View our 2014 exhibition program
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.
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.
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.
In 2014 Craft ACT is launching DESIGN Canberra, a four day festival celebrating and promoting Canberra's vibrant and diverse design community. DESIGN Canberra will host a series of events engaging the Canberra community with craft and design, architecture and our designed city.
Did you know you can view exhibition essays and reviews online? Craft ACT has an excellent exhibition program of talented Australian craft practitioners and designers – head over to our Reviews and Essays page to read up about our past and present exhibitions.
Emerging Contemporaries expressions of interest are now open to early career craft practitioners and designer makers within the first five years of their professional practice. Applications close Monday 24 November 2015.
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