Event | The Apprenticeship Panel Discussion And Closing Event

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Event | The Apprenticeship Panel Discussion And Closing Event
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Artisan says
Join us for this closing event for our exhibition The Apprenticeship featuring a panel of craftspeople and industry experts exploring how learning pathways can evolve to better serve craft practice today and into the future.

Following the panel discussion will be a live performance by drummer and drum maker Pete Bosworth, drinks from artisan’s cash bar and one last chance to catch the exhibition.

This is a free event. RSVP here: https://goo.gl/VZtPgy

Panellists:

+ Roy Schack – Woodworker, teacher and Founder of the Brisbane School of Fine Woodwork
+ Nora Kinnunen – Furniture designer, craft economics researcher and PhD candidate
+ Aaron Barton – Designer, furniture maker, and The Apprenticeship curator
+ Clare Kennedy – Brick maker, graduate architect and The Apprenticeship artist

Chaired by Richard Stride – The Apprenticeship curator


About the exhibition

The Apprenticeship exhibition celebrates the work and stories of thirteen artisans, from blacksmiths and shoemakers to sign-writers and furniture makers, all striving to preserve traditional crafts and trades that have declined at the hands of mass production. This exhibition reveals how these artisans have pioneered pathways to gaining these skills, reinventing ‘the apprenticeship’ for today. The creativity and shifts in practice showcased in this exhibition highlight the challenges of reviving traditional handcrafts in a marketplace vastly different from the one in which they originally evolved. The Apprenticeship ultimately provides a platform for discussion around contemporary pathways to acquiring traditional craft and trade skills and creating value of them in today’s economy.

Feature image: Aaron Barton in his workshop. Photo by Richard Stride.
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By: Artisan