View our 2014 exhibition program


Exhibitions at Canberra Craft and Design Centre

Moraig McKenna, Resonant Objects, basket, wood fired salt glazed porcelain, black slip.

Creative Licence
Curated by Anne Radimin Creative Licence is a uniquely Canberra focused exhibition that invites 15 locally based, established and emerging craft and design practitioners to reinterpret, reuse and repurpose the remaining Canberra Centenary number plates to create new artworks. These innovative artworks incorporate design elements that respond to Canberra as Australia's only designed city. Artists: Elizabeth Kelly, Alex Asch, Mariana del Castillo, Dimity Kidston, Geoff + Sarah Farquhar - Still, Tom Skeehan, Ximena Briceno, Mel George, Harriet Schwarzrock, Aaron Garlick, Andrew Carvolth, Sam Cameron, Tim Wallace and Christine Atkins. Read the essay

Resonant Objects – Moraig McKenna
Moraig McKenna's solo exhibition, Resonant Objects, plays with ideas of function, design and form and how the act of making explores relationships between the object and the human body. McKenna's wood-fired porcelain vessels are uniquely marked, both in colour and texture, through wood firing and salt glazing. This technique further emphasises the traces of McKenna's hand craft process; the link between the hand of the maker and the hand of the user. Read the essay

A Shoe Lace Accessory – April Phillips
Working predominantly with leather, April Phillips sets herself apart from the fashion industry through an artistic and symbolic focus on her bespoke shoes. This exhibition features a series of leather objects which have been created to adorn existing footwear worn in everyday situations. Easily attached with a pair of age-old shoe laces, these small leather pieces celebrate the possibilities of adaption. In a time when close to all the shoes worn are mass produced in offshore factories, the quality of these leather objects serves to define our individuality and reunite us with the handcraft practice.

Exhibitions run to Saturday 13 December, 2014

DESIGN Canberra 2014

DESIGN Canberra is on NOW. This exciting four day festival with over 50 events has something for everyone. Get involved and be inspired to ‘change the way you think’


ACTivate - Get involved as Canberra's creatives re -ACTivate the city. Explore pop-up exhibitions, installations, studios and shops across Centrepoint, Bailey's Corner, Braddon and Kingston.

MODERN market

MODERN market. High-end, innovative designers and makers from Canberra and across the nation offering a unique opportunity to meet and buy directly from Australia’s craft and design talent. From 2-8pm on Saturday 22 November at NewActon Nishi and Hotel Hotel..


Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre is supported by the ACT Government, the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy - an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments, and the Australia Council for the Arts - the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body.

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