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  • Permanent Camping

    Located on a remote pristine mountain on a sheep station outside Mudgee, NSW, Australia. Situated at the edge of a ridge surrounded by large granite boulders and ancient dead trees, the building has panoramic views for hundreds of miles to the horizon.

    Architect: Rob Brown

    Awards:
    2008 RAIA Co...

  • Permanent Camping 2

    10 Years on architect Rob Brown creates a new iteration of the famous Permanent Camping building. Built with the original master maker and joiner Jeffery Broadfield once again. The building uses no fixings or glue in any of the framing and documents the relationship between, architect, builder an...

  • An American Craftsman - Wharton Esherick

    The film explores the life and work of Wharton Esherick (1887-1970) a painter and furniture maker who came of age during the Industrial Revolution. At a time when America was enamoured with consumerism and mass industry, Wharton moved to a rural farm outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and began m...

  • A Time For Making

    Nine artisans on secluded Gabriola Island reveal the differences between mass manufactured and authentic locally handmade through intimate portraits of their work and lifestyle.

  • Strange and Familiar

  • Art House

    Movie

    Acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Don Freeman explores handmade homes created and lived in by eleven distinguished American artists, shedding light on a unique architectural typology characterised by a D.I.Y. aesthetic, the appropriation of building techniques from art practice, and a fierce s...

  • Sukkah City

    Movie

    When best-selling author Joshua Foer (Moonwalking With Einstein) began to build his first sukkah, a small hut that Jews build and dwell in every fall for the holiday of Sukkot, he wanted to move beyond the generic plywood boxes and canvas tents that have become the unimaginative status quo. He di...

  • Portrait of a Gallery

    Movie

    In 2011, the National Gallery of Ireland, the country’s most visited cultural attraction, closed the doors on the historic Victorian buildings comprising two thirds of its floor space, to begin one of the largest refurbishment projects in the history of the state. The objective was to transform t...

  • Unfinished Spaces

    Movie

    Cuba's ambitious National Art Schools project, designed by three young artists in the wake of Castro's Revolution, is neglected, nearly forgotten, then ultimately rediscovered as a visionary architectural masterpiece.

  • The Barn Raisers

    What do barn settings, styles, methods and materials tell us about the people who built them, the life they lived, and the role these vanishing country cathedrals played in the settling and building of a growing nation? Barns were constructed by farmer-craftsmen, professional builders who travele...

  • Kotpad Weaving - The Story of a Race Against Time

    Having originated from time, hitherto unknown, to holding a distinct place in the urban wardrobe today, Kotpad Handloom tells the rich and fascinating story of a unique, timeless textile tradition practiced for centuries in the tribal region of Koraput (Odisha). An out-of-the-world natural dyeing...

  • Typeface

    In a time when people can carry computers in their pockets and watch TV while walking down the street, Typeface dares to explore the twilight of an analog craft that is freshly inspiring artists in a digital age. The Hamilton Wood Type Museum in Two Rivers, WI personifies cultural preservation, r...

  • Gray Matters

    Championed by a new generation of scholars, artists and collectors this iconic artist is at last emerging from the dark side as new light is shed on all aspects of the Eileen Gray phenomenon.

  • Bespoke
    1 season

    Bespoke

    1 season

    Bespoke is an engaging, amusing, irreverent but ultimately thought-provoking look at the rise of the handmade, bespoke, locally produced and artisanal. Writer and presenter Marcus Westbury takes us from Newcastle to New York, from the lovingly crafted to cutting edge technology, from artisanal je...

  • Byron St Studio

    This house shows what can be achieved in just 58 square meters. Designed for second-generation cabinet maker Martin Johnston and his young family, the house merges many of the clients stylistic preferences, including the classic Queenslander and the mid-century fibro fishing shack. With the clien...