Three Australian Design Centre exhibitions converge at Hazelhurst Arts Centre this summer for a celebration of craft and design.

Showcasing jewellery, ceramics, and objects from over 90 artists and designers, these major ADC On Tour exhibitions highlight the art of design and mastery of contemporary craft practice.

The first exhibition Made / Worn: Australian Contemporary Jewellery, presents 22 renowned contemporary jewellers working in Australia now, including Blanche Tilden, Maree Clarke, Catherine Truman and Zoë Veness.

The second exhibition presents an outstanding body of work by one of Australia’s greatest artists working in clay, acclaimed ceramicist Prue Venables and is entitled Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft \ Prue Venables.

Multi-award winning Venables shows a true mastery of her materials, demonstrating a profound understanding of porcelain, the most precious and temperamental of clays. Her handmade functional artworks possess clarity, lightness, and a quiet beauty, employing subtle exaggerations and a minimal colour palette to create a distinct visual language.

The third exhibition, Profile: Contemporary Jewellery and Object Award is produced by Australian Design Centre in partnership with the Jewellery and Metalsmiths Group of Australia – NSW Inc. Highlighting contemporary jewellers and object designers 73 were shortlisted for the 2022 Award. Works featured consider concepts from the personal to the topical, crafted across a wide range of materials, from precious gold to plastic waste.

Hazelhurst Arts Centre Director, Belinda Hanrahan, said that this partnership with Australian Design Centre will bring innovative contemporary design to the community.

“We are so pleased to partner with Australian Design Centre to bring three leading design exhibitions to the community. The innovative works on show highlight the boundless possibilities of contemporary design,” Ms Hanrahan said.

EVENT

Visit Hazelhurst At Night on 9 December with after-hours access to the exhibitions, live music, free art-making activities, as well as demonstrations, and a mini market showcasing works by several Profile Contemporary Jewellery and Object Award finalists.

Complementing the exhibitions is an exciting program of events, including an artist talk with acclaimed Australian ceramicist Prue Venables and workshops with Made / Worn artists Vicki Mason and Pennie Jagiello.

Exhibition details

Australian Design Centre at Hazelhurst

26 November 2022 – 29 January 2023

Hazelhurst Arts Centre, 782 Kingsway, Gymea

Open daily 10am-4pm daily (Check opening times over the holidays season)

Free admission

Explore the website cms.ssc.nsw.gov.au/Hazelhurst/Exhibitions/

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