Two new exhibitions at Craft ACT

Bench: Mark Making and Elizabeth Kelly: Macrocosmia

When: opening 6pm, 5 July and continuing until 25 August

Where: Craft ACT

Join Craft ACT at 6pm on Thursday 5 July for the opening of two fantastic new exhibitions in Craft ACT's galleries.

With opening remarks from Dr Rohan Nicol, Lecturer, Head of Gold and Silversmithing and Deputy Head of the School of Art & Design at the Australian National University.

At 5:30pm, before the formal proceedings, there will be an informal talk by Bench members Nellie Peoples, Clare Poppi and Katie Stormonth.

Leading glass artist Elizabeth Kelly will present a new body of work resulting from her decade-long research into organic microscopic structures including viruses and cellular life forms. Macrocosmia features a series of large‐scale sculptural works that have been developed during an ongoing collaboration with a theoretical astrophysicist from the Australian National University.

Bench is a collective workspace in Brisbane home to contemporary jewellers Nellie Peoples, Clare Poppi, Andy Lowrie and Katie Stormonth, who together explore and manipulate the crossover between visual art, craft, fashion and design. Mark making is a broad term used to characterise the dots, lines, forms, patterns and textures used to create an artwork. The exhibition reflects upon the act of leaving or making a mark – for the maker, the wearer and the viewer.

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Image: Clare Poppi, Growing Brooch, 2017. Recycled 925 Silver, 925 silver clutch pin, soil, plant. Photo: Faun Photography.