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Enlighten Me

Join us to celebrate the opening of Enlighten Me, an online exhibition hosted by Crafthaus. Curated by Glen & Marie Guarino.The lead image is a detail of "Skull Lamp" by Joelle Shafter.See More
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Crafting this Antipodean Place

Australian landscapes are old, powerful and strange to Eurocentric eyes. To Indigenous Australia, whose pre-colonial history stretches back something like 60,000 years, every part of the landscape was active and spirited, full of story, meaning and relatedness. Contemporary mainstream Australia views the land as a resource to be measured, assessed, and exploited, without agency and devoid of meaning beyond economic value.This exhibition presents the work of Australian craft artists who engage…See More
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Crafting this Antipodean Place

Australian landscapes are old, powerful and strange to Eurocentric eyes. To Indigenous Australia, whose pre-colonial history stretches back something like 60,000 years, every part of the landscape was active and spirited, full of story, meaning and relatedness. Contemporary mainstream Australia views the land as a resource to be measured, assessed, and exploited, without agency and devoid of meaning beyond economic value.This exhibition presents the work of Australian craft artists who engage…See More
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Crafting this Antipodean Place

Australian landscapes are old, powerful and strange to Eurocentric eyes. To Indigenous Australia, whose pre-colonial history stretches back something like 60,000 years, every part of the landscape was active and spirited, full of story, meaning and relatedness. Contemporary mainstream Australia views the land as a resource to be measured, assessed, and exploited, without agency and devoid of meaning beyond economic value.This exhibition presents the work of Australian craft artists who engage…See More
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Crafting this Antipodean Place

Australian landscapes are old, powerful and strange to Eurocentric eyes. To Indigenous Australia, whose pre-colonial history stretches back something like 60,000 years, every part of the landscape was active and spirited, full of story, meaning and relatedness. Contemporary mainstream Australia views the land as a resource to be measured, assessed, and exploited, without agency and devoid of meaning beyond economic value.This exhibition presents the work of Australian craft artists who engage…See More
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Crafting this Antipodean Place

Australian landscapes are old, powerful and strange to Eurocentric eyes. To Indigenous Australia, whose pre-colonial history stretches back something like 60,000 years, every part of the landscape was active and spirited, full of story, meaning and relatedness. Contemporary mainstream Australia views the land as a resource to be measured, assessed, and exploited, without agency and devoid of meaning beyond economic value.This exhibition presents the work of Australian craft artists who engage…See More
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Crafting this Antipodean Place

Australian landscapes are old, powerful and strange to Eurocentric eyes. To Indigenous Australia, whose pre-colonial history stretches back something like 60,000 years, every part of the landscape was active and spirited, full of story, meaning and relatedness. Contemporary mainstream Australia views the land as a resource to be measured, assessed, and exploited, without agency and devoid of meaning beyond economic value.This exhibition presents the work of Australian craft artists who engage…See More
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Crafting this Antipodean Place

Australian landscapes are old, powerful and strange to Eurocentric eyes. To Indigenous Australia, whose pre-colonial history stretches back something like 60,000 years, every part of the landscape was active and spirited, full of story, meaning and relatedness. Contemporary mainstream Australia views the land as a resource to be measured, assessed, and exploited, without agency and devoid of meaning beyond economic value.This exhibition presents the work of Australian craft artists who engage…See More
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"Fabulous premise and work Ross!! Love it."
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On a rural property outside Cooroy, near Noosa on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
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Ross Annels contemporary fine furniture
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I am a designer and maker of contemporary fine furniture, specialising in chairs, carefully crafted to fit the body and to enhance modern and traditional interiors. I design and make furniture to order and by commission for Australian and international clients, combining traditional fine furniture making with innovative contemporary design.
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Memory keepers, map makers, and material thinkers: the sustained offerings of craft objects

Posted on August 21, 2009 at 1:38am 1 Comment

This is an abstract of a paper Tamsin Kerr and I are presenting at the Making Futures: Craft and Sustainability conference in Plymouth, UK next month.



Memory keepers, map makers, and material thinkers: the sustained offerings of craft objects

Tamsin Kerr http://cooroorainstitute.com/

Ross Annels w http://rossannels.com/



This presentation draws upon the landscape memoir work of intellectual Tamsin Kerr and the ecoregionalism of fine furniture designer/maker, Ross… Continue

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At 6:03am on September 11, 2013, Marlene True said…

Hi Ross,

I am trying to make EMMA fit into my schedule!

At 12:11pm on January 30, 2013, Glen Guarino said…

I just saw your show here at Crafthaus. Congrats its very impressive

At 3:09pm on December 5, 2012, Sandra Murray said…

You're welcome Ross! :)

At 11:54am on July 30, 2012, Glen Guarino said…

Hi Ross, we are so sorry we couldn't connect when you were in the states. You must be enjoying being home & back in your shop. 

If you are interested we have a call, "Enlighten Me" for work.   

http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/crafthausexhibition/forum/topics/open-call-enlighten-me

Please feel free to pass the link to other artists, they do not have to be Crafthaus members to submit. 

At 11:48am on January 20, 2012, Pat Morrow said…

YEA Ross!!! Congratulations on the scholarship and coming to the States. I am so excited for you and can't wait to read your blogs. What states will you be in? I read Maine - does that mean you will be there for the Furniture Society Conference? I'm trying to make it there but don't know yet. Have fun.

At 9:08am on January 18, 2012, Brigitte Martin said…

Thank you very much for your membership payment and support of crafthaus. Your membership is valid through August 15, 2013.

Enjoy crafthaus, participate often :-)

At 12:14pm on August 2, 2010, Pat Morrow said…
Niiiiiiccee table Ross!
At 9:45am on July 16, 2010, Glen Guarino said…
We got our copy of 500 Cabinets in the mail yesterday. Helena Cabinet looks great, beautiful detail.

Gentle reminder for our calls:
Off the Floor
Me,Myself & I

Congratulations!!!!!
Glen & Marie
At 8:56pm on June 13, 2010, Glen Guarino said…
Hi Ross, Here are the current calls
Off the Floor
Earthly Pleasures
Me, Myself & I

Marie
At 1:44pm on January 13, 2010, Pat Morrow said…
Thanks Ross! Any publicity helps. Hope you are doing well.
 
 
 

A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

Arriving at this message is the goal of this traveling exhibition opening at the SNAG conference in Boston 2015, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA - Aug 19 - Sept 20, 2015, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX - Oct 16 - Nov 15, 2015, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD - Dec 11, 2015 - Jan 08, 2016, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY - Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2016.

DETAILS on exhibition premise, call for artists, submission guidelines.....

Rachel and Brigitte will be appearing on the wonderful Jay Whaley Metalsmith Benchtalk Radio Show, talking about the Co:Operation Garnish project, how they came up with the idea, what the project is about and the plans moving forward.

The radio show will be LIVE on air September 25, 2014 @ 6PM EST / 3 PM Pacific.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/whaleystudios

Listeners can call in during the show via phone, skype, or directly connect via the blog talk website.

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