Canberra maker call out for utopian themed exhibition

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Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre are calling out for submissions from Associate and Accredited Professional Members for its 2019 annual members exhibition. This year’s exhibition will reflect the theme of ‘utopia’, to align with the theme of the DESIGN Canberra festival in 2019.

Utopia is an opportunity to reimagine the past, build a more creative and inclusive present, and boldly experiment with the future of craft and design. Over 500 years ago, the concept of utopia was introduced to the Western world. Derived from the Greek ou-topos meaning 'no place' or a place that doesn’t exist, Thomas More’s vision of a perfect imaginary world has spawned debate and inspiration among artists, designers and thinkers ever since.

Last year's members exhibition, Place Makers, was the largest members exhibition ever presented by Craft ACT and showcased 75 artists and more than 80 works. It received critical acclaim in media coverage. Kerry-Anne Cousins from The Canberra Times said:

"This year the standard of work is uniformly high. Members of Craft ACT are well-known and highly respected artists not only in Canberra but in Australia and overseas."

We hope that this year’s exhibition will achieve the same level of success and community support, to reflect the excellent work and deep engagement with contemporary craft and design in the Canberra region.

Makers are invited to submit images of two different pieces proposed for the exhibition in the Craft ACT gallery. These two works can be a single object or a small series. The deadline for submissions is 9pm, Sunday 30th June.

Contact Madisyn Zabel, Gallery Manager for more information.

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