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Hamadan International Craft Fair – 21-25 August 2018

Here’s a wonderful chance to display your wares at one of the great craft cultures of the world. Hamadan Holds 14th National Craft Fair and First International Craft Fair Coinciding Hamadan Recognition as the Tourism Capital City of Asia Hamadanˊs … Continue reading

20. April 2018
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Will Robert Bell be replaced at the National Gallery of Australia?

For many years, the decorative arts in Australia were ably served by Dr Robert Bell. The National Gallery of Australia was the preeminent collector of the nation’s finest decorative arts and crafts. As Senior Curator, Decorative Arts and Design, Robert … Continue reading

08. February 2018
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Advice on Australia Council funding for craft

While there have been significant cuts to the Australia Council funding available to artists and organisations, it still remains a significant resource for supporting works of artistic promise. Having recently served as a peer, I can share some observations that … Continue reading

12. December 2016
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The road to China

Are you interested to invest in developing a Chinese market for your craft products? Here’s an invitation from our Chinese colleagues, the West China Cultural Industries Expo: WCCIE is an international and comprehensive cultural industries expo at national level which will … Continue reading

07. July 2016
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Vale Emanuel Raft (1938 – 2016)

We’re sorry that Emanuel Raft is no longer with us. Raft’s contribution to Australian craft is an example of the critical contribution that migrants played, particularly to the development of contemporary jewellery. Though he positioned himself as an artist, his … Continue reading

28. May 2016
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Impact of Australia Council organisational funding for Australian craft

There’s mixed news for Australian craft in the latest funding shake-up for organisations by the Australia Council. At the beginning of the 21st century, Australia’s craft organisations went through a corporate makeover that involved the move from elected to appointed … Continue reading

16. May 2016
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Potters helping potters in Nepal

Almost one year ago I visited Nepal for the first time. On the advice of a wise friend I took a “Go-Pack” in case there was an earthquake. What’s a Go-Pack, I asked. Well, apparently it’s what all the NGO’s … Continue reading

11. May 2015
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What are Australian crafts?

As a member country of the World Crafts Council Asia Pacific, Australia is involved in the development of the Encyclopedia of Crafts in the Asia Pacific Region. This volume is designed to promote living craft heritage in a rapidly developing … Continue reading

08. May 2015
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