CRAFT CUBED FESTIVAL 2016

CRAFT CUBED FESTIVAL 2016 HIGHLIGHTS HUNDREDS OF VICTORIAN MAKERS, ARTISTS AND THINKERS ACROSS 90 EVENTS AND PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT AUGUST

Melbourne, Australia: Now in its seventh year, Craft proudly presents the return of Craft Cubed Festival held from 1–31 August 2016. Craft Cubed is Australia’s biggest festival dedicated to showcasing contemporary excellence in the handmade and is one of Melbourne’s key cultural events that presents experimental, skilled and ideas-based craft and design.

Craft Cubed Festival 2016 will mark an on-going commitment to supporting local communities through the festival’s unique satellite program and the return of a highly anticipated schedule of workshops and events. In 2016, the festival will bring together hundreds of artists, makers and thinkers for a month of exhibitions, workshops, talks, open studios, craft online and special events to promote the vibrancy and diversity of craft.

This year the festival focuses on the idea that it’s in the detail. Through this theme, Craft Cubed acknowledges that many of the details in crafted works are hidden, invisible, quiet and overlooked. Craft Cubed Project Coordinator, Gemma Jones says, “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.”

“After 45 years, we are firmly dedicated to supporting, celebrating and representing the art of the handmade,” says Craft Director and CEO Jane Scott, “Craft Cubed is one of the most broad and inclusive ways that we do this and we couldn’t be more proud presenting our seventh festival with the backing of the City of Melbourne.”

Craft Cubed Festival is an annual celebration and broad event that generates engagement with the Australian craft and design sectors with innovative ideas, opportunities, connections and creative perspectives. By showcasing makers and the ideas that produce exceptional craft, the festival draws recognition and appreciation to the art of the handmade.

Craft is one of Victoria’s largest and oldest arts organisation dedicated to championing aspirational making and ideas driven practice through exhibitions, public and retail programs. Craft represents more contemporary craftspeople than any other organisation in Australia, and through Craft Cubed Festival acts to bring together a vibrant and sustainable contemporary craft and design community which represents, promotes and celebrates all craft practitioners.

For more detailed information on events, activities and programs presented by Craft Cubed Festival 2016, please visit craftcubed.org.au

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Notes to Editors:
For further information/ images please contact Communication Coordinator Liberty Scott at lscott@craft.org.au, or Project Coordinator Gemma Jones on 03 9650 7775 or gjones@craft.org.au