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NEW RELEASE: Inspired by Light and Land: Designers and Makers in Western Australia 1970 to the 21st Century by Dorothy Erickson

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Western Australia has a history of craft culture drawn from the foundations of its unique social and environmental heritage. Continuing the story of design and the crafts first articulated in Inspired by Light and Land: Designers and Makers in Western Australia 1829–1969, this tome provides a broad overview of active makers into the 21st century.

Featuring hundreds of craftspeople whose talent, confidence and ‘west coast’ joie de vivre continues to sculpt the story of the state, this book tells of the expansive world of the mineral boom followed by recession and crisis through the 1970s and 1980s, and then the more pensive and austere lead up to the new millennium on into the digital age.

Works of precious stone, wood, textile and clay, woven, stitched, fired and forged are detailed throughout Inspired by Light and Land: Designers and Makers in Western Australia 1970 to the 21st Century. A select fifty designer-makers who made their mark on the national or international stage by the turn of the century are profiled in their disciplines defining a rich history of craftwork in Western Australia. This is a celebration of the designer-makers whose work is bathed in the light or of the land that is Western Australia.

700 Pages

Published By Western Australian Museum 2024

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