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Cheongju Craft Biennale Exchange

Sector: Arts and Culture

Country location: Australia, Republic of Korea

Grantee: Asialink, the University of Melbourne

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Broached Colonial Prickly Lamp, edition 4/5. Designed by Lucy McRae, 2010. Credit: Michael Corridore

Project description

The Cheongju Craft Biennale is in its twentieth year and is recognised as the premier destination for the promotion and presentation of international craft. Every two years the Biennale presents the highest quality exhibitions from Korea and abroad. Over the last few years there has not been Australian representation or presentation of contemporary Australian craft.

We propose to rectify this imbalance and develop a program to strengthen ties between Australian and Korean craft practitioners. We believe the Biennale provides the perfect pathway for ongoing engagement and exchange due to the number of participating professionals and the popularity and esteem of craft in Korea.

We will take a craft curator/commissioner from Broached Commissions in Australia, plus a craftsperson of their selection. We will work with the Biennale towards identifying a Korean craftsperson to come to Australia in 2020 with the possibility of an Australian-Korean craft collaboration to emerge.

Key dates

International travel, Seoul and Cheongju, 07 October 2019 to 14 October 2019

Presentation, Cheongju Craft Biennale Symposium, 08 October 2019 to 12 October 2019

Invitation to Korean craftsperson for exchange, Australia, 13 January 2020 to 20 January 2020

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Australia-Korea Foundation grant offer: $8,000.00

Contact person

Dr Pippa Dickson, Director - Asialink, the University of Melbourne 0383443580

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