Jenni Kemarre Martiniello, Open Weave Eel Trap, 2021

Explore: Exhibitions

Image: Natalie Rosin, Pyrmont Incinerator (detail), 2020. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Sydney Craft Week 2021 Exhibitions

Explore these exhibitions featured as part of the Sydney Craft Week Festival ‘The Digital Edition’. Due to lifting lockdown conditions, the festival is primarily digital with several exhibitions able to be viewed in local neighbourhoods through gallery windows and some galleries opening to the public. Read on for more information.

Buildings that are either under threat of demolition or have been demolished are explored in this ceramic exhibition Endangered + Extinct: Natalie Rosin and is available to view on the Australian Design Centre website.

Six Inner West makers exhibit new work for the fifth annual A Handmade Life Collective Exhibition, centring around the theme of ‘’looking back to move forward”.

Barometer Gallery features Second Look: handmade textiles - a window exhibition features textiles that have been given a new life, a second look. The exhibition includes works created by basketry, collage, embroidery, knitting, printing, weaving, natural dye and Shibori techniques.

Craft NSW’s exhibition The Value of Hands includes textiles, woodwork, jewellery and ceramics all made by hand with a dedication to craft.

Erin Pearce, Repose (detail), 2021. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.

Centring on birds and ranging from tableware to large sculptures, Kerrie Lowe Gallery presents a FAVOURITES featuring some of their favourite ceramic works that show the diversity of approach ceramicists take to their craft. Experimental Ceramic Studios presents an online exhibition: Pots Springs Eternal showcasing pot planters made by eighteen artists and staff

Manly Art Gallery and Museum, NSW presents Barely Wearable: Ruth Downes, a body of work that is a continuation of Ruth Downes’ passion for reappropriating everyday materials and objects to celebrate their intrinsic beauty

The Bench Jewellery School Workshop presents the official launch of Mill Foundry, RECIPROCITY. Showcasing a visual statement of intent by jeweller Erin Pearce, as she pursues an expansion of concept and technique within her practice.

Bringing together functional and expressive artistic traditions, Clay Dynasty at the Powerhouse Museum reassesses the Australian experience, while highlighting the creative potential of clay at a time of a remarkable resurgence.

Karen Miller, Metamorphosis, 2021. Photo: Courtesy of the Artist.

Primrose Paper Arts members are exploring the theme ‘rusted on’ and will be revealing a new room in the gallery on their website each Tuesday and Friday.

Showcasing new art by some of Australia’s premier artists specialising in contemporary ceramics and glass is PREVIEW: Sabbia Gallery

Jamie Lee, a floral designer from So Creative Space has diverted floral waste from landfill to create this installation Revival.Her floral installation includes flowers that were collected after these events, preserved and dried to repurpose.

Yukiko Nonaka and Margaret Park are recipients of the SSG Exhibition Prize awarded for excellence and Little Bang at Stanley Street Gallery is a celebration of their ideas of creating something from nothing.

Stanley Street Gallery welcomes Shaun Hayes back with his third solo exhibition, Trashed, a series of sculptures contemplating the nature of today’s throwaway society.

To celebrate this incredible milestone for Australia’s oldest design centre, Sturt – 80 Years in the Making showcases the legendary makers who made (and continue to make) the pilgrimage to live, work and teach at Sturt in the Southern Highlands.

Seen through the windows at Traffic Jam Galleries, Seemingly Compliant is Niki McDonald/ Tapestry Girl’s exploration of the artist's personal journey to find authentic self-expression and reinvigorate the story within the common thread.

Niki McDonald, Magenta, 2021. Photo: Courtesy of the Artist.

Top Images L-R: Melinda Young, Vast Vibrance, 2021. Photo: M. Young. Jenni Kemarre Martiniello, Open Weave Eel Trap, 2021. Photo: Brenton McGeachie.