Craft Revolution

5 June - 13 July 2008

Craft Revolution explores the idea that craft is radical and revolutionary, through an exhibition and online discussion.

Rejecting the dominant culture of consumption and the loss of community, craft is a means of creation and engagement that is slow, purposeful and often cooperative. It is this rejection of the dominant consumptive culture and the return to historic or traditional practices that makes craft revolutionary.

Craft Revolution is a celebration of craft in all its naïve and sophisticated forms. The exhibition intends to reclaim the word craft and reject the negative associations this term has acquired. Essentially, Craft Revolution recognises the importance of a practice that has been a part of all cultures for thousands of years and rejoices in the impact craft has had and continues to have on the world.

Craft Revolution is also online!

Download catalogue (PDF, 2.3 MB)

Curated by Cate Brown, QUT Art Museum Intern
Presented by QUT Art Museum

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