Call for Submissions | Craft ACT 2019 Members Exhibition

Visionaries: Craft ACT 2019 members exhibition

Every year, Craft ACT defines a theme for the members exhibition which helps us to communicate the importance of contemporary craft, and appeals to audiences, collectors and media. Based on the DESIGN Canberra theme of utopia, this year’s exhibition will be titled Visionaries: Craft ACT 2019 members exhibition.

As the first event to engage with the 2019 DESIGN Canberra festival theme, this year’s Craft ACT members exhibition invites Accredited Professional and Associate members to submit recent works which together are helping to shape and secure the future of craft and design.

Craft is dynamic, enduring, entrepreneurial and respectful of tradition, uniting time-honoured techniques with contemporary interpretations built for the future. Work by our members, on show in our annual exhibition, will present a rich and diverse variety of creative excellence by artists spanning art, craft and design mediums including jewellery, furniture, metal, textiles, ceramics, paper and glass.  

Almost all works proposed by Craft ACT members will relate broadly to the theme, for instance:

  • Your work may demonstrate how your own practice or craft is evolving
  • Your work may reflect experimentation with new materials, techniques or collaborations
  • Your work may express a commitment to strengthening our community of artists – craft’s tradition of exchange, mentoring and collaboration sustains its past and its future
  • Your work may show the ways that your practice asserts the reality that arts, culture and creativity are integral to everyday life.
The deadline for submissions is 9pm, Sunday 30th June.

Renew or become an Associate or Accredited Professional member here.

Submit your applications here.

Please contact Madisyn Zabel, Gallery Manager if you have any questions.

Cover Image: Peter Bollington, Crest Occassional Chair (detail), 2018. Photo: Peter Bollington
Page Image: 2018 Member Exhibition opening. Photo: 5 Foot Photography.