Craft ACT’s DAC:CAC Wrap Party – the Bingo! Extravaganza…

8 09 2008

(above) Old Nanna Babs takes a break for a shandie at the Craft ACT Bingo! Extravaganza evening

 

Craft ACT turned the gallery into a bingo hall on Saturday night to wrap up this year’s Sketching-DAC:CAC program, hosting a full house of punters keen to vie for the classy spread of very superior booty. All the goodies were, it goes without saying, craft-centric and there wasn’t one item up for grabs that truly wasn’t worth coveting. We’re talking everything from textiles to jewellery to hampers (plump with gourmet comestibles kindly donated, that very morning, by all our favourite stallholders out at the Farmers’ Market at Epic.)

The evening was so well attended that the Nanna Pack had to scramble for more tables to accommodate the happy throng (…ah yes, all those naughty buggers who hadn’t booked…) and we could have catered for three times as many lolly bags we reckon, but never mind – there was plenty of homemade soup to last the distance (…just)

With Catherine Reid’s porcelain lights still gracing the space it was possibly one of the schmickest bingo halls you’re likely to stumble across – in fact the only tacky note on the night was Nanna Bingo’s repartee (but of course that  was to be expected…)

We’d like to reassure everybody that no real Nanna’s were injured during the course of play, nor gambling habits hooked by those attending.

For snaps of the genteel mayhem go here.





And more (Shifting Perspectives)…

14 08 2008

Bev Bruen’s road-kill relics

 

As you can see the work submitted last year was incredibly varied, and it presented a really fascinating composite of the greater environs of this fair burg…

 

Alex Asch goes Orwellian (above)

 

There is no selection process for Shifting Perspectives; all entries will be embraced and accepted in the spirit of true democratic inclusiveness…(!)

For the second batch of images from last year, go here.

And for more detailed information regarding the overall Sketching – DAC:CAC program, go here (and scroll down.)

Again, in case you managed to completely by-pass the last post, the list of participants included…

Artists: Phobe Knight, Susan Bell, Ron Jackson, Susan Langwill, Holly Gordon, Rebecca Kettle, Jess Kelly, Bernie Slater, U.K Frederick, Michelle Day, Zena Pesta, Elizabeth Paterson, Inko Back, Lucinda Shawcross, Beam, Bev Bruen, Novie Cheech, Rachel Bowak, Megan Munro, Suzanne Moss, Martine Peters, Judi Elliott, Gary Palecek, Ursula Schiemer, Tom Skeehan, Jas Hugonnet, Rhyana Tarlington, Alice McDonald, Jonathan McManus, Phillipa Brady, Tim Dwyer, Jessica Bindoff, David Wills, Stef Rose, Rhebeka Stangret, Elizabeth Mulvaney, Kate Armstead, Patsy Hely, Kate Maurice, Katrina Newbury, Lilly Vermeeseh, J.P. Chapam, Melinda Vaughan, Pauline Raison, Heather Burness, Frank Maconochie, Jane Barney, Leonie Andrews, Mariana del Castillo, Alex Asch, Nigel McRae, Trevelyan Clay, Megan Bottari.

 

                                            

                                             Liz Paterson’s cardboard construct





More on Sketching – DAC : CAC (Shifting Perspectives)…

14 08 2008

(above) Judi Elliot’s piece

As we mentioned earlier (see previous post) Craft ACT’s fabulous two-week-think-fest Sketching – DAC: CAC (Designing a Capital: Crafting a City) is on the verge of cranking up again. So it’s time to rattle those dags and put together an art work for Shifting Perspectives II; the one exhibition of the year that’s guaranteed to be a happening thang.’ 

This year’s thematic is Objects of Power. 

Be brave, be involved, go crazy. And yes, we know it’s only about twelve days away – so be spontaneous, people, think fresh! Or failing that just dust something off from your studio shelf that fits the bill (…ah, come on, you know you’ve done it before!!)

Last year’s inaugural show was a beauty; a marvellous mix of work from a very diverse group of bods. We don’t have all the titles unfortunately but we do have images of most of them, so we thought we’d upload it all into two posts, just to give you a better feel for the event…

 

(above) detail of one of Inko Back’s pieces

First up though, the honour role of participating artists from last year’s…

… week long exhibition event questioning the pesky nature of Canberra’s socio-political identity. A revolving exhibition where politics are moulded by the hands of makers.

Artists: Phobe Knight, Susan Bell, Ron Jackson, Susan Langwill, Holly Gordon, Rebecca Kettle, Jess Kelly, Bernie Slater, U.K Frederick, Michelle Day, Zena Pesta, Elizabeth Paterson, Inko Back, Lucinda Shawcross, Beam, Bev Bruen, Novie Cheech, Rachel Bowak, Megan Munro, Suzanne Moss, Martine Peters, Judi Elliott, Gary Palecek, Ursula Schiemer, Tom Skeehan, Jas Hugonnet, Rhyana Tarlington, Alice McDonald, Jonathan McManus, Phillipa Brady, Tim Dwyer, Jessica Bindoff, David Wills, Stef Rose, Rhebeka Stangret, Elizabeth Mulvaney, Kate Armstead, Patsy Hely, Kate Maurice, Katrina Newbury, Lilly Vermeeseh, J.P. Chapam, Melinda Vaughan, Pauline Raison, Heather Burness, Frank Maconochie, Jane Barney, Leonie Andrews, Mariana del Castillo, Alex Asch, Nigel McRae, Trevelyan Clay, Megan Bottari.

 

 

 

 

For the first batch of images go here.

Work can be dropped off at the Craft ACT gallery from the 26th August, and picked up following the closing party on Monday 5th Sept. (This is a largely deregulated affair, and work can be delivered at any time throughout the exhibition.)

 

Jessica Kelly’s work

 

For more information go to Craft ACT’s website and click onto public programs.