Critical Craftings (Catalogue publication)

Batorowicz, Beata (2011) Critical Craftings (Catalogue publication). [A Creative/Applied Media collection]

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Abstract

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.


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Item Type: A Creative/Applied Media collection
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: 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.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Visual Arts
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2014 08:43
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2017 04:58
Uncontrolled Keywords: contemporary visual art, emerging Queensland art, contemporary art and design, critical thinking in contemporary art, Conceptual approaches to craft.
Fields of Research : 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190504 Performance and Installation Art
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190502 Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190599 Visual Arts and Crafts not elsewhere classified
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190501 Crafts
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950105 The Performing Arts (incl. Theatre and Dance)
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24845

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