MEMBERS EXHIBITION: PLACE MAKERS

When 6 Sep, 2018 9:00am — 20 Oct, 2018 5:00pm Where Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre, London Circuit, Canberra Website http://craftact.org.au/blogs/future-exhibitions/annual-members-exhibition
6 September - 20 October 2018
The 2018 Craft ACT members show will celebrate and explore the Canberra region’s distinct design identity defined by place, craftsmanship and experimentation.
Placemaking is designing with the past, present and future in mind, to develop identity and pride, and to increase social and cultural capital.
Canberra is a city of design and a place of makers who bring skills, knowledge, dedication and commitment to create their craft and nourish our community. Acclaimed designers, makers and craftspeople ­– including jewellers, glass and textiles artists, ceramicists, fashion and furniture designers - are globally connected but choose to live, work and make in the Canberra region. For nearly 50 years, Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre has supported these artists and helped to establish a creative and closely-knit community.
PLACE MAKERS is inspired by the thoughts of acclaimed Japanese architect (and distinguished DESIGN Canberra 2018 collaborator) Kengo Kuma: a place is 'rich' not because of its natural environment, resources, or skilled craftspeople but instead gains its value through the relationship between these things. (Kengo Kuma: complete works, p8).
For more information about this event, call 02 6262 9333 or visit http://craftact.org.au/blogs/future-exhibitions/annual-members-exhibition

How to get there

1, North Building, 180 London Circuit, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia