Talking Water: artists-in-residence - calling for expressions of interest. A series of residencies within Canberra's National Park and Nature Reserve. Applications close 5pm Friday 16 March 2012.
Did you know that Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre offers a mailout service? We can include your exhibition or workshop invitations in our mailout for a small fee:
- $60 member (non-volunteer)
- $40 member (volunteer)
- $140 non-member (non-volunteer)
- $100 non-member (volunteer)
Dates for the diary, upcoming mailouts in 2012:
- Tuesday 20 March 2012
- Tuesday 8 May 2012
- Tuesday 3 July 2012
- Tuesday 21 August 2012
- Tuesday 16 October 2012
Further enquiries contact Amy Kerr, Communication and Event Manager,
02 6262 9333 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Ryder, selected artist
Ryder is 1 of 5 artists selected to exhibit projected work in Enlighten during March as part of the 2012 Canberra Festival
Ruth Hingston and Caren Florance, exhibition
Hingston and Florance will exhibit in Material World at Australian National Capital Artists Gallery from 28 March to 8 April 2012
Dianne Firth, exhibition
Firth was selected to exhibit in Art Quilt Elements at Wayne Art Centre, Philadelphia, USA from 30 March to 13 May 2012
The Centre warmly welcomes Belinda Toll as our newest Accredited Professional Member.
Current exhibitions continue until Saturday 24 March 2012.
Parallels - Barbara Rogers
Contemporary textiles exploring the diversity and language of the graphic stripe pattern using shibori techniques.
» Read more in Parallels by Dr Sharon Peoples
Space Dissolving - Melinda Willis
An array of reflections captured and translated into layered installations of sheet glass, fused glass and mixed media.
» Read more about Space Dissolving
Elements: leather - Penny Amberg and Linda Davy
The sixth and final group exhibition in the dynamic Elements series celebrating the Centre's 40th birthday highlights invited artists Penny Amberg and Linda Davy (10 February - 24 March 2012) and Colin Lee and Judy Parker
(6 April - 12 May 2012) over two exhibition periods in the Crucible and Foyer Showcases.
» Read the opening speech by curator Meredith Hinchliffe
Craft ACT Shop
Mog Bremner came to be a textile artist after first pursuing a career as a health professional. Having spent years working with people, she is fascinated by the nature of self and by what it is that gives us our "inner sense of narrative, agency and identity".
Bremner draws on the writings of an American researcher, Douglas Hofstadter, who argues the sense of self arises from the ceaseless interactions between layers of complex, symbol-forming neuronal networks. Bremner uses text in her work because it is both a real symbol and a metaphor for the symbolic processes in the brain. The designs of her scarves are based on her hand-writing, repetitively writing a quote from Hofstadter's latest book I Am a Strange Loop: "…human beings are unpredictable self-writing poems, vague, metaphorical, ambiguous."
View a selection of products available in the Craft ACT Shop
Australian International Design Awards
Entries close 30 March 2012
The Australian International Design Awards provides a service to designers and companies looking to differentiate their products through an independent, trusted and credible awards program.
Launch Pad 2012
Entries close 30 March 2012
Launch Pad is an important design initiative, promoting the development of Australian product design through a unique competition and mentoring program aimed at emerging designers.
Art Unlimited 2012
Entries close 20 April 2012
Art Unlimited invites entries in hanging art, photography and ceramics - for the 2012 event. Works entered must reflect the artist's views of contemporary life or personal environment.
Australia Council for the Arts review survey
Following the announcement by the federal Minister for the Arts of an independent review of the Australia Council, a survey (closing 5pm Friday 9 March 2012) is now open for you to have your say.
Senate Estimates questions Australia Council for the Arts
The Senate Estimates questioned Kathy Keele, Chief Executive Officer, Australia Council for the Arts on the Australia Council review, defunding of Craft Australia and related issues.
Draft ACT Arts Policy Framework
Following the Review of the Arts in Canberra, a draft ACT Arts Policy Framework has been published. The ACT Government invites the community to share their thoughts and views.
ABC TV appoints Head of Arts
Katrina Sedgwick has been appointed to the newly created role of Head of Arts for ABC television.
New public artwork
ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher recently launched a new permanent public artwork by Matthew Harding located in Veterans Park, Civic.
Glass artist Holly Grace, inspired by the Australian Alps, exhibits unique glass forms sandblasted and etched with landscape imagery at Beaver Galleries until 20 March 2012.
An exhibition recognising new talent by featuring six recent graduates from Canberra and Melbourne. Exhibited at Bilk Gallery for contemporary metal and glass until 2 April 2012.
'the dreaming memory of land as it lay this way and that'
Textile artist, Hilary Peterson investigates sense of place through a variety of mediums including printed and dyed textiles and paper, at ANCA Gallery from 14-25 March 2012.