Art Bites: Creative Careers that Last
Workshops & Activities

Art Bites: Creative Careers that Last


Thu 11 Jul 2024


7.00 pm - 8.30 pm


1.5 Hours


Free event, bookings required.

For this panel discussion, Craft and City of Casey bring together two established Victorian artists, Vipoo Srivilasa and Anna Varendorff for a moderated discussion unpacking practical strategies for cultivating longevity and sustainability in creative practice.

The discussion will traverse the complexities of maintaining and developing creative practice through different life and career stages, with each artist sharing their personal insights into what has helped them develop resilient and successful careers in the art and design sector. 

After the talk, participants will have the opportunity to personally connect with the presenters and continue the conversation.

Anna Varendorff is an artist, designer and educator working in Melbourne, Australia. She works between conceptual jewellery, installation, sculpture, design and production. She has exhibited in Australia and Internationally since 2004 including at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) and with Local Design in Milan in 2017, 2018 and 2019. In 2016 she founded the design practice ACV studio. ACV Studio’s work Glass Half Full Vase was the winner of a 2018 Wallpaper* designer of the year award, and in 2018/19 ACV studio was a Lane Crawford Creative Call Out winner.

Vipoo Srivilasa is a A Thai-born Australian artist, recognised as a leader in the field of ceramics. Over the past two decades, Vipoo has made works that engage with complex questions of queerness, migration and spiritual meaning, using an aesthetic and medium that is accessible, positive and beautiful. His works often explore the dark parts of experience including isolation, loneliness, nostalgia, as well as joy, beauty, and hope in the midst of these struggles.  Vipoo has exhibited extensively around the world, including Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Saatchi Gallery, London; Ayala Museum, Philippines; Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan; Nanjing Arts Institute, China and the National Gallery of Thailand. Vipoo was awarded a Bachelor of Art (Ceramics) from Rangsit University, Bangkok, Thailand in 1994 which he followed with a Graduate Diploma of Arts (Ceramics) four years later at Monash University in Melbourne, and in 1999 was awarded a Master of Fine Art and Design from the University of Tasmania, Hobart.

Vipoo lives and works in Naarm/Melbourne, Australia, where his studio, ClayLAB, is situated within the Kulin Nation/Cheltenham.

Craft Victoria is a leading centre for contemporary craft and design. For more than 50 years, Craft has provided a platform for over a thousand Australian makers, artists and designers to push the boundaries of material practices and drive innovation. Their aim is to celebrate craft as an ever-evolving human practice; and to engage a diverse and vibrant community of craft practitioners, audiences and supporters. Craft’s exhibition program and showcase space highlight works of artistic vision, technical excellence, and material exploration.


Image courtesy Craft Victoria, photography by Kit Edwards.


Thursday 11 July 2024

7.00 pm - 8.30 pm


Free event, bookings required.

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