Artists in Conversation

Join us over two evenings in august for artist talks by professional craft practitioners. Run in conjunction with Craft Victoria as part of Craft Cubed, these talks offer an insight into the lives and works of some of Melbourne’s most talented crafts people


Typographic Specimens: The Lost Art of Letterwriting – Kristin McFarlane

Thursday 8th Aug: Kristin McFarlane
Kristin McFarlane is an Australian artist who combines graphic design, glass, botanical specimens, photography, encaustic painting, print and typography to explore fragility, nature and beauty.

Her work has been selected in the Jutta Cuny-Franz Award, Bullseye E-merge and exhibited at SOFA Chicago; Salone del Mobile and Chappell Gallery, New York. Kristin’s work has been selected for the prestigious Ranamok Glass Prize and is held in the Australian Glass Collection, Bombay Sapphire Foundation UK and The Royal Court of Jordan. She has received grants from the Australia Council (New Work) and Ian Potter Cultural Trust and introduced glass to the indigenous Warlayirti Artists of Balgo Hills, Western Australia through three kiln forming workshops
To see more of Kristin’s work visit

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Sculpture by the Sea – Elaine Miles

Thursday 22nd Aug: Dr Elaine Miles

Elaine Miles is an ancient glass artisan who has worked in installation, sculpture and performance art, exhibiting nationally and internationally for over two decades. She has maintained a solo practice as well as supporting numerous innovative and collaborative projects in Glass and Interdisciplinary Arts for over twenty the years. Miles specialises in ancient glass blowing techniques that date back to 4000BC.

Elaine’s glass is currently on show in public and private collections in all states around Australia as well as in international collections. Those who have commissioned Elaine’s major exhibitions and performances include The Sydney Arts Festival, The National Museum of Singapore, wPS1 art radio (an affiliate of PS1 gallery/MOMA New York), Roulette Experimental Sound Space (New York), Sculpture by the Sea (Sydney) and the Melbourne Recital Centre Inaugural opening. She has exhibited in various state run craft councils around Australia as well as at the National Glass Centre at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery.
To see more of Elaine’s work visit

**This is a free event but bookings are required. To secure your place, please contact the office on 9830 4214**



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