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Victoria Manganiello tells us about a social change project that invites artists to apply their creativity to making recipes for a better world. 
Serendouce Crafts commissioned Nishijin brocade maker Kohei Murata to apply the lustrous kimono textile technique to a set of chopsticks.

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Annette Nykiel ✿ Slow-Making Locally - Perdita Phillips visits Annette Nykiel’s exhibition Slow-Making Locally, a collection of slowly-made ecological objects
Batik garden - Please enjoy the stories about this process of textile dyeing that features beautiful drawn and stamped images of our natural world. There may be women seated in one of the deep verandas, carefully applying hot wax to fabric draped across a bamboo frame, following pencilled lines that flow across the surface of the cloth. Elsewhere you might catch the scent of a larger stove of wax, where tjap—large copper and wooden stamps—slip motifs into the fibres of cloth under the practised hand of Ismoyo or one of his assistants. Elly Kent Batik journeys See also International Year of Batik 2024-2025 & Batik in Encyclopedia of Craft in Asia Pacific Region ✿   ✿ Like the article? Make it a conversation by […]
The Mashrabiya Project: Life behind the screen - We speak with Jennifer-Navva Milliken about a project at her Museum of Art and Wood that responds to the ubiquitous lattice screen of the Islamic world.
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Lacquerware needs two legs to walk: The wisdom of master Gan Erke - Gan Erke and Li Zhiwei talk about the inheritance and development of Chinese lacquerware.
The future will be powered by humans - From a craft perspective, we can welcome a future when we need to resort to manual energy. 

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Current exhibitions

Australian Tapestry Workshop (Melbourne)
10 August - 27 October 2023
Studio 63: Ebony Russell and Alexandra Standen
Australian Design Centre (Sydney)
22 September - 22 November 2023
Matter Form Figure Ground
School of Clay Art (Melbourne)
23 September - 7 October 2023
MAKE Award: Biennial Prize for Innovation in Australian Craft and Design
Australian Design Centre (Sydney)
28 September - 22 November 2023
Deep Material Energy II
Australian Design Centre (Sydney)
5 October - 22 November 2023

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