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, Beverley Meldrum, Rowsaan, N’dene Riley, Rebecca Robinson, Vipoo Srivilasa, Lisa Waup, and Dominic White

Curated by Julie Ewington

Craft Victoria is elevating the everyday experience of opening doors and crossing thresholds in a new exhibition of symbolic entry ways and beautifully crafted door furniture. Open Door includes contemporary door-furniture by artists and makers in a variety of media, considering how this aspect of the built environment is beautiful, as well as useful, in Australian life.

Open Door is the culmination of a project to expand opportunities for contemporary craftspeople and designers, bringing their invention and expertise to new areas of practice.

Among the exquisite objects on display are door handles made of lava from Auckland’s Rangitoto volcano by New Zealand artist Warwick Freeman; contemporary Dvarapala (door guardians) by Melbourne-based Thai ceramic artist Vipoo Srivilasa; and door pulls by South Australian glass artist Kristel Britcher, inspired by Czech-cut glass of the past.


Conversation with the artists: Working with local materials
12 September, 1 – 2pm
With Julie Ewington, Karen Abernethy, Lisa Waup, Warwick Freeman
FREE but please RSVP below

Conversation with the artists: Integrating handcrafted elements into the built environment
17 September, 6 – 7pm
With Karen Abernethy, Mark Edgoose, Rowsaan
FREE but please RSVP below