716 craft·design   ISSN:1835-1832
Issue 032 July 2008
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Annie Trevillian, The Forest

Above: Annie Trevillian, The Forest, from the exhibition Annie Trevillian: a printing life, Sturt Gallery
Banner image: Official opening of TAPESTY 2008 and LAND exhibition at the ANU School of Art Gallery

The Ecological is Political

The NeoCraft: modernity and the crafts international conference held at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Canada in November, 2007. The Craft Australia Research Centre has published the paper presented by Peter Hughes.
»  The Ecological is Political by Peter Hughes

Smart works

Since curating Smart works: design and the handmade at the Powerhouse Museum in 2007 Grace Cochrane has been invited to discuss her ideas behind the exhibition at a number of national and international conferences.
»  Smart works by Grace Cochrane


TAPESTRY 2008: The Fine Art of Weaving, initiated by The Australian National University, was held in Canberra in May, 2008. Valerie Kirk, shares highlights from the conference and exhibition programs.
»  TAPESTRY 2008 by Valerie Kirk

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Australia by design

June has been a busy month with Australian design featuring high on both the national and international arenas.


Nationally we are seeing several key programs identified by the Rudd Government come to fruition. Principally the $17 million for a Creative Industries Innovation Centre (CIIC) has now evolved. More

2020 Summit Report

The final report outlining the recommendations and conversations of the Summit has now been published and is available on the Summit website.

Design eventually featured in the 'towards a creative Australia' group and we thank Dr Astrid Wootton, the Executive Director of the Design Centre in Tasmania, for her much valued contribution to the discussion.


The role of design features in the latest occasional paper to be launched this month by the Council for the Humanities Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS).

Titled Between a Hard Rock and a Soft Space the paper outlines the capacity for design to provide a competitive advantage in the global economy.

The launch will take place in Canberra on 9 July with special guest, John Newbigin, British creative industries expert. More


Employment opportunity

Queensland Government logo
Expression of Interest
Public Art Curator
Brisbane Supreme Court
and District Court

On behalf of the Department of Justice and Attorney-General, Project Services is calling for Expressions of Interest from Curators experienced in Public Art for the new Brisbane Supreme Court and District Court project.

To register your interest and gain a Tender Package please contact,
Christine Murray,
Senior Procurement Manager,
Public Art Unit, Project Services,
GPO Box 2906,
Brisbane Qld 4001
Email Christine Murray

By 5.00pm Monday 14 July 2008

For further information contact Christine Murray on (07) 3224 4424.

Design festivals

Design festival fever is about to hit most of the national capitals over the next two months. The first city to feel the full impact of the design buzz is Melbourne. More

Freestyle in Milan

On the international arena Australian design has been well represented with major exhibitions in Italy and America. More

Australian glass

During the recent GAS, glass artist conference, held in Portland Oregon, Australian glass artists were a major focus of the event.

Featured as part of the program is the significant 30-year retrospective of Klaus Moje presented at the Portland Art Museum.

To compliment the Klaus Moje retrospective the exhibition Succession, featuring works by contemporary Australian artists and Canberra School of Art alumni, was presented at the the Bullseye Gallery. More

Robert Baines

Melbourne jeweller Robert Baines has been awarded the Friedrich Becker Prize 2008 for his work in precious metals. More

Baines is one of Australia's Living Treasures and, as part of the Living Treasures program, will have a major touring exhibition in 2010.

Design Luminary

Mari Funaki has been named Indesign Magazine's latest Design Luminary. Announcement

Mentorships and Fellowships

Museums & Galleries NSW has announced the 2008 Mentorship and Fellowship recipients. View recipients


FASHION EXPOSED 2008 announces the 12 finalists selected for Debut, the fairís competition for emerging apparel and accessories designers. Finalists

2020 Summit Report

The public release of the Final Report of the Australia 2020 Summit has been announced. This report is intended to provide a record of the Australia 2020 Summit and recommendations on each of the discussion areas for consideration by the Australian Government. Report

Premier's Arts Partnership

Australian Business and the Arts Foundation (AbaF) has initiated a program that makes it easy for small-to-medium businesses to partner the arts.

AbaF will match the cash commitment that a small-to-medium business contributes to an arts organisation - doubling the value of the partnership. The program runs in South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia. Find out more

Online Arts Review

ArtReview.com, launched by the publishers of ArtReview magazine, is an international hub for artists, collectors, gallerists and curators to meet, exchange views, find exciting new artwork and discuss the latest events and ideas in contemporary art. Website

Casula Powerhouse

Casula Powerhouse welcomes its new Senior Curator, Paul Howard. Prior to his appointment at the Casula Powerhouse, Paul was Curator at the Tate Modern in London for five years.