Craftivism. Dissident Objects and Subversive Forms

Shepparton Art Museum

70 Welsford Street, Shepparton VIC 3630

24 Nov 2018 – 17 Feb 2019 

Artworks in Craftivism by Kate Rohde, Erub Arts and Slow Art Collective

To commence in 2018, this major collaborative, playful and immersive exhibition, will feature the work of 18 contemporary Australian artists and artist collectives.

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.

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.