Curated by Polly Dance as part of Adelaide City Council’s 2014/15 Emerging Curator Program, Craft Anonymous brought together South Australian regional and metropolitan textile, glass, metal and ceramic artists for an exhibition in the iconic Adelaide Town Hall in 2015. The exhibition is now on a tour of regional South Australia throughout 2016-17.

Featuring artists Louise Byrne, Annabelle Collett, Cindy Durant, Robyn Finlay, Wayne Mcara, Deborah Prior, Patricia Rose, Sera Waters and Meg Wilson, the artists employ traditional handicraft techniques such as weaving, embroidery, knitting, felting, enamelling and hand-dying are showcased within a contemporary art context; where old meets new.

Craft Anonymous addresses ideas around the body: approaching themes of adornment, embellishment, desire/disgust, and identity: public/private, femininity/masculinity, domesticity, place, family history and a sense of belonging.

IMAGE: Sera Waters, Going Bush: Bloatee, linen, crewel, cotton, beads & sequins, hand-dyed cotton string, 120 x 57 x 10 cm. Photo courtesy the artist and Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide.

Craft Anonymous is supported by

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  • Visual Arts

Robyn Stacey: Ray of Light

9th March 2018 — 27th September 2020

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Island to Inland
  • Visual Arts

Island to Inland

8th June 2018 — 27th January 2019

Ten Kangaroo Island based visual artists bring ‘mainlanders’ a glimpse of the isolation and inspiration of island life.

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Craft Anonymous
  • Visual Arts

Craft Anonymous

15th June 2018 — 30th September 2018

Craft Anonymous addresses ideas around the body: approaching themes of adornment, embellishment, desire/disgust, and identity: public/private, femininity/masculinity, domesticity, place, family history and a sense of belonging.

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