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March 2021

Cyanotype: Shadow WorkShop with Kelly Lee Hickey

Sun March 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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In conjunction with Carmen Ansaldo’s SPARK NT exhibition Groundswell: recent movements within art and territory exhibiting artist Kelly Lee Hickey will be running a cyanotype workshop at Central Craft. What stories of trade and travel are hidden in our everyday items?  A teaspoon, a phone, a pair of shoes - these objects have shadow lives filled with other people and other places. Shadow WorkShop blends practical philosophy with hands on creative practice. In this two hour workshop participants will explore their relationship…

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April 2021

Introduction to Ceramics – 5 weeks with Paul Hayes

Wed April 21 @ 6:30 pm - Wed May 19 @ 8:30 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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This course is intended for those people who have little or no experience in ceramic production and the craft of clay working. You will be introduced to the full range of hand-building techniques as well as technical aspects of this craft through discussions. Historic and contemporary examples of fine ceramic art will be introduced throughout the sessions. The main aim is for you to be able to create and appreciate expressive, beautiful three-dimensional clay forms. You should be proficient at…

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Daytime Ceramics – 5 weeks with Paul Hayes

Thu April 22 @ 2:00 pm - Thu May 20 @ 4:00 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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This course is intended for those people who have  little or no experience in ceramic production and the craft of clay working. You will be introduced to the full range of hand-building techniques as well as technical aspects of this craft through discussions. A historic and contemporary example of fine ceramic art will be introduced throughout the sessions. The main aim is for you to be able to create and appreciate expressive, beautiful three dimensional clay forms. You should be proficient at the end of…

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Continuing Ceramics – 5 weeks with Paul Hayes

Thu April 22 @ 6:30 pm - Thu May 20 @ 8:30 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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A session for people interested in CONTINUING Ceramic practice based on an individual pursuit within the vast area of clay making. Instruction will be given as far as possible on each individual's creative process taking into consideration the constraints of the ceramic studio. Thursdays 6.30pm - 8.30pm 22nd, 29th April and 6th, 13th, 20th May 2021 BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL $210

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June 2021

​Walka Wirunya Exhibition

Fri June 25 @ 10:00 am - Sun July 11 @ 4:00 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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Walka Wirunya Exhibition is an of works from Tapatjatjaka Art and Craft. Titjikala community artists bring a collection of works including paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and batik to the June Marriott Gallery at Central Craft.

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July 2021

Exhibition: Fenced by Anne Davies

Fri July 16 @ 6:00 pm - Thu July 22 @ 2:00 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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You are invited to attend the Opening Night of Anne Davies’ exhibition, Fenced. EXTENDED SHOWING June Marriott Gallery Central Craft 61 Larapinta Drive Join us in celebrating the culmination of Anne’s multimedia project inspired by the laneways of Old Eastside. The exhibition features photographic fence panels, a projection, poetry and 100 handmade books. Exhibiting 16 July – 22 August

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August 2021

Call Out participants Artisan Trail – Desert Festival 2021

Mon August 23 @ 9:00 am - Mon September 6 @ 4:00 pm

What is the Artisan Trail? The Artisan Trail is a self-guided tour of artist and craftsperson’s studios which is part of the Desert Festival 2021 program, produced by Red Hot Arts Central Australia. It is an opportunity for Alice Springs residents that have a practice of arts and/or crafts that would like to open their space and share their work with visitors. It’s also an opportunity for the community to visit some of the many creative people in Alice Springs,…

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September 2021

Love a Local Portraiture Challenge

Sun September 5 - Mon October 4

Challenge yourself and show your love for a local by creating a portrait encompassing their essence. This is your chance to celebrate the people you love, whether it’s a teacher, a parent or guardian, a friend, or even a pet; show your love through photography, sculpting, screen art, painting, or a mix of media. This challenge is open to anyone in town aged 5 to 25 so let your friends and families know too! Send us your best work and…

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Our Very Own Wet – By Noel Ferry

Fri September 24 @ 9:00 am - Sun October 3 @ 5:00 pm
The Bakery, 4/11 Todd St, Alice Springs + Google Map

Our Very Own Wet by local artist Noel Ferry, is a compilation of photographic images taken at Ilparpa Claypans over a ten-year time period. This series of photographs demonstrate different stages of the environment, from wet to extreme dry.

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The Road Exhibition Opening

Fri September 24 @ 6:00 pm - Sun October 3 @ 6:00 pm
The Art Shed, 10 Crispe St
Alice Springs`, NT 0870 Australia
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A thread between worlds, The Road invites inner observation and explores sensory unravelling as we move from urban environments to the transcendental expansiveness of ancient deserts.

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Re Up – By Tahlia Rutherford

Sat September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
House of Tallulah, 64 Hartley Street
Alice Springs, Australia
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A collaborative installation showcasing several local designers who have embellished a garment previously sewn by Made by Tahlia.

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October 2021

Late Nite Snack with DJ Faggot Mafia

Fri October 1 @ 11:00 pm - Sat October 2 @ 12:30 am
Totem Theatre, 8 Wills Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Looking to push on late Friday night at the Desert Festival Hub at Totem Courtyard space for some drinks and free music? Look no further than Latenight Snack with DJ Faggot Mafia!

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Artisan Trail I Desert Festival

Sat October 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

New to Desert Festival, the Artisan Trail is something extra special to catch this year. The Artisan Trail is a self-guided tour of artist and craftsperson’s studios, and an opportunity for practicing Alice Springs artists to open their spaces and share work with passersby. A rare opportunity for the community to meet local creatives, ask questions, learn about their work and visit the spaces where magic happens, this one is not to be missed! * registrations have closed * All…

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Ebb & Flow by Mark Twohig

Sat October 2 @ 9:00 am - Sat October 16 @ 9:00 am
Yayes Cafe Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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A visual arts exhibition by local visual artist Mark Twohig.
Mark explores the concepts of flow and release through line work.
Ebb & Flow will run throughout the entire festival, and be exhibited at Yaye’s Café at the Araluen Cultural Precinct.

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Working with Clay by Claire Freer

Fri October 8 @ 6:00 pm - Mon November 1 @ 2:00 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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Exhibition : Working with Clay 8 October - 7 November 2021 June Marriott Gallery, Central Craft Alice Springs My creative process is experimental, intuitive and driven by the need to use found materials to create objects and installations in response to my local environment. Over the past two years I have been working with various found clays I have sourced with permission from local Elders and artists from the Ngaanyatjarra Lands of Central Australia on the tri-state border of NT,…

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November 2021

53 – Sarah Brown

Fri November 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Raft Art Space, 8 Hele Cres
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Sarah Brown's most recent solo exhibition '53.' Opening 6 - 8pm Friday the 5th of November. The show will be opened by John Carty.

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