Symmetry: Crafts Meet Kindred Trades and Professions
8 September – 8 October 1994
Neville Assad, Rod Bamford, Susan Cohn, Martin Corbin, Catherine K, Helmut Lueckenhausen, Lisa Pittar, Neil Roberts, Sue Rosenthal and Maureen Williams
"One the one hand, there is the world of the crafts, where makers take pleasure in producing objects whose worth extends beyond their immediate usefulness. And on the other hand, there is the world of the trades and professions, where workers provide services or products whose prime focus is the needs of the clients they attempt to satisfy."
Symmetry: Crafts Meet Kindred Trades and Professions explores links between the crafts and the trades and professions with whom they share a special affinity. Curator Kevin Murray invited ten crafts practitioners to make works that respond to a paired occupation.
In Symmetry, ceramic works are constructed to relate to bread making, jewellery to dentistry, woodwork to surgery, weaving with journalism and glass with jazz trumpet.
An AETA travelling exhibition. Curated and brochure text by Kevin Murray.