Ready, Set, Market! Professional Development Program To celebrate the range of beautiful handcrafted work being created in Canberra, and nurture Canberra’s talented emerging artists, Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre is proud to present the 2018 Ready Set Market program. Ready Set Market will support a small group of makers...
We pay tribute to our dear friend and acclaimed architect Enrico Taglietti as we present new objects by fifteen artists who responded to, or reimagined, Enrico’s work in our 2018 exhibition The Void: Reimagining Enrico Taglietti.
Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre are calling out for submissions from Associate Members and Accredited Professional Members for our 2019 Members Show. This is an important feature in our annual calendar, showcasing the skills and talents of our members. This year’s Craft ACT annual members exhibition will reflect the theme of...
Artist-in-Residence 2020 - Applications are now open Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre and ACT Parks & Conservation Service have presented this acclaimed artist-in-residence program since 2006. Artists have found, time and again, that their practice is profoundly altered by the experience of this residency which allows precious stillness and...
The 2019 Craft ACT Artist-in-Residency program is themed SPACE CRAFT, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Moon Landing. Five artists are in residence this year, in three groups: Sabine Pagan & Rohan Nicol; Michelle Hallinan & Megan Watson; and Sean Booth. Join them for a creative open day...
As we edge towards our 50th anniversary in 2021, we are delighted to note that Craft ACT is one of the longest continuous running visual arts membership organisations in Australia. Today, Craft ACT is a thriving community of individual makers, designers and craft practitioners across all craft mediums. Each maker’s...
ANU School of Art & Design Public symposium in conjunction with Craft ACT exhibition openings of Cupped Hands and I thought I heard a bird. Our next group of exhibitions, Cupped Hands featuring Simon Cottrell & VickyShukuroglou and I thought I heard a bird featuring; Ashley Eriksmoen, Fernando do Campo, Joyce...
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2020 Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre exhibition program
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Craft ACT Life Member Gene Willsford died on 2 February 2019 at the age of 98. She was a major force in the formation of Craft ACT and helped to shape its continued success.
Don't miss your opportunity to build your practice, networks and audience with DESIGN Canberra.
The 2018 pilot Craft ACT Contemporary Indigenous Craft + Design Project has been an enormous success, thanks to the deep generosity of funding donors and project partners.
Craft ACT is closed for the summer. We look forward to seeing you in 2019.
As part of its overall strategic planning, Craft ACT has a longer term ambition to pursue listing of Canberra as a City of Design amongst the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. As part of this year’s DESIGN Canberra festival, strategic design consultancy and valued DESIGN Canberra Gold Sponsor, ThinkPlace, facilitated a...
As part of the Design Canberra Festival Montreal-based art collective Daily Tous Les Jours captured the voices of the ACT community from the immersive public event known as Museum of Possibilities. ThinkPlace, as a gold sponsor of the festival, was invited to analyse and report on the community’s contributions. This...
Sharon Peoples is starting a craft theory reading group, to be held monthly at Craft ACT
We're showing a stunning mix of media in our two latest exhibitions
Develop your critical/creative writing skills using our fabulous Place Makers exhibition.
This year's member showcase is an absolute blockbuster! Don't miss it...
Craft ACT's 2018/19 Spring Residency artists commenced their residency today at Corin House, Namadgi National Park.
Do you love craft, design, architecture, events management or just helping out your community? We are looking for volunteers to help us deliver DESIGN Canberra 2018.
Congratulations to the successful applicants for our amazing Ready Set Market! program. Look out for them at the UnderCurrent Design Market in November.
Our two new exhibitions opened in the company of a vibrant crowd and the warm words of Dr Rohan Nicol, head of the Gold & Silver Workshop at the ANU School of Art + Design.
Craft ACT's pilot of a new Contemporary Indigenous Craft and Design Workshop Program is now under way with a fantastic group of local artists spending the week at the ANU School of Art and Design Gold and Silversmithing workshop
Ready Set Market will support a small group of makers to get market ready. From developing production work, crafting your brand, being sales ready and presenting your work and your brand in one of Australia’s leading design markets, Undercurrent Design Market
Don't miss the chance to spend a warm lunchtime in our gallery listening to this very special artist floor talk.
Join the team! We are looking for a Programs Manager and Programs Assistant. Applications due by 8am, Monday 18 June 2018.
Master ceramicist Janet Deboos will speak about our fabulous Ernabella Arts/ Sturt exhibition to honour and celebrate Reconciliation week. Join us!
We're looking for interns. Have you got the right stuff? Apply by June 17.
We've opened our new shows: In these HANDS: Mara nyangangka, and ENGRAM by Sabine Pagan.
Only weeks left to apply to be our 2019 Artist-in-Residence, working with the ANU School of Astronomy and Astrophysics to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of the Moon Landing: DEADLINE 27 MAY
Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre is delighted to announce that we have exceeded our goal of raising $10,000 to fund the pilot of a new Contemporary Indigenous Craft and Design Residency and Workshop Program.
The ACT’s fastest growing festival, DESIGN Canberra 2018 will celebrate the strong geometry present throughout our city and the ways it creates human, creative and global connections from Australia’s city of design.
Functional Shadows (Marilou Chagnaud) and Transitions (contemporary mosaic), open now.
Craft ACT is committed to embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practice into Australian arts and culture and we need your help to pilot an important new project.
Craft ACT AM Julie Bradley's latest exhibition celebrates her 2017 Hill End residency.
A great start to the year with two exciting new Craft ACT exhibitions: Emerging Contemporaries and Death by Craft (Sharon Peoples)
Exhibition Essay by Kevin Murray editor of Garland Magazine and Senior Vice-President of the World Crafts Council - Asia Pacific.
Kelly Austin, Chelsea Lemon, Lynette Lewis and Zoë Veness
Flexible studio spaces to suit your practice.
Exhibition Opportunity closing 20th October 2017.
Over 100 people came together to celebrate the opening of City of Design: Craft ACT Annual Members Exhibition on 21 September.
In 2017, Craft ACT’s annual curated members exhibition celebrates Canberra as a city of design, showcasing diversity and excellence through the work of almost 60 Accredited Professional Members and Associate Members.
Apply by noon, Monday 21 August
Saturday 19 August 2017
Craft ACT successfully negotiates sale to world renowned Corning Museum of Glass, New York
12.30pm – 6pm Wednesday July 26th 2017, Canberra Theatre Centre
"Anniversaries are a good time to reflect on the changes brought about by the passage of time" - Rachael Coghlan CEO / Artistic Director
Applications close Friday September 15th
"Encounter the world in residencies"
2017 Members Exhibition - Online submission for curatorial consideration due 10 August 2017 (In two months)
We are inviting contemporary craft artists and designers to develop new and original work interpreting Roy Grounds’ iconic Academy of Science, also known as the Shine Dome or Martian embassy — Canberra’s quintessential modernist building — for a signature DESIGN Canberra exhibition in 2017.
Opportunities for Canberra Region makers to show and sell small hand-crafted works including, textiles, jewellery, woodcraft, metal, ceramics, etc are available NOW!!.
Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre welcomes today’s announcement from Chief Minister Andrew Barr MLA and Arts Minister Gordon Ramsay MLA to fund DESIGN Canberra $100,000 each year for the next three years.
Our dear friend and passionate advocate for craft and design, Jenny Deves passed away peacefully in Canberra recently. As the Executive Director of Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre between 1994 and 2000 she oversaw dynamic change for the organisation, including its relocation to our current premises in Civic....
We’ve got some exciting news! Jam Factory’s head of metal Christian Hall will be coming to Canberra for a solo exhibition, EXHIBITION NEXT, at Craft ACT, 25 May-15 July 2017. NEXT is an exhibition of furniture, sculpture and jewellery that “explores the viewpoint as a focus for design”. Christian is...
Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre’s Artist-in-Residence program has been designed to allow craft practitioners and designer-makers to extend their artistic boundaries through a unique research and residency period. For 2018, we are honoured to have the Australian National Botanic Gardens as our research partner. Artists-in-residence will have the possibility...
The FRONT | CENTRE INITIATIVE Putting emerging designers at the forefront Front/Centre will run from 8-10 June at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre as part of Denfair.
2017 DESIGN Canberra Festival 7 - 26 November Be part of the program - Festival call out - DESIGN Canberra 2017
Meet her at Namadgi National Park during AiR Open day on Saturday 29 April.
Craft ACT is mourning the loss of our beloved patron, Klaus Moje AO.
Explore the increasingly important role of digital manufacture in contemporary art, science, fashion, design and architecture. Until 25 June 2017.
Ceramicist Anita McIntyre APM will be exhibiting at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery; opening night: 9 September, 6pm for 6.30pm.
Ceramicist Bev Hogg APM will be exhibiting at the Kerrie Lowe Gallery; opening night: 9 September 6pm.
Take part in this intriguing conversation about new approaches to design and psychology.
It is with the deepest regret and profound sadness that we have learned of the passing of our friend Robert Foster.
Craft ACT members receive 10% stallholder discount in the Undercurrent Design Market.
Support AM Chelsea Lemon and vote for her as Australia's Tradie of the Year.
Reserve lightbox gallery at Craft ACT for a solo or group exhibition!
Sculptor Charles Walker reflects on his recent exhibition success and how being told 'impossible' increased his motivation to push boundaries.
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