View our 2014 exhibition program


Exhibitions at Canberra Craft and Design Centre

Nikki Main A World Within 1 & 2, Blown glass, lathe worked. Image: Stuart Hay.

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.

Exhibitions run from 12 September to 25 October 2014

DESIGN Canberra 2014

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.

Exhibition essays and reviews

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 EOI

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.


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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