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Craft Cubed 2019 - Applications open
Mar
8
to May 6

Craft Cubed 2019 - Applications open

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The 10th Craft Cubed Festival invites makers and creative organizations to join us in forging another celebration of the handmade this August.

Applications for both our famous Window Walk Project and our DIY Satellite Program under the theme of Crafting Culture are now open.

Craft Cubed Festival is funded by the City of Melbourne.

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May Advice Clinic - Packaging and branding
May
7
1:00 PM13:00

May Advice Clinic - Packaging and branding

May Advice Clinic for Members

PACKAGING & BRANDING

Last year we introducing a brand new form of tailored Professional Development by the way of Monthly Advice Clinics.

Free for members, we invite you to come along and grab a 10 minute slice of professional advice with specific focus.  Plus, take the time to meet other members and browse our amazing Craft Library which is now publicly accessible for the first time in years.

"Such a wonderful initiative and I found your input really beneficial, and timely at a point where my practice is taking a different direction." February Advice Clinic Feedback

The May session is focused on branding and packaging where we invite you to come for a quick discussion about how you wrap up your practice for market – be it literally packaging, or branding such as logos, bylines and overall visual narrative in your graphic design.

Afternoon tea and coffee provided.

Tuesday 7 May 2019

1-3pm (select your window when you book)

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Copyright your Craft 2019
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

Copyright your Craft 2019

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Intellectual property and contracts can be a delicate and tricky issue in the creative industries, and it is wise for craftspeople, designers and makers to be aware of the ways they can protect their work and ideas before a storm hits. Learn more about intellectual property specifically tailored to the craft community in this Law Week event.

$15 Craft Members and  $30 Non Craft Members

This session will bring together ideas and experiences which reflect on copyright for makers.

Victoria Wells is the principal at Radvocato: Kick-ass legal for start-ups, creatives & the entrepreneurially inclined.

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Maker Headshot Day + Object Photography
May
18
9:00 AM09:00

Maker Headshot Day + Object Photography

A specially designed day for makers with some professional photographic takeaways.

We are bringing together a portrait photographer, a product photographer and a professional stylist to give you a crafted, personalised experience.  You’ll get a beautiful mini folio of photos of you and photos of your work which you can go on to exploit on your website, social media, press releases and the like!

Spend time with photographer Natalie Jeffcott and stylist Emily Deneys to take your headshot.  Then take your own craft objects over to Craft Victoria’s own Sarah Weston to have them styled and photographed.

The day includes feedback, a cheersquad and generous refreshments … as well as a beautiful opportunity to hang out with like minded makers.

 WHO WILL BE LOOKING AFTER YOU:

Natalie Jeffcott is a professional freelance photographer. Having received her Bachelor of Arts in Photography from RMIT in 2001, and a Diploma of Visual Merchandising from RMIT TAFE, she currently provides her trademark imagery for Australian magazines including Frankie, Smith Journal and SPACES.  Natalie enjoys the variety of both natural location shots with other studio sets constructed with artificial lighting.  Natalie has worked with Craft Victoria in the past shooting maker headshots with spot-on results.

Emily Deneys is a personal stylist with a love of ethical Australian made clothing and second hand fashion, capitalising on her knack for op shopping.  Emily advocates for more sustainable looks and is dedicated to helping people dress with confidence and ultimately have fun, because clothing and fashion should be fun!  She joins the team for this headshot day to be your cheerleader and micro-styling champion.

 Sarah Weston is Craft Victoria’s Retail and Business Development Manager.  She works daily with craftspeople with an eye to making their work look professional, detailed and at its aesthetic best.  She is a social media gun when it comes to visual merchandising and product photography.  She’s part of this day to take a suite of object photographs of your wares to add to your folio. 

 WHAT YOU’LL GET:

  •  A styling tip sheet before the event to help you prepare.

  •  30 minutes with Portrait Photographer & Stylist, 2-3 different backdrops

  • Receive 4-6 different headshot images, all with lo-res / hi-res, square crop, circle crop, portrait or landscape, colour and black & white versions.

  • Professional photo editing is included in your fee

  • 30 minutes with Object Photographer in Studio 2, 4 x object shots. Objects must be smaller than 30cm x 30cm

  • Drinks and snacks from our generous grazing table (plenty of vegan and gluten free options)

 WHAT TO BRING:

  •  Additional accessories – scarf, earrings, jewellery, cardigan, alternative hair option

  • Comb and makeup to refresh

  • Up to four objects maximum size 30cm x 30cm

WHEN AND HOW:

  •  Saturday 18 May 2019

  • $295 for members and $350 for non-members*

  • Book in for a one of our four sessions. 

  • Each session is a total of 2 hours. 

  • You will be sharing this session with three others.

  • You will get 15-30 minutes one-on-one for your Headshot and 30 minutes one-on-one for your Object Photography session.

  • We recommend arriving 15 minutes ahead of your session start time.

* If you are a Craft Victoria Member, please use the discount code: MEMBER295 for your Member price.  Membership discount only valid for paid, current members of Craft Victoria.

EARLYBIRD TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR MEMBERS FOR $250 – USE THE CODE: PHOTOBIRD

Four Session options:

  • 9am (arrive at 8:45)

  • 11:15am (arrive at 11am)

  • 1:45pm (arrive at 1pm)

  • 4pm (arrive at 3:45pm)

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Afternoon tea with the Fresh! Artists
Apr
18
2:00 PM14:00

Afternoon tea with the Fresh! Artists

AFTERNOON TEA WITH THE FRESH! ARTISTS

GUSH , 2018, reclaimed Geelong Limestone, reclaimed Tasmanian Huon Pine. Dimensions variable  Photography Tim Hardy

GUSH, 2018, reclaimed Geelong Limestone, reclaimed Tasmanian Huon Pine. Dimensions variable

Photography Tim Hardy

Afternoon tea with the Fresh! artists
Thursday 18 April, 2 - 3:30pm

Join us for cake and conversation with some of the Fresh! artists.

Free event, but please RSVP below

Name *
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FRESH!
23 MARCH - 4 MAY 2019


Presented annually since 1993, Fresh! showcases the energy, skill and innovation of some of the best graduating students from throughout the State practicing within craft, design and fine art disciplines. The exhibition provides an important opportunity for graduates beginning their career as makers.

This year, Craft Victoria will present eleven recent graduates selected by a team of professional craft practitioners, curators and industry experts. 

THE FINALISTS

 Aaron Billings | Aphra Cheesman | Belinda Reid | Jess Lyons | Jessie Balletta | Javier Bermejo (Boy Mode) | Mali Taylor | Olive Gill-Hille | Rosie Gunzburg | Sam Seary | Zaiba Khan

THE SELECTION PANEL

Josephine Briginshaw | Andrei Davidoff | Troy Emery | Daniel Poole | Louise Meuwissen | Chloë Powell | Eliza Tiernan

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April Advice Clinic - Object Review Panel: Retail
Apr
9
1:00 PM13:00

April Advice Clinic - Object Review Panel: Retail

April Advice Clinic for Members

OBJECT REVIEW PANEL: RETAIL

Last year we introducing a brand new form of tailored Professional Development by the way of Monthly Advice Clinics.

Free for members, we invite you to come along and grab a 10 minute slice of professional advice with specific focus.  Plus, take the time to meet other members and browse our amazing Craft Library which is now publicly accessible for the first time in years.

"Such a wonderful initiative and I found your input really beneficial, and timely at a point where my practice is taking a different direction." February Advice Clinic Feedback

The April session is an opportunity to have your work critiqued from a retail perspective.  Bring in your craftworks, your works in progress, your concepts - and the panel will give you feedback based on a retail and commercial perspective.

Afternoon tea and coffee provided.

Tuesday 9 April 2019

1-3pm (select your window when you book)

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DIY WEBSITES FOR MAKERS
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

DIY WEBSITES FOR MAKERS

Empower yourself to design, create and manage your own website to profile yourself and your craft.

These days, a website is a must-have for any creative wanting to be taken seriously by galleries, curators, collectors and the media.  Come to hear ideas, tips and planning resources for setting up a simple, cost effective and professional website for you as an artist or craft maker.  With a focus on creating an online portfolio, this session will give you the confidence to build, manage and edit your own online representation.  Learn some basic Dos and Don’ts of artist websites. 

This beginner’s session is designed for craftspeople who do not currently have their own website but have:

  • some experience with using the web

  • access to the internet

  • access to a computer or laptop

  • access to digital images of your work

Please bring:

  • a notebook

  • a laptop or iPad (if you have one)

  • a folder of digital images of your work on your laptop or iPad

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Light refreshments will be served.

Limited seats available

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Market Ready
Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

Market Ready

Market Ready Returns

Market Ready is a retail foundations starter for makers preparing to take their work to market.

This session aims to provide pathways into the ‘craft & design market’ community and offer confidence building strategies for emerging makers.  Expect practical preparation tips, marketing, sales and presentation strategies as well as solid accounting tips for fledgling handmade businesses.

Our speakers will draw on their unique knowledge of trade fairs and markets and discuss their personal experience in creating strong product branding, selling strategies, negotiating cross-platform selling, savvy market preparation and logistics, and developing a memorable market presence through visual merchandising and confident banter.

We will also be covering Financial Foundations as key factor in successful retail.

Confirmed Craft Hatch Stall Holders can attend FREE, but MUST BOOK with the discount code.

Evening will include Q&A and refreshments.

Speakers include:

  • Anthea Riskas, Full Tilt Nanna

  • Emma J Hawkins, Small Fortunes

  • Victoria Niewalda, Retail Strategy and CX Specialist

  • Gemma Jones, Craft

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March Advice Clinic - Your Business Plan Redux
Mar
5
1:00 PM13:00

March Advice Clinic - Your Business Plan Redux

Our Monthly Advice Clinics are free for members! We invite you to come along for a short, tailored session focused on a specific area of professional development.  Presented as both opportunities to speak directly to a panel, or be involved in a mini workshop with other members, we design these sessions to give you plenty of homework and food for thought!

Just wanted to say how incredibly helpful today was. Amazing to have a fresh perspective from all of you. – Advice Clinic Participant, April 2018

This March session is an opportunity to look at and develop your Craft Business Plan.  This Advice Clinic will be useful for both emerging makers who are just starting out and established makers who might need to reassess, or who are planning a new trajectory.

We will be operating this month’s session as two mini workshops.

We will aim to help you:

  • Think strategically about your business

  • Look at your vision, objectives and direction

  • Assess where you are at now

  • Make a productive action plan

Join:

  • Gemma Jones, Craft Victoria

  • Corinne Beinart, Gallery Manager, Beinart Gallery

AFTERNOON TEA AND COFFEE PROVIDED.

FREE TO ATTEND FOR MEMBERS, BUT PLEASE REGISTER BELOW - TWO TIME SLOTS AVAILABLE

Session One:         1 – 2:30pm

Session Two:         3 - 4:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO BOOK


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Creating a Craft Business Plan at Bunjil Place
Feb
6
2:00 PM14:00

Creating a Craft Business Plan at Bunjil Place

A creative and liberating brainstorming session to formulate Your Business Plan for your creative small business with Corinne Beinart. This is aimed at artists and craft makers who would like to think of their activity in a more professional manner. It will be useful for both emerging makers and artists who are just starting out and established makers who might need to reassess, or who are planning a new trajectory.

This workshop will help you distill your vision for your enterprise by thinking about planning,

We will aim to help you:

  • Think strategically about your business

  • Look at your vision, objectives and direction

  • Assess where you are at now

  • Make a productive action plan

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February Advice Clinic - Your Annual Timeline
Feb
5
1:00 PM13:00

February Advice Clinic - Your Annual Timeline

Take the opportunity to think about how your year is going to unfold and create a snapshot of your workflow for 2019.  Get organized, set goals, identify roadblocks and move into the year with confidence with:

Beck and Gemma will give you ideas for creating a framework for mapping your craft-life month-by-month with a focus on big craft goals, production, finances, professional development as well as housekeeping, life-stuff and mental health.

We aim for this to be a motivating, ideas-driven session with lots of opportunities for workshopping your specific circumstances and goals.

Advice Clinics are free if you are a Craft Victoria Member.

Limited places available


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Artist Bio Writing Workshops
Jan
16
to Jan 17

Artist Bio Writing Workshops

Artist Bio Writing Workshop

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To say crafting a good artist biography – or maker biography -  is an art is an understatement. 

Your bio should be memorable, meaningful and unique.  And it should be something that you update annually.

An artist or maker bio is important for your website, social media, retailers, galleries, grant applications, market applications and press releases.  Not to mention packaging and other print opportunities.

The process of writing this can also be something that helps you focus on your goals, purpose and drive.  And reflect on yourself.

Start the year off with this intensive workshop aimed at providing ideas and tools for editing and re-writing your biography with Craft’s Gemma Jones.

Craft will also offer post- workshop feedback and editing.

 

There are two sessions available:

  • Wednesday 16 January 2019, 1:30 - 4:30pm

  • Thursday 17 January 2019, 6 – 9pm

 

  • Members $25

  • Non Members $40

 

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CRAFT HATCH MARKET
Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

CRAFT HATCH MARKET

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The Craft Hatch Market showcases emerging makers, presenting a new flock of fresh craft talent to Melbourne.

Come up the laneway to our beautiful, light filled venue at 5 Easey Upstairs – a cosy forgotten heritage warehouse space – with coffee onsite, easy parking and trams nearby within a well-cultured craft-friendly neighbourhood.

Meet your makers showing their best jewellery, textiles, ceramics, papercraft, toys and more.

Coffee, music and drop-in workshops and demonstrations by the Hand Weavers and Spinners Guild

Local talent, blooming artists, new makers and debut marketeers all come together in a friendly retail market environment which makes for a perfect Melbourne Saturday.

Image: Graphic Design by Sara Hayat

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smother talk
Nov
14
1:00 PM13:00

smother talk

Join us for an open panel discussion in the gallery amidst the current exhibition “smother” at Craft.

A conversation about the intersection of feminism, making and motherhood. 

How do we construct and make our ideas – whether it be jewellery, photographs, structures or words?  How does the body and our politics inform this?  How, indeed, is feminism crafted?

·         Tiffany Parbs
conceptual based jeweller

·         Karen Pickering
feminist presenter, writer and educator

·         Gemma Jones
Public Programs Manager, Craft

Tiffany Parbs,  gnash , 2018,porcelain teeth, sterling silver enamel paint, giclée print on aluminium, 50 x 125 x 25mm object, 470 x 340 x 12mm print. Photography Tobias Titz

Tiffany Parbs, gnash, 2018,porcelain teeth, sterling silver enamel paint, giclée print on aluminium, 50 x 125 x 25mm object, 470 x 340 x 12mm print. Photography Tobias Titz

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November Advice Clinic: Regional Dial In
Nov
13
1:00 PM13:00

November Advice Clinic: Regional Dial In

In 2018 Craft have initiated a new form of tailored Professional Development by the way of Monthly Advice Clinics.

Free for members, we invite you to come along for a short, tailored session focused on a specific area of professional development.

Just wanted to say how incredibly helpful today was. Amazing to have a fresh perspective from all of you. – Advice Clinic Participant, April 2018

We heard the call from our members who live further afield, and this November we are offering a “Regional Dial In” where we will be doing remote consultations for members who can not make it into our Watson Place HQ.

We will be operating this month’s session slightly differently – in that you will have an opportunity to receive a dedicated telephone call (or FaceTime) with a Craft professional to talk to you about your particular area of need.

Talk with:

  • Sarah Weston about Retail

  • Chloe Powell about Grants and Exhibitions

  • Gemma Jones about Craft Markets and Mental Health

FREE FOR MEMBERS TO TAKE PART, BUT PLEASE REGISTER FOR YOUR PARTICULAR STAFF MEMBER WITH SPECIFIC EXPERTISE

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Market Ready II
Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

Market Ready II

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Market Ready is a retail foundations starter for makers preparing to take their work to market designed as part of our Craft Hatch program.

This session aims to provide pathways into the ‘craft & design market’ community and offer confidence building strategies for emerging makers.  Expect practical preparation tips, marketing, sales and presentation strategies as well as solid accounting tips for fledgling handmade businesses.

Our speakers will draw on their unique knowledge of trade fairs and markets and discuss their personal experience in creating strong product branding, selling strategies, negotiating cross-platform selling, savvy market preparation and logistics, and developing a memorable market presence through visual merchandising and confident banter.

We will also be covering Financial Foundations as key factor in successful retail.

Confirmed Craft Hatch Stall Holders can attend FREE, but MUST BOOK with the discount code.

Evening will include Q&A and refreshments.

Speakers include:

  • Anthea Riskas, Full Tilt Nanna

  • Victoria Niewalda, Retail Strategy and CX Specialist

  • Kate Lindsay, Accountant

  • Gemma Jones, Craft

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Websites for Artists & Makers @ City of Casey
Oct
24
1:00 PM13:00

Websites for Artists & Makers @ City of Casey

Bunjil Place, City of Casey. Photo  @johngollings  .

Bunjil Place, City of Casey. Photo @johngollings .

We are collaborating with City of Casey to host a free professional development workshop in how to create your own website for artists and makers. These days, a website is a must-have for any creative wanting to be taken seriously by galleries, curators, collectors and the media. 

Get ideas, tips and planning resources for setting up a simple, cost effective and professional website for you as an artist or craft maker.  With a focus on creating an online portfolio, this session will give you the confidence to build, manage and edit your own online representation. 

Learn some basic Dos and Don’ts of artist websites.

Please bring a notebook and laptop if you have one.

Bookings essential.

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October Advice Clinic: Your Business Plan
Oct
9
1:00 PM13:00

October Advice Clinic: Your Business Plan

Image: Furniture designer/maker,  Thomas Lentini  in his studio, 2018.

Image: Furniture designer/maker, Thomas Lentini in his studio, 2018.

SORRY THE OCTOBER SESSION IS COMPLETELY BOOKED OUT.

October Advice Clinic: Your business plan

In 2018 Craft have initiated a new form of tailored Professional Development by the way of Monthly Advice Clinics.

Free for members, we invite you to come along for a short, tailored session focused on a specific area of professional development.

Just wanted to say how incredibly helpful today was. Amazing to have a fresh perspective from all of you. – Advice Clinic Participant, April 2018

The October session is an opportunity to look at and develop your Craft Business Plan.  This Advice Clinic will be useful for both emerging makers who are just starting out and established makers who might need to reassess, or who are planning a new trajectory.

We will be operating this month’s session slightly differently – in that we will be running three one hour mini workshops with a small group of members in each.

We will aim to help you:

  • Think strategically about your business

  • Look at your vision, objectives and direction

  • Assess where you are at now

  • Make a productive action plan

Join:

AFTERNOON TEA AND COFFEE PROVIDED.

FREE FOR MEMBERS TO ATTEND, BUT PLEASE REGISTER BELOW - THREE TIME SLOTS AVAILABLE

  • Session One:         1 – 2pm

  • Session Two:         2:30 – 3:30pm

  • Session Three:      4 – 5pm

 

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Craft & Design as a Career 2018
Aug
31
9:00 AM09:00

Craft & Design as a Career 2018

Rachel Burke, Photo: Jaala Alex

Rachel Burke, Photo: Jaala Alex

This year, Craft & Design as a Career returns for a day-long symposium of handmade goodness. We will explore each journey of the innovative, brave and creative industry experts, as they discuss their philosophies and perspectives on what it means to practice in today's craft and design community. 

Speakers include:

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Afternoon Tea with the Makers
Aug
17
1:00 PM13:00

Afternoon Tea with the Makers

Troy Emery, L- R,  late night binge , 2018 polyester, polyurethane, pins, adhesive,  pink spy , 2017, polyurethane, polyester, pompoms, glue, glass eyes, plastic ear liners,  big rainbow cat , 2018, polyester, polyurethane, pins, stables, adhesive. Photo Fred Kroh.

Troy Emery, L- R, late night binge, 2018 polyester, polyurethane, pins, adhesive, pink spy, 2017, polyurethane, polyester, pompoms, glue, glass eyes, plastic ear liners, big rainbow cat, 2018, polyester, polyurethane, pins, stables, adhesive. Photo Fred Kroh.

Join Troy Emery along with Tai Snaith, Stephanie Hicks and Rute Chaves from our Artist in Residence Project for tea, coffee, cake and conversation.

This is a free event. Please RSVP below

Name *
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August Advice Clinic - Instagram Check Up
Aug
2
1:00 PM13:00

August Advice Clinic - Instagram Check Up

In 2018 Craft have initiated a new form of tailored Professional Development by the way of Monthly Advice Clinics.

Free for members, we invite you to come along and grab a 10 minute slice of professional advice with specific focus.  Plus, take the time to meet other members and browse our amazing Craft Library which is now publicly accessible for the first time in years.

"Such a wonderful initiative and I found your input really beneficial, and timely at a point where my practice is taking a different direction." February Advice Clinic Feedback

The special Craft Cubed session is an opportunity to have your Instagram critiqued and analyzed with an eye to recent developments.

The panel will look at your images, your text content, your hashtags as well as your bio, your stories, your story highlights and new use of shop functions.

Afternoon tea and coffee provided.

Free for Members / $10 for non-members

Members use their discount code

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Sea HER Land - Jewellery Workshop
Jul
15
11:00 AM11:00

Sea HER Land - Jewellery Workshop

Lisa Waup,  Looking Through Time,  2017, bull kelp, emu feathers, parrot feathers, cotton, shells, kangaroo rib bones, pandanus, acrylic paint, fibre, lyre bird feathers. Photo Eliza Tiernan

Lisa Waup, Looking Through Time, 2017, bull kelp, emu feathers, parrot feathers, cotton, shells, kangaroo rib bones, pandanus, acrylic paint, fibre, lyre bird feathers. Photo Eliza Tiernan

JEWELLERY WORKSHOP
Join the Sea HER Land artists for this exclusive workshop learning how to make jewellery using natural materials such as ochre, shells, wood and twine.

Sunday July 15, 11am - 1pm
Benalla Art Gallery Members: FREE
Non-members: $20
Bookings on 03 5760 2619 or email gallery@benalla.vic.gov.au

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Sea HER Land
23 June - 26 August, 2018
Curated by Lisa Waup and Baluk Arts

Inspired by this year’s 2018 NAIDOC theme ‘Because of Her, We Can’, this exhibition Sea HER Land showcases a rich quality and diverse range of works made entirely from natural materials by six of Baluk Arts’ key female Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, Tallara Gray, Cassie Leatham, Gillian Garvie, Beverley Meldrum, Nannette Shaw & Lisa Waup. Exquisite works made from materials such as bull kelp, shells, bones, clay, wool, wood, assorted fibres, river reed and feathers honour mother earth and evoke memories of personal history. Each artist has a strong connection to the material they have utilised in their work, whether it be from the sea or the land. It is HER story, which has been cradled in the form of a vessel, to encapsulate the essence of protection and strength.

Curated by Lisa Waup Sea Her Land emanates strong cultural ties to individual stories and complexed interconnections. Through the collecting of materials from places lived or travelled to, examining them, and finding considered new uses, these strong Indigenous women identify with their heritage and reclaim and reignite their innate cultural expression.  This collection of works explores both the protective and nurturing role of nature, and the ancient practice of using elements from the natural world to create diverse works as a rich expression of culture, identity and place that links generations together.

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Market Ready
Jul
5
6:00 PM18:00

Market Ready

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Market Ready is a retail foundations starter for makers preparing to take their work to market designed as part of our Craft Hatch program.

This session aims to provide pathways into the ‘craft & design market’ community and offer confidence building strategies for emerging makers.  Expect practical preparation tips, marketing, sales and presentation strategies as well as solid accounting tips for fledgling handmade businesses.

Our speakers will draw on their unique knowledge of trade fairs and markets and discuss their personal experience in creating strong product branding, selling strategies, negotiating cross-platform selling, savvy market preparation and logistics, and developing a memorable market presence through visual merchandising and confident banter.

We will also be covering Financial Foundations as key factor in successful retail.

Confirmed Craft Hatch Stall Holders can attend FREE, but MUST BOOK with the discount code.

Evening will include Q&A and refreshments.

Speakers include:

  • Anthea Riskas, Full Tilt Nanna

  • Emma J Hawkins, Small Fortunes

  • Victoria Niewalda, Retail Strategy and CX Specialist

  • Gemma Jones, Craft

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July Advice Clinic: Selling Online Check Up
Jul
3
1:00 PM13:00

July Advice Clinic: Selling Online Check Up

SELLING ONLINE CHECK UP

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In 2018 Craft have initiated a new form of tailored Professional Development by the way of Monthly Advice Clinics.

Free for members, we invite you to come along and grab a 10 minute slice of professional advice with specific focus.  Plus, take the time to meet other members and browse our amazing Craft Library which is now publicly accessible for the first time in years.

"Such a wonderful initiative and I found your input really beneficial, and timely at a point where my practice is taking a different direction." February Advice Clinic Feedback

The July session is an opportunity to have your ONLINE STORE critiqued and analysed with an eye to marketplace and customer benchmarks. 

  • What are driving customers to your online store?

  • Are you converting visitors into customers?

  • Are you getting repeat customers online?

  • Are you capturing abandoned carts?

  • How does your aesthetic and photography match your product?

  • Don’t have an online store? Where to begin!?

The panel will look at your current online presence and offer critical feedback to improve potential sales.

Join:

AFTERNOON TEA AND COFFEE PROVIDED.

FREE TO ATTEND, BUT PLEASE REGISTER BELOW - THREE TIME SLOTS AVAILABLE

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Island Welcome Conversation Circle: community, collaboration, and welcome
Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

Island Welcome Conversation Circle: community, collaboration, and welcome

Vicki Mason,  Garland for Azizeh,  2017. Photo Andrew Barcham

Vicki Mason, Garland for Azizeh, 2017. Photo Andrew Barcham

Craft will mark World Refugee Day #WithRefugees with an open conversation about making, collaboration, and craft's intersection with community building, identity, and politics.

As part of Craft's Island Welcome exhibition, this evening will expand on ideas and experiences around the ways we can enact community and welcome through our craft and making practices.  How does making bring people together?  How can craft objects communicate within the political arena?  Why is collaboration important to cross-cultural dialogue?

Speakers:

FREE TO ATTEND BUT MUST RSVP

image credit: Nicky Hepburn, Seaweed Lei 2017. Photo - Terry McConvill

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Collaborative Garland Making Workshop
Jun
20
1:00 PM13:00

Collaborative Garland Making Workshop

Craft will mark World Refugee Day #WithRefugees with a collaborative garland making workshop.

Facilitated by Island Welcome artists Anna Davern, Belinda Newick, Michelle Cangiano, and Nicky Hepburn, join us in Craft's main gallery space for a communal afternoon of making, creating and coming-together.

Using recycled plastic water bottles, the project aims to focus on the water restrictions placed on asylum seekers in detention.

Please bring used plastic PET bottles to recycle for this project.

FREE TO ATTEND BUT MUST RSVP

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Is the Price Right? A Conversation - Kyneton
Jun
19
6:30 PM18:30

Is the Price Right? A Conversation - Kyneton

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The Macedon Ranges Shire Council team up with Craft to present an important conversation on pricing art and craft objects.

Artists and craftspeople routinely undersell themselves and their work. So how to make a living? If you have ever wondered:

  • how can I make a living from my work?

  • how do we balance the demands of the market, the labour intensive quality of how creatives work and the bottom line of selling work?

  • how to match all of this with a narrative and education about why the handmade and the creative matters?

  • who gets how much of a cut and how does that affect the maker?

Speakers include:

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June Advice Clinic: Instagram Check Up
Jun
5
1:00 PM13:00

June Advice Clinic: Instagram Check Up

INSTAGRAM CHECK UP

In 2018 Craft have initiated a new form of tailored Professional Development by the way of Monthly Advice Clinics.

Free for members, we invite you to come along and grab a 10 minute slice of professional advice with specific focus.  Plus, take the time to meet other members and browse our amazing Craft Library which is now publicly accessible for the first time in years.

"Such a wonderful initiative and I found your input really beneficial, and timely at a point where my practice is taking a different direction." February Advice Clinic Feedback

The June session is an opportunity to have your Instagram critiqued and analyzed with an eye to recent developments.

The panel will look at your images, your text content, your hashtags as well as your bio, your stories, your story highlights and new use of shop functions.

Afternoon tea and coffee provided.

Free to attend, but please register below - three time slots available

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Social Media Fundamentals for Creatives: City of Casey
May
23
2:00 PM14:00

Social Media Fundamentals for Creatives: City of Casey

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Craft Victoria teams with the City of Casey at their amazing new Bunjil Place complex to present social media fundamentals and tricks for artists, craftspeople and other creatives.

This free seminar is an accessible and friendly opportunity to get your teeth into Instagram and Facebook as a way to promote and share your creative practice.

Join Gemma Jones (Craft Victoria) and Anthea Riskas (Full Tilt Nanna) for an afternoon with plenty of Q&A and cups of tea.

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Copyright Your Craft
May
17
6:00 PM18:00

Copyright Your Craft

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Law Week presented by Victoria Law Foundation

Copyright and intellectual property can be a delicate and tricky issue in the creative industries, but for craftspeople there are object and production specific issues that are worth being aware of.

What are the principles of copyright and intellectual property that are most misunderstood?

How can we make and act in a way to protect our practice, our work and ideas before a storm hits?

How can we best be respectful of the intellectual property within our wider craft community?

What things can we do to bolster our brands and intellectual property in positive non-legal ways too?

This panel discussion will bring makers and legal professionals together for an open discussion around this evergreen topic.

Panellists include:

Tickets $15 members / $30 non-members

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Image: Esther Stewart, How to Decorate a Dump, Heide 2016 (photo: Christian Capurro

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This is not Memphis - In conversation
May
7
6:00 PM18:00

This is not Memphis - In conversation

A conversation unpacking the philosophical meaning of craft through the lens of makers from our current exhibition - the meaning and impetus of the handmade, the value of working locally, and the push back against mass production.

This is an opportunity to hear the voices of contemporary makers and thinkers who are deeply invested the in the currency of craftsmanship, quality, process, ingenuity, virtuosity and beauty in our community.

Speakers include: Prof. Michael Trudgeon (Director, Crowd Productions), Simone LeAmon (Hugh D.T. Williamson Curator of Contemporary Design and Architecture, NGV), Damien Wright, Laura McCusker, and Adam Markowitz.
 

Light refreshments served

FREE TO ATTEND BUT BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

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Selling Yourself in Kyneton
May
1
7:00 PM19:00

Selling Yourself in Kyneton

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CRAFT and the Macedon Ranges Shire Council team up to present a confidence building workshop for artists and makers looking for tips on how to promote themselves and their work.

This intimate session will unpack ideas on how to help you and your work stand out in the crowd, with topics such as:

  • how to write a compelling artist bio

  • how to talk about yourself and your practice

  • the art of a press release and

  • social media smarts

If you're a creative looking for a fresh approach on how to know yourself, increase your confidence, write on social media, talk about yourself and sell your work, don't miss this!

SPEAKERS

Gemma Jones, Craft Victoria

Anthea Riskas, Full Tilt Nanna

Lee Sandwith, Trio Agency

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