The Japan Foundation, Sydney

FEMUFACTURE: Japanese & Australian Design

FEMUFACTURE explores the hybrid space between traditional crafting techniques and digital fabrication technologies through the works of Japanese and Australian designers. Made from different mediums, the experimental works presented in the exhibition encompass different modes of making from weaving to generative coding and non-human ecosystems. Some works are still at the early stages in their experimentation.

The exhibition also considers the experimental application of technology by female practitioners leveraging traditional crafting sensibilities to inform future forms of production. The exhibiting practitioners Masako Ban, Rina Bernabei and Kelly Freeman, Belinda Dunstan, Patricia Flanagan, Aki Inomata, and Erina Kashihara are female contemporary practitioners at the forefront of their field.

Related Events

Opening reception
Friday, February 8, 6-8pm

Artist talk by Erina Kashihara
Thursday, March 7, 6:30-7:30pm

Panel discussion: Women and digital fabrication in Australia and Japan
Friday, March 8, 6:30-7:30pm

Doors for talk events open 30 minutes prior to the event.

Gallery Hours

Mon-Thu: 10am-8pm
Fri: 10am-6pm
Sat: 10am-4pm

Closed Sundays

Event starts
Wednesday 6 February, 2019
Event Ends
Wednesday 27 March, 2019
The Japan Foundation Gallery
Venue Address
Level 4, Central Park, 28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008


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