Craft + Design Canberra warmly invites you to join us for the openings of the Annual Members Exhibition + Spoon Theory exhibition. 

2024 Craft + Design Canberra Members Exhibition

27 October – 9 December 2023

Artists | Luke Batten | Mahnie Blakey | Julie Bradley | Sarit Cohen | Lissa-Jane de Sailles  | Lea Durie | Kirandeep Grewal | Michele Grimston | Sue Hewat | Dimity Kidston | Valerie Kirk | Nicola Knackstredt | René Linssen | Melanie Olde | Brenda Runnegar | Fran Romano | Barbara Rogers | Samuel Sheppard | Lex Sorrentino | Helen Stark | Lisa Stevenson | Dianne Firth | Tania Lisa Vrancic | Jo Victoria | Susan Wiscombe

The Craft + Design Canberra annual members exhibition will showcase contemporary expressions of craft and design uniting time-honoured techniques with modern interpretations. This is a showcase exhibition demonstrating the trends in contemporary craft and design in Australia by practitioners from the ACT and surrounding region.


27 October – 9 December 2023

Artist | Elizabeth Curry

Spoon Theory is an exhibition of spoons crafted to abstractly represent some of the emotions and traits experienced and exhibited by a person living with an invisible illness, in this case autism and depression. Based on the concept of Spoon Theory created by Christine Miserandino, each spoon will be crafted from scratch and represent an emotion or trait faced by a specific individual, the artist herself.

The aim of the exhibition is to bring awareness to invisible illnesses. It is hoped that it may help some people either through recognition or understanding and assist in the breakdown of associated stigmas.

Join us in celebrating these two wonderful exhibitions on Thursday 26 October 2023 from 6.00pm - 8.00pm. Book your ticket here.

Refreshments will be available from our pay bar.

Images: Nicola Knakstredt + Fran Romano