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Robert Bell retires from National Gallery of Australia

After 50 years in the field of Australian craft, Robert Bell has announced his retirement as Senior Curator of Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Australia. Few people have contributed as much to this national art form. His tireless … Continue reading

02. November 2016
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World Crafts Council enters new era

The 18th General Assembly of the World Craft Council has just met in Isfahan, Iran. Every four years the members gather to celebrate craft, consider pressing issues and elect a new president. It was Europe’s turn this time and Rosy … Continue reading

28. September 2016
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Vale Sue Rowley

Professor Sue Rowley died on 3 September in Melbourne. Sue was instrumental in the development of new approaches to theorising craft. Her writing on the subject was influential, but even more importantly she created a milieu in which new ideas … Continue reading

17. September 2016
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Where did my craft organisation go?

Thanks everyone for the show of strength and commitment. It was an auspicious evening. __ A gathering of the faithful to talk about representation for craft Three Weeds Hotel, 197 Evans St, Rozelle, Sydney Thursday 4 August at 6pm With … Continue reading

11. July 2016
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Garland #2 – Back to the Garden

Punjab – Adelaide – Nagaland – Sulawesi – Ghana – Ahmedabad – Thailand – Mexico Garland continues its journey to the places behind the objects we make. Issue #2 features a quarterly essay by Gopika Nath about a remarkable textile … Continue reading

17. March 2016
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Garland is here

Garland is launched! A new Australian platform for publishing in craft and design has emerged. Garland is a quarterly online magazine that features articles from around the world with a particular focus on the Asia-Pacific. The first issue contains more … Continue reading

09. December 2015
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A new beginning

Thanks everyone who came, helped and participated in the Craft – The Australian Story symposium at the National Gallery of Victoria. We were deeply moved by the commitment shown to a strong craft voice in Australia. Please join us to … Continue reading

23. September 2015
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