CRAFT ACT Craft + Design Centre is launching three new exhibitions this week. One, “Form Follow Fold” sees designer and maker Gilbert Riedelbauch’s new sculptural works combine craft practice with digital fabrication to explore geometry and symbols. In another, “Pattern Translation” sees artist Al Munro’s mathematical patterns on textiles and paintings explore aberrations and slippage. And in the third exhibition, titled “Shifts in Japanese Materiality”, artists Bic Tieu, Guy Keulemans, Julie Bartholomew, Kyoko Hashimoto, Liam Mugavin, Rui Kikuchi and Yusuke Takemura explore the changing nature of materiality in Japanese object-making culture. Brian Parkes will open the exhibitions at Level 2, North Building, Civic, 6pm, Thursday, July 11. It will then run until August 31.
“ACTIVISM: forces for change in Canberra” is a new exhibition at the Canberra Museum and Gallery staged in honour of Canberra’s special relationship with activism. It includes the well-known stories of the fight for women’s rights, for marriage equality and the establishment of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, but also stories of quiet activism. At CMAG from July 13 to November 2.
MORE than 60 of Megalo Print Studio + Gallery’s former artists in residences will be featured in its artist in residence survey exhibition, which reflects on the last six years of the program. The show comprises a selection of artists from their international, national, local, mega (graduate) and special residencies, highlighting how the program has grown. At 21 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston, until August 10.
“NAIDOC in the North” is a celebration of the strength of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture through art, songs, stories, dance and ceremony. Everyone is welcome at this free, family-friendly event which will feature children’s activities and entertainment throughout the day. At Gungahlin Town Square, corner Hibberson and Gozzard Streets, 11am-2pm, Saturday, July 13.
KAMBRI’S new aMBUSH Gallery Kambri will be exploring space, landscape, the built environment and the effects of mankind in its second exhibition, “Long Way Around”. Co-curated by aMBUSH and Anna Raupach, the artists are Allison Barnes, Bronte Bell, Chin-Jie Melodie Liu, Elizabeth Mogford, Hannah Hooge, Isabelle Turner, Malcolm Fortaleza, Saskia Morris and Sydney Farey. The launch will run from 6pm-9pm on Wednesday, July 17, with a meet the artists event, on Friday, July 19, from 4.30pm-5.30pm. The show will be open to the public daily from 10am-6pm weekdays and noon-5pm on weekends until August 4.
CANBERRA Museum and Gallery will have Ngambri-Ngunnawal custodian Paul House and glass artist Tom Rowney mark NAIDOC Week by talking about the process of collaborating to create the glass didjeridu, currently on display in the Ramp Showcase. After the talk House will play the didjeridu in the gallery. Tea or coffee before the talk at CMAG, North Building, Civic Square, 1pm–2pm, Friday, July 12. All welcome.