In response to Covid-19, Australian Design Centre invited 10 makers to participate in a new project called Isolate Make: Creative Resilience in a Pandemic. Working across a diversity of practice, these local makers share their process and final works made during Covid-19.

Isolate Make explores how creative practice may have changed during this time either as a result of social isolation, the associated restrictions and production challenges, or simply in response to the tragic global events.  

Isolate Make Artist Talks
Sat 16 January at 11am and 2pm
Runtime: 120 mins
Free, reservations required

Take a guided tour and talk with the artists of?Isolate Make: Creative Resilience in a Pandemic.?The artists will discuss their diversity of practice, techniques and process, sharing insight into their exhibited works.? 

This conversation will uncover the challenges they faced during isolation, their conceptual wins and the creative resilience they've relied during these traumatic times.

Making with Paper Workshop
Wed 20 January at 1pm
Runtime: 180 mins
$60 General Admission

Join paper engineer and Isolate Make artist Benja Harney for a creative paper construction workshop with a focus on techniques you can take home. 

As a professional creative, artist and educator, over the last 12 years Benja has led his Sydney-based studio, Paperform, to develop a body of work that pushes the possibilities of the paper medium. Pop-up books, paper sculpture, installation, illustration, packaging, fine art, fashion, animation, set design – Benja makes anything and everything possible within this endlessly inventive material. 

Making with Clay Workshop
Thu 21 January at 1pm
Runtime: 180 mins
$60 General Admission

Take some time for yourself in a relaxed clay making workshop led by?Isolate Make?artist and ceramicist, Glenn Barkley.?This workshop will focus on?ceramic techniques and processes with an experimental flair.?? 

Glenn is an artist, writer, curator, and gardener based in Sydney and Berry NSW, Australia. His work operates in the space between these interests drawing upon the history of ceramics, popular song, the garden and conversations about art and the internet.?? 

Glenn is also the co-founder and co-director of experimental ceramics studio in Glebe, where makers?take an explorative, avant-garde attitude to ceramics. 

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