Farewell to a Canberra arts and music champion 

CANBERRA arts and music champion Betty Beaver has died. She was 96.

Review / Ceramic artist breaks out of boundaries

Prue Venables' exhibition in porcelain shows sharp clarity of form in each finely thrown and turned piece, writes reviewer MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE.

Jenny’s ‘fantastical’ figures draw attention to the environment

Jenny Orchard has always been a zealous drawer and I can see in these works where her creatures are derived, writes craft reviewer MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE.

Brand’s resolved, powerful lockdown thoughts

The full force of lockdown is explored in Zoe Brand's carefully thought-out show, writes craft reviewer MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE.

Artwork takes a seat in Canberra after difficult start

The exhibition, "Differing Perspectives", by Adelaide artists Calum Hurley and Jordan Leeflang had a difficult beginning due to COVID-19, but they managed to make it work, writes craft reviewer MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE

Melanie’s 3D weaving wins international award

Local weaver Melanie Olde has been awarded first prize in the biennial international exhibition 'Complexity 2020', writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

‘Engrossing’ exhibition of fine porcelain

MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE reviews the exhibition "Porcelain" at Beaver Galleries, now open to limited numbers.

Shared fascination with light and surface

MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE reviews “Transference”, online and at Craft ACT Craft + Design Centre, a collaborative exhibition by artists Robyn Campbell and Jo Victoria.

Glass art surges with ‘disturbing’ emotions

Elliot wanted to capture these disturbing emotions and move them from her mind onto their work, writes MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE about Benjamin Edols and Kathy Elliott's online exhibition.

Makigawa ‘links’ jewellery with ease

There is a comfortable ease about these works – ease in that they are thoughtfully and superbly made, and ease for the wearer, writes craft reviewer MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE about Carlier Makigawa's “Linked” exhibition.

Macramé and its ties to the benefits of tying knots

While the art of knot tying began as a necessity in ancient history, today’s knots have taken on new meanings and its centrepiece is macramé.

Sharon crafts a hauntingly, fragile Canberra

Peoples shows considerable concern for the difficulties of the wildlife around the lake, writes MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE.

Tea pots for two come from unusual collaboration

Twenty teapots with stories to tell are on show at Craft ACT. MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE reviews the exhibition.

Oliphant’s glass works tell a ‘unique’ Canberra story

In this exhibition, Ruth Oliphant's hot and cold glass working techniques, such as carving and fusing, captures the empty spaces of the Yarralumla Brickworks kilns and tells the viewer of her interest in architectural spaces, writes reviewer MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE.

Three ‘Ring Masters’ craft pieces to celebrate

It is such a delight to see artists who are in such control of their chosen materials, writes craft reviewer MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE.

Gilbert’s dramatic work follows the fold

In these current works, the utilitarian is unimportant: they are created for the wall and are dramatic in glossy red, black and white, with some matt and silver colours, writes craft reviewer MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE after heading to “Form Follows Fold”.

Jewellery trio use surprising materials

The three jewellers use materials not generally used in jewellery, writes reviewer MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE

Artists ‘Take Time’ weaving small gems

These seemingly simple works are small gems, writes arts reviewer MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE.

Black takes full control of porcelain

The work in this exhibition – in porcelain – is fully resolved, both in form and decoration from a ceramicist who is in full control of her medium, writes reviewer MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE.

Gowns delight in ‘Dressmaker’ exhibition

The costumes in the film "The Dressmaker" have a role as profoundly important as those of Judy Davis, Hugo Weaving and Kate Winslet, writes reviewer MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE.





Long-haired Penny is shaving it off for a good cause

Penny Foudoulis has always had long hair, but soon she'll be shaving it off for a good cause. 


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