READY, SET, MARKET! 2019 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - APPLY NOW

READY, SET, MARKET! 2019 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - APPLY NOW
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...

Call for Submissions | Craft ACT 2019 Members Exhibition

Call for Submissions | Craft ACT 2019 Members Exhibition
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...

2020 Artists-In-Residence Expressions of Interest

2020 Artists-In-Residence Expressions of Interest
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...

Space Craft: Craft ACT Namadgi Residency Open Day

Space Craft: Craft ACT Namadgi Residency Open Day
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...

Strength in Community

Strength in Community
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...

Public Symposium

Public Symposium
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...

Is Canberra the next UNESCO city of design?

Is Canberra the next UNESCO city of design?
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...

Canberrans share their hopes and dreams

Canberrans share their hopes and dreams
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...

Vale Jenny Deves

Vale Jenny Deves
  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....

Christian Hall EXHIBITION NEXT at Craft ACT, 25 May-15 July 2017

Christian Hall EXHIBITION NEXT at Craft ACT, 25 May-15 July 2017
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...

2018 Artist-in-Residence | Apply now!

2018 Artist-in-Residence | Apply now!
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...

Vale Robert Foster

Vale Robert Foster
It is with the deepest regret and profound sadness that we have learned of the passing of our friend Robert Foster.