Wayfaring – Craft ACT

Online to 9 May 2020

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Craft ACT’s new online exhibition Wayfaring features work by four artists who have created carefully crafted jewellery and objects about walked journeys, memory and place. 

Meaning ‘to travel by foot’, Wayfaring is a creative collaboration touring three Australian cities and featuring work by artists with close associations to Tasmania: Bella Dower, Sara Lindsay, Sarah Stubbs and Zoë Veness.  

Former lecturer at Canberra’s ANU school of art and design, Jan Hogan, has written an essay for the exhibition, explaining how the pace of travelling by foot changes how we see and experience our surroundings. It is contemplative and physical and an appropriate metaphor for making objects by hand: 

The first iteration of Wayfaringtook place at the influential Radiant Pavilion, Melbourne in September 2019. The second instalment of Wayfaring at Craft ACT builds on the Melbourne show with new work developed by each artist to test materials and processes, combinations of objects and display configurations.

The Canberra exhibition will allow the artists to further explore and refine curatorial methods for the final exhibition in Hobart, where the artists first met and discovered their shared interests in making objects.

You can access all aspects of the exhibition online at https://craftact.org.au/

Image –  Zoe Veness: Wayfaring vessels, 2020. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.