I recently visited the Craft pop up shop in the Melbourne Town Hall (90-120 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000), 'featuring the works of Australia's leading craftspeople and emerging talent'. Craft Victoria is the hub for contemporary craft and design. I really liked the creativity and quirkiness the craftspeople put into their work and it is always wonderful to suport other local creatives.
The pop up shop includes over 70 local makers; ceramics, jewellery, textiles, timber, paper, glass, mixed media, installations and demonstrations. Here are just some of the makers featured in the space; Melbourne ceramicists Andrei Davidoff, Sophie Moran, Alterfact and Vanessa Lucas, Melbourne jeweller Abby Seymour, leather worker Emma Greenwood, textile illustrators Sandra Eterovic and Georgina Cue, installations by makers Kim Jaeger (Pot Heads) and John Brooks, furniture designers Dale Hardiman, Coco Flip, Redfox and Wilcox and Tide Design.
Dates: 21 October – 21 November, 2015.
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 11am-6pm, open until 7pm on Fridays.
Vanessa Lucas ceramics, 2015
Alterfact, One of a Kind 3D printed vase, 2015, Southern Ice Porcelain
Georgina Cue, Manina, 2014, 52cm x 48cm, Acyrylic yarn on fly-screen, framed
Sofie Moran, Quarry Collection Cups, high fired stoneware with flecked, matte glaze
John Brooks, Blobjects, 2015, Fuax fur, jersey, synthetic metallics, wood and paper plup
Kim Jaeger (Pot Heads) , Basnarica II, 2015, Stoneware clay and glaze, ceramic paint