While there is much to be gained in creative exchange between Australia and India, there is also something to be learnt from each other’s cultural systems. When musicians, dancers, artists and designers from India and Western countries like Australia come together to collaborate, they often encounter a difference in values about the ownership of what’s … Continue reading Artists take the ethical path between Australia and India
CraftCanvas (India) and Shruti Adelaide are together organizing a Gond Art Exhibition at the Burnside Community Centre at Adelaide from 28 May to 28 June, 2013. On display at the exhibition are different forms of Gond art done by various artists. The paintings give an insight into the Gond culture that resonates very strongly with … Continue reading Gond Art exhibition in Adelaide
One versus many: Western concepts of intellectual property meet Indian openness of tradition 16 May 2013, 2pm-330pm, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Southbank, Brisbane When musicians, dancers, artists and designers from India and Western countries like Australia come together to collaborate, they often find different values about ownership of what’s produced. The Western concept of … Continue reading One versus Many: Where Different creative economies meet
A core element of the Sangam Project is a set of standards for best practice, resulting from dialogue across the network. The Make it New Again: Models for Innovation in Traditional Craft conference at NID in Ahmedabad identified some key concerns in craft product development. It is important now to open up these concerns … Continue reading The law court or the market? How should we share designs?
Jugalbandi: Designed and Made in Australia and India will be on display at the Design Gallery, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad to accompany the Make it New Again: Models for Innovation in Traditional Craft conference 22-24 November. Jugalbandi will offer a taste of the creative partnerships currently developing between Australia and India, offering participants valuable … Continue reading Jugalbandi in Ahmedabad
Christian Thompson argues that use of Aboriginal design by high-end fashion studios like Rodarte demonstrates a respect for culture that continues to honour the human form. Aboriginal art practices are part of a global economy and the recent collaboration between fashion designers Rodarte and the late Papunya Tula artist Benny Tjangala is testament to the … Continue reading Appropriation or Exchange?
Draft Standards for Best Practice in Transnational Craft-Design Partnerships Part 2 This Best Practice document includes standards that help guide those seeking to ensure an ethical basis for product development involving designers and artisans. They pertain to situations where the concepts of a designer and craft skills of an artisan are combined to develop a … Continue reading Mutual Respect: Draft Standards for Product Development
Make It New Again: Models for Innovation in Traditional Craft 22-24 November 2012 National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India Craft is a form of production that uplifts communities, tells stories that connect people together, and fills our world with beauty. India is a treasury of the world’s craft traditions, clothing, sheltering, feeding and adorning people … Continue reading Make it New Again starts in Ahmedabad on 22 November
The Australia India Design Platform seeks to gather views around standards for creative partnerships between designers and artisans. One contentious standard concerns whether the name of the artisan(s) should feature on the label. There are positive reasons for this, not only related to fairness, but also the value added by the reputation of the maker. … Continue reading Put a name to it: Standards for Labelling
See how the UTS textile and fashion students worked with artisans through the Happy Hands workshop in Delhi. 1-15 November 2012UTS Textiles Library, 730 Harris Street, Ultimo, DAB Building 6, Level 3, Room 346 Opening 1 November 12pm Nine UTS fashion and textile students embarked on a journey to India for a celebration of Australian … Continue reading UTS Fashion and Textile India Tour Exhibition
Sandra Bowkett will be talking at the Gold Coast Gallery on Saturday 25 August about her experiences as an Australian potter working in India. She’ll be preceded by Kevin Murray reflecting on the growing relational nature of craft practice, particularly in ceramics. He will explore the idea of clay as a lingua franca between difficult … Continue reading The clay bridge between Australia and India
India / Australia / Design Jugalbandi & Cultural Textiles Jugalbandi: Designed and Made in India and Australia Cultural Textiles, COFA student research at India’s National Institute of Design Jugalbandi: Designed and Made in Australia and India is a series of exhibitions curated by Kevin Murray that profile the creative design dialogues currently in play between … Continue reading Jugalbandi opening in Sydney