Critical Craftings (Catalogue publication)

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Batorowicz, Beata. 2011. Critical Craftings (Catalogue publication).
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Critical Craftings (Catalogue publication)

Type of Exhibition/EventExhibition/event
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AuthorBatorowicz, Beata
Place of PublicationFortitude Valley, Australia
Description of Exhibition/Event

This article is in the form of a curatorial essay for the visual art exhibition titled 'Critical Craftings: Unleashed 2011' at Artisan Gallery in Brisbane. This essay aims exploring the role of 'craft' in contemporary emerging art and design in Queensland. The essay uses an implied approach in subverting traditional associations craft as a hobby by putting forward the argument that contemporary craft is conceptual and that handmade works that are skill focussed can be highly conceptual.

The findings for this argument was also noted in the interweaving of contemporary art fields whereby the exhibited works demonstrated a blurring of visual art, craft and design. In exploring critical rigour in contemporary well-crafted art works, this essay features seven leading emerging artists across Queensland universities as case studies for this argument: Sophie Loxley; Sophie Bottomley; Chris Mills-Kelly, Sally Colpoys, Michelle Knowles, Linda Clark and Amy Cochrane.

Keywordscontemporary visual art, emerging Queensland art, contemporary art and design,critical thinking in contemporary art, Conceptual approaches to craft.
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Is part ofCritical craftings: unleashed 2011 - Queensland's graduate emerging art
Contains Sensitive ContentDoes not contain sensitive content
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020360603. Performance art
360602. Fine arts
360699. Visual arts not elsewhere classified
360601. Crafts
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This article is in the form of a curatorial essay for a visual art and craft exhibition catalogue publication. This project was funded by Artisan Gallery and involved an external competitive curatorial application process.

Byline AffiliationsSchool of Creative Arts
Date2011
PublisherArtisan - idea: skill: product
Page Range1-8
Number of Pages8
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
ISBN9780980574487
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