In short, this new package is designed to cover artists/practitioners who work in a studio, exhibit in galleries and sell their goods at markets.
...Our package is designed to cover accredited 'contemporary craft' visual artists/practitioners. Mediums covered include ceramics, glass, jewellery, furniture, textile work including felting, metal, wood, photographs, sculptures and other materials.
This is an important part of a professional practice and it is reassuring that Craft Victoria is now offering this to members.
It is sometimes hard finding out the right and necessary information concerning insurance especially as a maker. Most makers run every part of their business, and often business strategy is not a big part of training/education, so it can feel like you are fumbling in the dark around issues like these. Or it has felt like that to me.
Now there is some light at the end of the tunnel!
Light and support.
I have a new phone number and so had to get a new name tag for Milly the dog.
I normally am not into hearts, but when I got Milly as a puppy I brought her a heart tag as she is the cutest dog in the world.
And since then I have always brought heart tags for her.
Last week I forgot my glasses when I went to the vet and I could not quite read the form properly and as a result I think that I ordered her a tag that was meant for a cat or a chihuahua.
new tag on left, old one on right.
she wouldn't look at the camera, probably because she has realised that she is wearing a chihuahua dog size name tag. Milly thinks that she is a German Shepard, or a lion
The exhibition runs from 15 June until 23 July 2011.
This exhibition is a national survey of contemporary chair design and is curated by Ramona Barry.
The website states:
How do Australian designers respond to material, form and function?
How does their sense of place informs their design: isolation or
independence? A survey show that covers all corners of the country and all
forms of design discipline, from the hand crafted to the mass produced.
Designing a chair can feel like reinventing the wheel. An object so weighted down by it’s own iconography poses perhaps the greatest design challenge for a furniture designer. Is it possible to create a new classic? Can a chair be particularly Australian? What does that mean anyway?
Ramona Barry Monument Magazine Issue 96
Featured in this exhibition are:
Darcy Clarke, Michael Conole, Simon Alexander Cook, Tait Design, Ross Didier, Jon Goulder, Chris Hardy, Andrew Thorton Hick, Nicola Macklin, Betul Madakbas, Laura McCusker, Rock Martin, Paul Morris, Meagan Oglesby, Justin Vecchio, Christina Waterson, Charles Wilson and Simon Zablotsky.
This is an important exhibition curated by an excellent and important curator.
I don't know if it is being a jeweller, or if it is my eyesight, but I find myself ( when I see something that I am really inspired by) almost having to put my eye right up to what I am looking at. I find that I can get lost in details, and repetition helps me see and understand things better.