International Craft and Design Conference & Talks

Parallels – Journeys into Contemporary Making is a rare opportunity to hear over 25 leading international and local makers, designers and curators share their view on the changing worlds of craft and design.

Art Talk previously on at NGV International in Victoria, Australia.
From Thursday 17 September 2015 to Friday 18 September 2015

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Published by National Gallery of Victoria - International on Friday 31 July 2015.
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Looking both globally and locally this 2-day conference provides a range of informative, inspirational, and provocative talks revealing the shifting priorities and emerging opportunities for Australian craft and design.

The talks and conference program have been developed for both a general audience and those immersed in the worlds of craft and design.

Each invited speaker is, in their own way, working at the intersection of craft and design – a realm that is rapidly expanding and evolving as society reappraises the importance of the hand made in an increasingly industrial world.

Speakers will discuss the rising significance and importance of hand made objects, the relationships between commercial design and crafted objects, and the ways in which technology, sustainability, digital connectivity, and globalisation are impacting traditions.

This is an unique opportunity to explore new landscapes for contemporary making, and to understand the forces reshaping the parallel (and convergent) worlds of craft and design.