Victorian Craft Awards

Cara Johnson — 'Unearth II' 2019

$1,280
In the bush everything weeps. Leaves and bark gently seep colour into the water, and the ground. Through this piece Cara Johnson looks to draw materials back to their source. The iron gently bleeds into the paper, painting it with rust; bringing it closer to a time when it belonged to a tree.

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Cara Johnson is an artist and contemporary crafts person based in Victoria. Johnson’s craft-based works interrogate tensions and narratives surrounding land use. She is a current PhD Candidate and sessional lecturer at RMIT University and exhibits nationally and internationally. Her works are held in various public and private collections including the National Gallery of Victoria.

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Established by Craft Victoria in 2015, the Victorian Craft Awards is a biennial event presenting and celebrating excellence in contemporary craft practice. The Awards showcase exceptional works utilising craft skills, processes and materials and include emerging, mid-career and established craftspeople from across Victoria.  

The Finalists.

Adam Markowitz & Oliver Tanner, Alexsandra Pontonio, Amanda Ho, Ana Petidis, Anke Kindle, Anna Davern, Anton Gerner, Australian Tapestry Workshop & Troy Emery, Beverley Meldrum, Blanche Tilden, Cara Johnson, Cassie Leatham, Christopher Plumridge, Damien Wright & Bonhula Yunupingu, Danielle Thiris, Darren Healey, Ema Shin, Grace Brown, Holly Grace. Iluka Sax-Williams, James Lemon, Jane Sawyer, Jenna Lee, Jennifer Conroy-Smith, Jessie French, Jin Ah Jo, Jo Hawley, Juanita Mulholland, Katherine Hubble, Katrina Tyler, Kirby Bourke (Two Lines Studio), Kirsten Haydon, Kristin Burgham, Lee Darroch, Lindy McSwan, Lisa Waup, Liv Boyle, Louise Meuwissen & Ebony Russell, Marcos Guzman, Mechelle Shooter, Michaela Pegum, Michelle Stewart, Narelle White, Nicole Polentas, Prue Venables, Roseanne Bartley, Samuel Burns, Sara Lindsay, Shimara Carlow, Sophia Cai, Thomas Lentini, Timothy Gresham, Timothy White, Troy Emery & Daniel Poole, Vicki Mason, Yi Jen Chu, Zhu Ohmu. 

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Materials: Paper, iron, handmade paper thread

Dimensions: 69.6cm x 10cm x 0.3cm (dimensions variable)

Photography: Anita Beaney

Read more about the Victoria Craft Awards and this years judging panel here

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