Craft Cubed


Craft’s annual festival of the handmade is returning this August. Stand by for a whole month of events, projects and work which celebrates our Victorian craft community. This year the festival focuses on the idea that it’s in the detail.

Through this theme, we acknowledge that many of the details in crafted works are hidden, invisible, quiet and overlooked. In a world where objects are automatically and magically manufactured into existence, it is more important than ever to bring into focus the skills, time and manner in which the handmade is manifest. As they say, the devil is in the detail.

Craft Cubed is Australia’s biggest festival dedicated to all things handmade, and has developed into one of Melbourne’s major cultural events to showcase experimental, skilled and innovative craft and design. The festival will bring together over 700 artists, makers and thinkers for a month of Exhibitions, Workshops & Talks, Open Studios, Craft Online or Special Events.


Some highlights include:

Craft and Design as a Career all-day seminar presented by Craft at Deakin Edge
Love Locks at Melbourne Town Hall
Cultural Threads presented by the City of Greater Dandenong
New Primitives at Stockroom
Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery 2016
Microlith (Part II) by Welfe Bowyer at e.g.etal 
Open Studios with Handmade Life
Beatrix Afternoon Tea with Guild of Objects
Double Happiness a collaborative exhibition presented by Pop Craft

Craft and Design as a Career
Craft is pleased to announce the return of our day-long annual professional development seminar Craft & Design as a Career as part of Craft Cubed Festival 2016. Taking place from 10am–5pm on Monday 22 August at Deakin Edge, Federation Square, the seminar will present inspiring creatives and industry professionals to deliver key insights on topics relevant to emerging craft and design practitioners looking to forge their creative careers.

Book tickets here


FESTIVAL DATES: 1 – 31 August 2016

Stay tuned for when when our dedicated festival site goes live!