Grace Cochrane : Archives and anniversaries: write it down, take a pic - or someone else will make it all up later (Art Forum)

Cochrane, GD 2012 , Grace Cochrane : Archives and anniversaries: write it down, take a pic - or someone else will make it all up later (Art Forum). [Video]

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Art forum October 19th 2012. On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Tasmanian Ceramics Association, Grace Cochrane will give an illustrated talk that considers ceramic practice in Tasmania in the context of its history. Using the example of this and other anniversaries (including, in Tasmania, the founding of Salamanca Place and the Franklin River protests) and her experience of recent exhibition and publication projects, she will discuss the importance for contemporary artists of archival documentation of significant events. At the same time, she will refer to some of the wider changing relationships in the crafts between art, design, industry and the marketplace and the interface between traditional and new technologies.

Now an independent curator and writer, for nearly 20 years Grace Cochrane was a curator at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. She lived in Tasmania from 1972-1986, and was involved in the development of crafts organisations, art centres and new education and funding opportunities. She graduated with a MFA (1986) and PhD (1999), and was member of the Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board, 2008-2011. She was awarded the Visual Arts/Craft Board’s Emeritus medal (2001) and a D.Litt from the University of NSW (2007). In 2010 she was appointed Adjunct Professor at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, and Visiting Professor at the University of Lincoln, UK. Author of The Crafts Movement in Australia: a History (1992), recent exhibitions include Smart Works: Design and the handmade, Powerhouse Museum (2007); White gums and ramoxes: ceramics by Merric and Arthur Boyd, Bundanon Trust (2009-2012); and Potters Cottage: a tribute, Manningham Art Gallery, Melbourne (2012).

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