c/o (Care of) Craft ACT: 2020 Annual Members exhibition

c/o Craft ACT: 2020 Annual Members exhibition

29 October to 12 December 2020 

c/o (Care of) Craft ACT: 2020 Annual Members exhibition will showcase current trends in contemporary craft and design and illustrate how care underpins a maker’s commitments. 

In line with the theme of the 7th edition of DESIGN Canberra (9-29 November 2020), the 2020 Craft ACT members exhibition will celebrate and explore the ways that care and caring is valuable and vital for contemporary craft practitioners, artists, designers and makers. 

For the craft sector, as Kevin Murray (independent craft writer and curator) acknowledges, ‘The entry requirement for craft is a universal human capacity — care. This care for the world in using the gifts of nature to sustain and give meaning to our shared existence is an ideal to be found in all cultures.’ 

A Craft ACT curated exhibition, current Craft ACT Accredited Professional Members and Associate Members will be invited to submit proposed works for inclusion in c/o Craft ACT: 2020 annual members exhibition

The theme of care is broadly defined and could include work which reflects how you: 

  • forge new relationships to materials;  
  • invest time to learn and develop techniques, skill and practice;  
  • pay respect to craft’s tradition of exchange, mentoring and collaboration; 
  • nourish and sustain collective wellbeing. 

During the exhibition, selected works will be in the temporary care of Craft ACT, hopefully until they are delivered to their new owners. 

Submissions open 9am Friday 5 June and close midnight, Friday 31 July.