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new craft - future voices

Bonar Hall, University of Dundee, Perth Road, Dundee
4 July 2007 16:00 - 6 July 2007 16:00

The New Craft-Future Voices International Conference and Exhibition

Hosted by Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee.

This exciting 3-day conference emanates from a five-year AHRC funded grant circa £450,000 titled:  Past, Present and Future Craft Practice Research (PPFCP), led by Professor Georgina Follett and Dr Louise Valentine.  The PPFCP project is the largest grant ever awarded for Craft in the UK and has national and international prominence.

The New Craft-Future Voices International Conference (including a research exhibition) is designed to encourage debate surrounding the future of craft, by exploring the relationship between skill, intellect and culture within the individual vision of craft practitioners.  The conference also seeks to promote the highest level of craft practice and initiate a new discourse around some critical issues, including the economic sustainability of craft.

The conference has generated tremendous interest from 16 countries worldwide and the quality of submissions by contributors has been extremely high.  A number of people have intimated their intent to participate and approximately 150 to 200 delegates are expected to attend. 

Keynote speakers for the conference are Paul Greenhalgh, Marie Barker, Sandra Alfoldy, Jorunn Veiteberg and Bruce Metcalf, all internationally renowned professionals in Craft.

There will be six themes namely: Dialogue, Aesthetics, Craft Intelligence, Collaborative Practice, Communicating Craft and Critical Engagement and two parallel track sessions each day, over three days.  Other social events include a Civic Reception for delegates hosted by the Lord Provost of Dundee, the Private view of the New Voices Exhibition, Dinner and Ceilidh.

The Exhibition will be held in the Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, 152 Dundee Contemporary Arts and Centre Space - VRC and would feature works of interest to those seeking to develop an understanding of the potential future crafts discipline, its direction and economic opportunities.

Registration is now open.  Take advantage of the Early Bird registration before 15 April, 2007 and save £65.  There is a limited concessionary fee of £100 available only to Craft Practitioners, Researchers and PhD students until 30 April, 2007.  Application can be made by logging on to:

Contact Name:
Sharon Vannet
Contact Telephone:
01382 388861
Contact Email:

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