Craft ACT launches 2018 with two standout exhibitions

Death of a Craft: Sharon Peoples and Emerging Contemporaries open 2 February

When: 2 February to 17 March 2018

Where: Craft ACT

Craft ACT’s artistic program for 2018 will commence with a bang with the opening of Death of a Craft, a solo exhibition by textile artist Sharon Peoples, and Emerging Contemporaries, the annual Craft ACT National Award Exhibition for early career artists.

Sharon Peoples has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally over a career spanning more than 20 years, with her works held in public and private collections including the National Gallery of Australia, National Museum of Australia, Parliament House, and Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

A Craft ACT curated exhibition, Emerging Contemporaries showcases the work of 2017’s outstanding graduate students and selected national emerging craft practitioners and designer makers. These artists are driving the direction of contemporary Australian craft and design in the ACT and surrounding region. They are pushing conceptual boundaries and testing the limitations in both technique and their materials, while expertly staying true to the traditions and foundations of craft and design.

Graduates have been selected from the Australian National University, University of Canberra, Canberra Institute of Technology, Canberra Potters Society, and Sturt Craft Centre, representing the breadth of contemporary craft and design practice with furniture, jewellery, textiles, ceramics, fashion, glass, industrial design, sculpture and installation.

For more information visit Craft ACT's website.

Image: Sharon Peoples
Laced with Anglel’s Trumpet (2017) - detail
machine embroidered; nylon and rayon thread
117 133 (H) x 53 (W) cm approx.
Photo credit: Sharon Peoples