Thursday, May 26, 2011

right way: the future of Indigenous craft and design

Right way is an online network for Indigenous craft and design. Craft Australia created this hub to promote new work and to bring together people with an interest for Indigenous craft and design from across the country.

right way is easy. Start by becoming a member then you can post entries, or upload photos, and make new  connections. You can start your own group, blog or album where you can talk about your particular work or project.

Introduce yourself to other
right way members! and tell us about yourself.

Image by member Louise O'Neil

Craft within public architecture

In this issue of ca enews Craft Australia considers the role that craft has played in public architecture. We explore what makes a successful collaboration between craft practitioners and architects and look at the cultural and economic benefits of broadening craft practice into public art. Romaldo Giurgola has argued that in representing Australia, 'art, architecture, and craftsmanship should be intentional, supporting and stimulating elements'. 

Featured Articles
  • Capithetical and craft: Canberra in a hundred years read more
  • Jamie Perrow, crafting public art, interview read more
  • Tom Mirams, JamFactory furniture for Mount Gambier library  read more

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Maningrida Fish Trap Artefact 3D render  Courtesy of UAP 
Entrants box from 1911 opened at Capitheticals Launch Centenary of Canberra May 2011
JamFactory Furniture Design Studio, Front desk detail,  Mount Gambier Library, forest red gum, hoop pine, 2010 Photographer Grant Hancock.

Craft Australia's General Manager at SID Singapore, part 2

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  • The project display at XTRA showroom
  • Moroso with Sinagpore inspiration for furnishing fabric
  • Lunch at Schiavello and Stylecraft showrooms

Saturday in Design (SID) Singapore 
Saturday in Design (SID) Sydney  August 19-20 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Call for Papers

 Relational Craft and Design - Issue #4 Current Call for papers

Closing Date 30 June 2011

Relational Craft and Design
craft +design enquiry is currently calling for papers that relate to the theme of 'relational craft and design'.
Despite the vigorous debate surrounding the disciplinary parameters and practice roles for craft and design in recent years, their relationship is characterised by wildly divergent interpretations. 'Craft' has become a significant and weighty word again at a time when the meaning of 'design' is shifting both within and outside the visual arts. Today we note everything from drug design to policy design, where 'design' indicates a higher level of consideration, conceptual and strategic thinking. Within this context, contemporary craft might appear as specific and cultural, while design's seeming ubiquity carries certain risks. Read More

Vol 1 (2009) Migratory Practices: Read more

Vol 2 (2010) Cross cultural exchanges in craft and design: Read more

Vol 3 (2011) Relational Craft and Design publish July 2011. To be notified when volume 3 is published subscribe to  ca enews.

Les Blakebrough, Tea Pot 1975 on Flickr

New Images have been loaded to The Craft Australia National Historical Collection on Flickr.

Craft Australia's General Manager at SID Singapore

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  • Catrina Vignando General Manager, Craft Australia
  • Showroom for BW Furniture and Infinity group, showing Australian designers
  • Foundary showroom 
  • Detail of wall panel in Foundary showroom 
Saturday in Design (SID) Singapore 
Saturday in Design (SID) Sydney  August 19-20 2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Living Treasures, Call for nominations

Third series 2012-14: Call for nominations

Craft Australia in conjunction with Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design, Sydney, is calling for nominations to the Living Treasure: Masters of Australian Craft series for 2012 and 2014.
The deadline for nominations, including all supporting documentation,
 is 11 May 2011

Nomination Form can be downloaded here.

For further Information please contact:
Belinda Jessup
Craft Australia
T: (02) 6273 0088


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Les Blakebrough @ 80 - 5 DECADES
Les Blakebrough Solo Exhibition at Sabbia Gallery
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Les Blakebrough 

Monday, May 2, 2011

Robert Baines: Metal at Geelong Gallery

Robert Baines: Metal is a national touring exhibition and part of Object Gallery's Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft series. Baines is one of Australia's most influential and prominent jewellers and displays extraordinary artistic range and exceptional craft skills in this new body of work. 

The exhibition is showing at:

Geelong Regional Art Gallery 

07 May - 03 July 2011

Related Links: 
Call for Nominations for 2012-2014 Living Treasures close 11 May 2011 more information

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Robert Baines, Redder than Green, Brooch, 2009, Silver, powdercoat, paint, electroplate, 75H x 112W x 50D
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Robert Baines, Redder than Green, Brooch, 2009, Silver, powdercoat, paint, electroplate, 123H x 93W x 63D

Craft Australia's Top 10 Library Articles April

 The ten most visited pages in the Craft Australia Library over the last 30 days.

Craft Australia Library