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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

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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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Spotlight: Albert Tse

The Memento Australia cufflinks are designed and handcrafted in Sydney, Australia by Albert Tse. Continue reading

28. February 2019
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Mae Adams @ Gippsland Art Gallery

We’re very pleased to celebrate the acquisition of an important new fibre work by Gippsland Art Gallery. To contributes to Australia’s Heirlooms for the Future. The artist Mae Adams provides some background: Deep Space Dark Universe is one of several … Continue reading

24. January 2019
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Robert and Eugenie Bell Decorative Arts and Design Fund

At the October 2018 National Gallery of Australia Memorial Celebration for Dr Robert Bell AM, NGA Director Nick Mitzevich announced the creation of the Robert and Eugenie Bell Decorative Arts and Design Fund. The Fund will support the acquisition of … Continue reading

24. December 2018
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Spotlight: Bic Tieu

This is the first in a series of Australia craftspersons who are eligible for the World Crafts Council – Asia Pacific Award of Excellence. These include finely made and innovative objects that are designed for everyday use. The objects in … Continue reading

08. October 2018
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Australian Heirlooms for the Future

When visiting museums and galleries today, we enjoy seeing the best of the works produced in the past. We learn about the styles of those times and what was considered valuable. Despite the increasingly short-term focus of our digital lifestyle, … Continue reading

20. September 2018
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