Day By Day: Korean Ceramics in Daily Life at Korean Cultural Centre, Opening event, 2022

After Sydney Craft Week: Continuing Exhibitions

17 October 2022

Sydney Craft Week Festival might be officially over for another year but that doesn't mean the fun has to stop quite yet. There are lots of Sydney Craft Week exhibitions still running across Greater Sydney for your viewing pleasure.

Jane Bodnaruk, Ruby Princess (detail), 2022 Photo: Courtesy of the Artist

On until Sunday 23 October

That Was Then: This Is Now by Jane Bodnaruk
White Rhino Artspace, Level 1, 62 Atchison Street, St Leonards

Jane Bodnaruk collaborates with women of the past by preserving and extending the meaning of domestically produced and utilised colourful embroideries. For the exhibition That was Then: This is Now, Jane has reused tray cloths as her raw canvas, using plain stitching to immortalise everyday phrases and activities of the coronavirus pandemic.

Open to the public: Wednesdays – Fridays 10am – 4pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am – 2pm.


Bright and Beautiful
Crackpot Studios & Gallery, 20 Lawrence Street, Freshwater.

Crackpot Gallery is showcasing the Bright and Beautiful exhibition where gallery and studio visitors will be able to speak to the in-house resident artists about the process involved with working with clay. Visitors are invited to stamp their words of hope for ‘climate emergency’ on ceramic tiles which will be featured on the Crackpot Laneway Wave of Hope 3D mural.

Open the the public: Tuesdays – Fridays 10am – 5pm, Saturdays and Sundays 10am – 4pm


Gillian Bencke, Remember That Time You Thought You Were a Fighter, 2021. Photo: Tom Groves

Everyday Deity
Chrissie Cotter Gallery, 31A Pidcock St, Camperdown

Everyday Deity artists, Soraya Abidin, Clayton Barr, Gillian Bencke, Marianne Bohdan, Morgan Dick, Sai-Wai Foo, Tina Fox and Christina Newberry, delve into the inner and outer realms of regenerative crafts. Through conscious acts of making, artists seek to shift the way we interact with and understand craft.

Open to the public: Thursdays – Sundays 11am – 4pm

Details: Chrissie Cotter Gallery

Crafting the Hawkesbury: Hawkesbury Art Fair
Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Level 1, 300 George Street, Windsor

The Hawkesbury Art Fair is an opportunity for local artists to exhibit and sell their work, and for residents and visitors to the area to buy original art from the region’s best-known accomplished and up-and-coming artists. The Art Fair features the best of traditional and contemporary artists, designers and crafters living and working in the Hawkesbury, as well as students.

Open to the public: Monday, Wednesday-Friday 10am-4pm; Saturday-Sunday 10am-3pm (closed on Tuesdays)


Opening 26 October

Second Look: Remade and Reimagined Textiles Exhibition
Barometer Gallery, 13 Gurner Street, Paddington

Second Look: Remade and Reimagined Textiles exhibition reflects on how handmade textiles are made, archived, used and re-used by makers. Exhibitors have saved, stored and archived pieces they have made in the past and reworked them into ‘new’ artworks or have collected interesting textiles to repurpose them into ‘new’ artworks. Using a variety of techniques, these remade works are pieces full of memory with traces of use, history and a past life.

Second Look includes works by: Jane Bodnaruk, Mary Burgess, Vita Cochran, Ro Cook, Michele Elliot, Nicole Ellis, Vivien Haley, Beth Hatton, Wendy Holland, Chris Hutch, Brenda Livermore, Christina Newberry, John Parkes, Emma Peters, Julia Raath, Sylvia Riley, Barbara Rogers, Julie Ryder, Liz Williamson and Melinda Young.

Dates: Wednesday 26 October until Sunday 13 November,

Open to the public: Wednesdays – Sundays 11am – 5pm

Opening 28 October

National Contemporary Jewellery Award 2022
Griffith Regional Art Gallery, 167 Banna Avenue, Griffith

Established in 1992 by Griffith Regional Art Gallery, the National Contemporary Jewellery Award (NCJA) is a biennial award that brings together contemporary applied arts, visual arts and design practice. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, NCJA attracts Australia’s leading contemporary object artists and expands the boundaries of the art of human adornment.

Join Griffith for the opening on Friday 28 October to celebrate the National Contemporary Jewellery Award 30th anniversary. Enjoy Dee Vine Estate wines and canapés with special guest judges as they celebrate the newest addition to Griffith Regional Art Gallery’s prestigious National Contemporary Jewellery Collection.

Dates: Friday 28 October until Sunday 18 December

Open the the public: Wednesday - Friday 10am - 5pm; Saturday & Sunday from 11am - 2pm.

Maricelle Olivier, Nero, 2022 and Under the Tuscan Sun, 2022. Photo: Courtesy the artist.

On until Saturday 29 October

Reflexion by Gerry King and Chiaroscuro by Maricelle Olivier
Sabbia Gallery, 609 Elizabeth Street, Redfern

In Reflexion, Gerry King reflects upon the interplay between what we see and understand in the natural world and how that can be abstracted to colour and form which provokes the emotive response using his chosen medium of glass.

Maricelle Olivier with her solo exhibition Chiaroscuro drawing and painting on the surface of her hand built forms, creating dark (chiaro) and light (scuro) with underglaze painting, tinted slip and slip lines.

Open the the public: Tuesdays – Saturdays 11am – 6pm


The Flock by Linda Blair
Bridget Kennedy Project Space, 53 Ridge Street, North Sydney

The Flock is an exhibition of small enamelled sculpture pieces and jewellery by Linda Blair. The Flock is inspired by birds found in the Sydney region. The pieces are influenced by traditional portraiture and aims to show the birds, native and introduced as characters that we can all meet in the urban environment.

Open the the public: Wednesdays – Fridays 11am – 5pm and Saturdays 9am – 1pm


Koskela x Waymbul Studios, Slowly, Gently Exhibition (detail), 2022. Photo: Nick De Lorenzo

On until Sunday 30 October

Slowly, gently: A ceramic collection by Waymbull Studios
Koskela Gallery, Sub Base Platypus, 1008/120 High Street, North Sydney

Slowly, gently is a curated collection of works by Kuku Yalanji ceramicist and founder of Waymbul Studios, Meg Croydon. The exhibition features a collection of hand-crafted vases, bowls and bespoke sculptures.

Open the the public: Mondays – Saturdays, 10am – 4pm.


Fibrous Interactions with the Handweavers and Spinners Guild NSW
Brush Farm House, 19 Lawson Street, Eastwood

Fibrous Interactions features woven baskets, braids and felting in addition to members’ work for sale and to hard-to-find items that will be available from the supplies store.

Open the the public:


Object Space Window Gallery, Australian Design Centre, 101 - 115 William Street, Darlinghurst

A creative exchange between Australian Design Centre and Canberra’s Gallery of Small Things (GOST), Hope presents two simultaneous exhibitions in each venue, bringing NSW and ACT-based makers to new audiences. Curated by Anne Masters, this timely collection of small-scale works are large in spirit – with each artist responding to the idea of ‘hope’.

Window gallery on display 24/7


Day By Day: Korean Ceramics in Daily Life at Korean Cultural Centre, Exhibition Opening event, 2022 Photo: Korean Cultural Centre

On until Friday 4 November

Day by Day: Korean Ceramics in Daily Life
Korean Cultural Centre, Ground Floor, 255 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

The Korean Cultural Centre (KCC) Australia in partnership with the Korea Ceramic Foundation presents Day By Day: Korean Ceramics in Daily Life . This exhibition introduces a selection of ceramics that apply Korean traditional and contemporary techniques, focusing on the practical and functional value of Korean ceramics in everyday life - vessels, plates, cups, and bowls. In this exhibition, a group of emerging and established Korean ceramists showcase their handmade pottery with utmost calibre utilising a variety of practices and techniques handed down across multiple generations.

Open the the public: Mondays - Fridays 10am – 6pm


Artist Sooty Welsh with his ceramic vases. Photo: Sharon Hickey

On until Sunday 6 November

Umbarra (Black Duck) Takes Flight!
Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative, 55-59 Flood Street, Leichhardt

Boomalli in collaboration with artists from Umbarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre is hosting exhibition Umbarra (Black Duck) Takes Flight! featuring artists from Yuin/Ngarigo language groups and Boomalli artist members.

Open the the public: Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10am – 4pm


Jennifer Robertson, Tetrahedra in Olivine, 2022. Photo: Courtesy Sturt Gallery

On until Sunday 13 November

Stuart Gallery & Studios, Cnr Range Rd & Waverley Parade, Mittagong

Master weaver Jennifer Robertson and metalworker/ sculptor Chris Robertson's diverse practice and talents thoughtfully coalesce into tactile, nature-inspired interiors explored through different media including textiles, metal, wood, sculpture and lighting. Be inspired by this thought-provoking exhibition that also features makers Tom Skeehan, Timothy Robertson with ceramics by Katherine Mahoney at the historic Sturt Gallery & Studios in the Southern Highlands - Australia's oldest design centre and school for contemporary craft.

Open the the public: Daily 10am - 5pm


Jianzhen Wu, Infusion, (detail) 2022. Photo: Michael Hains

On until Wednesday 16 November

FUSE Glass Prize
Australian Design Centre, 113 - 115 William Street, Darlinghurst

Reflecting the importance of glass art in Australian craft and design the FUSE Glass Prize is a non-acquisitive biennial prize for Australian and New Zealand glass artists. FUSE is presented in partnership with the JamFactory, Adelaide.

Open the the public: Tuesdays - Fridays 11am - 5pm and Saturdays 11am - 4pm


Seed Stitch Contemporary Textile Award
Australian Design Centre, 113 - 115 William Street, Darlinghurst

Seed Stitch Contemporary Textile Award highlights the ideas, materials and processes explored by textile and fibre artists based in NSW and ACT. A diverse selection of works considers broad themes in this biannual exhibition and award.

Open the the public: Tuesdays - Fridays 11am - 5pm and Saturdays 11am - 4pm


Cita Daidone, Medusa Mary and the Saints of Ganeesha with Blistered Sticks, 2021. Photo: Courtesy of Shoalhaven Regional Gallery

On until Saturday 26 November

Frivolity and Fire by Cita Daidone
Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, 12 Berry Street, Nowra

A series of ceramic works exploring concepts around loss, remembrance and rebirth.
In Cita’s practice she collects the flotsam and jetsam of the Currowan fire - burnt sticks, logs and ash that were washed up along the sands of local Jervis Bay beaches. Working with these forgotten bits of the burnt bush, Cita creates clay moulds of these forms.

Open the the public: Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday 10am - 2pm.


Robyn Caughlan, Aboriginal Wedding Dress, 1998 Photo: Courtesy of the Museum of Applied Arts and Science

On until 8 January 2023

Robyn Caughlan: A Solo Exhibition
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, 1 Powerhouse Road, Casula

From the creation of Miss Australia gowns to textiles for major hotel fit outs and over 200 art exhibitions, Robyn Caughlan’s art works have been part of Australian history for decades. This exhibition will give audiences the opportunity to appreciate the significant contributions to painting, design, fashion and public art during the artist’s career and give insight into her personal history.
This major survey exhibition spans Robyn Caughlan’s 40-year career. It features work from private collections, the artist’s studio, institutions, as well as new work created for this exhibition.

Open the the public: Tuesdays – Thursdays 10am – 5pm, Fridays and Saturdays 10am – 9pm, Sundays 10am – 4pm