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05 - 29 Oct | ATELIER

Craft Contemporary 2022

BETA and Atelier was part of Craft Victoria's Craft Contemporary 2022 program where we explored a series of enthralling talks, market, Open Studios and workshops by craftspeople and cross-disciplinary creatives at Makers House.

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CRAFT CONTEMPORARY 2022

As part of the Craft Contemporary 2022 program, Atelier curated an exciting line-up of events in October by creative craftspeople and industry leaders. We hosted an interactive talk series panel discussion, free Open Studios, workshops and open our Conscious Market featuring products made from waste materials.

Image courtesy Craft Victoria. Photographer: Annika Kafcaloudis.

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RE/Space

5-29 October, Wednesday-Saturday 12pm-5pm

A pop-up store with a difference. RE/Space at BETA By STH BNK is a concept destination where objects made by aligned artisans are curated, celebrated and available for purchase. A hybrid gallery designed to experiment with the future of retail, RE/Space is malleable and constantly evolving.

Free entry.

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Atelier Open Studio

14 Oct, 12pm-3pm

 

An Open Studio to experience first hand how artisans from Atelier turns waste and biomaterials into future retail objects. Guests were invited to speak with our team about the waste lifecycle and see how Atelier will help sow the seeds for a seismic shift in thinking and diverging from the traditional linear narrative of ‘buy, produce, dispose of’ into a makers’ future that is sustainable, circular, and transparent.

Free entry.

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Conscious Market

22 Oct, 10am-3pm

 

A market that celebrated conscious makers with over 10 stall holders where visitors discovered objects that champion responsible and ethical methods of production. BETA’s Atelier and Gallery were also opened for visitors to wander through, presenting a glimpse into how post-consumer materials can be given new form in a myriad of ways. Free coffee was available whilst visitors explored the offerings from expert craftspeople and experienced a variety of disciplines and met the local creatives behind the works. A great community engagement with those who share the same values in being conscious and considered.

Free entry.

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Reframing everyday materials by DNJ PAPER workshop

22 Oct, 1pm-3pm

 

In this free interactive demonstration, Atelier artisan DNJ PAPER invited participants to join them in their studio at Atelier to learn about how they turn a sheet of paper into luxurious cloth.
In their practice, DNJ PAPER makes garments and accessories out of handmade Japanese paper treated and processed into a cloth. In their studio, they shared traditional Japanese and experimental methods for making paper cloth, as well as invited participants to examine their archive of handmade paper currently being produced in Japan.

Free entry.

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NEXT X NOW Talk + Atelier Open Studio

28 Oct, 5pm-7pm

 

It was an exciting evening with a dynamic panel of Shimroth John Thomas (multidisciplinary designer), Julia Kay (Great Wrap), Luke Phillips (Into Carry) and Jessie French (Other Matter), who discussed and explored how brands and businesses can adopt whole-system thinking (calculating the cause and effect of every touchpoint) to become champions for affirmative environmental and social action.

The ticket price included drinks and open studio access into Atelier’s artisan workspaces.

Ticketed event.

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