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Cultural Threads: City of Greater Dandenong Textiles Celebration

July 31 @ 8:00 am - August 31 @ 5:00 pm
Cultural Threads is an exciting celebration of art and textiles hosted by the City of Greater Dandenong during the month of August 2014. From knitting to crocheting, from dyeing to weaving, from needlepoint to urban fashion, you are invited to join in this month-long program of events and activities guided by some of Australia's most celebrated artists.

Craft Cubed 2014

August 1 - 31
This August Craft Cubed returns, this time with a major focus at Fed Square as well as venues big and small across Melbourne & regional Victoria.

The Homemade Exchange

August 1 - 31
The Homemade Exchange is a playful collaboration between artists and makers separated geographically. Working across a range of mediums including drawing, textiles and painting, the outcome of the project will exhibited online

Splinter Contemporary Artists: The art of handmade blog

August 1 @ 8:00 am - August 31 @ 5:00 pm
The art of handmade. Is it stretching things to call it alchemy? Maybe, but there is something special going on in the act of transferring ideas in our heads into tangible things made with our hands. For the duration of the Craft Cubed Festival, individual members of Splinter Contemporary Artists will post a series of blog entries using their own words and images to explore why the art of handmade is important. These posts will provide a glimpse into each…

Monk House Design x Two Hills

August 1 @ 11:00 am - August 31 @ 6:00 pm
Monk House Design is teaming up with jewellery label Two Hills to create an in-store exhibit for the duration of the Craft Cubed festival.

New Dress

August 2 @ 3:00 am - August 31 @ 5:00 pm
A month long 'fitting session' commencing with a afternoon tea salon-style showing at Martha Poggioli's Southbank studio in which women can informally view the collection and discuss ideas with the maker.


August 2 @ 8:00 am - August 31 @ 5:00 pm
Milly Sleeping present CONTINUED: a wandering illustration of Primoeza's evolution.

Introduction to Weaving with Ilka White (short course)

August 3 @ 10:30 am - August 31 @ 4:00 pm
This short course across a number of sessions introduces you to the 4 shaft loom and enables you to continue weaving independently with confidence

The Melbourne Cufflink

August 5 @ 5:30 pm - September 23 @ 4:00 pm
LORD COCONUT is pleased to announce the 2nd annual Melbourne Cufflink exhibition and acquisitive student prize.

Crafty Classes at Laneway Learning

August 6 @ 8:00 am - September 27 @ 5:00 pm
Laneway Learning is the name for a ragtag series of evening classes that first started in Melbourne in March 2012. Taught by ordinary people from the local community; florists teach about flowers, scientists about science and bookworms about books, perfect events for picking up top tips to take home and put into practice.
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Craft Cubed Interview – Braidiance

We are proud to be presenting braid maven Theresa Winters from Braidiance as part of Craft Cubed. She talks to us here about the history of braiding, her own childhood crafting memories and her deep love all things follicular. Read all about and get your Danerys on.

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Melbourne based artist Will Heathcote recently showed a new body of work at Craft in his exhibition 20° S 135° E – the installation explored notions of isolation and interpretation of the Australian landscape. Will completed a BFA in Sculpture and Spatial Practice at VCA in 2010 and previous to that finished a Bachelor of Arts with […]

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Craft Cubed Interview – Glen and Lisa Rundell

Glen and Lisa Rundell are presenting a day of Lost Trades at Fed Square to kick of the week of Atrium Activations this Sunday, as well as speaking at this years Craft and Design as a Career on August 7… and we’re excited. We asked them a few questions about their inspirations, the importance of handmade and dream collaborations.

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Craft Cubed Interview – Jane Laver

Skin art specialist Jane Laver is one of this years hotly anticipated speakers at Craft and Design as a Career she talks here about handmade, dream collaborations and who’s keeping her inspired.

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Craft Cubed Interview – Ilka White

Ilka White is an exceptional artist, designer and maker of textiles. Her work often responds to the forces at play within the natural world and reflects the principals of sustainability. In this interview she reflects on the importance of the handmade, her crafting heroes, what she’s presenting as part of Craft Cubed and why recycling and repairing are so deeply ingrained within her practice.

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Craft Cubed Interviews – Leah Jackson

In this interview we find out a little about what inspires super local ceramicist Leah Jackson, why the handmade is so important, what else she’s looking forward to seeing in this years festival and why you should be getting your hands dirty this august!

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Craft Cubed Interview – NoteMaker

We’ve been lucky enough to score an interview with Scott Druce, Co-Founder of stationary and office kit gurus, NoteMaker and now Craft Cubed sponsor. Scott gives us the lowdown on building a business from the ground up, the philosophy behind their brand and some top business tips for budding entrepreneurs.

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Craft Cubed Interview – The Homemade Exchange

The Homemade Exchange is an exciting new collaborative project that initiates conversations between artists working across mediums and geography. We spoke to event organizer Demelza Sherwood about the project, how to wrangle a slew of artist exchanges online and her favorite room in the house!

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Craft Cubed Interview – Carla Hackett

These hand lettering workshops at Little Gold Studio offer an unparalleled opportunity to learn from a master of the genre. We talk to Carla Hackett host of two Brush Lettering workshops in this years satellite program about her own work, the journey of hand lettering legend Barbara Enright and the importance of cupcakes and earl grey tea to a good workshop.

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Craft Cubed Interview – Sayraphim Lothian

Sayraphim Lothian, public artist, investigator of playful engagement & experiments in guerrilla kindness presents A Moment in Yarn on Craftivisit Day as part of Craft Cubed … read her interview with us here!

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Craft Cubed Interview – The Ownership Project

The Ownership Project is an amazing studio and gallery promoting the creative capacity and cultural expression of refugee, migrant, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. Today we hear from Studio Coordinator Kylie Blackley about their new project Horn of Plenty, part of the Craft Cubed satellite program, as well as artist development, community collaboration and the incredibly intimate and immersive nature of hand printing.

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Big Ceramics

Big Ceramics showcases leading ceramicists pushing conceptual and physical boundaries. On show at Yarra Gallery as part of Craft Cubed 2 – 15 August 2014.

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