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Craft Contemporary Festival 2021

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Celebrate the age-old craft of CRAFT
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Craft Contemporary explores how craft is evolving in the 21st century across objects, jewellery, furniture, fashion and contemporary art. Running for the whole month of October (1-31 Oct) the Festival showcases online exhibitions and events and in-person events. Programs explore how contemporary ideas are being expressed by today's makers, whether it's through using new technologies or centuries-old techniques. To explore the Program, click here.

To watch the ABC's The Mix episode on Craft Contemporary see here. Get onto it early as the episode is only available until 11 pm on 16 October.


While we're in lockdown, online events are as follows, running for the whole of October, unless otherwise mentioned. Follow the links for full details.

Virtual Exhibitions - Explore all upcoming events and exhibitions
Virtual Open Studio Tours (10 & 17 Oct 10am-12 pm only) - Visit the studios of eight makers working across ceramics, jewellery, textiles and metal sculpture
Virtual Makers in Residence - A platform for craft practitioners to showcase their processes of making new work over several days
Satellite Events - The satellite program includes exhibitions, workshops, artist talks and other events by some of Victoria's most significant established and emerging makers.
Craft Poster Gallery - The Craft on the Streets Poster Gallery is presented in streets and laneways, providing opportunities to stumble across bold craft works by some of Victoria's emerging and established artists. Discover the posters in your area and share these on Instagram using the hashtags #craftcontemporary and #craftvictoria
Maker Talks and Interviews - Meet the makers, listen to artist talks and craft conversations

You'll also be able to explore past events HERE.


Explore the website for a range of exhibitions, public programs, memberships and more. You can also shop for products from these artists online.

On the off chance, we are no longer in lockdown, you can explore the in-person activities hosted by the Boroondara Council in support of Craft Contemporary. You could make an APOMAWISH and be part of a larger exhibition at the Hawthorn Arts Centre; join a Crafty Party; attend Workshops and more.

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Why? Craft Contemporary 2021
When: 1-31 October 2021
Where: Online & In Person
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