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

The Patient
  • Visual Arts

The Patient

17th November 2017 — 28th January 2018

The Patient examines the embodied experience of the artist as medical patient and the medical patient as a living subject in contemporary art.

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Future-Future?
  • Visual Arts

Future-Future?

17th November 2017 — 28th January 2018

Future-Future? considers how ‘change agents’ from other cultures such as these are working to construct a ‘future for their future’.

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Our Stories Our Way: Our Mob 2015 on tour
  • Visual Arts

Our Stories Our Way: Our Mob 2015 on tour

21st November 2017 — 18th February 2018

Presented by Country Arts SA

A collection of works by South Australian Aboriginal artists who exhibited in Our Mob 2015, presented by Adelaide Festival Centre and TARNANTHI Festival.

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