Centenary of Canberra - a legacy of good design. Shop online
Our current exhibitions are presented as part of the Designing a Capital: Crafting a Nation program.
Centenary of Canberra - a legacy of good design
The work and stories of the finalists in the competition to create Canberra's suite of centenary memorabilia give insight into the design and making process through design concepts, sketches, prototypes and finished products.
Inhabit—Living in Design
From its inception as a designed city, Canberra has been a design laboratory, always new, always in the present. Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre continues this tradition by curating an exhibition with objects drawn from our Accredited Professional Members and emerging contemporaries that reveal how the objects that inhabit our homes shape the spaces we live in.
Exhibition at Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre – 23 May to 6 July 2013
Re-forestation: How to make a tree from a chair - Ashley Eriksmoen
Ashley Eriksmoen is a regular visitor to The Green Shed in Mugga Lane, an orphanage for the "unwanted items" that until recently populated the homes of the citizens of Canberra. Possessing no aesthetic merit, made of the cheapest wood, these items become part of an archive which she has lovingly assembled: weighing, measuring, describing and labelling them before cutting them up and refashioning them into a forest of spiky furniture-trees.
Craft ACT curated exhibition at Canberra Museum and Gallery – 23 May to 22 June
Designing a Capital: Crafting a Nation
A program of exhibitions and events designed to probe and explore the role of craft and design in crafting our nation's capital, and celebrate the Centenary of Canberra.
MODERN market, the high-end craft and design night market and will be held on Saturday 25 May at Nishi NewActon, Canberra, from 4–9pm. Featuring a range of media including ceramics, glass, fashion, furniture, interior furnishings, jewellery, object design, stationary, textiles and wood.
The official set of uniquely designed high quality objects for the city's centenary commemorating the Centenary of Canberra and celebrating 100 years of Canberra as Australia's national capital. Purchase online
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