“Earth to Form” Exhibition

Tin Shed Gallery, Faculty of Architecture

The University of Sydney
Opening: 16 July 2009, 3pm-5pm
Opening speaker: Janet Mansfeild
Show runs 17 July ~ 8 Aug 2009

Artists: Walter Auer, Anna Choi, Kim Dickey, Helen Earl, Gundrun Klix, Jia-Haur Liang, Bill Lungas, Pip McManus, Bruce McWhinney, Virginia Scotchie, Anegala Valamanesh and Yen Yonetani

By Hand Trade Show

By Hand
August 16 – 19, 2009
Northlands Park AgriCom Edmonton, Alberta

By Hand features the finest handmade work by Canadian artisans, artists and designers.

If you are looking to introduce or expand your wholesale business in Western Canada then By Hand Alberta is a show you should seek to participate in. By Hand Alberta is Canada’s Artisan Gift Show that runs concurrently with the Alberta Gift Show at Northlands Park in Edmonton August 16 – 19, 2009. There is no larger marketplace for wholesaling in Western Canada. It has been a major destination for trade Buyers since the 1970’s.

Apply now while there is still space. For applications visit byhand.ca or contact: Peter Harbic pharbic@signatures.ca Toll-free: 1-888-773-4444 ext. 226

Residency opportunity – Montreal Canada

Artist Residency at Creative Boost, Montreal

Emerging and established artists, as well as artist sponsors and organizations, are invited to apply for artist residency at Creative Boost. Situated in the heart of downtown Montreal, Creative Boost is surrounded by a thriving cultural scene, offering artists a stimulating space in which to realize their artistic vision.

The facility consists of both private and communal studios, a fully equipped clay studio, and an art gallery. Creative Boost also offers a unique language immersion program where students improve their English or French through planned learning activities where art in all its forms plays an important role.

For all applications, please visit our website, www.creativeboost.ca.

Craft Cubed – A festival of contemporary craft and ideas

From the Craft Victoria Website:

Craft Cubed is a new national event presented by Craft Victoria. This annual festival promotes experimental, skilled and ideas-based craft and design. It will provide a platform for conversation and exchange across all spectrums of the craft and design communities. A key feature of the event is the thematic linking of current craft trends among local, national and international practitioners.

There are three components to Craft Cubed:
WHITE BOX showcases 50 international design projects in a virtual format.
PERSPECTIVE is a curated exhibition of 50 new works by Craft Victoria’s Professional Members.
PROGRAMS include professional development opportunities, satellite exhibitions and open studios.

2009 THEME
Craft Cubed provides artists with an opportunity to generate new work in response to the 2009 festival theme CITY|COUNTRY. Local geographical boundaries have shifted dramatically in recent times. Populations are literally moving, profoundly effecting the environment, public space, urban planning and design. What are the ramifications of these changes in geographical composition? How is contemporary craft and design influencing these new forms of spatial engagement? Is craft production being affected by the new societies?

In 2009 Craft Cubed will run 1 August – 12 September. Submissions are now being sought for WHITE BOX and PERSPECTIVE in response to the theme CITY|COUNTRY. The submission deadline for both projects is Tuesday 30 June 2009.

For more details on WHITE BOX click here

For more details on PERSPECTIVE click here

2 must see exhibitions…

If I was anywhere near the Jam Factory over the next month I would do anything I could to check out these exhibitions. Some of my faves without a doubt…

Contemporary Craft & Design Presents:

A Secret History of Blue and White
Stephen Benwell, Robin Best, Bronwyn Kemp, Vipoo Srivilasa, Gerry Wedd
new ceramics

Gerry Wedd, Arcadia (detail), 2006

Gallery 2: Cool
Takeshi Yasuda
new ceramics

Takeshi Yasuda, Porcelain Bowl, 2008

Opening: Friday 26 June 2009 at 6pm

Guest Speaker: Stephen Bowers
Managing Director, JamFactory Contemporary Craft & Design
Artist Talks: A Secret History of Blue and White, 11am Saturday 27 June
Gallery 1, JamFactory Contemporary Craft & Design, FREE
Takeshi Yasuda, 2.30pm Saturday 4 July
Ron Radford Auditorium, Art Gallery of South Australia
Exhibitions in Gallery 1+2 run from 27 June – 26 July 2009
A Secret History of Blue and White is an Asialink and JamFactory Contemporary Craft & Design exhibition toured nationally by Object Gallery JamFactory acknowledges the support and assistance of Arts SA.