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Painting the Hills of Canberra – Cathy Franzi
Created in response to Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahoney Griffin's grand vision to revegetate or 'paint' the hills of Canberra each in a single colour of flowering native plants, artist Cathy Franzi imagines the hills in the anticipated colours of pink, yellow, purple, white and red through the medium of ceramics.
Using a carving technique reminiscent of linocut printing, Franzi achieves the botanical likeness of the plants as found in Marion Mahoney Griffin's colour-coded botanical notebooks, and her own botanising through the hills of Canberra's nature parks.
Art Quilt Australia – OzQuilt Network Inc.
Specially created for the centenary year, and an initiative of the OzQuilt Network Inc., this survey exhibition of quilt textiles showcases the talents of both new and established Australian art quilters. Curated by Valerie Kirk, Head of Textiles, the Australian National University School of Art, the exhibition presents innovative and imaginative works across a range of techniques, materials and formats.
Come shop at Craft ACT this Christmas for unique, handcrafted objects for your family and friends. Our shop in Civic Square will be open until 21 December, and our pop-up pod shop at Lonsdale St Traders will be open until 22 December. (Pictured - Beth Newman, vases).
We have numerous exciting opportunities available for artists, makers and designers to be part of our exhibitions program and retail outlet. For information on current opportunities, and to find out how to express your interest, visit our Events page.
We're calling for applications from professional craft artists and designers who make outstanding contributions in their field and who demonstrate a high standard of artistic merit and technical skill. Interested in applying? Read the APM guidelines or visit the membership section to download the application or renewal form.
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