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Architecture Au 's look at our new home designed by Karen Abernethy

'Craft Victoria, Australia’s largest members-based craft organization, has moved into new premises in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD.

Designed by Karen Abernethy, the pared-back, minimalist space occupies the basement level of the Bates Smart-designed 171 Collins Street. With a compact floor space of 300 square metres, it will boast a purpose-built exhibition gallery, a retail centre, offices and storage.'

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Art Guide Australia's feature on our new CEO and new premises!

'Melissa King became CEO of Craft Victoria in July 2017. Prior to joining the organisation, King was working with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

Founded in 1970, Craft Victoria will soon celebrate its 50th anniversary as a membership based, not-for-profit institution. At the time of King’s appointment, Lousje Skala, chair of Craft Victoria said, “Craft is a jewel in Victoria’s cultural life and after 47 years is entering a pivotal time in its growth and development. We are thrilled to have found someone so perfectly suited to transform and lead our organisation.”'


The Design Files feature on Craft's New Home!

'The Melbourne institution opened the doors to an incredible new location earlier this month. Craft Victoria is one of Melbourne’s oldest and most established organisations dedicated to supporting local artists. After a long stint at the top of Flinder’s Lane in the city, earlier this month they opened the doors to their INCREDIBLE new home in Watson Place!
Just a hop, skip and a jump from their previous location, the Craft Victoria (who recently celebrated their 47th year in business!) operates as a library, gallery, retail space and hub for local industry. With their new space designed by award-winning architect, Karen Abernethy (seriously amazing), Craft Victoria continues to celebrate contemporary Australian craft and design in their spiffy new locale.'