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Close up of East Timorese tais weaving process. Photograph by Amy Ripley

Tais of East Timor

Dili Tais Market is an unprepossessing place – just two narrow alleys of tin-roofed shacks. But once you step off the hot, dusty street and into its secret, shady lanes, you arrive into a world of colour and creativity. Tais are … Continue reading

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Recycled Paper Map dress, designed by Lillika Rogers-Fauske from the Sydney Distance Education High School

DESIGNTECH 2014

DesignTECH is an annual exhibition highlights outstanding projects by students of the NSW HSC Design and Technology course. For 2014, works include a robotic prosthetic arm, a smart bus stop hub, and a dress made from recycled paper maps. Behind each … Continue reading

Victorian Craft Award

Victorian Craft Award

In 2015 Craft turns 45 years old, and to celebrate this milestone we are pleased to launch the inaugural Victorian Craft Award. The Award is a biennial event facilitated by Craft Victoria in the pursuit of presenting and celebrating excellence in the … Continue reading

agIdeas International Design Forum

agIdeas International Design Forum

from 8:45 AM to 5:00 PM To celebrate the 25th Anniversary, agIdeas International Design Forum will take on a new format of talks and panel discussions and will be supported by a series of in-depth masterclasses providing unprecedented access to … Continue reading

Expressions of Interest CAROUSEL

Expressions of Interest CAROUSEL

IT’S A CREATIVE CAROUSEL CELEBRATING EVERYTHING THAT IS SURRY HILLS Quadrangle, Workshopped in association with the Surry Hills Creative Precinct and Spectrum NOW. We will be hosting the inaugural Carousel to be held at Harmony Park Surry Hills. Part markets … Continue reading

The Art of Eating: Ceramics, Food & Conversation

The Art of Eating: Ceramics, Food & Conversation

6:00pm – 10:00pm The Art of Eating brings together elements essential for any good meal – a delicious Thai banquet by Longrain, original works of art by four Australian ceramicists, Lisa McGuigan Platinum wines and good conversation. Experience the tactility … Continue reading

Burn Baby Burn: New Approaches to Ceramics

Burn Baby Burn: New Approaches to Ceramics

6:00pm – 7:00pm FREE After years spent in craft wilderness ceramics is in the midst of a total rediscovery by younger artists across Australia. Ceramics are being eagerly collected and exhibited in major institutions across Australia, signifying a major turn … Continue reading

Image: Courtesy of Rebecca Chua. Styling and Photograph by Emma Duckworth and Abbie Melle

I can do that! The Rise of the Makers

6:30pm – 8:30pm FREE Stranded between the art gallery and the shop, craft is an increasingly celebrated avenue for makers and artists to make a living. Often drawing on a fine art background, some makers have gone into business with … Continue reading

Gotta Have It: Art in the Home

Gotta Have It: Art in the Home

2:00pm – 4:00pm FREE Is it bad to match your art to your couch? Art as interior decoration can be a difficult proposition in the art world. But lets face it, we all want to live amongst beautiful things that … Continue reading