Jessica Hemmings

Textile Writer

Emelie Röndahl: Weaving Labour

Jessica Hemmings, Professor of Crafts at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden will deliver a talk at the Barometer gallery about the work of Emelie Röndahl and contemporary craft practices in Scandinavia. Röndahl’s practice-based research in hand-weaving investigates low resolution pictures in fluffy overgrown pixels woven in a traditional manner with wool-pile on a linen warp. Hemmings writes about textiles. Barometer Gallery is exhibiting Weaving Labour, the work of current University of Gothenburg PhD candidate Emelie Röndhal, October 7 – 21, 2017.

Saturday 7 October @ 3pm

Barometer Gallery, 13 Gurner Street, Paddington

Can That be Taught? Lessons in Tacit Knowledge

Tacit knowledge is commonly thought of as held within the body. This lecture considers the unique demands of craft education through comparisons with other models of education that require a student to acquire tacit knowledge. While craft research often prioritises material knowledge, education systems delivered by organisations as varied as the Pony Club and the Canadian Avalanche Association also grapple with the shared challenge of how language may begin to convey – although never substitute – tacit knowledge of materials. This lecture considers what craft education may stand to gain from greater awareness of these alternative models of education.

Tuesday 17 October @ 6.45pm

UNSW Paddington lecture room EG02

Sydney Craft Week is an initiative of the Australian Design Centre