Image: Emma Buswell's current craft project

Image: Emma Buswell

In celebration of IOTA21’s exhibition Curiosity & Rituals of the Everyday, FAC is inviting you to get crafty this Spring with Crafternoons, a fun afternoon of craft and conversation in FAC’s Inner Courtyard.

Designed to bring together practitioners, makers and the crafting community – with a special guest artist in attendance every week – Crafternoons is an opportunity to meet other crafters, share stories, and develop your projects surrounded by friends and fellow makers.

Whether you are a weaver, an embroiderer, a woodworker, or a knitter, bring your projects, your communities and crafting circles, and join us as we share and celebrate the everyday rituals of contemporary craft.

Friday 1 Oct: Emma Buswell

Get your knitting projects at the ready! For week two, join Emma Buswell, one of the FAC team and an artist who lives and works in Walyalup. Emma uses humour, observation, illustration and kitsch based craft aesthetics to unpack ideas of place, government, economies and culture, particularly in relation to constructs of identity and community. Her current work takes its inspiration from the hand craft and knitting techniques passed down from her grandmother and mother, as well as a contemplative investigation into the nature of kitsch, ephemera and national identities. Her most recent work uses a 1970’s domestic knitting machine to knit richly detailed images, to tell stories, and to ask questions.