Nick Bastin, Sarah crowEST, Georgina Cue, Timothy McLeod, Mariella McKinley, Ian Mowbray, Owen Rye, Vipoo Srivilasa, Nick Wirdnam.
Curated by Debbie Pryor
Nine Victorian makers leading the way across traditional, experimental and contemporary crafts showcase diverse ways of making and thinking within the craft landscape.
The selection of artists and their specific works observes the constructed distinction between visual art and craft. Leaders is not an exhibition presenting makers who are simply ‘leaders in their field’, but instead presents makers who are leading their own path. The way in which they have learnt crafted techniques, the way they think about their craft, the inherent use of materials and processes, experimental methodology; are all under investigation. The exhibition presents works crafted in resin and plastics, blown and slumped glass, textile construction and embellishment through embroidery and surface decoration, native woods, porcelain and wood-fired ceramics; the breadth of materials and techniques within the exhibition highlights the diverse and contemporary nature of craft.
6 June – 25 July
At Craft Victoria, 31 Flinders Lane Melbourne
'Wait For Me' by Aaron Mist (Wait For Me by Aaron Mist is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License.)
'Piano Hymn Instrumental' by Weinland (Piano Hymn (Instrumental) by Weinland is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License. Based on a work at needledrop.co/fma Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at needledrop.co/fma or contact artist via email.)