Featuring artists Louise Byrne, Annabelle Collett, Cindy Durant, Robyn Finlay, Wayne Mcara, Deborah Prior, Patricia Rose, Sera Waters and Meg Wilson. 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 and now a tour of regional South Australia throughout 2016-17.

Five regional South Australian and four Adelaide-based artists whose practices 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.

These artists have dedicated numerous hours to perfecting and finely crafting handmade works of art in what is often a painstaking but pleasurable process of making and through making with one’s own hands, the artists tell their story.

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.

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Handheld 2
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Handheld 2

17th February 2017 — 2nd April 2017

Handheld II brings together artists from across South Australia to create works of art responding to themes of home, travel and place.

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Wish Me Luck
  • Visual Arts

Wish Me Luck

17th March 2017 — 5th May 2017

This exhibition provides a snapshot of our remaining South Australian men and women who served in World War II, honouring their service and the service of those who are no longer with us.

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Craft Anonymous
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Craft Anonymous

3rd February 2017 — 21st January 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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