2014 Exhibition Program

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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

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Q+A with GREENSMITH artist – Alicia Lane

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During the course of the GREENSMITH exhibition you might have spotted jeweller Alicia Lane, working away at our in store studio. Alicia Lane is one of four exhibiting GREENSMITH artists in residence (Alicia Lane, Clare Poppi, Luke Maninov and Shanna Muston) who have spent time at our in store studio creating work. findoutmore

Q + A with Bianca Mavrick: contemporary jewellery & designer

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Brisbane based contemporary jeweller and object maker Bianca Mavrick works across a diverse palette of precious and everyday materials. Bianca combines handcrafting with industrial fabrication processes to create bold, unique and playful pieces. Her latest collection of jewellery and lighting objects, Brick Block, is on display in our Ivory Street window from the 18th August to 28th September. findoutmore

COLLABORATING IN QUEENSLAND: REMEMBER OR REVIVE TALK

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The Fashion Archives in conversation with Maison Briz Vegas

 

Thursday 28 August 2014, 6-7pm

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 Join Maison Briz Vegas designers Carla Binotto and Carla Van Lunn and curators Nadia Buick and Madeleine King in a discussion of collaboration, sustainable design, and Queensland aesthetics. findoutmore

meet the makers: Saturday 23 August

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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

The Window project

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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

online exhibition: in universes

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Welcome to the online home of In Universes, an exhibition by Meagan Streader showing at private BCM Crucible Gallery from 16 June – 28 July 2014. The exhibition is curated by Melinda Gagen, the current recipient of BCM and artisan’s Emerging Curator Mentorship. findoutmore

Q + A with Marisa Molin; Contemporary jeweller

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

meet the makers: saturday 14 june

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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

Online Exhibition: Woven

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Welcome to the online home of Woven, an exhibition by Sonja and Elisa Carmichael showing at private BCM Crucible Gallery from 9 May – 16 June 2013. The exhibition is curated by Melinda Gagen, the current recipient of BCM and artisan’s Emerging Curator Mentorship. findoutmore

Meet the Makers: Saturday 5 April

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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