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
In collaboration with INDIA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE, DELHI The South Asia Foundation Invites you to “Kumhaargram: Lifeline of Green Delhi”…Crafting Excellence Inauguration by Dr. Karan Singh, Honourable Member of Parliament at 12 noon on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 An exhibition of pottery items by the potters of “Kumhaargram”, New Delhi. One of the largest settlements … Continue reading Kumhaargram exhibition
In Delhi last year, Sangam – the Australia India Design Platformhosted a roundtable and forum to share concepts and issues in global craft and design partnerships. There are many opportunities to link artisans to foreign markets through designers. What are new models for this transnational product development? What are the ethical issues and how might … Continue reading Roundtable–the need to get the story straight
Before serving the main course of ideas and debates coming out of the recent events in Delhi, here’s a taster of the opinions sampled during discussions.
The first phase of the Australia India Design Platform concluded in October with a series of generative meetings and lively discussions. Thanks to Vik Kanwar and academic staff at the Jindal Global Law School for providing important research into the comparative use of codes in Australia and India. The reception hosted by the Australian High … Continue reading Thanks, Delhi
Saturday 22 October 2011 5-7pm National Institute of Fashion Technology amphitheatre Green Park, New Delhi, India (see map) ‘The Best of Both Worlds’ considers the increasing number of transnational partnerships being forged between craft and design. How can we combine the free-wheeling possibilities of modern capitalist world with the grounded meaning of cultural traditions? Typically, … Continue reading The Best of Both Worlds: International Collaborations in Craft & Design
Sangam – the Australia India Design Platform was launched in Melbourne on 21 July. During the day, RMIT Industrial Design hosted the Ethical Design Laboratory’s workshop into ethical labelling. Experts from around Australia met to develop a set of standards for creative collaborations. Representatives from law and design, alongside leading practitioners, considered best practice for … Continue reading The journey begins