Soil Clay by Vivian Qiu

Event details

687 Doncaster Rd
VIC 3108

As part of Craft Contemporary 2023 we are presenting: 

Soil Clay, by Vivian Qiu 

The Soil Clay Project is an ongoing exploration of the artist’s jewellery designs through her experience living and studying in China, Australia and Sweden.

Vivian uses her observational insights and collection of natural materials and common objects to mould into wearable artworks. She incorporates soil, fallen leaves and flowers, grass and rice to act as a binding agent for her work.

She establishes a connection between the wearer to place, time, and culture through materials and the ancient symbolism of oracle bone script.

Artworks from Vivian’s residency in Sweden will be on display.


On display at MC Square Community Centre (ground floor) from Monday 2 October to Sunday 5 November 2023.

Check out our other exhibit Are you Procrastinating? by Carol Yang or explore the full Craft Contemporary program guide

This exhibition is part of Craft Contemporary 2023, an annual festival delivered by Craft Victoria – the largest celebration of craft and design in Victoria. The festival brings together practitioners, educators, industry, and craft lovers to explore material practice as it is today. See, touch, experience and be inspired by 150+ art experiences, including exhibitions, talks, demonstrations, workshops and open studios.