Craftivism opens at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
NETS Victoria and Shepparton Art Museum are excited to announce the launch of Craftivism. Dissident Objects and Subversive Forms at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery in Victoria from the 18th of May, 2019.
Craftivism. Dissident Objects and Subversive Forms presents the work of 18 contemporary Australian artists who utilise craft based materialities with a political intent. Broadening our understanding of craft-making traditions, the artists in this exhibition subvert and extend these forms into the realm of activism and social change, reflecting on the world in which we live. While some respond directly to artistic or political movements, others encourage social connection between community members or require participatory activation through collective processes. Drawing on a long historical lineage, Craftivism. Dissident Objects and Subversive Forms enables viewers to rethink craft in a new light.