Working at the intersections of craft, design and architecture and fuelled by an interest in both traditional and hi-tech materials, Dr Mark Edgoose has made a significant contribution to Australian object-making since 1989. Mark’s material-driven research manifests in exhibitions that explore the form and metaphor of the rail, in its multiple definitions. These meticulously produced objects, created largely from titanium, enable Mark to interrogate notions of form and function and experiment with new significations for an object. Iterations of the rail have been exhibited at the Cicely & Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Award (National Gallery of Victoria, 2012), Unexpected Pleasures (Design Museum, London and National Gallery of Victoria, 2012), Melbourne Now (National Gallery of Victoria, 2012). Mark provides leadership at RMIT School of Art within the rapidly changing international field of craft through roles in Material Experiments in Contemporary Art and Craft (MECAC), Material_Assembly (MatA) and the Craft Initiative.