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de sign ed 2 showcasing the design arts

This exciting exhibition will be opening on Thursday 2 August at the School of Art gallery in Canberra at the Australian National University. The opener will be Brian Parks, director Jam Factory in Adelaide.

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Works by the following designer/makers are presented in this show:

Elliot Bastianon, furniture
Sean Booth, metal
Simon Cottrell, metal
Cesar Cueva, metal
Janet DeBoos, ceramics
Nadège Desgenètez, glass
Ashley Eriksmoen, furniture
Robert Foster, lights
Jon Goulder, furniture
Megan Jackson, textile
Johannes Kuhnen, metal
Cinnamon Lee, metal
Rohan Nicol, lights
Henry Pilcher, lights
Phoebe Porter, metal
Gilbert Riedelbauch, metal
Blanche Tilden, metal/glass
Annie Trevillian, textile
Henry Wilson, furniture

The catalog includes a welcome by  the head of school, Gordon Bull and an essay about the design arts by Anne Brennan the head of the Art Theory department. Here is a link to a pdf version of the catalogue.

craft and design experience in Canberra for Vicki Halper

Below you can find a list of craft & design organisations and individuals relating to the Canberra part of the visit to Australia by Vicki Halper a USA based Smithsonian Senior Fellow.

Robert Foster, Vicki Halper, Gilbert Riedelbauch and Catrina Vignando at GAD

Robert Foster, Vicki Halper, Gilbert Riedelbauch and Catrina Vignando at the Gallery of Australian Design

Her visit was made possible through funding from the Australia Council. Her dense Canberra itinerary reflects the surprisingly active and rich design scene in this city, however one has to know where to look or whom to contact to get a true sense of it.

Her visit coincided with a symposium about Design education at the Australian National University and the ‘City of Design’ talkfest at CraftACT. Vicki’s contribution to both events were very well received and stimulated informed discussions about important contemporary issues in the craft/design field. I am particularly grateful for the time she spend with our design arts students.

Craft Australia, Host organisation

School of Art, Australian National University

The following speakers presented at the ‘DesignPlan ACT‘ a discussion about design education:

National Gallery of Australia

CraftACT – craft and design centre

The following presented at the ‘City of Design’ talkfest at CraftACT:

Canberra Glassworks

  • Ann Jackle, Executive Director,
  • Clare Belfrage, Artistic Director

Gallery of Australian Design

Gallery and Workshop Bilk contemporary jewelery and glass & metal objects

Here are a few links to makers who were mentioned frequently:

and Gallery Metalab, Sydney

I tried my best to put this list together for Vicki. If you think I have forgotten someone she has met or should know, please let me know.

It was a great pleasure to meet and get to know Vicki during her stay in Canberra.


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