Craft ACT’s new exhibition has today moved entirely online, in light of the current COVID-19 closures. Terra Celestial features the work of five acclaimed artists, designers and craftspeople from the Canberra region who, during a unique residency in Namadgi National Park, have examined the famous Apollo moon landing to create new works exploring ideas of space, time, memory and place through jewellery, objects and photography, drawing and sculpture.
Terra Celestial by Sean Booth (Metals), Michelle Hallinan (Paper), Rohan Nicol (Metals), Sabine Pagan (Metals) and Megan Watson (Mixed Media) is an exhibition of new work celebrating the anniversary of the 1969 Apollo moon landing, inspiring ‘out of this world’ responses by the artists.
Although visitors cannot physically visit the gallery, the exhibition can be enjoyed online on the Craft ACT website and social media platforms. A beautiful online catalogue features essays, artist reflections and biographies, photographs and a complete list of works. Most of the works in the exhibition are available for purchase, and artist interviews and video tours will simulate the gallery experience.
Rachael Coghlan, CEO and Artistic Director of Craft ACT said, “We see this as a unique opportunity for us to expand digital engagement to diverse audiences and connect Australia’s high-quality studio practice to the world.”