CRAFT ABORIGINAL PROJECTS

Craft acknowledges the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nations, the first people of the land on which we meet, exhibit and celebrate Craft.

Craft’s Aboriginal Projects Program is committed to sharing Victorian Aboriginal craft with wider audiences by highlighting the impressive tradition of skill and creativity that exists within the Koorie craft community.  Employing traditional and contemporary practices, makers continue to develop and share craft that inspires and connects with growing consumer markets. Craft understands the importance of building respectful relationships with Aboriginal makers, facilitating collaborations and developing projects that provide opportunities to share cultural knowledge. Craft invites Koorie makers to become members of Craft, create work for our store and custom pieces for corporate commissions as well as participate in markets and host workshops.  We are proud to work collaboratively with Indigenous artists, communities and media to promote the work of and develop opportunities for Aboriginal craftspeople.

Please contact Sarah Weston, Retail and Development Manager for further information: sweston@craft.org.au.

The Aboriginal Projects Program is supported by Creative Victoria, The Australian Government, The Gandel Foundation and RACV Community Foundation.

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Lisa Waup x Verner

A collaboration between Gunditjmara and Torres Strait Islander artist Lisa Waup, Ingrid Verner and Craft curator and retail manager Sarah Weston - this collection was released as part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival and Global Indigenous Runway. Exploring connections to Country, family and each other, the collection will be available in September this year! 

Image Credit: Lisa Waup x Verner x Craft, O/S Tee Dress. Photography by Phebe Schmidt. 

LIMITED EDITION SERIES AND WORK BY VICTORIAN ABORIGINAL MAKERS AND ARTISTS

Donna Blackall, Weaving at Black Arts Market, Carriageworks 

Donna Blackall, Weaving at Black Arts Market, Carriageworks 

Members of the Victorian Aboriginal Weaving Collective 

Members of the Victorian Aboriginal Weaving Collective