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During the Conference, we will be updating this page with news and announcements from the Conference Organisers, speakers and audience members. 


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Announcement by The Power Institute

To mark the 2021 AAANZ Conference we’re offering a 20% discount on our new books!

Titles include:

  • Gordon Bennett: Selected Writings (co-published with Griffith University Art Museum, 2020)

  • Dale Harding: Through a lens of visitation (co-published with Monash University Museum of Art, 2021)

  • Light & Darkness: Late Modernism and the JW Power Collection (co-published with Chau Chak Wing Museum, 2021).

To purchase these titles, go to, and use the discount code IMPACT2021

Image: Image: Mary MacDougall, Study for the reader, 2020, chalk pastel on board, 20.2 x 15.1 cm. Mary is represented by ReadingRoom, Melbourne.

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Announcement by D Wood

Please join us D Wood to discuss the newly published Craft is Political.

Friday Dec 10, 2021 12:00 PM (AEST)

Zoom link:

Passcode: wJ2ge3

About the book:

Throughout the 21st century, various craft practices have drawn the attention of academics and the general public in the West. In Craft is Political, D Wood has gathered a collection of essays to argue that this attention is a direct response to and critique of the particular economic, social and technological contexts in which we live.

Just as Ruskin and Morris viewed craft and its ethos in the 1800s as a kind of political opposition to the Industrial Revolution, Wood and her authors contend that current craft activities are politically saturated when perspectives from the Global South, Indigenous ideology and even Western government policy are examined. Craft is Political argues that a holistic perspective on craft, in light of colonialism, post-colonialism, critical race theory and globalisation, is overdue.

A great diversity of case studies is included, from craft and design in Turkey and craft markets in New Zealand to Indigenous practitioners in Taiwan and Finnish craft education. Craft is Political brings together authors from a variety of disciplines and nations to consider politicised craft.

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Announcement by Cameron Hurst

"INDEX JOURNAL is pleased to announce the launch of our online Issue No. 3, MONUMENT, edited by Tristen Harwood.

6–8 PM


17 December 2021


Suite 3, Level 7

The Nicholas Building

37 Swanston Street”



Nikolas Orr

John Kean

Suzannah Henty

Ursula Cornelia de Leeuw

Iva Glisic

Aodhan Madden

More information about Index Journal:

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