Research into the power of making


"Making is the most powerful way that we solve problems, express ideas, and shape our world. What and how we make defines who we are, and communicates who we want to be."

(Daniel Charny, Curator, The Power of Making, V&A)

We are excited to announce the acquisition of a major research grant to develop a new touring exhibition about making in Australia. In this project we will explore the universal act of making in all its forms, from traditional craft through to the application of new technology and techniques in contemporary craft and design.

Collaborating with regional galleries and the research assistance of Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences (MAAS), this project will uncover stories of making in Australia.

This project is supported by Visions, an Australian Government program that provides funding assistance for the development and touring of cultural material.

More on this exciting project soon!

Image: Husque Bowls, 2003, Marc Harrison