Saturday 12–13 November 2005
Harlan Butt, 'Earth beneath our feet: horizon #1' 2003, silver, enamel, copper and paint, Collection of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
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The Transformations Conference on Saturday 12 November 2005 and Forum on Sunday 13 November 2005 are being held in conjunction with the National Gallery of Australia’s major exhibition, Transformations: the language of craft.
Showcasing the recent work of 85 Australian and international artists working in the area of studio craft, this exhibition reveals new expressions in the fields of glass, ceramics, textiles, wood, metalwork and through a variety of materials in furniture, jewellery and sculpture.
Amplifying the exhibition experience for visitors, the Conference and Forum bring together leading national and international artists, craft curators and writers to discuss their work and the state of contemporary craft. A number of the speakers are visiting Australia for the first time.
At the Conference, 18 artists from Australia, the United States of America, Europe and Asia will discuss their work in three concurrent sessions, focusing on ceramics, textiles, metalwork and glass.
At the Forum, leading international craft curators, writers and industry professionals from Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America will discuss the interpretation and promotion of contemporary craft.
Conference registration fees (including GST):
Admission to the forum is free
Registration and booking enquiries
Conference Program Saturday 12 November 2005
10.30am Introduction | Ron Radford Director NGA and Robert Bell Senior Curator Decorative Arts & Design
10.35–11.30am | Keynote speaker Adrian Saxe (Ceramics, USA)
Forum Program Sunday 13 November 2005
11am Introduction | Robert Bell, Senior Curator, Decorative Arts and Design
Interpreting contemporary craft
11.05–11.20pm | Mark Leach, Director Mint Museum of Craft and Design (USA)
Australian contemporary craft: an innovative player in the creative industries, panel discussion
12.30–1.30pm | Brian Parkes, Associate Director of Object: Australia Centre for Craft and Design | Christine Ballinger, Executive Director Craft Queensland
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