Curatorial Talk at SAM on Craftivism

Come and join the Friends of SAM for a guided tour through Craftivism. Dissident Objects and Subversive Forms.

When: Wed, 9 Jan 2019 at 10:00am
Where: Shepparton Art Museum, 70 Welsford Street, Shepparton
How much: $5 payable on the day
Contact: friendsofsamshepparton@gmail.com

This exhibition features the work of 18 contemporary Australian artists and artist collectives.

Broadening our understanding of craft-making traditions, the artists in this exhibition subvert and extend these forms into the realm of activism and social change, reflecting on the world in which we live. While some respond directly to artistic or political movements, others encourage social connection between community members or require participatory activation through collective processes. Drawing on a long historical lineage, Craftivism. Dissident Objects and Subversive Forms enables viewers to rethink craft in a new light.

Artists include: Slow Art Collective, Paul Yore, Debris Facility, Kate Just, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, Penny Byrne, James Tylor, Jemima Wyman, Kate Rohde, Michelle Hamer, Raquel Ormella, Hiromi Tango, Erub Arts, Catherine Bell, Tai Snaith, Karen Black, Starlie Geikie, Deborah Kelly.

Curators: Anna Briers and Rebecca Coates

A Shepparton Art Museum curated exhibition, touring nationally through NETS Victoria.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, as well as receiving development assistance from NETS Victoria’s Exhibition Development Fund, supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Image: Hiromi Tango Amygdala (Fireworks) 2016 neon and mixed media 120 x 140 x 40 cm © the artist, courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney / Singapore