The Apprenticeship panel discussion and closing event | 24 June

The Apprenticeship panel discussion and closing event | 24 June

Event Info

Where: Gallery artisan, 381 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD, 4006

When: 6-7.30pm, Friday 24 June

Cost: Free. A cash bar will be open on the night.


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About the event

Join us for this closing event for our exhibition The Apprenticeship featuring a panel of craftspeople and industry experts exploring how learning pathways can evolve to better serve craft practice today and into the future.

Following the panel discussion will be a live performance by The Apprenticeship artist, drummer and drum maker Pete Bosworth, drinks from artisan’s cash bar and one last chance to catch the exhibition.



Roy Schack – Woodworker, teacher and Founder of the Brisbane School of Fine Woodwork

Nora Kinnunen – Furniture designer, craft economics researcher and PhD candidate

Aaron Barton – Designer, furniture maker, and The Apprenticeship curator

Clare Kennedy – Brick maker, graduate architect and The Apprenticeship artist

Chaired by Richard Stride – The Apprenticeship curator

About the exhibition

The Apprenticeship exhibition celebrates the work and stories of thirteen artisans, from blacksmiths and shoemakers to sign-writers and furniture makers, all striving to preserve traditional crafts and trades that have declined at the hands of mass production. This exhibition reveals how these artisans have pioneered pathways to gaining these skills, reinventing ‘the apprenticeship’ for today. The creativity and shifts in practice showcased in this exhibition highlight the challenges of reviving traditional handcrafts in a marketplace vastly different from the one in which they originally evolved. The Apprenticeship ultimately provides a platform for discussion around contemporary pathways to acquiring traditional craft and trade skills and creating value of them in today’s economy.