Exhibitions at Canberra Craft and Design Centre

Janet DeBoos, Set Theory, 2004/2010 and ongoing since

Janet DeBoos: A Survey, Guest Curated by Peter Haynes
An exhibition celebrating the achievements of one of the most influential and iconic figures in the Australian craft movement. Janet DeBoos: A Survey reflects the wide reach of DeBoos' aesthetic, intellectual and technical influences from the 1960s to 2015. Her life's work as a ceramic artist and educator has been instrumental in placing Australian ceramics on the world map. This exhibition presents selected pieces from her 50 year career as a maker, in one gallery sho, for the first time.

Peter Haynes has over 35 years' experience in curating, academia, writing and arts administration and is an acclaimed curator and commentator on Australian ceramics'. His essay in the publication that will accompany the exhibition is the first major survey of her career.

Janet DeBoos: A Survey is a major component of Stepping Up, The Australian Ceramics Triennale, being hosted in Canberra from 9-11 July 2015.

Public Program

Craft ACT invites you to a series of free talks in association with Janet DeBoos: A Survey which will provide unique insights into the curating and content of the exhibition.

Join Guest Curator, Peter Haynes at an informal talk in which he will share his knowledge, expertise and insights on the evolution of producing the exhibition. Date: Friday 29 May, 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Craft ACT Gallery.

Janet DeBoos will present a floor talk in the Craft ACT Gallery, enlightening visitors on the scope of her artistic production and career of over fifty years. Date: Thursday 11 June, 2.00pm to 3.00pm, Craft ACT Gallery.

For more information contact Gwenyth Macnamara, Curator of Public Programs on 02 6262 9333

Showing in the Crucible Showcase ...a few of my favourite things
Objects can contain allegories to our histories and hearts. To coincide with Stepping Up, The 14th Australian Ceramic Triennale, Craft ACT has invited the ACT steering committee to share one special piece from their personal ceramics collection along with a story of the objects significance.

Exhibitions open Thursday 28 May, 6pm and run until Saturday 11 July 2015

DESIGN Canberra 2015 EOI's

DESIGN Canberra, the most significant design event in the ACT, is currently calling for expressions of interest for participating creatives. This year the festival will be running over two weekends, from 21 to 29 November 2015.

The Craft ACT Shop is moving

The Craft ACT Shop is calling for Expressions of Interest from local and national craft and design practitioners to place product in our new shop at Ori, which is expected to be launched mid-2015.

New Associate Membership tier

A new Associate Membership (AO) tier accommodating for the needs of professional craft practitioners and designer makers from emerging to established, who are interested in obtaining insurance for their everyday practice needs as well as event coverage.


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.

Craft ACT funding bodies

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