March 07, 2017

New exhibitions opening by Commissioner for International Engagement Brendan Smyth at the CraftACT Gallery.

And a farewell of gallery’s Curator Mel George…

– ‘Code X: contemporary book binding’:  In association with the 2017 Australian National Conference of Bookbinders. The best work of international bookbinders paired with the best work of Australia’s established bookbinders and ‘rising stars’ to change perceptions about the craft of bookbinding and to demonstrate how traditional craft skills can be used to produce dynamic and vibrant contemporary works

– ‘History Repeated’: Inspired by the theme of the 2017 Ausglass conference, (r)evolve, a group of Australia’s top glass makers offer their own reinterpretation of an object from the Corning Museum of Glass collection. History Repeated features work by Ruth Allen, Gabriella Bisetto, Jo Bone, Lisa Cahill, Scott Chaseling, Richard Clements, Mel Douglas, Ben Edols and Kathy Elliott, Judi Elliott, Mark Eliott, Jeremy Lepisto, Nikki Main, Jenni Martiniello, Peter Minson, Tom Moore, Peter Nilson, Kirstie Rea, Paddy Robinson, Tom Rowney, Luna Ryan, Harriet Schwarzrock, Belinda Toll and Nick Wirdnam.