Nurture: 2022 Craft ACT Annual Members Exhibition Call Out

Image: Lean Timms: Work by Rene Linssen and Bethany Lick

Submissions made here applications due 11:59pm 8 August 2022

8 September - 22 October 2022

This year's Craft ACT members exhibition, Nurture, will celebrate members and explore the ways that nurturing ourselves is valuable and vital for contemporary craft practitioners, artists, designers and makers.
Nurture draws on the well-documented benefits of creativity and making to support mental wellbeing by engaging in goal-oriented, repetitive sensory processes which can calm the mind. Such activities have been scientifically proven to reduce stress and anxiety and improve wellbeing. (*Tahsin & Davidson, 2018, Craftfullness, Quercus).
Curated by Craft ACT, this showcase exhibition demonstrates Nurture in contemporary craft and design in Australia by practitioners from the ACT and surrounding region. Craft ACT Accredited Professional Members and Associate Members are invited to submit proposed works for inclusion We invite you to submit images of two different pieces (made within the past two years) proposed for the exhibition in the Craft ACT gallery. This will help Craft ACT to thoughtfully curate the exhibition and present your work at its best. These two works can be a single object or a small series (in case of works larger than 1m in any direction, please contact us to discuss your proposal before submitting). The deadline for submissions is 11.59 pm, 31 July 2022 Become or renew your membership here. Key dates:
  • Exhibition dates: Thursday 8 September - Tuesday 22 October 2022
  • Exhibition opening: Thursday 8 September 6pm -8pm
  • Online submission for curatorial consideration: Sunday 31 July, 11.59 PM
  • Deliver work: On or before Saturday 27 August 2022
  • Installing: 30 August - 7 September 2022
  • Demount/Collection dates: 24 - 26 October 2022
How to submit work:
  1. Provide name, contact, social media details
  2. Submit artwork details + high-resolution images of two works for consideration
  3. Advise if there are any installation requirements
  4. Advise if you would like to participate in a public floor talk (as part of a group) during the exhibition.
Once work has been selected:
  1. Sign and return exhibition contract within 2 weeks of receiving
  2. Deliver selected work to Craft ACT on or before Saturday 27 August 2022
  3. Promote the exhibition through your networks, invite friends and collectors
  4. Collect your work (if unsold) from Craft ACT during collection dates
If you have a disability or access requirement that may affect your ability to complete this application form successfully, please contact us at or phone 02 6262 9333