Here we are again, back behind the mic's on the RRR airwaves for the first time in 2016. We're thrilled to be part of the fabulous Grapevine with Kulja and Dylan, and keen to talk up the exciting craftiverse once again. In today's show we'll be giving you the 'inside skinny' (where the hell does that saying come from?) on what's on, whats open, whats getting made and what to plan ahead for.
Ramona will report on her weekend paper flower making workshop with Louise Seymour and the curious My Learned Object exhibition both at Melbourne Uni's Ian Potter Museum of Art.
We'll take a look at some of the workshops on at the moment across town, from digital pattern exploration with PatternFantastique at Pop Craft to the ancient technique of Drop Spindle spinning at The Weavers and Spinners Guild and yes our very own marbling workshop coming back to HomeWork by popular demand at the end of February.
Speaking of workshops we're in great company at HomeWork this month alongside two of our favourite craft mavens. Macrame Queen Natalie Miller, is holding two workshops hot on the heels of her incredible world record installation at Pacific Palace in Hong Kong (that's a bit of it above), a new workshop with rope bowl maker Gemma Patford which we know is tops, having done one with her at Pop and Scott a couple of years ago.
We'll take a trip round the galleries and talk up the high concept glam-bellishment of the super crafter Eddy Carroll, currently on display as part of the Modern Myth exhibition at Brunswick's Counihan Gallery.
Take a last look at the amazing Timber Memory exhibition at Craft, because wood really is good, and remind you that Fresh! 2016 is just around the corner.
Get you to think a little about the potential of repurposed refuse as covetable couture in the new The Urban Gleaner and the Plastique currently on show at Studio Ingot, as part of this years Sustainable Living Festival running through until the end of February. Check out these beauties by Emma Grace!
We'll implore you head to the Australian Tapestry Workshop to check out the ATW AIR 15 exhibition opening February 23 which features last year's stellar line up of artists in residence, and while you're there remind you to take sneak peak of what Clare McArdle, Craft Companion alumni and latest Artist in Residence is up to.
Encourage you to consider the institutional spaces of waiting in the autobiographical dioramas of emerging Melbourne ceramicist and musician extrodinaire Julie Burleigh, on show alongside artist Mathew Hopkins paintings in Small Alterations at Collingwood's Little Woods Gallery.
And true to her annual Valentines craft report Ramona will talk a little about the new project she's currently managing, working with four contemporary makers transforming the 20,000 memorial 'love-locks' previously attached to Melbourne's Southbank footbridge into new works of art. We'll be on a little later than usual, at 10:45 am at 102.7 on the FM dial. Straight up after one Australia's most inspirational living legends Jack Charles. (yep we're both intimidated and excited, he's an incredibly hard act to follow!) .