Friday, 7 October 2005
Making It: Craft and Design as a Career ended up being a sell-out. This was the first year that we have worked on this in partnership with Museum Victoria and it certainly seemed successful. The presentations were quite stimulating. Jessie Tucker's refusal to put lace on her underwear was a great example of the importance of a strong vision. There was a curious connection between Jim Murray's articulation of the KISS principal (Keep it Simple Stupid) and Eliza Donald's explanation of how important it is to know how many times to kiss someone when doing business in Europe. There was much interesting discussion about artisanship, which should prove rich fodder for thought in the coming months.
From Kevin Murray