This year we have celebrated the prominent craftspeople, designers and writers and how they challenged and extended crafts in Australia from the 1970s until today. Next year we look at sustainability and our active engagement with the Australian Design Alliance, launched in the Utzon Room at the Sydney Opera House on 3 September 2010. … read more
Craft Australia asked Robert Foster about the ideas, influences and challenges in his recent project for ACTEW Corporation in Canberra. Foster designed and built a series of large scale 37 Ossolites which protrude from the polished cement floor. ... read more
Jane Burns, the founding Director of Craft Australia in 1971 until 1992, provides an insider's view of the development of the then Crafts Council of Australia with its steering committee of prominent craftspeople, designers and writers and how they challenged ... ... read more
Craft Australia and the ACDC network sit along with ten other design and creative arts peak bodies to represent a new national alliance: the Australian Design Alliance (AdA). The combined membership is in excess of 20,000 members representing almost 80,000 de... ... read more
An online discussion and community about future directions for Indigenous craft and design.
Craft Australia announces the publication of the second issue, Cross-cultural Exchanges in Craft and Design Volume 2, edited by Dr Louise Hamby this issue focuses on Australian Indigenous practice.
Cecilia Heffer explores questions of material innovation and the relationship between technology and textiles, exploring exciting future global developments. Cecilia had the opportunity to engage with these questions whilst on a residency at Central Saint Martins (CSM) College of Art and Design in 2008. Relationships between technologies, science and design were explored in workshops, panel talks and films in an exhibition titled "Nobel Textiles, Marrying Scientific Discovery to Design". …