View our 2014 exhibition program
Each year Craft ACT: Craft and Design Accredited Professional Members (APMs) are invited to participate in a curated group exhibition. Many local craft artists and designer makers are internationally renowned and form the rich vein of Canberra’s cultural identity. This exhibition aims to showcase the strong, vibrant and highly skilled community of practitioners that represent Craft ACT. The works reflect and welcome spring by awakening our senses to the vibrancy of the season.
Scantlings – Lesa Farrant
Lesa Farrant’s work in clay explores her fascination with detritus in the natural environment. Using plastic, rubbish and found objects taken from Port Willunga Beach, South Australia. Farrant moulds and casts porcelain to make plant-like forms to represent the unnatural looking natural.
The Arid Zone – Cathy Franzi
Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre Canberra Potters’ Society Award Exhibition recipient. Cathy Franzi uses the ceramic vessel and surface imagery to evoke a botanical perspective on natural places. This work comes out of her recent experience of going into Central and Western Australian with artists from the Australian National University School of Art.
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.
Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre will welcome internationally acclaimed Japanese wood artist Satoshi Fujinuma to Canberra on 1 September 2014 to commence his international artist-in-residency at Gudgenby Ready-Cut Cottage, Namadgi National Park.
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