Friday 28 September 2007

Craft explodes

Openers Professor Kate Darian-Smith, The Very Rivka Duchovnikov Hairdresser to the Stars, and artists Jennifer Bartholomew, Marie Strauss and Kate Springford at the most convivial opening last night. Kate informed us about the important cultural role that agricultural shows play in British settler societies and the very Rivka helped the audience make contact with their inner creative spirit in the work of Jennifer Bartholomew.

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Best in Show: Ceramics from the Antarctic Riviera puts the macabre materiality of New Zealand rural crafts on a pedestal. Jennifer Bartholomew's Digitally Enhanced transforms the living room into a baroque laboratory of hybrid crafts.

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