Friday, September 3, 2010

Home Is Where The Craft Is - Melbourne Fringe Festival

Home is Where the Craft Is

 24th September - October 3rd
Preview screening and launch party 24th September, 6pm-9pm
Exhibition dates 25th September-October 3rd, 12pm-5pm
Melbourne Fringe Festival

161 Albion St, Brunswick, 3056

Have you ever wondered what goes on in other people's homes? This exhibition explores the role of Womens' craft as part of and related to the home. It is held at the home of curator and crafter, Cate Lawrence. As a creative practice, craft is obscured by its residential location as it is traditionally not done in art spaces, studios or collectives. It is not held in a high regard as other creative mediums such as graphic design, painting and sculpture.

The works span embroidery, sewing, gocco, quilting, jewellery making, ceramics and textiles arts as traditional craft techniques are reinterpreted for a contemporary audience. Wander through Cate's home and see the inspiring work of many wonderfully creative women.

The Sunday openings include a pop up backyard craft market.

Exhibitors include: Cate Lawrence, Katherine Hepworth, Rayna Fahey, Mae Finlayson, Louise Francis, Tanya van der Weert, Katherine Barling, Anna Boyd-dunlop