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Craft Established in 1970 Craft is a not-for-profit membership-based organisation that supports artists and makers through exhibitions, public programs, events and retail.

Craft is located on Watson Place (off Flinders Lane), Melbourne. Established in 1970 Craft is one of Victoria’s largest and oldest arts organisations dedicated to championing making and ideas driven practice through exhibitions, public programs, events and retail opportunities. Craft is a not for profit, membership based organisation that represents more contemporary craftspeople than any other or

Craft is located on Watson Place (off Flinders Lane), Melbourne. Established in 1970 Craft is one of Victoria’s largest and oldest arts organisations dedicated to championing making and ideas driven practice through exhibitions, public programs, events and retail opportunities. Craft is a not for profit, membership based organisation that represents more contemporary craftspeople than any other or

Operating as usual

Introducing Shimara Carlow's spectacular new collection.This special collection was designed specifically for Craft and ...
30/09/2022

Introducing Shimara Carlow's spectacular new collection.

This special collection was designed specifically for Craft and features some dazzling Australian gemstones, in Shimara's signature style.

We're open 11-4 today and our friendly and trained team would love to help you find you special piece.
#Craftmakershowcase #shimaracarlow #finejewellery #melbournejewellery

Craft Contemporary has landed and its bigger than ever with a packed program of craft-focused exhibitions, workshops, de...
30/09/2022

Craft Contemporary has landed and its bigger than ever with a packed program of craft-focused exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations, talks and more.

Over 31 days the festival will feature more than 100 projects from Australia's most exciting makers, artisans and designers exploring contemporary expressions of craft – held throughout Melbourne and beyond. 

Explore the festival program at craft.org.au or via the link in bio

The annual Craft Poster Walk is back to transform the streets and laneways of inner-city Melbourne.This year, a selectio...
30/09/2022

The annual Craft Poster Walk is back to transform the streets and laneways of inner-city Melbourne.

This year, a selection of experimental chairs from seven makers exhibiting in The Chair are photographed by @annikakafcaloudis.

Stumble across these bold pieces, scan the QR code and discover more about each artist and their work, beyond the gallery context. Supported by @plakkit_.

Michael Gittings @michaelgittingsstudio, The Throne of Eve, 2022.



The Craft Poster Walk is presented as part of Craft Contemporary (1–31 October) - our annual gathering of craft-focused events, exhibitions and more throughout Victoria and beyond.

Photography and art direction: @annikakafcaloudis

The annual Craft Poster Walk is back to transform the streets and laneways of inner-city Melbourne.This year, a selectio...
30/09/2022

The annual Craft Poster Walk is back to transform the streets and laneways of inner-city Melbourne.

This year, a selection of experimental chairs from seven makers exhibiting in The Chair are photographed by @annikakafcaloudis.

Stumble across these bold pieces, scan the QR code and discover more about each artist and their work, beyond the gallery context. Supported by @plakkit_.

James Lemon, @jameslemon, Zoe, 2022.



The Craft Poster Walk is presented as part of Craft Contemporary (1–31 October) - our annual gathering of craft-focused events, exhibitions and more throughout Victoria and beyond.

Photography and art direction: @annikakafcaloudis

The annual Craft Poster Walk is back to transform the streets and laneways of inner-city Melbourne.This year, a selectio...
30/09/2022

The annual Craft Poster Walk is back to transform the streets and laneways of inner-city Melbourne.

This year, a selection of experimental chairs from seven makers exhibiting in The Chair are photographed by @annikakafcaloudis.

Stumble across these bold pieces, scan the QR code and discover more about each artist and their work, beyond the gallery context. Supported by @plakkit_.

Anna Varendorff @varendorff, Concentric Chair, 2022.



The Craft Poster Walk is presented as part of Craft Contemporary (1–31 October) - our annual gathering of craft-focused events, exhibitions and more throughout Victoria and beyond.

Photography and art direction: @annikakafcaloudis

The annual Craft Poster Walk is back to transform the streets and laneways of inner-city Melbourne.This year, a selectio...
30/09/2022

The annual Craft Poster Walk is back to transform the streets and laneways of inner-city Melbourne.

This year, a selection of experimental chairs from seven makers exhibiting in The Chair are photographed by @annikakafcaloudis.

Stumble across these bold pieces, scan the QR code and discover more about each artist and their work, beyond the gallery context. Supported by @plakkit_.

Bonhula Yunupingu and Damien Wright @damienwrightstudios, Bonggawa’wu Nhana’nhamirri (Boss’s chair), 2022.



The Craft Poster Walk is presented as part of Craft Contemporary (1–31 October) - our annual gathering of craft-focused events, exhibitions and more throughout Victoria and beyond.

Photography and art direction: @annikakafcaloudis

The annual Craft Poster Walk is back to transform the streets and laneways of inner-city Melbourne. This year, a selecti...
30/09/2022

The annual Craft Poster Walk is back to transform the streets and laneways of inner-city Melbourne.

This year, a selection of experimental chairs from seven makers exhibiting in The Chair are photographed by @annikakafcaloudis.

Stumble across these bold pieces, scan the QR code and discover more about each artist and their work, beyond the gallery context. Supported by @plakkit_.

Marta Figueiredo @figgoscopecurates, P X A Chair, 2022.



The Craft Poster Walk is presented as part of Craft Contemporary (1–31 October) - our annual gathering of craft-focused events, exhibitions and more throughout Victoria and beyond.

Photography and art direction: @annikakafcaloudis

The annual Craft Poster Walk is back to transform the streets and laneways of inner-city Melbourne. This year, a selecti...
30/09/2022

The annual Craft Poster Walk is back to transform the streets and laneways of inner-city Melbourne.

This year, a selection of experimental chairs from seven makers exhibiting in The Chair are photographed by @annikakafcaloudis.

Stumble across these bold pieces, scan the QR code and discover more about each artist and their work, beyond the gallery context. Supported by @plakkit_.

Isabel Avendano Hazbun @isabel_avendano_hazbun, WGK Chair, 2022.



The Craft Poster Walk is presented as part of Craft Contemporary (1–31 October) - our annual gathering of craft-focused events, exhibitions and more throughout Victoria and beyond.

Photography and art direction: @annikakafcaloudis

Precious gems from @shimaracarlowjewellery are the perfect accessory, from a new special collection for Craft.Explore ne...
29/09/2022

Precious gems from @shimaracarlowjewellery are the perfect accessory, from a new special collection for Craft.

Explore new jewellery in store or online now!

#CraftMakerShowcase

Why buy new materials when there is so much readily available to recycle? This chair reimagines the beaded seat cover, w...
28/09/2022

Why buy new materials when there is so much readily available to recycle? This chair reimagines the beaded seat cover, with pearlescent beads made from recycled plastic grocery bags.

Marta Figueiredo @figgoscopecurates, P X A Chair, 2022. HDPe recycled plastic bottles, recycled plastic grocery bags.

DM to request a catalogue or email enquiries to [email protected]



The Chair
Now showing until 19 Nov 2022

Image by @annikakafcaloudis

Float Chair explores transparent forms and subtle texture overlays. The chair is light, shape-shifting and made entirely...
27/09/2022

Float Chair explores transparent forms and subtle texture overlays. The chair is light, shape-shifting and made entirely of glass.

Dean Norton, Float Chair, 2022. Glass.

DM to request a catalogue or email enquiries to [email protected]



The Chair
Now showing until 19 Nov 2022

Image by Annika Kafcaloudis

@kristyhussey's hand-built, technical pieces speak to the dichotomous nature of ceramics – at once fragile and strong. K...
26/09/2022

@kristyhussey's hand-built, technical pieces speak to the dichotomous nature of ceramics – at once fragile and strong.

Kristy Hussey / Beyond
Vitrine Gallery
Until Saturday 1 October



📸: @chawks

#CraftVitrineGallery

Simple(y) (a)Settee by @twolinesstudio is a sculptural abstraction of the chair. Heavy and hard yet curved and playful, ...
26/09/2022

Simple(y) (a)Settee by @twolinesstudio is a sculptural abstraction of the chair. Heavy and hard yet curved and playful, this chair is stoic, reliable and welcoming.

Two Lines Studio, Simple(y) (a)Settee, 2022. Patinated brass.



The Chair
Now showing until 19 Nov 2022

Image by @annikakafcaloudis

New jewellery arrivals ✨We're welcoming in spring with a burst of new jewellery from @shimaracarlowjewellery, @annadaver...
23/09/2022

New jewellery arrivals ✨

We're welcoming in spring with a burst of new jewellery from @shimaracarlowjewellery, @annadavern, @maryodorcic and more!

Shop online via the link in bio.

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Craft is closed today for the public holiday. We are open Saturday 24 September as usual, 11am - 4pm.

#CraftMakerShowcase

"Coolamons are a traditional component used by Indigenous people all over Australia as an everyday item used to hold foo...
21/09/2022

"Coolamons are a traditional component used by Indigenous people all over Australia as an everyday item used to hold food, water, and resources and cradle young bubup's (babies). Many coolamons were shaped by their user from a tree (Scar Trees predominantly) and formed into an oval curved surface that could be held and transported. Indigenous people understand the natural cycles and processes and can manage their own wield of techniques to prioritise the continuation of these cycles, gaining knowledge and aiding them through life. To transform these broken fragments of glasses into something which has significance and meaning for us, as a carrier and holder."

Iluka Sax-Williams is a proud Tibrean (Torres Strait) and Taungurung artist. His broad artistic practice involves acts of cultural reclamation, pyrography, traditional dance, and fashion. His work is underpinned by relationships to Country and his love for sharing his culture. He is dedicated to enhancing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representation throughout the creative industries and revitalization of Aboriginal culture in Victoria.

Dedicated to collaboration, Sax-Williams has teamed up with glass artist and teacher Dan Bowran to support the transformation of discarded fragments of glass.

Presented in collaboration with the Metro Tunnel Creative Program, Unearthed exhibits 8 artists re-imagining discarded fragments uncovered in the Metro Tunnel dig such as broken glass, shards of porcelain, wire, and shells into contemporary objects.

Unearthed will be showing at Craft Victoria from 1-31 October and is included in the program for Craft Contemporary 2022 – Craft's annual festival celebrating Craft throughout October.

Image: @balailuka in his studio.
Photography: @henrytrumble

@craftvictoria @metrotunnelart #unearthedexhibition #metrotunnelart #craftvictoria #craftcontemporary

The Chair is now showing. This exhibition honours the most iconic object of functional craft and design with a material ...
21/09/2022

The Chair is now showing.

This exhibition honours the most iconic object of functional craft and design with a material driven approach.

Public holiday opening hours, 22–25 September:

Thursday: closed
Friday: closed
Saturday: OPEN 11am–4pm
Sunday: closed

📷 @annikakafcaloudis

New headwear just in: waxed Japanese paper leather caps from @dnj_paper. DNJ Paper is an experimental paper research stu...
20/09/2022

New headwear just in: waxed Japanese paper leather caps from @dnj_paper.

DNJ Paper is an experimental paper research studio founded by Daphne Mohajer va Pesaran and Jake Nakashima-Edwards. Using handmade paper sourced from ateliers in Japan, the pair make each limited edition cap from scratch in their Melbourne studio. Victorian beeswax strengthens and weather-proofs the material, designed to mould and soften over time – and smells incredible!

Explore the range online or try them on in store.



📌Craft will be closed Thursday 22 and Friday 23 September for the Victorian public holidays. We will be open as usual on Saturday 24 September, 11am–4pm.

#CraftMakerShowcase

"Amongst the fragments was a pick axe head covered in rust, layered rust that fell away to the touch. I've been experime...
16/09/2022

"Amongst the fragments was a pick axe head covered in rust, layered rust that fell away to the touch. I've been experimenting and thinking about how to alter this form. It is interesting to take a tool that was used to cut and dig into the earth, to, in a sense, destroy, and for me to remake its purpose. To transition the metal into tools that can care for and tend to the earth."

Claire McArdle is a Melbourne-based artist whose practice explores jewellery and objects and the experiences imbued by them. Her works create contexts for conceptual works to influence their perception and are realised through a broad range of materials, including metal, textiles, stone, and wood.

Presented in collaboration with the Metro Tunnel Creative Program, 'Unearthed' exhibits 8 artists re-imagining discarded fragments uncovered in the Metro Tunnel dig such as broken glass, shards of porcelain, wire, and shells into contemporary objects.

'Unearthed' will be showing at Craft Victoria from 1-31 October and is included in the program for Craft Contemporary 2022 – Craft's annual festival celebrating Craft throughout October.

Image: @claire__mcardle in Craft Victoria Library.
Photography: @henrytrumble

@craftvictoria @metrotunnelart #unearthedexhibition #metrotunnelart #craftvictoria #craftcontemporary

Don't miss next Tuesday's Advice Clinic, hosted by curator and researcher, Myf Doughty. Myf is the former Curator of Con...
15/09/2022

Don't miss next Tuesday's Advice Clinic, hosted by curator and researcher, Myf Doughty. Myf is the former Curator of Contemporary Design and Architecture, @ngvmelbourne. In this interactive session, Myf will explore the role of curators and how they relate to artists and their practice.

September Advice Clinic: Curating Craft
Date: Tuesday 20 September 2022
Time: 6-7 pm
Where: Online - Zoom Webinar
Price: Free for Craft Victoria Members
$20 for non-members

This session will be insightful to those who have a craft practice and wish to learn more about how to collaborate and exhibit their work.

Tap image to book your place.

📷 Myf Doughty with Santa Cruz River by Alexandra Kehayoglou. Photographer: Eugene Hyland. Image courtesy NGV.

"In isolation, the shapes are vaguely familiar as domestic objects but once assembled they resemble something entirely d...
13/09/2022

"In isolation, the shapes are vaguely familiar as domestic objects but once assembled they resemble something entirely different - marine archeological finds, scientific instruments, spiritual totems, or even flowering plants." – Kristy Hussey

@kristyhussey's new ceramic forms are now showing in the Vitrine Gallery in 'Beyond'.

Kristy is a is a ceramic artist and sculptor based in Naarm/Melbourne. Her work is informed by a career in marine biology, and she is drawn not only to the science of ceramic practice but to its ability as a medium to express and see the world in new ways.



📸: @chawks

#CraftVitrineGallery

This chair is cold, hard and heavy, inspired by communist-era war memorials known as ‘Spomenik’.Brud Studia, 'Aluminiowe...
13/09/2022

This chair is cold, hard and heavy, inspired by communist-era war memorials known as ‘Spomenik’.

Brud Studia, 'Aluminiowe Skos', 2022, aluminium.

@brud.studia



In 24 chairs, this exhibition honours the most iconic object of functional craft and design with a material driven approach.

THE CHAIR is now showing until 19 Nov 2022.

DM to request a catalogue.

Announcing our 2022-2023 Vitrine exhibition program!Beading artist Camille Laddawan’s debut solo show 'Infinite Regress'...
12/09/2022

Announcing our 2022-2023 Vitrine exhibition program!

Beading artist Camille Laddawan’s debut solo show 'Infinite Regress' will open the new Vitrine program as a part of Craft Contemporary. The exhibition will present three intricate beaded works examining cultural relationships with death and the body displayed on wooden looms handmade by the artist.

We're delighted to present the following artists, designers and makers to exhibit in the Vitrine Gallery over the next twelve months:

Camille Laddawan @camilleladdawan
Angela Hayes @angelahayesceramics
Daina Sgarioto @dainsg
Kristin Burgham @kristinburgham
Owen Rye @owenryeceramics
Bolaji Tienola @bolajitienola
Alexander Brown @studioalexanderbrown
Lauren Joffe @laurenjoffe
Georgia Stevenson @breakingground_
Vicki Mason @vickimasonjeweller
Ellie Tessa Godworth @el_tessa_godworth

Located at the entry to Craft, the Vitrine Gallery offers members the chance to showcase innovative and experimental works. Seen by all who enter the space, the Vitrine provides makers at all career stages with the opportunity to respond to the challenges of the highly visible, yet constrained exhibition space.



Image courtesy Camille Laddawan

#VitrineGallery

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Watson Place (off Flinders Lane)
Melbourne, VIC
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We are now on Watson Place just off Flinders Lane and opposite the Adelphi hotel. The nearest train station is Flinders Street Station and tram stops are along Swanston Street.

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Tuesday 11am - 6pm
Wednesday 11am - 5pm
Thursday 11am - 5pm
Friday 11am - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 4pm

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Craft Victoria is a national leader in the craft and design sector, promoting a cutting-edge vision of hand-crafted practice in the 21st century. For 50 years Craft Victoria has supported the growth of thousands of makers, nurtured hundreds of small creative businesses and challenged the boundaries of craft practice. Craft has built a vibrant and sustainable contemporary craft and design community by supporting, showcasing and celebrating all craft disciplines.

Craft’s headquarters in Melbourne has become a hub for audiences and makers working across ceramics, furniture, jewellery, textiles, fibre and glass to gather, view, discuss and celebrate works by many of Australia’s most highly regarded craft practitioners.

Visit Us Craft Victoria is located on Watson Place, just off Flinders Lane behind Supernormal and opposite the Adelphi Hotel Our exhibition space, gallery and store are open Monday to Friday 11am-6pm, and Saturday 11am-4pm.

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Hello, we will be holding a pop up market night at 120 Alexandra Parade, Fitzroy. All local makers and artists. Best place to shop pre-Valentine's Day! 💗 event here https://www.facebook.com/events/301650857144036/
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