About Us

Image: Craft ACT retail stockists, FINK, Alison Jackson, Wayne Simon, Catherine Large and Blanche Tilden. Photo: Lean Timms.

We love craft and design

Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre is a not-for-profit membership based organisation which supports artists, craft practitioners, designers and makers at every stage of their careers. We promote and celebrate excellence and innovation in contemporary craft in everything we do – in our retail space, exhibition gallery, membership program, events and throughout our annual DESIGN Canberra festival. Read about the history of Craft ACT

Meet the team

Jodie Cunningham - CEO + Artistic Director

Jodie Cunningham is CEO and Artistic Director of Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre, one of Australia’s leading creative centres for the development of visual art, craft and design. Jodie manages the overall operations and resources, acting as the main point of communication between the board of directors, staff, members, sponsors and government bodies. She is the public face of the organisation, curating a vibrant program of exhibitions, residencies and cross-disciplinary collaborations including the DESIGN Canberra Festival.

Cunningham is a highly creative arts leader, visual artist and educator with extensive experience in developing and delivering innovative exhibitions, public programs in museums, galleries and art contexts. She also has an extensive background in visual art and design education and a commitment to mentoring developing artists and fostering collaboration.

Cunningham advocates for the power of creativity, the arts and cultural activity to provide hope to our communities, strengthen our local and national cultural identities, and facilitate social change.

Working days: Tuesday - Friday

Moraig McKenna | Assistant Director, Engagement
Email: Moraig.McKenna@craftact.org.au
Working days: Tuesday - Friday

Belinda Neame | Assistant Director, Communications
Email: belinda.neame@craftact.org.au
Working days: Tuesday - Thursday

Christian Sirious | Gallery & Exhibitions Manager
Email: gallery@craftact.org.au
Working days: Tuesday - Friday

Ella Myer | Retail and Digital Content Officer
Email: shop@craftact.org.au
Working days: Thursday - Friday

Eve Fairhall | Membership Officer
Email: membership@craftact.org.au
Working days: Tuesday -Thursday