Sunday, 23 November 2008

The Crafters' Way 75 - Christmas Shopping with artisan

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Based in the eclectic Fortitude Valley - the design savvy precinct of Brisbane, artisan
is the peak body in Queensland presenting and promoting unique and individual quality
crafted design to an Australian and international audience. Artisan presents exhibitions of high calibre and ilk situating art, craft and design within our culture, time and place.

Cherish 2008 at (m)art will make all of your Christmas wishes come true. You will be inspired by colour, form and texture. Seventy unseen artists will display works ranging from the curious to the exquisite. You will be inspired by the divine woven forms by Emma Davies, covet jewellery by Kathy McLay and be amazed at the wondrous shadow boxes by Kitty Horton. In addition you will experience the latest in design from textiles featuring vintage kimono patterns to intriguing one off ceramics by Pru Morrison and Bridget Bodenham. Cherish 2008 is sure to have you re-writing your Christmas List. You can do your Christmas Shopping at Cherish 2008 until 24th December.

Stop into artisan’s Gallery to view the Northern Stars Exhibition when you need a rest from shopping. Featuring the work of four innovative indigenous printmaking artists, Brian Robinson, Billy Missi, Joel Sam and Arone Meeks, the exhibition provides a valuable insight into the lives of the Zenadh-Kes (Torres Strait) and Aboriginal people of Far North Queensland. The artists of Northern Stars interpret traditional culture through their art. Indigenous Castings is an exhibition resulting from the ongoing commitment of Urban Art Projects.
The exhibitions feature a series of new foundry castings from Melinda Getjin, Janice Murray, Ruby Daniels and Yurpiya Lionel. The artists worked with new mediums which allowed indigenous sculptors, weavers, and print makers to extend their current practice and reaffirm traditional methods of production through new materials. The physical nature of carving and engraving enabled the artists to realise complex and highly expressive designs and motifs. The Gallery exhibits continue until the 24th December.
Photos courtesy of UAP and Kickstart

1 comment:

Ali said...

This is a lovely exhibition - I popped in last Thurs to have a look. I really love Arone Meeks's lino prints - such strong, dynamic designs!
Thanks for this article Trish!