Tightening the thread between contemporary art and craft
Contempo brings together four artists who are proving that craft is not a dirty word.
From a cross-stitcher to a ceramicist, a textile artist to a glass blower, we hear from practitioners who are introducing audiences to traditional craft techniques while showing us that we shouldn’t be poo-poohing the word craft.
Image: Adrienne Doig I protest 2012 (detail), embroidery on tapestry. Courtesy Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney
Wednesday 3, 10, 17, 24 April, 6-8pm
Bookings and enquiries: 02 9225 1878
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Duration 2 hours
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Penny Byrne meticulously constructs manipulated figurines from damaged and antiquated ceramic objects into artworks that fiercely wield a political message. Her work is highly satirical (and a bit comical).
Wednesday 3 April 2013 6pm – 8pm
Troy Emery blends contemporary craft aesthetics with the tradition of taxidermy to create hyper-exotic animal form sculptures.
Wednesday 10 April 2013 6pm – 8pm
Adrienne Doig works in a variety of media including embroidery, applique, drawing, sculpture, video and multimedia. A recurring theme in her work is quirky self-portraiture.
Wednesday 17 April 2013 6pm – 8pm
Nick Mount is one of the world’s leading glass artists. His vibrant works range from extraordinarily flamboyant scent bottles to more recent glass fruit pieces.
Wednesday 24 April 2013 6pm – 8pm