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How to help Indian artisans

Liz Williamson shares her advice about how to support Indian artisans badly affected by the COVID pandemic. Continue reading

19. July 2021
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Vale Helge Larsen

Australia mourns the loss of silversmith Helge Larsen. Australian craft owes such a huge debt to Helge Larsen. Alongside Darani, he was not only a master silversmith but a great community builder. According to WoCCA board member Liz Williamson: Helge … Continue reading

17. June 2021
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Vale Dr Ghada Hijjawi-Qaddumi

A tribute to the President of the World Craft Council, who passed away on Thursday 1 April 2021, by Dr Kevin Murray. The World Crafts Council community is grieving the loss of Dr Ghada Hijjawi-Qaddumi, whose Presidency of the Asia … Continue reading

06. April 2021
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A forum on the crisis in Australian craft education

Monday 30 November 5pm (AEDT) The strength of a culture depends on a diversity of stories and skills that are sustained over generations. Civilisations develop institutions to help preserve and develop those skills, including musicianship, dance, drama, art and craft. … Continue reading

24. November 2020
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Save jewellery at Griffith University!

WoCCA strongly urges Griffith University to reverse its decision to cut the Jewellery & Small Object courses, which will have long-lasting damage on our educational ecology. Continue reading

12. November 2020
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East Gippsland Craft Map

World Crafts Council – Australia supports makers of handmade products that add pleasure and utility to our world. Works made by hand reflect an understanding of materials and the dedication of skill. These objects tell us stories that reflect our … Continue reading

12. October 2020
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Women’s shed: A proposal

I am a craftsperson with over 50 years of experience. In the 1970’s I remember participating in a crafts council initiative to spread the idea of craft, called the craft train. Continue reading

06. February 2020
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Australian bushfire support

World Crafts Council – Australia would like to offer ways in which you can give support to those affected by the bushfires that have devastated so much of Australia. Continue reading

17. January 2020
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Petition: Support Australian Craft Education

Please sign our petition to support Australian craft education Continue reading

19. September 2019
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Uzbekistan opportunity

The First International Handicrafters Festival will be held in Kokand, Uzbekistan, 10-15 September 2019. This coincides with the special issue of our Garland magazine on Central Asia. The organisers are calling for craftspersons to apply as participating artists in this … Continue reading

19. March 2019
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