artisan is excited to announce its 2014 exhibition program. artisan presents a program of exhibitions that showcase the best of emerging and established Australian makers. Our exhibitions focus on engaging with themes at the forefront of contemporary practice and investigate the crossovers between art, craft and design. findoutmore
Artisan is inviting practitioners, groups, curators and organisations to submit exhibition proposals for the Ivory Street window and Gallery 2 exhibition program.
We are looking for fresh ideas and an innovative approach to these high profile exhibition spaces at artisan. Exhibitions must pertain to craft and design or explore the intersection between art, craft and design. findoutmore
Our next Meet the Makers session features local jewellers Elizabeth Shaw and Bianca Mavrick.
Elizabeth Shaw is a contemporary jeweller and metalsmith based in Brisbane. Ethical and environmental concerns are central to Shaw’s practice. Her artwork investigates aspects of societal and cultural values and the meanings associated with objects of material culture. findoutmore
ABOUT THE WINDOW PROJECT
The Window Project is an ongoing partnership conceived by the QUT School of Design and artisan, to provide opportunities for design students to work collaboratively on small scale retail and exhibition design projects. QUT Design students team up with artisan staff over a six week period to develop a concept aligned to artisan’s exhibition and retail program, with supervisory assistance provided by QUT lecturers. findoutmore
We recently caught up with Marisa Molin, a contemporary jeweller and artist currently residing in Tasmania, as part of our Maker in Focus series.
ABOUT MARISA MOLIN
Marisa Molin is a contemporary jeweller, artist and designer. Originally from Brisbane, Marisa now resides in Tasmania where she currently has a solo exhibition of her contemporary jewellery works entitled “Fragments of Flinders” at 146 Artspace, Hobart. findoutmore
Our second Meet the Makers for 2014 will feature Julie-Anne Milinski and Maryann Talia Pau.
Julie-Anne Milinski’s work explores the blurring between built and natural environments in contemporary consumer society. For Milinski, domesticated plants inspire drawings, sculpture and installations that use traditional craft techniques with unconventional materials associated with construction and consumer packaging. findoutmore
Our first Meet the Makers for 2014 will feature Carolyn Barker and Michael Phillips.
Carolyn Barker is a Queensland maker who combines time-honoured Japanese and classical techniques to create jewellery and small objects with a distinctly Australian sensibility. Recycled gold, silver and copper are carefully alloyed to produce the stunning shades of red, brown, black and grey seen across her collections. findoutmore
We recently caught up with Jenny Coleman from local design duo, Seven Dandelions, as part of our Maker in Focus series.
ABOUT SEVEN DANDELIONS
Based on the Sunshine Coast, Seven Dandelions specialises in designing and producing stylish, contemporary, hand crafted lampshades, bases, cushions and wall art. findoutmore
In this new series, every month we turn the spotlight on a Queensland craft or design organisation and a Queensland maker, to showcase the vibrant scene throughout the state and lead our audience in the discovery of makers and groups they may not be aware of. findoutmore