Exhibitions at Canberra Craft and Design Centre

Michelle Day, Bumble-cycle, 2015, Aluminium, glass and electrical elements

Embracing Innovation Volume 5

The fifth installment of the annual exhibition series and focusing on showcasing trans-disciplinary research, innovation and digital technologies, with a particular focus on practice-led design research. It responds to the changing way makers engage, design and create in their practice. Read the essay.

Artists: Associate Professor Stephen Barrass (UC) and Dr Nadege Desgenetez (ANU); Maureen Faye-Chareon; Mehrnoush Latifi and Dr Judith Glover (RMIT); Dr Scott Mayson (RMIT); Terumi Narushima and Dr Stephen Beirne, Matthew Dabin, Kraig Grady, and Associate Professor Christian Ritz (University of Wollongong); Dr Fanke Peng (UC) Mouhannad Al-Sayegh and Miguel Angel Ceballos (UAL, UK); (University of the Arts London, UK); Dr Eddi Pianca, Dr Stephen Trathen, Dr Carlos Montana-Hoyos and Bill Shelley (UC); Norwood Viviano (Grand Valley State University, USA); Stuart Walker (Lancaster University, UK) and Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre's 2014 Emerging Contemporary Exhibition Award recipient: Tim Frommel, UC, Faculty of Arts and Design.

Daylights: Michelle Day

An exhibition straddling the boundaries between the functionality and sculptural forms of lighting through experiments with diverse light diffusing materials such as paper, fabrics, fiberglass, glass and silicone. Read the essay

Day, a Canberra based artist, is motivated by a strong interest in science and biology. Day's work is influenced by medical imagery, the evolution and application of science and technology and the growth and structure of organic forms explored through lighting installations'

Showing in the Crucible Showcase
Craft ACT member Tae Schmeissers' collection of wearables. This collection makes tangible the objects and scenes in everyday life and celebrates their fleeting existence.

Exhibitions run until Saturday 29 August 2015

2015 artist-in-residence

Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre is excited to announce Ruth Hingston and Jodie Hatcher as the selected recipients for the 2015 Artist-in-Residence Program, with a full line up of engaging public events taking place throughout September.

AGENCY now open

AGENCY, Craft ACTs new store is now open in bustling Braddon's Ori Building, 30 Lonsdale Street, Braddon.

Essays and reviews

Missed an exhibition but still want to read about the artists and their work? Our essays and review page contains every essay from our current and past exhibitions.

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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Page last updated: 19 August 2015