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Central Craft

61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
08 8952 4417 www.centralcraft.org.au

Email: info@centralcraft.org.au

Facebook: @CentralCraft

Fax: 08 8953 5465

Post: PO Box 85 Alice Springs NT 0871
ABN: 76 257 751 497

Gallery hours
Mon – Fri 10am – 4pm
Sat & Sun 11am – 3pm

Where Creativity begins

Located within the Araluen Cultural Precinct, Central Craft hosts classes and workshops in their well equipped creative space.

August 2018

Mandalas and More

August 3, 2018 - August 26, 2018
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870

Exhibition by local artists Magaer Lennox and Shell Urban Opening 6PM Friday 3rd August 2018 June Marriot Gallery, Central Craft, Araluen Closes Saturday 25th August

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Alter, refashion, repair or start something brand new

August 12, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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This sewing session will give you 3 hours to learn how to take on a sewing project. Bernice Bristow will guide you through the ins and outs of sewing. Sewing machines available -bring own materials and equipment. Cost $30 https://centralcraft.org.au/whats-on/alter-refashion-repair-or-start-something-brand-new

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Printmaking with Cecile Galiazzo

August 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870

Printmaking workshop with visiting artist Cecile Galiazzo. Discover the effects of drypoint prints. Using acetate, this medium lends itself to direct drawing onto the plate or tracing over existing drawings for an impressionistic effect. Workshop fee covers all materials – acetate, inks and paper. $60-$70

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Ceramic Angels and Goddess Workshop

August 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870

Come along for a fun and informative day and create your own unique ceramic Angel or Goddess with visiting artist from New Zealand Belinda Paton. You will be guided in the techniques it takes to bring to life a unique ceramic sculpture of your own design. Using coils, slabs and other specialized hand-building techniques we will create a beautiful sculptural piece that will encompass the elements and energies of your particular chosen Goddess or Angel. “The only limitation is your…

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Manme Manmak Exhibition Good Food

August 28, 2018 - September 16, 2018
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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Exhibition open from:  27 August to 16 September 2018, Opening: Thursday 6 September 2018 from 3-5:30pm with Afternoon Tea TBC. Gabriel Maralngurra will be signing copies of his Kunwinkju Counting Book on Thursday 6 September from 3-5:30pm TBC We invite you to Central Craft’s June Marriott Gallery to enjoy a feast of creativity from Injalak Arts. The exhibition features paintings on paper by Willie Nabulwad and Gabriel Maralngurra. You can also sample a delicious range of woven pandanus fibre works…

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September 2018

Sustainable Couture mentorship program

September 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am - October 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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>>>MEDIA RELEASE<<< SUSTAINABLE COUTURE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM 2018 Applications for the Sustainable Couture Mentorship Program for up and coming designers are now open. Sustainable Couture is excited to be offering a mentorship for creative and personal development to an emerging designer/textile artist in Central Australian over the age of 18. It will commence in mid September and go through to end of October. The successful applicant will receive guidance and support, feedback on their creative ideas and progress as well as assistance in developing skills and knowledge…

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Exhibition: folly (n): foolishness, nonsense, silliness

September 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - October 14, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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Faye Alexander and Tara Leckey present mixed media works utilizing second-hand and found materials. As avid collectors of ‘stuff’, both Faye and Tara have experimented with these materials for many years. These playful assemblages give new purpose to discarded materials such as toys, books, calendars and boxes, to create re-imagined ‘folly art’.

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October 2018

Jennifer Taylor: ‘Glistening’

October 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - November 7, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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Central Craft is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by Jennifer Taylor. June Marriott Gallery Opening 6pm Friday October 19 Until Wednesday November 7 These paintings celebrate the beauty and glistening vitality of the foliage, flowers, and fruit of local plants. We still see the spirit of that Land glistening… we see what's in the Land, and how we fit into it, how we hold, and how we relate to it. M.K. Turner, Iwenhe Tyerrtye

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November 2018

PUNUKU TJUKURPA WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

November 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - November 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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To celebrate the homecoming of the Punuku Tjukurpa exhibition after 4 years of national touring, Artback NT is proud to present a weekend of workshops and cultural activities in partnership with Maruku Arts to be held at Central Craft. Learn how to carve and decorate Tjulpu (birds), Pitis (bowls) and Timpilypa (music sticks).  Watch Kulata (spear) throwing, Kali (boomerang) making or join in with Inma (traditional song and dance). 10-12.30 Punu making workshops with senior artists. Places Limited.  Booking essential…

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Wrapt in Christmas @ Central Craft

November 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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Wrapt in Christmas is a unique market dedicated to handmade local art, craft and design. Central Craft are looking for expressions of interest from local art, craft, designers and food vendors wanting to be part of this unique event, please contact Central craft  directors@centralcraft.org.au for more information

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May 2019

Mentorship Program – Eco Fashion Design & Construction

May 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am - June 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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Sustainable Couture is excited to announce that applications for its Mentorship Program are now open.  People living in central Australia over the age of 18 years, are encouraged to apply. The Program provides an opportunity for the creative and personal development for an emerging designer/textile artist in central Australia. The Program is now in its second year. “One of the things I loved about the mentorship program was the opportunity to witness how these creative and talented designers go about…

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Lasting Impressions Exhibition

May 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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Lasting Impressions Exhibition An outside perspective and memories from the desert by the artists from the Curtin Springs Paper Artist in Residence Program

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June 2019

Central Craft Beanie Festival Workshops

June 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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This Year Central Craft brings you an exciting array of workshops around the Beanie Festival - from beginners to skilled we have you covered. We have local and interstate tutors running a range of workshops from basketmaking, weaving to crotchet

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July 2019

Creativity Boost- 8 week course

July 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - September 23, 2019 @ 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating until September 23, 2019

Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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Creativity Boost with Tamara Burlando is at once an individual and group process where you will reconnect to your own creative source. This course is for all creative people who would love a boost of inspiration to overcome feeling flat or disconnected to their own artistic practice. It doesn’t matter which mediums you work in, we will explore, play and discuss each participant's ideas in a supportive and safe group environment. It’s a dynamic and committed 8-week course in a…

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October 2019

Vague Feminism

October 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - October 19, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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Opens 6pm Fri,day 11 Oct 2019 in the June Marriott Gallery The exhibition is my journey of exploring the concept of feminism. I am not wanting to stand on a soap box and shout about women’s rights, but I have inadvertently found myself revisiting feminism, not in any ordered fashion but just exploring concepts and ideas that interest me. I have found it to be a fascinating, diverse and of course still relevant topic. From the suffragettes, the first, second…

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Community consultation for 2022 Ceramics Triennale

October 23, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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The 2022 Australian Ceramics Triennale will be held in Alice Springs, this is an exciting opportunity to showcase central Australian ceramics. The 2022 Ceramics Triennale committee is inviting the community for consultation at the next meeting Wednesday 23rd October 6.30pm at Central Craft studio. This is a chance for community to discuss how the conference will be presented.

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Character and Chemistry: A portrait of community. An exhibition by Henry Smith.

October 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - November 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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Faces, there are many but each one is unique. In creating a portrait I’m interested in the challenge that it presents to find an expression, a likeness, a feeling, of that uniqueness. In this present exhibition I’ve chosen to paint portraits of friends, acquaintances, people whose face I find interesting, and people who have a public face that stand for important causes. Each person’s finished painting is an interplay of paint, personality, and the chemistry between artist and sitter. As…

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Artist Talk with Henry Smith. Character and Chemistry: A portrait of community.

October 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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Artist talk Sunday 27th 1-2pm June Marriott Gallery, Central Craft 61 Larapinta Drive Araluen Character and Chemistry: A portrait of community. Faces, there are many but each one is unique. In creating a portrait I’m interested in the challenge that it presents to find an expression, a likeness, a feeling, of that uniqueness. In this present exhibition I’ve chosen to paint portraits of friends, acquaintances, people whose face I find interesting, and people who have a public face that stand for important…

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November 2019

A Bush Christmas 2019

November 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - December 15, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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Opening Saturday 16th of November at 2pm This is our third exhibition exploring the joys of Christmas through the "eyes" of our native animals. Presented by Amelia Missen, Jude Mapleson and Marilyn Hunter, a host of community members and Alice Springs school groups combined to present a walk-through diorama of felted birds, insects and animals. Nine desert scenes with vividly painted backdrops and storyboards invited children and their families to question the meaning and true values of celebration. Exhibition dates Saturday 16…

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August 2020

Abstract Australia

August 7, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - August 30, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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A joint exhibition between local artists Kim Donald and Jillian Singleton at June Marriott Gallery. This exhibition celebrates a love of the Australian landscape and the ways in which artists are influenced and inspired by one another's work. The paintings showcase extraordinary scenery from around the country, with a special emphasis on the Outback. Opening: 6pm, Friday 7th August 2020 Exhibition: 7th – 30th  August 2020 June Marriott Gallery *** Kim Donald currently lives and works in Alice Springs, N.T. Kim is a country…

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EOI Workshop Tutors Central Craft

August 24, 2020 @ 8:00 am - September 30, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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Are you a practicing artist and tutor interested in holding workshops at Central Craft? We're seeking expressions of interest from tutors for our workshop program. There's keen interest in ceramics, jewellery and textiles, but we'd love to hear from you if you're passionate about your craft. Send your proposal form to directors@centralcraft.org.au

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October 2020

2020 Members Exhibition

October 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - October 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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This year we asked Members to submit works in Black and White, but then COVID-19 changed the world and we had to postpone everything. We've made the call for works on the same theme, but this time we are also inviting Members to share works inspired by or made during the pandemic. Opening 6pm, Friday 9 October in the June Marriott Gallery. Exhibition dates 9 - 25 October. Please be mindful of social distancing measures when attending events at Central Craft.

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Make a Concertina Book with Deb Clarke

October 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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Unleash your creativity and bring together unfinished work, inspiring materials and sketches. Learn how to make a beautiful Concertina Book and THEN find the courage to work in it!

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Beyond My Backyard

October 30, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - November 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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Opening 6pm, Friday 30 October 2020 Exhibition Friday 30 October - 15 November, 2020 Beyond My Backyard is an exploration of a recent road trip from Alice with my much used Australian road map (very old-fashioned I know) which fell apart as its folds.  This inspired these artworks which incorporate map segments into ordinary images from what was a very visual journey. I invited  friends I visited on the way to contribute art works. Works include oil paintings, watercolour colour…

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November 2020

Australian Ceramics Triennale 2022

November 16, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - December 14, 2020 @ 11:30 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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The Triennale Committee is currently seeking Expressions of Interest from artists, educators, researchers, curators, writers, individuals, and organisations to be part of the program under the following daily themes: ARCHETYPE: Traditions and Origins. ALCHEMY: Transformation and Experimentation. ANARCHY: Breaking Rules and Collapsing Territories. Come and be part of an engaging and challenging program of discussions, lectures, demonstrations, workshops, and events, as we celebrate and interrogate the field of contemporary ceramics in all its diversity! If you'd like to get involved…

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Applications open for June Marriott Gallery 2021

November 17, 2020 - December 31, 2020
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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We're taking applications for the June Marriott Gallery 2021. Head to our website or email directors@centralcraft.org.au for more information. Central Craft is a not for profit Members organisation based in Alice Springs that supports and promotes traditional and contemporary craft and design practice in Central Australia. Our aim is to: ·         build the visibility of contemporary craft and design from the Northern Territory ·         exhibit high quality craft and design to local, regional and international audiences ·         engage and educate…

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A Bush Christmas 2020

November 19, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until December 20, 2020

Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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This is our fourth exhibition exploring the joys of Christmas through the "eyes" of our native animals. Presented by Amelia Missen, Jude Mapleson and Marilyn Hunter, a host of community members and Alice Springs school groups combined to present a walk-through diorama of felted birds, insects and animals. Nine desert scenes with vividly painted backdrops and storyboards invited children and their families to question the meaning and true values of celebration. Gold coin donations please. All proceeds go to Central…

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Boro – Japanese mending with Anne Stewart

November 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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In this class you will learn how to make a sun hat and how to re-purpose your scraps of lovely fabric. I love the idea that there are no rules - only the ones you make yourself. But be warned Boro is addictive and, once started, you may not want to stop! This beautiful and practical needle craft evolved out of dire poverty in the small town of Aomori in Japan during the Edo Period (1600-1868). The timeless techniques used…

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December 2020

Workshop Tutors Central Craft

December 2, 2020 - January 15, 2021
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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Are you a practicing artist and tutor interested in holding workshops at Central Craft? We're seeking expressions of interest from tutors for our workshop program, send your ideas to directors@centralcraft.org.au for a workshop proposal form or follow the link to our website and to download a form.

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Rust on Paper and Fabric with Deb Clarke (sold out)

December 6, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on December 9, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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Learn various techniques for creating beautiful textures, patterns and marks on paper and fabric, using rusting chemicals and rusty objects. Great addition for those who did the Bookmaking Workshop; also lovely for cards and collage. Deb will share her very own recipe 'Rusty Lasagne’, an innovative way to make rusty impressions on fabric and paper. This will be a two session workshop. Sunday 6th December  10am - 3pm & Wednesday 9th December 5 - 7pm

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February 2021

Abode 2021 Members Exhibition Opening Night

Fri February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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Join us in celebrating the year's first exhibition, come along and see work made by Members' on the subject of Abode with explorations across art and craft mediums. Let's give thanks for this wonderful community we live in. Exhibiting February - March 2021 abode1 /əˈbəʊd/ noun FORMAL•LITERARY a place of residence; a house or home - as in "my humble abode" residence - as in "their right of abode in Britain" ARCHAIC a stay; a sojourn

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Small Object Making with Paul Hayes

Mon February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating until March 22, 2021

Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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The use of techniques and materials to manufacture, form and function. Small sculptural objects through to wearable precious objects. This course is intended for those who have no or very little experience in the craft of fine art metal fabrication, that is the use of non-ferrous metals. Demonstration of techniques and discussions of technical components will be presented during the sessions. Historic and contemporary fine art metal examples will be introduced. The aim of this course is for you to be able to gain the…

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Little Golden Book Workshop with Sandra Braithwaite

Sun February 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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You will choose a LGB and spend 5 hours altering it into a junk journal that can be used as a photo album/journal/art journal or just a fabulous creation you leave on your table to show your family and friends. you will be shown how to- * deconstruct the LGB and remake the covers and spine *make 2 signatures of approximately 17 pages each including the LGB pages and any pages/ cards you wish to add *sew the signatures into…

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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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Volunteering at Central Craft – help to strengthen our community.

Mon March 15 @ 8:00 am - Mon May 31 @ 5:00 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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Establish in 1974 Central Craft is a member based not-for-profit organisation in the Araluen Cultural Precinct, Mparntwe / Alice Springs. Our annual program comprises workshops, exhibitions, weekly group gatherings, and projects that facilitate community participation and inclusion through craft. Central Craft is a not-for-profit member organisation that supports and promotes traditional and contemporary craft and design practice in Central Australia. We are on the lookout for people with technical skills, time to volunteer, and people with experience in governance who…

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Small Object Making with Paul Hayes

Mon March 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating until March 22, 2021

Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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The use of techniques and materials to manufacture, form and function. Small sculptural objects through to wearable precious objects. This course is intended for those who have no or very little experience in the craft of fine art metal fabrication, that is the use of non-ferrous metals. Demonstration of techniques and discussions of technical components will be presented during the sessions. Historic and contemporary fine art metal examples will be introduced. The aim of this course is for you to be able to gain the…

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April 2021

Metal Fabrication Techniques – 5 weeks with Samantha Doak

Mon April 19 @ 6:30 pm - Mon May 17 @ 8:30 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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This course will instruct participatns on the use of techniques and materials to manufacture, form and function non-ferrous metals. From small sculptural objects through to wearable precious objects. This course is intended for those who have no or very little experience in the craft of fine art metal fabrication, that is the use of non-ferrous metals. Demonstration of techniques and discussions of technical components will be presented during the sessions. Historic and contemporary fine art metal examples will be introduced.…

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Intro to Ceramics 5 weeks- Tuesdays with Paul Hayes

Tue April 20 @ 6:30 pm - Tue May 18 @ 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 the end of this session of…

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