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WoCCA conversation: Putting craft on the map

As part of the Australian Craft Map project, we crowdsourced nearly 300 different craft associations throughout the country. The next phase is to make this map accessible so that anyone can know where they can find local and beautiful craft. … Continue reading

08. August 2022
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WoCCA July Conversation – How can we preserve our future heirlooms?

Join a discussion with those responsible for the important collections that ensure our wonderful craft works are enjoyed by future generations. We consider key questions: What are the criteria for acquisitions? What kinds of craft is of interest and value … Continue reading

30. June 2022
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Craft Cooee – Wood in Australia

Join the World Crafts Council – Australia board for a conversation about wood. We are blessed by some of the most beautiful timbers in the world. What we make of this gift is a sign of our national identity. Australia … Continue reading

23. May 2022
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Vale Robyn Daw

One of many admirable qualities possessed by Robyn Daw was a generosity of spirit, a widely appreciated openness to give professional advice to anyone in the art world. There was also an ability to celebrate the success of others without … Continue reading

03. March 2022
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Legends of Australian craft

We’ve just published a compilation of Wikipedia entries for Australian craftspersons here. Who’s missing?

17. January 2022
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A tribute to George Lucas

Dorothy Erikson shares a tribute to a legendary West Australian silversmith. Continue reading

04. November 2021
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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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