The ‘art of making’ celebrated in new Brisbane exhibition

MAKE IT: Tools, Technique & Time is a new exhibition celebrating the tools and processes that makers use to create finished artworks. The innovative show opened at artisan, Queensland’s home of craft and design Friday 19 July.

The exhibition reveals the artisanship of six makers who work across a wide range of artistic disciplines. As well as displaying the artists’ finished works, the exhibition also gives focus to the implements, methods and processes that go into the creation of each hand-crafted object.

MAKE IT: Tools, Technique & Time provides a rare insight into the evolution and intention of artistic making, including behind-the-scenes videos of the artists at work in their studios.

The six exhibiting makers are:
•    Adele Outteridge – Book art and printmaking
•    Phillip Piperides – Bronze sculpture
•    Jane du Rand – Mosaic and ceramics
•    Carol Russell – Wood carving
•    Kenji Uranishi – Ceramics and sculpture
•    Jarred Wright – Scientific glass blowing

artisan’s Curator, Kevin Wilson, said: “MAKE IT: Tools, Technique and Time features the work of six makers from a range of artistic disciplines, and the tools and processes they use to create their artworks. Through this exhibition, we’re aiming to provide a better understanding of what goes into making and to excite audiences about making for themselves.”

“There’s nothing like visiting an artist in their studio to see how they lay out their tools, work at times in a limited space and reveal something of themselves in their workspace. In this exhibition, visitors are welcomed into this rarely seen, behind-the-scenes world.”

MAKE IT: Tools, Technique and Time opens 6 pm Friday 19 July. Also opening on the night is an exhibition of work by scientific glassblower Jarred Wright, in artisan’s Small Object Space. Jarred’s work is an artistic and contemporary reinterpretation of the medium of glass and its relationship to the 3D portrayal of imagery in microbiology and science.

Both exhibitions will run until 14 September. Admission to artisan exhibitions is free. All welcome. Full information can be found on the website:

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