Creative NZ increases support for craft/object makers. When will Australia catch up? Results of Craft/Object and Visual Arts reviews now out.
An inspiring marketing campaign for hands-on manufacturing.
Koskela + Made in Australia Video
What would a Craft Biennial in Australia be like?
How DIY has become official ideology in the USA. So what narrative drives creativity in Australia?
The 2014 Australia Federal government budget includes a cut of $28.8m to ‘uncommitted funding’ from the Australia Council. This is likely to impact mostly on individual artists and projects. Thankfully, organisations on triennial funding are untouched, but it does compromise their programming if there is little support for artists to develop work. Given the lack of support for local manufacturing, this budget suggests that the current government does not prioritise local production, whether in culture or industry. Many craftspersons have drawn on individual funding to make significant works of lasting value. It raises the question, are we happy just to be consumers of cultures and products made elsewhere? What will era have to show future generations?
Fingers 2014 Stone Show. The extraordinary Antipodean craft tradition continues.
The National Craft Seminar 2014 – “Paramparaa: Future of Craft Traditions” is a part of the seven day long, ‘Garvi Gurjari National Craft Fair and Summit 2014’ from 21st to 27th February, 2014 at Ahmedabad organised by Ministry of Cottage Industries, Government of Gujarat, India.