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Craft ACT: 2015 Artist-in-Residence program



It is with great pleasure that Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre invites you participate in an exciting line up of public events associated with our 2015 Artist-in-Residence program.

This year’s program, presented in partnership with ACT Parks and Conservation Service and 2015 research partner, the National Archives of Australia, focuses on the theme; Connect with Your Nature, which was developed from the Healthy Parks Healthy People philosophy.

Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre is delighted to introduce Ruth Hingston and Jodie Hatcher as the selected recipients for the 2015 Artist-in-Residence Program. Canberra textile artist Ruth Hingston, a Craft ACT member artist will work alongside international metalsmith Jodie Hatcher, an emerging UK designer-maker.

Please do remember that the artist-in-residence events are very popular and as they attract waiting lists, please book online early to avoid disappointment.
Artist talk with Jody Hatcher and Ruth Hingston
ANU Art Forum talk with Jody Hatcher and Ruth Hingston
Thursday 3 September 2020, 1:15pm to 2:00p
ANU School of Art Lecture Theatre
FREE, No booking required

Workshop: Textiles in metal with Jody Hatcher
Saturday 5 September, 10:00am to 5:00pm
ANU School of Art, Gold and Silversmithing Workshop
Cost: $85 + booking fee, bookings are essential

Workshop outline: Experimenting with using metal as if it was a textile, using techniques such as weaving, knitting and stitching. The purpose of this workshop is to look at the more unconventional ways of working with metal. Exploring the use of patterning and oxidization and also incorporating other materials such as fabrics and wood. Then developing these samples into forms using what you are surrounded by.

Open Day
Saturday 19 September 2020
Gudgenby Ready-Cut Cottage
Transport will be provided: a bus will depart from and will return to Civic Square
Departing at 9:00am and arriving back at approx 2:00pm
FREE, bookings are essentials and close on Wednesday 16 September.

The Open Day will be an opportunity for the public to travel to the historic Ready-Cut Cottage in Namadgi National Park to share in the artists’ creative process during this unique residency period. Craft ACT is offering visitors the chance to engage with them and the park environment through this special event. A charter bus will take visitors from Civic Square to Gudgenby Ready-Cut Cottage in Namadgi National Park, where the artists will provide insight into their practice.

Forum Connect with Your Nature: Craft. Environment. Health. History
Artist-in-Residence Forum
Thursday 24 September
9:30am to 1:00pmNational Archives of Australia
FREE, bookings are essential

The Artist-in-Residence Forum in 2015 will be focussed on the theme of Connect with Your Nature. It aims to investigate and create engaging dialogue around the concept of Healthy Parks Healthy People which brings awareness to the role of our national parks in enriching our mental and physical health and wellbeing. The forum involves program partners and a range of key speakers from the community, across a number of sectors.

Workshop: Namadgi Drawing with Ruth Hingston
Saturday 26 September
Namadgi National Park Visitor Centre, Naas Road, Tharwa, Canberra, 10:00am to 2:00pm
Cost: $50 + booking fee, bookings are essential

Workshop outline: Enjoy a few hours away from the city, creatively de-stressing in The Namadgi National Park. Participants will begin by practising a gentle process of slowing down: breathing; looking; listening. Using simple drawing media we will begin to draw while mindfully exploring the shapes and textures of the bush. This drawing process is an experimental one that can be used to enjoy the bush, to feel calmer, develop concentration, or to explore new ideas for making art.

To find out more about these events visit our What’s on page.

To find out more about the artist-in-residence program visit our Projects page.

  • Start date: 03/09/2020
  • End date: 26/09/2020
  • Organisation: Craft ACT
  • Location: Various locations
  • Website:


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