Craft Craft is located on Watson Place (off Flinders Lane), Melbourne. www.craft.org.au

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 x  10In celebration of the theme of craftsmanship alongside Tadao Ando’s MP10 Pavilion, Craft presents two free pr...
19/01/2024

Craft x 10

In celebration of the theme of craftsmanship alongside Tadao Ando’s MP10 Pavilion, Craft presents two free programs on Saturday 3 Feb as a part of the MPavilion 10 program that explore the links between contemporary material practice and traditional Japanese craft.

Discover the ancient paper-cloth technique used by for this year's MPavilion uniform in a special 2 hour workshop. Then, hear from three craft practitioners – , and – who embody a commitment towards mastering their craft over a lifetime at panel discussion: Lifelong Practice.

MP10 Workshop: Paper-Cloth (Register Online)
Saturday 3 Feb 2024, 1-3pm

MP10 Panel: Lifelong Practice
Saturday 3 Feb 2024, 4-5pm

📍MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens

Bookings for the workshop are limited - keep an eye on MPavilion's website for more information. Find out more via the link in bio 🔗

Images: 1. Interior view of MPavilion 10, designed by Tadao Ando, image by John Gollings, courtesy of MPavilion. 2. MPavilion 10 Uniform designed by DNJ Paper, photographer: Henry Trumble.

We're thrilled to share a sneak preview of our upcoming exhibitions opening next week! Register your interest for the pr...
18/01/2024

We're thrilled to share a sneak preview of our upcoming exhibitions opening next week! Register your interest for the pre-sale now ➡

Remy Faint
'Shadow Play, Yellow Springs'
25 Jan – 2 Mar

Remy Faint (.faint) presents a series of works that expand upon his interests in silk-based painting, fabric and ceramic sculpture.

Steph Wallace
'Holding the Void'
25 Jan – 2 Mar

Ceramicist Steph Wallace (.wallace.art) exhibits a series of monolithic forms that contemplate impermanence, erosion and decay.

Be the first to see the complete exhibition works – sign up to receive the pre-sale via the link in bio 🔗



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Closing soon / Don't miss the final weeks of Everyone's heard of a dragon 🐉This exhibition, guest curated by artists and...
16/01/2024

Closing soon / Don't miss the final weeks of Everyone's heard of a dragon 🐉

This exhibition, guest curated by artists and partners and , features works in diverse mediums from more than 30 artists, designers and craftspeople. 'Everyone's Heard of a Dragon' explores the profound impact of fantasy and material practice as tools for navigating one's experiences.

See it on display until Saturday 27 January.

View works online via the link in bio 🔗



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Images: Bobby Corica and James Lemon, installation view of 'Everyone's heard of a dragon', 2023-2024
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Don't miss the last week of Kenny Yong-soo Son's exhibition in the Atrium!'Unobstructive Beauty' presents a collection o...
14/01/2024

Don't miss the last week of Kenny Yong-soo Son's exhibition in the Atrium!

'Unobstructive Beauty' presents a collection of meticulously made, utilitarian and beautiful metal objects for the home by the Sydney-based maker, .

The works will be on display until Saturday 20 January.


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Ara Dolatian presents a series of wearable, ceramic glazed works, inspired by Mesopotamian artefacts – now showing in In...
12/01/2024

Ara Dolatian presents a series of wearable, ceramic glazed works, inspired by Mesopotamian artefacts – now showing in Invocations.

Visit the gallery to see the exhibition, curated by artist and jeweller .khan.

Invocations continues until 20 January. Explore the exhibition works online via the link in bio 🔗



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We're back and open today! Visit the gallery this week to see Everyone's heard of a dragon, curated by  and .We look for...
09/01/2024

We're back and open today! Visit the gallery this week to see Everyone's heard of a dragon, curated by and .

We look forward to welcoming you back to Craft as we resume our regular opening hours:
Tuesday – Friday: 11am – 5pm
Saturday: 11am – 4pm

Image: Remy Faint, 'Inscribed Finial with Banner' Series I-V (artefact), 2023
Photographer: Henry Trumble
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Bags, baskets and briefcases – on display in the Vitrine. Ash Allen presents a series of 6 iconic bags or carriers made ...
05/01/2024

Bags, baskets and briefcases – on display in the Vitrine.

Ash Allen presents a series of 6 iconic bags or carriers made from coated galvanised steel mesh. The exhibition speaks to our willingness to work robotically, the guilty pleasure of shopping and our tendency to both covet and show off our prized goods.

The works are available to purchase online.

The gallery will reopen on Tuesday 9 January. We look forward to welcoming you from 11am!





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📣 Call out! Are you a maker, artist or designer? We're looking for you!Craft is seeking new makers to join our Maker Sho...
02/01/2024

📣 Call out! Are you a maker, artist or designer? We're looking for you!

Craft is seeking new makers to join our Maker Showcase in 2024 ✨

We hold an open call for artists and craftspeople to apply to become part of the showcase, encouraging a diversity of exciting work that profiles contemporary craft and design. First Peoples makers are strongly encouraged to apply, as are those working in areas of sustainability and use of innovative materials.

Apply to sell with Craft. Find out more via the link in our bio 🔗



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While we take a brief summer break, you can still shop online at anytime!Swipe to explore some of our recent arrivals fr...
02/01/2024

While we take a brief summer break, you can still shop online at anytime!

Swipe to explore some of our recent arrivals from , and .

Orders will be dispatched from Monday 8 January. We look forward to welcoming you to the gallery from Tuesday 9 January.

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Meticulous, handcrafted objects by Kenny Yong-soo Son (), on display in the Atrium in the solo exhibition, Unobstructive...
27/12/2023

Meticulous, handcrafted objects by Kenny Yong-soo Son (), on display in the Atrium in the solo exhibition, Unobstructive Beauty.

Explore the showcase online via the link in bio 🔗

Unobstructive Beauty continues until 20 January.


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Delicate jewellery works by Liv Boyle, on display in the Project Space in Invocations. This exhibition celebrates the pr...
26/12/2023

Delicate jewellery works by Liv Boyle, on display in the Project Space in Invocations.

This exhibition celebrates the profound power of adornment to transcend the confines of the physical. These objects become containers — embodying familial bonds, connection to culture, to faith, and to nature. They become tangible links to the past and the future.

Explore the exhibition online via the link in bio 🔗

Curated by Zaiba Khan
Invocations continues until 20 January.



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We're open today 10am – 3pm for any last minute gifting needs!Ash Allen is now showing in the Vitrine Gallery with the e...
22/12/2023

We're open today 10am – 3pm for any last minute gifting needs!

Ash Allen is now showing in the Vitrine Gallery with the exhibition 'Bags, baskets and briefcases' – an homage to our idolisation of luxury goods and aspirational living. The exhibition presents 6 iconic bags or carriers made from coated galvanised steel mesh.

We're closed from 3pm today until Tuesday 9 January.

Happy holidays ✨



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We've heard you! Thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts in our recent Audience Survey. And congratulations to t...
21/12/2023

We've heard you! Thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts in our recent Audience Survey.

And congratulations to the lucky winner, who is the recipient of $500 to spend at Craft!

On behalf of our entire team, we'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts. With more than 1,200 contributions, we've learnt so much about our amazing community and how we can best work together to craft the future. Stay tuned for more updates!


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✨ Holiday Hours ✨Thursday 21st: 11am – 5pmFriday 22nd: 11am – 5pmSaturday 23rd: 10am – 3pmDrop into the gallery before 3...
20/12/2023

✨ Holiday Hours ✨

Thursday 21st: 11am – 5pm
Friday 22nd: 11am – 5pm
Saturday 23rd: 10am – 3pm

Drop into the gallery before 3pm this Saturday for a collectable piece that will make a truly unique gift.

We're taking a brief break and will close from 3pm this Saturday. We look forward to welcoming you back to the gallery on Tuesday 9 January.

Wishing you happy and safe holidays from the Craft team!


Image: Louise Meuwissen, 'All the Treasure Together (Pins and Paint)' (detail), 2022, currently showing in Everyone's heard of a dragon, 2023. Photographer: Henry Trumble.

Exciting things to come! We're thrilled to share our 2024 exhibition program – taking place across Craft's Main Gallery,...
20/12/2023

Exciting things to come! We're thrilled to share our 2024 exhibition program – taking place across Craft's Main Gallery, Project Space, Atrium and Vitrine Gallery.

In 2024 our exhibition and creative program will build on our enduring commitment to process, material, technique and knowledge. We will celebrate the work of emerging and established innovators and look forward to announcing exciting new programs and partnerships.

Preview the program now via the link in bio 🔗


Image: Alexander Brown (detail), photographer: Annika Kafcaloudis
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New hand sculpted vessels by ! A very limited number of these works have arrived in store and are available to collect. ...
19/12/2023

New hand sculpted vessels by ! A very limited number of these works have arrived in store and are available to collect.

Until Thursday, we're shipping all Australian orders express!

See more of Hilary's work, currently showing in our exhibition Everyone's heard of a dragon.

Visit us in the gallery to view the series.


Images courtesy the artist.

Free shipping extended to midnight tonight! ✨Plus, we've received a re-stock of popular pieces by Yuro Cuchor, Katie-Ann...
17/12/2023

Free shipping extended to midnight tonight! ✨

Plus, we've received a re-stock of popular pieces by Yuro Cuchor, Katie-Ann Houghton, Ferro Forma and more!

Order today for dispatch tomorrow - Monday 18 December is the last day for Australia Post delivery prior to Christmas.

New sculptural ceramic pieces by Rachelle Austin have just landed in store!Visit the gallery today to see them up close....
16/12/2023

New sculptural ceramic pieces by Rachelle Austin have just landed in store!

Visit the gallery today to see them up close.

We're open today for all your gifting needs - until 4pm Saturday.





Images courtesy the artist.

Sculptural, unique gifts for the collector ✨ Plus, free shipping until Saturday!Explore our collection of collectible sc...
12/12/2023

Sculptural, unique gifts for the collector ✨ Plus, free shipping until Saturday!

Explore our collection of collectible sculptural objects by Australian artists – the perfect show-stopping gift to impress, or perhaps a special addition to your home.

Shop the Gift Guide via the link in bio 🔗

The free shipping code is automatically applied at checkout, not applicable to express delivery.


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Vessels and sculptural works by Mr Donegan () and , currently on display in the main gallery for our end of year exhibit...
08/12/2023

Vessels and sculptural works by Mr Donegan () and , currently on display in the main gallery for our end of year exhibition, Everyone's heard of a dragon.

The exhibition is curated by and .

Explore available works via the link in bio 🔗



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Enjoy free standard shipping Australia wide – until 15 December!Shop our curated collection of textiles by Melbourne-bas...
07/12/2023

Enjoy free standard shipping Australia wide – until 15 December!

Shop our curated collection of textiles by Melbourne-based makers – including handmade hats by , limited edition beaded necklaces by and merino wool blankets knitted locally in Melbourne by .

Shop the Gift Guide via the link in bio 🔗

The free shipping code is automatically applied at checkout, not applicable to express delivery.


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Jewellery by Juan Castro () is now showing in Invocations. For this series Juan cast his pieces using natural raffia, th...
05/12/2023

Jewellery by Juan Castro () is now showing in Invocations.

For this series Juan cast his pieces using natural raffia, the traditional material used in the vineyards of the Canary Islands. Casting the raffia into links and chains, Juan evokes his family history and knowledge transferred over generations.

Explore available pieces online via the link in bio 🔗

Invocations continues in the Project Space until 20 January 2024.

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Everyone's heard of a dragon – a group exhibition curated by  and Visit the gallery this Saturday to see works from more...
01/12/2023

Everyone's heard of a dragon – a group exhibition curated by and

Visit the gallery this Saturday to see works from more than 30 artists, designers and craftspeople. We're open 11am – 4pm.

View available works online.



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Image: installation view 'Everyone's heard of a dragon'
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Unobstructive Beauty is now showing in the AtriumKenny Yong-soo Son () exhibits a selection of utilitarian objects that ...
30/11/2023

Unobstructive Beauty is now showing in the Atrium

Kenny Yong-soo Son () exhibits a selection of utilitarian objects that explore the idea of transmitting a type of type of beauty that is subtle, soft but long-lasting.

View the works online via the link in bio 🔗



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Cheers to the holiday season with our curated collection of drinkware 🥂Celebrate in style with glassware and vessels han...
28/11/2023

Cheers to the holiday season with our curated collection of drinkware 🥂

Celebrate in style with glassware and vessels handmade by Australian makers.

Throughout the festive period, enjoy our free, seasonal gift wrapping.

Tap the link in bio to explore the complete Craft Gift Guide 🔗


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Invocations, curated by , continues in the Project Space. Seven artists and jewellers consider the belief that when we t...
27/11/2023

Invocations, curated by , continues in the Project Space.

Seven artists and jewellers consider the belief that when we treat our materials with reverence, and make with intention, our works become imbued with a unique vitality, or spirit.

/ / / / / / .khan

View the collection online via the link in bio 🔗

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Now showing in the Vitrine Gallery: Claire Ellis () presents Triple CookedThe works address Claire Ellis' material resea...
24/11/2023

Now showing in the Vitrine Gallery: Claire Ellis () presents Triple Cooked

The works address Claire Ellis' material research and development addressing social and environmental challenges in the ceramic industry and climate politics.



Triple Cooked is showing in the Vitrine until 9 December.

Don't forget - Members' Festive Shopping continues all day Saturday. Craft Members can enjoy 15% off all purchases, including exhibition works! Sign up now to save via the link in bio.



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James and Bobby's Gift Guide ✨"Maia Mcdonald is an artist from Aotearoa and descends from Te Ati Āwa, Parihaka. Sub trib...
24/11/2023

James and Bobby's Gift Guide ✨

"Maia Mcdonald is an artist from Aotearoa and descends from Te Ati Āwa, Parihaka. Sub tribe, Hapū. Ngāti Mutunga. Her work punctuates the significance of community and connection to culture through material practice. Her work is both quiet and yet celebratory. Get them while you can, is all I'm saying."
– James Lemon

James Lemon and Bobby Corica, curators of Everyone's heard of a dragon, share their top gifting picks from the exhibition! Swipe for some of their selections.

Join James and Bobby in the gallery this Saturday 24 November, as they offer their specialised gifting services. The pair will be on hand from 2–4pm.

See their complete wish list via the link in bio 🔗


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Feast your eyes on our Jewellery Gift Guide! From delicate beaded necklaces to celebration jewellery – each piece is han...
23/11/2023

Feast your eyes on our Jewellery Gift Guide! From delicate beaded necklaces to celebration jewellery – each piece is handmade by Australian jewellers.

Throughout the festive period, enjoy our complimentary, seasonal gift wrapping.

Explore the complete Craft Gift Guide online.


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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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