourne, Australia. 




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