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Stories Told … by inspired makers
May 15 - May 30
STORIES TOLD … by inspired makers
Narratives of the handmade object, by inspired makers.
Every handmade object has a narrative, the history or ‘story’ of its making. Whether it is the source of the raw materials – the particular clay site, pigment, dye, metal, timber or threads, the nature and origin of the necessary tools, or the inspiration behind individual patterns and motifs, the story of each handmade object is unique.
In the hands of skilled artisans and craft makers there lies not only the history of the individual maker but the traditions, knowledge and techniques passed on by all the makers before, often woven through generations, and all intertwined with the folkloric history of craft itself.
STORIES TOLD is a Craftnsw exhibition of original handmade craft by members of The Society of Arts and Crafts of New South Wales. Founded in 1906, the organization is the oldest craft association in Australia. Its members are affiliated with craft Guilds and are both teachers and practitioners. The Society has a rich history of exhibiting and supporting craft workers for over a century, through many different homes and retail outlets, however with advent of Covid-19 and closure of the Millers Point gallery, Craftnsw has been trading online and through selected exhibitions.
STORIES TOLD at Barometer Gallery will showcase a range of quality handmade crafts including textiles, paper, timber, glass, ceramics and jewelry from Society artisans with a sound ethic for producing excellence in both contemporary and traditional techniques.
Alongside works produced by its members, the exhibition features the work of two young guest artists, contemporary jeweller Naoka Takase and woodworker Hape Kiddle, continuing the charters’ missive to encourage emerging artisans and encourage the continuation of a quality craft tradition.
Saturday 15 – Sunday 30 May 2021.
Mondays to Saturdays 10.00am – 6.00pm; Sundays 10.00am – 3.30pm
Meet the Makers 2.00 – 4.00pm Saturday 15 May