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The art of craft celebrated in a new Living Arts Space exhibition

Media release

A new Living Arts Space exhibition, Bendigo Crafted, brings together a shared love of craft from two creatives.  

Established ceramist Garry Bish is highly regarded for his distinctive hand painted ceramic forms which explore the representation of space, while Froni Binns creates jewellery and form inspired by geometric abstraction.

Exhibition curator Amy Carr-Bottomley said Bendigo Crafted was a great collaborative approach from two creatives with different styles.

“Bendigo Crafted engages in a creative conversation between master ceramist Garry Bish and emerging practitioner Froni Binns with the aim of sharing knowledge, perspective, and practice to enrich the exhibition experience for both artists,” Ms Carr-Bottomley said.

“Working together in the months preceding the exhibition, Garry and Froni produced artwork representative of their individual knowledge and creative processes. 

“This collaborative artwork will be displayed alongside a collection of pieces selected from each artist’s individual practice.

“This free exhibition is part of Craft Victoria’s Craft Contemporary program 2023 which is very exciting as this is a first for Bendigo.

“Those who love different forms of craft will really enjoy Bendigo Crafted.

“Everyone is welcome to attend the official opening this Friday, September 15 between 5pm and 7pm at the Living Arts Space.”

An Artist Talk is also taking place on October 22 between 2pm and 3.30pm where both artists will talk about their collaboration and their individual style and love for ceramics in all its forms.

Bendigo Crafted opens Saturday September 16 and is on until Sunday November 19 at the Living Arts Space.

The Living Arts Space is in the Bendigo Visitor Centre together with the First Nations gallery Dja Djuwima.

Bendigo Visitor Centre is located at 51-67 Pall Mall, Bendigo and is open 9am to 5pm every day (apart from Christmas Day).

To book your place for the free Artist Talk, please visit:

Greater Bendigo