VICTORIAN CRAFT AWARDS
The Victorian Craft Awards is a biennial event facilitated by Craft Victoria and supported by the state government. Established in 2015, the Awards present and celebrate excellence in contemporary craft practice and welcome applications from emerging, mid-career and established craftspeople across the state of Victoria. Applications of individual works and installations utilising craft skills, processes and materials are welcome. Up to 100 artists are selected for a finalists exhibition held at Craft.
The Victorian Craft Awards have created a new demonstrable high standard within the crafts and play an essential role in delivering a focused, peer-reviewed opportunity for makers and collectors, and have enabled finalists to leverage new creative and commercial opportunities beyond the scope of the event itself. Importantly, the Awards also present a broad snapshot of the vitality of contemporary Victorian craft, easily accessed by non-makers and mainstream media. Craft Victoria sees this biennial award as a key aspect of our remit as industry leaders.
Image Credit (L to R): Polly van der Glas Facebag series (top) | Alan Constable Not titled (three cameras) (bottom) | Kirsten Haydon The Lure of Radium | Amanda Dziedzic A Bumper Crop | Judith Glover and James Dutton Mr Tenmoku – Finalists, 2015 Victorian Craft Award