Dr Julie Bartholomew and Mahala Hill: Beeing

Established craft-based artist Dr Julie Bartholomew and early-career contemporary ceramic artist Mahala Hill highlight the importance of the survival of bees in Beeing. Bee populations are in decline across the globe; in Australia, the Black Summer fires had a significant impact on the species, which can lead to major consequences for humans. Bartholemew and Hill utilise the aesthetic power of creative practice to bring understanding to the problem and encourage critical discourse around the significance of bees and the threats to biodiversity.

Mahala Hill, Apocalyptic Fracture, 2017, 23 × 17 × 20cm. Photograph: Brenton McGeachie. Courtesy the artist and Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre, Australian Capital Territory

Julie Bartholomew, Prototype for Habitat 3, 2022, earthenware – terra sigillata. Photograph: Ashley Mackevicius. Courtesy the artist and Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre

Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre
7 July to 27 August 2022
Australian Capital Territory

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