04 July 2007

The conference has started!

The New Craft Future Voices conferences got off to an excellent start this morning at the University of Dundee.

Over one hundred people are attending the event, which has attracted participants from all over the world. The conference kicked off with a challenging and provocative keynote from Paul Greenhalgh, Director and President of the Corcoran in Washington DC. A spirited call for crafts to embrace and champion 'poetry and politics' led into the first of the day's parallel tracks.

Conference and exhibition proceedings are available to purchse online from here.

This evening at 6pm the Future Voices: Celebrating Diversity exhibition opens at the Universithy's Cooper Gallery. Featuring diverse contemporary craft work and research-based practice, that explores the potential future of crafts discipline, its direction and economic opportunities. The exhibition celebrates diversity and will feature the work of 27 practitioners from seven countries, including Australia, Canada, Finland and the United Kingdom.

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