News + Opportunities

Craft: A User’s Manual. An essay by Kevin Murray
Exhibition Essay by Kevin Murray editor of Garland Magazine and Senior Vice-President of the World Crafts Council - Asia Pacific.
Writing Craft with Sarah Rice: a masterclass for makers and writers
Develop your critical/creative writing skills using our fabulous Place Makers exhibition.
Craft ACT celebrates Women in Design with four new solo exhibitions
Kelly Austin, Chelsea Lemon, Lynette Lewis and Zoë Veness
Golden Panda Creative Design Award: China
Exhibition Opportunity closing 20th October 2017.
City of Design opening night a great success
Over 100 people came together to celebrate the opening of City of Design: Craft ACT Annual Members Exhibition on 21 September.
City of Design: the best of Canberra’s contemporary craft and design now on show at Craft ACT
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.
GET INVOLVED | 2017 DESIGN Canberra Volunteers
Apply by noon, Monday 21 August
Apparatus for the Extraction of Cloud Essence by Mark Eliott
Craft ACT successfully negotiates sale to world renowned Corning Museum of Glass, New York
Arts Value Forum
12.30pm – 6pm Wednesday July 26th 2017, Canberra Theatre Centre
ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE: Arts, heritage & the environment 2006–2016
"Anniversaries are a good time to reflect on the changes brought about by the passage of time" - Rachael Coghlan CEO / Artistic Director
Undercurrent Design Market - Craft ACT Members Discount
Applications close Friday September 15th
Res Artis - World wide network of artist residencies
"Encounter the world in residencies"
Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre Annual Members Exhibition

2017 Members Exhibition  - Online submission for curatorial consideration due 10 August 2017  (In two months)

Call for original Craft + Design works for a signature DESIGN CANBERRA exhibition inspired by the Shine Dome
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.
DESIGN Canberra welcomes ACT Government commitment to support the festival with $100,000 for each of the next three years
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.
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...
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...
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...
Craft ACT Members participate in new design 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.