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Archiloom for Craftivism

Craftivism: Dissident Objects and Subversive Forms

A Shepparton Art Museum curated exhibition, touring nationally through NETS Victoria. Curators: Anna Briers and Rebecca Coates


”Craftivism. Dissident Objects and Subversive Forms presents the work of 18 contemporary Australian artists who utilise craft based materialities with a political intent. 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.”

This major collaborative, playful and immersive exhibition features the work of 18 contemporary Australian artists and artist collectives.

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

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.


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