The Art-Craft-Design Debate

Arts Hub Australia -- Tumbling from the aftermath of the Industrial Revolution, the debate about art and craft is hardly new, but continues to trigger tensions in contemporary creative practice. As a recent forum at CraftACT in Canberra shows, the topic inspires passionate conversation.
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Arts Hub Australia — Tumbling from the aftermath of the Industrial Revolution, the debate about art and craft is hardly new, but continues to trigger tensions in contemporary creative practice. As a recent forum at CraftACT in Canberra shows, the topic inspires passionate conversation.

Executive Director Barbara McConchie convened a diverse panel of five, who discussed how labels shape what is expected from artists, and the opportunities they have to determine and show their work.

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Kathleen Fisher
About the Author
Kathleen is a freelance writer and photographer, currently living in the ACT. She has written features and reviews across the spectrum of art forms -- theatre, sculpture, dance, circus, visual art, photography, music -- for clients including the National Library of Australia, Fairfax, Artlook magazine and Walter magazine. She is currently doing a residency at Photoaccess, Canberra's community photographic arts centre.