(Th)reads - Anzara Clark
Jul
30
to Aug 25

(Th)reads - Anzara Clark

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Anzara Clark is a paper and textile artist who uses discarded and recycled materials to explore fragility and resilience, critical human experiences and questions of value. Paper is a medium that has a long history of preserving messages and narratives, with the marks we place on them forever telling stories of people, times and places.

By embracing and subverting the literary purpose of paper materials, Clark re-imagines the stories they tell and creates visual poetry that is written in the heart and remains in the mind.

Image: Anzara CLARK, detail from Fragment (2017), paper, paper yarn, metallic thread, 35 x 35 x 10 cm, © image courtesy of the artist.

This event is part of “Craft Cubed in Boroondara” presented by Boroondara Arts

For more information about the program and how you can take part, please visit www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/craft-cubed or phone 9278 4770.

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Measured - Sue Lorraine
Jul
30
to Aug 24

Measured - Sue Lorraine

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Sue Lorraine is an Adelaide based artist who has established an artistic practice spanning over 30 years. Completing a Diploma of Art and Design at PIT (now Latrobe University) in 1979, Lorraine has gone on to exhibit both locally and internationally. She established the renowned Gray Street Workshop with Catherine Truman and Anne Brennan in the early 1980s and continues to work alongside Catherine Truman and Jess Dare as a principal tenant of the organisation.

With an extensive exhibition history, Sue's work can be found in the collections of the NGA, Canberra, NGV, Melbourne, AGSA, Adelaide, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, AGWA, Perth and QAGOMA, Brisbane, among others.

FREE

@galleryfunaki

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Local Wisdom - RMIT BA Textile Design
Aug
1
to Aug 30

Local Wisdom - RMIT BA Textile Design

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Local Wisdom explores the connection individual second year BA Textile Design students have to nature and the outdoors through making with textiles. The exhibition showcases selected works from the design studio and; print, knit and weave workshops.

FREE

@rmit_batd

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Swatch the Future - RMIT Textile Design & Development
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Swatch the Future - RMIT Textile Design & Development

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The final year Textile Design & Development students at RMIT have forecast the future and imagined a world that needs to approach textiles differently from us. At a time when issues surrounding global warming are pressing, and the textile industry plays a significant role in this problem, we need to examine the consumption and treatment of textiles. Thirteen emerging designers set the scene, identifying a design problem within a potential environmental apocalypse or dystopia in order to develop textile design solutions. These new worlds may have been overrun with water, destructive animal species, or other external threats. In some of these worlds, humans have no means of creating new materials, or they have serious restrictions to what they can use. The designers have used knitting, weaving, surface design, embroidery and a range of other experimental and innovative techniques and materials to develop solutions to problems in new potential worlds.

FREE

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Holding Space Presented by Toast Workroom
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Holding Space Presented by Toast Workroom

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A collaborative installation within the double window display at our studio in central Brunswick.

Works featured will include illustration, floristry, textiles and experimental materiality that explore the importance of holding and maintaining a physical space as creatives within the broader community. By keeping our art practices physically visible within the public spheres enables community members to engage and contextualise with Melbourne’s creative culture.

As a multidisciplinary studio, our permanent residents have individual approaches to their respective creative practice. This communal workplace reflects the variety of artistic mediums while fostering opportunity for collaboration and connection within our community.

Featuring the following makers / artists

@akiratyma (Akira Toyama)
@luxe.florart (Caitlin Murphy)
@daisy_watt (Daisy Watt)
@okbooksbooks (Lucy Dellar)
@samseary (Sam Seary)
@gorkiegork (Sarah Nagorcka)

FREE

@toastworkroom

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Zephyr – part of Cultural Threads
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Zephyr – part of Cultural Threads

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Zephyr - a gentle, mild breeze; any of various things of fine, light quality, as fabric, yarn etc. Zephyr explores the use of folds, falls and fragility of textiles by a diverse group of artists.

Artist include John Barbour, Jon Campbell, Raquel Ormella, Janet Passehl, Hayley Tan, Kei Takamura, Katie West, Sam Martin, Brooke Hyrons, Hayley Tan and Rubaba Haider.

Various Locations

Opening Event
Saturday 3 August
1 - 4pm
Walker Street Gallery
Cnr Robinson & Walker Street, Dandenong

Part of Cultural Threads hosted by City of Greater Dandenong.

Cultural Threads is an exciting, month long, celebration of textiles hosted by the City of Greater Dandenong.  Through the medium of textiles, people are encouraged to connect with one another, trade skills, share stories and interweave cultures.

Explore textiles through workshops, exhibitions, installations and events. 

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Woven Histories - Susannah Langley
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Woven Histories - Susannah Langley

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An interactive e-textile installation with touch triggers audio recordings made from conductive yarns and material, crafted by members of the Greater Dandenong community.

Part of Cultural Threads hosted by City of Greater Dandenong.

Cultural Threads is an exciting, month long, celebration of textiles hosted by the City of Greater Dandenong.  Through the medium of textiles, people are encouraged to connect with one another, trade skills, share stories and interweave cultures.

Explore textiles through workshops, exhibitions, installations and events. 

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Victorian State Ballet – Costumes
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Victorian State Ballet – Costumes

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Be enchanted by the beautiful costumes of the Victoria State Ballet. Featuring costumes of princesses, witches and other characters from well-loved fairy tales.

Part of Cultural Threads hosted by City of Greater Dandenong.

Cultural Threads is an exciting, month long, celebration of textiles hosted by the City of Greater Dandenong.  Through the medium of textiles, people are encouraged to connect with one another, trade skills, share stories and interweave cultures.

Explore textiles through workshops, exhibitions, installations and events. 

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Leaves of Lace - Lindy De Wijn
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Leaves of Lace - Lindy De Wijn

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A single leaf is unique and a source of great beauty. It joins to a branch and that branch to another, soon you have a thriving tree. Watch the installation subtly evolve with lace gum leaves made by members of the Australian Lace Guild Victoria brand, and the Greater Dandenong community.

Part of Cultural Threads hosted by City of Greater Dandenong.

Cultural Threads is an exciting, month long, celebration of textiles hosted by the City of Greater Dandenong.  Through the medium of textiles, people are encouraged to connect with one another, trade skills, share stories and interweave cultures.

Explore textiles through workshops, exhibitions, installations and events. 

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Think Thornbury: Think, Make and Do August Events
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Think Thornbury: Think, Make and Do August Events

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Think Thornbury is a community-focussed shop and creative workshop venue run by artist and musican team, Maggie May (Middle Aisle) and Josh Kelly. We exist to support Thinkers, Makers, and Do-ers! For Craft Cubed we are playing host to an exciting and diverse programme of premium art & craft workshops, including some workshops run just for Craft Cubed! From ceramics to watercolour, Macrame, and even a creatives workshop development class, there are a range of classes to suit all Thinkers (That’s you!).

Events include:

Mindful Weaving Workshop

Introduction to Botanical Art

Macrame Rainbows

Make Your Own Natural Home Cleaning Products

Introduction to Ceramic Hand Building

Creative Journaling

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Craft Cubed Window Walk
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Craft Cubed Window Walk

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Craft Window Walk Project 2019
Curated by Anna Gray


The Craft Window Walk presents a trail of collaborations between contemporary craftspeople and local businesses and organisations throughout the City of Melbourne. Wander the city, from Southbank to Carlton, to discover the diverse installations of crafted objects hosted in unexpected venues. The walk brings together culture, craft and business, foundations of our thriving inner city.geological age.

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North Carlton Ceramics - Valerie Restarick, Minhi Park & Michael Gray
Aug
1
to Aug 30

North Carlton Ceramics - Valerie Restarick, Minhi Park & Michael Gray

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North Carlton Ceramics potters present a group exhibition exploring form, histories and the fundamentals of clay. Disparate ideas, principles and influences come together in this contemporary ceramic show.

Valerie Restarick’s fascination with the beauty of object verses the deadly nature of anti-personel weapons is explored with Ned Vernon in the Typology of hand grenades.

Minhi Park looks back to her Korean heritage, traditional philosophies and popular ceramic art forms from the Josean Dynasty (1392-1897) in Bi-oum: emptying – another way of filling.

Michael Gray gets his hands dirty deconstructing the elemental nature of the medium in his textured teapots.

FREE

Event Launch:
Thursday 8 August 6-8pm
Free Public Event

@northcarltonceramics

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Holi - festival of colour!	- Claire Taylor
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Holi - festival of colour! - Claire Taylor

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Jeweller, Claire Taylor, and printmaker, Clare Whitney, join forces to collaborate in an exploration of traditional craft techniques. They will share and explore their skills, materials and colour palattes, resulting in a beautiful , contemporary, colourful window exhibition at Atelier Claire Taylor in Fitzroy. Taylor has recently done an artist residency at Sanskriti in Dehli, where she learnt the art of enamelling, which she is now applying in her jewellery.

Whitney has recently branched out from printmaking and painting into exploring colour on ceramics and 3D forms. The combined skills of these 2 artists will result in an exciting exhibition, Holi- fesitval of colour! Holi is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated each year in India, celebrating love and colour by throwing coloured water and paint at your friends and family.

Opening night will be held at Atelier Claire Taylor from 6-8pm, and the exhibition will be on for the month of August for the duration of the Craft Cubed Festival.

FREE

@atelierclairetaylor

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How Does Your Garden Grow? Sai-Wai Foo and community
Aug
3
to Sep 1

How Does Your Garden Grow? Sai-Wai Foo and community

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A community that crafts and creates together will grow like a garden nurtured with passion.

Craft extraordinaire Sai-Wai Foo will create a garden from upcycled textile materials and paper for the Boroondara community to visit and relax in or plant their very own craft creation.

Community workshops with Sai-Wai Foo

  • Sunday 4 August, 11.30am - 1.30pm

  • Friday 9 August, 10.30am - 12.30pm

  • Tuesday 20 August, 6.30pm - 8.30pm

This event is part of “Craft Cubed in Boroondara” presented by Boroondara Arts

For more information about the program and how you can take part, please visit www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/craft-cubed or phone 9278 4770.

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Sketch, paint, stitch! With Belinda Marshall
Aug
3
to Aug 24

Sketch, paint, stitch! With Belinda Marshall

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Sketch, paint, stitch!

Explore your creativity and create your own unique embroidery artwork in this 2-part workshop.

Part 1
A relaxing fun afternoon of sketching and painting. Taking inspiration from our cute plant collection and artists' studio, we will create a series of drawings and paintings which will form the basis of the embroidery artwork. We will focus on simple line work and experiment with colour and composition. Between classes your favourite line drawing will be digitally printed onto fabric, ready for part 2.

Part 2
An inspiring afternoon of stitching and chatting! You'll learn a collection of basic embroidery stitches and techniques to outline and fill your printed drawing to create your own unique design. We will work with gorgeous materials to make a small artwork which may be finished on the day or taken home to finish.

Don't feel like you want to draw or paint your own design? Feel free to book in for part 2 only and come along and stitch up the design by Belinda Marshall shown in the photos. To book, please select the Part 2 only option. $165

What you will get:
Digitally printed fabric featuring your own design, an embroidery hoop, an embroidery needle, a set of DMC threads, afternoon tea and wine.

$295 for parts one and two

@belindajmarshall

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Certificate of 4 shaft Weaving with Ilka White– Starting 4 August 9.30am- 4.30pm
Aug
4
to Oct 20

Certificate of 4 shaft Weaving with Ilka White– Starting 4 August 9.30am- 4.30pm

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Take your weaving to the next level!

Run over 12 x Monthly Sundays, this long-established course with Ilka White provides an excellent grounding in 4 shaft weaving for students with some 4 shaft weaving experience. The program combines thorough weave theory with practical design skills with experimental approaches. Includes materials and the use of a 4 shaft table loom to take home between classes for the duration of the course.

2019/20 Course outline:
August 4 Project 1 - Weaving Overview, Tools, Yarn choice
Plain / Hopsack variations, Double-cloth & related structures
Sept. 15 Twills and Finger manipulated weaves
October 6 Project 2 - Colour Theory for Weave - blending yarns
November 3 Exploring Rosepath structures, Drafting
December 1 Project 3 - Designing Kinetic Block Weave
February 2 Block Weave theory, Monksbelt
March 1 Extending Blockweave, Honeycomb, Turned Monksbelt
April 5 Project 4 - Lace Weaves
May 3 Exploring Lace Structures: Blocks/Figuring
June 28 Round Robin – Warp Faced On Opposites
July 26 Colour & Weave, Summer & Winter
August 30 Overshot, M’s & O’s
Sept 27 Marking/Assessment (TBC)

Cost: General $1900 / Members $1800 (Enquire at the guild to become a member)
Payable by deposit ($700 general / $600 members) to secure your place and then complete 8 monthly instalments of $150.00 commencing in August 2019 through the Hand Weavers & Spinners Guild office.

Further Info: https://handweaversandspinnersguildofvictoria.weteachme.com/classes/1031546-certificate-of-4-shaft-weaving-1-year-course

$1,900

@spinweavevic

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The Curiosities - Curated by Glenn Barkley
Aug
5
to Aug 31

The Curiosities - Curated by Glenn Barkley

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The Curiosities are a refined, crafted object often made from common materials like stone or shell encased within elaborate OTT crafted mounts, hinges, handles and decoration.

They were a key component in the European Wunderkammer but are rare in the present. Their precious metal and bejewelled mounts were often melted down for the monetary value and they were often faked, or their parts were incorporated into ever more elaborate, and therefore, expensive tableaus.

The Curiosities where a physical exemplar of the European Colonial project - by taming the world and owning it in a microcosm, making it an object of contemplation to be coveted, denoted ownership of the whole world.

The Curiosities brings together a group of artists to create new artworks that reconsider the beauty, context, and history of the original objects and reconsider what a contemporary curiosity may be.

Exhibiting artists: Tess Allas Glenn Barkley Stephen Benwell Julie Blyfield and Kirsten Coelho Angela Brennan David Doyle Isabella Edwards Penny Evans Patsy Hely Virginia Leonard Tantri Mustika Janice Ng Sassy Park Jason Phu David Ray Ebony Russell Ema Shin Vipoo Srivilasa

FREE

@mailboxartspace

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Cultural Collage with Katherine Marmaras
Aug
6
to Aug 27

Cultural Collage with Katherine Marmaras

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Everyone is welcome to join Boroondara Arts Artist in Residence Katherine Marmaras at the Hawthorn Library for an afternoon of craft. Use collage techniques to create a work inspired by objects and surroundings of Hawthorn.

Bookings not required. 

  • Tue 6 August 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm

  • Tue 13 August 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm

  • Tue 20 August 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm

  • Tue 27 August 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm

This event is part of “Craft Cubed in Boroondara” presented by Boroondara Arts

For more information about the program and how you can take part, please visit www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/craft-cubed or phone 9278 4770.

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Hakuji - Asuka Mew
Aug
9
to Aug 31

Hakuji - Asuka Mew

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Hakuji will examine the materiality of porcelain. The exhibition will occur in three stages that will each reflect on the complex histories of porcelain and concepts of origin, repetition and balance.

1. Creating an Australian porcelain recipe from three raw materials. Asuka will attempt to formulate his own porcelain recipe made from Australian raw materials whilst reflecting on his own origins from a region of Kyushu renowned for first producing porcelain in Japan. Asuka’s porcelain recipe will include three materials - Feldspar, Kaolin and Silica. Through balancing the ratios of these minerals Asuka will aim to formulate a translucent, stable body whilst navigating the inelastic and impermeable qualities inherent to porcelain.

2. Developing a glaze from the same three raw materials. Feldspar, Kaolin and Silica will again be used in differing proportions to create a transparent glaze for the porcelain body. This will be an exercise in formulating and testing recipes through processes of repetition and refinement. The aim will be to further understand the casual nexuses between these rock forming minerals that are the core of porcelain production histories.

3. Repeating a single form that balances three components. Hakuji will present as a collection of a single form – a Meiping (Plum Vase). The Meiping form follows porcelain from China, to Korea to Japan. Asuka will repeat Plum Vases from his porcelain recipe until he has achieved vessels that balance the three elements essential to Meiping– a slim base, wide shoulders and a narrow neck.

The above parameters will allow a framework to discuss the multiple histories of both this material and form whilst adding an Australian gesture to their geological and aesthetic stories. The exhibition will be accompanied by a short essay by Anna Miller-Yeaman.

FREE

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Vitroform - Presented by Artaviso & Lord Coconut
Aug
9
to Aug 28

Vitroform - Presented by Artaviso & Lord Coconut

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Vitroform is a visual arts collaboration between Art Aviso, Lord Coconut and 20 plus visuals artists re-imagining vintage soviet era glass test tubes reflecting their individual artistic practices.

Art Aviso Artists were supplied with a single, vintage glass, hand blown test tube from the USSR and invited to create a freestanding artwork using the test tube. Artists were encouraged to use the opportunity to potentially step outside of their usual art practice and use elements of play and experimentation in the process of producing a finished art piece.

The weird and the wonderful are strongly encouraged.

About Lord Coconut: Stocking over 600 individual jewellery pieces and representing over 40 Melbourne and interstate jewellers, artisans and designers, the undeniably unique Lord Coconut is Melbourne, Australia’s only retailer, gallery, and online boutique selling contemporary jewellery designed with men in mind. Lord Coconut specialise in: Cufflinks, Rings, Wedding Rings, Necklaces, Bracelets/Cuffs, Brooches, Lapel Pins and Tie Bars and also runs 7 - 8 in-store exhibitions (jewellery and visual arts) throughout the year which are usually linked to larger festivals such as Midsumma, Seniors Festival, Melbourne fashion week, Fringe Festival, Craft Cubed and the like.

About Art Aviso: Art Aviso is an online visual arts based platform designed and developed in Australia with input from Artists, Gallerists, Collectors and Developers to reach and benefit a worldwide audience. A resource that is advantageous for all of the elements that make the art world tick: Artists, Galleries/Art Institutions and the Art audience. Art Aviso is a way to harness the communication power of the online space and connect people through Art – drawing them out, away from the screens to see and participate in events and exhibitions in the real world. A supportive art community, helping artists find opportunities and instigating active participation in the wider art community.

100% of the profit from artist subscriptions goes back into Art Aviso event and exhibition opportunities for artists. We like to give artists the opportunity to participate in professionally curated art events and exhibitions in spaces they may not have experienced, and without the prohibitive costs sometimes associated with exhibiting.


FREE

Art Aviso website: www.artaviso.com
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Last (I) - Duncan Freedman, Skye Kelly, Jasmine O'Hara
Aug
10
to Sep 8

Last (I) - Duncan Freedman, Skye Kelly, Jasmine O'Hara

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Last (I) takes traces and inspiration from an original Coburg cobblers shop, that has laid dormant for 40 years. The artists have investigated the materials and handmade techniques traditionally used in the space and created a suite of objects displayed in the shop window. This project explores the process of making contemporary craft objects of meaning in a traditional and historical craft workshop. Last (I) will re-activate a neighbourhood shopfront, introducing the space to community again.

FREE

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Make or Break Presented by Brunswick Street Gallery
Aug
14
to Aug 27

Make or Break Presented by Brunswick Street Gallery

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This group exhibition presents works by a selection of contemporary craftspeople exhibiting works that may show a new direction, or simply reflects what they feel is a fine example of their technical skills and their practice.

As part of Make or Break artists present works that remind them of why they have pursued a career in their chosen practice. An ‘aha!’ piece, if you will. It could be a piece that might have pushed them in a new direction, a collaborative piece that brought them and another artist together or something that simply reflects the technical skill, time and hard work that comes with their creative practice.

FREE

@brunswickstreetgallery

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CRAFT x SAM Showcase: Way to your heart
Aug
14
to Nov 11

CRAFT x SAM Showcase: Way to your heart

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Zhu Ohmu, Way to your heart, 2019. Image courtesy the artist

CRAFT x SAM Showcase
Way to your heart
14 August - 6 November 2019


Zhu Ohmu

Through this new body of work, Zhu Ohmu endeavors to expand her ceramic practice by introducing a stronger voice of environmental advocacy. Ohmu’s coiled pieces investigate the resurgence of the handmade and the ethics of slowness in an age of mass production. Through this exhibition she explores the entangled relationship between human and non-human ecologies in the current geological age.

The Craft x SAM Showcase is a curated program of exhibitions in partnership with Craft Victoria and Shepparton Art Museum.

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Inter:Section - Rachel Hine, Hilary Green & Rachel Wood
Aug
15
to Sep 8

Inter:Section - Rachel Hine, Hilary Green & Rachel Wood

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We are excited to be hosting this exhibition of tapestry, celebrating the handmade.

Local artist and Boom regular Rachel Hine lives and works in Geelong. Over the last 20 years, Rachel has been devoted to the ancient artform of tapestry weaving. This is a labour of love. Rachel has an ongoing interest in the notion of ‘looking’ and the wild nature of people and animals.

Hilary Green is an Australian environmental artist currently living and working in Hobart, Tasmania.

She has exhibited in ARIs, commercial and public galleries throughout Australia including prestigious textile touring exhibitions and awards shows. Her work is represented in public and private collections, including The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), in Hobart.

Since completing a Master of Fine Art in 2016 her practice has engaged with intuitive sensorial responses to materials based processes, often described through an abstract language of mark making. Green amasses collections of culturally and environmentally significant botanical specimens that she uses as materials in her works on paper and installations.

Rachel Wood is well known particularly in Melbourne, but also Internationally for her engaging workshops with 'Wunderweave'. She teaches amazing classes complete with handmade wooden looms for students to keep. Rachel experiments with her medium outside of the classroom, exploring 3D ideas and developing new techniques. This will be her first time exhibiting her woven tapestries.

FREE

@boomgallery

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Garden Party Presented by Esther Sandler
Aug
21
to Aug 25

Garden Party Presented by Esther Sandler

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Garden Party is a group exhibition that will showcase work by a number of established and emerging artists and designers from Australia with intersecting craft, design and illustration backgrounds.

Inspired by the biophilic tendency of humans to seek connections with nature, each artist is asked to examine their relationship with plants in daily life, exploring ideas such as growth, fragility, joy, dependence, disappointment, aversion, friendship or beyond, and create a piece of work in response spanning disciplines including illustration, textiles, ceramics and more.

Opening night drinks: Friday 23rd August from 6pm – 9pm. All are welcome.

FREE

@esther_sandler

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Tessellation - Rose Kulak
Aug
21
to Sep 1

Tessellation - Rose Kulak

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Tessellation by Rose Kulak is a new collection of botanical contact print textiles, inspired by plant materials foraged from Darebin Parklands and surrounds. Exhibiting at BlackCat Gallery in Collingwoord from 21 August to 1 September 2019.

Botanical contact printing - also known as ecoprinting - is a technique involving plants, heat and pressure to create a mark on a substrate - in this case cloth. It is the chemical reaction between the plant material and the cloth that creates the colored print - no other dyes are involved.

The natural fibre cloths - wool, silk, cotton, linen - all respond differently to the process. Sometimes rust from found objects is included to further alter the outcome. When shapes of different cloths are put close together, a tessellated effect can be gained.

The Darebin Parklands is 33 hectares of inner Melbourne bushland setting through which the Darebin Creek runs. The parkland also contain the Spiritual Healing Trail - a gift from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community as a gesture of reconciliation. Near the start of the trail is a tessellated rock pavement on the creek bed - the inspiration for the name of of this exhibition.

Hours have been spent perambulating the parklands and surrounds, foraging for plant materials and found objects. The works in this exhibition capture some of what has been found on these exploratory walks through botanical contact printing of textiles.

Opening night viewing on Thursday 22 August, 6-8pm. All welcome.

I would like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the land on which Darebin Parklands and BlackCat Gallery is situated. I pay my respects to the Elders - past, present and emerging. This land was never ceded, and always was and always will be Aboriginal land.

FREE

@rosekulak

@blackcatgallery

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Vicki Mason and Alice Whish | Member Showcase
Aug
22
to Sep 22

Vicki Mason and Alice Whish | Member Showcase

Artists: Vicki Mason and Alice Whish,  Flowering grey gum and In the Bush No: 1,  Powdercoated brass, linen, cotton, fabric pen and porcelain, 925 silver, nickel silver pin, L to R, 9.2 x 11 x 4.5 cm and 5.5 x 5.5 x 1 cm, 2019 and 2018, Photography Andrew Barcham and Greg Piper

Artists: Vicki Mason and Alice Whish, Flowering grey gum and In the Bush No: 1, Powdercoated brass, linen, cotton, fabric pen and porcelain, 925 silver, nickel silver pin, L to R, 9.2 x 11 x 4.5 cm and 5.5 x 5.5 x 1 cm, 2019 and 2018, Photography Andrew Barcham and Greg Piper

VICKI MASON AND ALICE WHISH

22 AUGUST – 22 SEPTEMBER  2019

Vicki Mason and Alice Whish present new jewellery resulting from a joint AIR in Bundanon, NSW in 2018. Embedded in the works are ideas that interrogate how plants have the capacity to connect us to place to reveal something of the genius loci or the spirit of that place.

Mason digs into the stories and connections people working at Bundanon have with select plants of the property. Knowledge about plants and their names is dwindling and Mason seeks to draw our attention to specific species as a way of maintaining this knowledge and keeping it in circulation. At Bundanon, Whish had the privilege of learning about the positive effects of burning bushland from the Mudjingaalbarraga fire group, particularly in relation to understanding and controlling plant diversity. In this exhibition she explores specific plants that return after a fire as well as how individuals orientate and navigate within the bush environment.

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Upcycled Fashion Workshop - Hannah Gartside
Aug
23
to Aug 24

Upcycled Fashion Workshop - Hannah Gartside

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Through the support of Ararat Rural City Council and Creative Victoria’s Full House Program funding, the artist will deliver an Upcycled Fashion Workshop on 23 and 24 August 2019; one workshop is for school groups and the other will be for the general public.

Friday 23 August - Workshop for school groups Ages 9-12, 2 x 90 minute workshops (Max 25 kids per workshop)

Saturday 24 August - General Public Upcycled Fashion Workshop, ages 7 up, families welcome

FREE

@araratgallerytama

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Pattern Play - Block print a Tea-towel with Julia Raath
Aug
24
8:30 AM08:30

Pattern Play - Block print a Tea-towel with Julia Raath

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Sunshine Print Artspace (SPA) is a not for profit access printmaking and creative space based in Sunshine in Western Melbourne. At our interactive Open Studio weekend we have programmed a range of demonstrations and mini workshops on printmaking processes for textiles and paper. We will have information sessions on SPA memberships and on all the programs we offer.

Members of the public will be able to book into workshop sessions and try their hand at block printing a tea towel using recycled printing blocks made from industrial and building waste. Participants in this workshop can explore pattern structures, colour and layering techniques and will produce their own linen tea towel. Workshops will be lead by artists, crafts people and educators who all experienced in their chosen disciplines and have been teaching in the higher education, vocational education and at high schools in Victoria. Demonstrations of paper printing and lithography will also be scheduled. Works created by members of SPA will be on exhibition during the weekend. Members will be available to talk about their work and the how they are involved with SPA. The studio is located on the same premises as the Fundere Foundry and visitors to the site will also be able to tour the foundry to learn about bronze casting.

$30

@sunshineprintartspace

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Sunshine Print Artspace Open Studio
Aug
24
to Aug 25

Sunshine Print Artspace Open Studio

  • Sunshine Print Artspace (map)
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Sunshine Print Artspace (SPA) is a not for profit access printmaking and creative space based in Sunshine in Western Melbourne. At our interactive Open Studio weekend we have programmed a range of demonstrations and mini workshops on printmaking processes for textiles and paper. We will have information sessions on SPA memberships and on all the programs we offer.

Members of the public will be able to book into workshop sessions and try their hand at block printing a tea towel, participate in our collaborative textures print project and try out cyanotype mono printing. Workshops will be lead by artists, crafts people and educators who all experienced in their chosen disciplines and have been teaching in the higher education, vocational education and at high schools in Victoria. Demonstrations of paper printing and lithography will also be scheduled. Works created by members of SPA will be on exhibition during the weekend. Members will be available to talk about their work and the how they are involved with SPA. The studio is located on the same premises as the Fundere Foundry and visitors to the site will also be able to tour the foundry to learn about bronze casting.

FREE

@sunshineprintartspace

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Weaving a new life for fashion - Maryanne Moodie x Kuwaii x IParchitecture
Aug
24
to Aug 25

Weaving a new life for fashion - Maryanne Moodie x Kuwaii x IParchitecture

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  • Google Calendar ICS
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Maryanne will be weaving with waste from Kuwaii production. People can come along and weave along and have a go at weaving too. There will be a few of the projects that Maryanne, Imogen and Kristy have been workshopping to make use of Kuwaii waste.

FREE

@maryannemoodie

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Ceramic Hand Building and Macrame Wall Hangings
Aug
24
10:00 AM10:00

Ceramic Hand Building and Macrame Wall Hangings

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Learn the techniques to craft a unique clay and cotton work of art for your wall. 

In this special collaboration class join Maggie May from Middle Aisle and Aliça from Rara Studio to learn Macrame and Ceramic Handbuilding. Combine these two interesting and beautiful skills and add a little magic to your world. 

In the first half of this class Maggie May will guide you through fundamental beginner macrame techniques to build an elegant macrame wallhanging. Macrame is a wonderful craft for meditation and mindfulness, it allows you to relax and let your creative ideas out into the world. Macrame might seem complicated at first glance but when explained by Maggie May you'll soon find yourself knotting with confidence and ease. 

In the second half of this class Aliça will bring out terracotta clay and show you how to transform it into charms, beads and ceramic treasures to complement your macrame wall hanging. You will learn different hand-building techniques like pinching, slabbing and mark making.

 Maggie May will demonstrate how to attach your ceramic treasures and your finished pieces will be fired for you, ready for collection at Think Thornbury or posted to if you require (for the price of postage).  

From cotton to clay, never fear if you think you are lacking in creativity or the necessary skills to achieve the class outcome, Maggie May and Aliça will be at hand to help you every step of the way. Both experts in their respective areas, they are also experienced teachers and passionate about creating a supportive and fun environment to explore and try your hand at this beautiful creative project.

Who is Aliça? 

Aliça runs RARA Studio (@hellorarastudio), a Melbourne-based ceramics business. She makes unique, hand-built objects for the home and to wear. 

Aliça has a background in fine art and has a love for natural materials and objects, especially the look and feel of handmade work. She originally studied ceramics with a Japanese ceramicist but is primarily self-taught. Each piece she makes is one of a kind, with the marks of the maker celebrated, forming the texture of the work. 

She sells her ceramics online, with stockists across Australia and overseas. You can also find her at markets like Big Design Market and the Melbourne Ceramics Market. Her work has been featured in Frankie, Yen and Country Style Magazine. Aliça works locally from her studio in Thornbury, with her three studio helpers, Teti (dog), Claudia and Sybil (cats).


Who is The Middle Aisle? 

Maggie May is a master Macramé artist, graphic designer, and stylist for her business, The Middle Aisle. She is passionate about working with Australian made materials and supporting local makers and craftspeople.

After discovering Macrame she immediately fell in love with the craft because of Macrame’s versatility for expression and creativity. Maggie creates modern ‘improvised’ macrame pieces inspired by Melbourne and her life. 

She regularly posts on her Instagram @middleaisle about her life and being creative in Melbourne. Maggie works from her studio in Thornbury with her baby Remy, Dog (Sylvia) and Cats (Mina & Kansas). 

Maggie is also one-half of the creative duo behind 'Think Thornbury'

What you will learn

  • Beginner Macrame Skills

  • A range of hand building techniques

  • How to combine clay and cotton rope to make magic

What you will get

  • A finished Macrame Wall Hanging with hand built ceramic charms and beads

  • All the skills you need to be able to go home and keep making

  • Expert tuition from TWO experienced teachers

$228

Think Thornbury is a community-focussed shop and creative workshop venue run by artist and musican team, Maggie May (Middle Aisle) and Josh Kelly. We exist to support Thinkers, Makers, and Do-ers! For Craft Cubed we are playing host to an exciting and diverse programme of premium art & craft workshops, including some workshops run just for Craft Cubed!

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Lace Taster - Presented by Australian Lace Guild (Victorian Branch)
Aug
24
10:30 AM10:30

Lace Taster - Presented by Australian Lace Guild (Victorian Branch)

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Lace Making Taster Day Hosted by the Australian Lace Guild Victorian Branch.

Ever wondered how lace is made or the difference between bobbin lace and crochet?

Try your hand at:

  • Bobbin lace Crocheted lace

  • Knitted lace (other lace types may be added)

  • No experience necessary

  • All equipment provided Cost: $10 per session

Saturday 24th August

Session 1: 10:30am-12:30pm

Session 2: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Attend one or both sessions.

This event coincides with our monthly lace making day so an array of lace will be being made by Guild members and our library will be open filled with traditional and contemporary lace books. If you are curious about lace come along and have a try and a chat.

Bookings essential as numbers are limited. Bookings via TryBooking https://www.trybooking.com/BCKJM or contact lacevictoria@gmail.com

Find us on Facebook - Victorian Branch Australian Lace Guild.

$10

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Handcarved Wooden Spoons Presented by Pip Haydon
Aug
24
to Aug 25

Handcarved Wooden Spoons Presented by Pip Haydon

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Open Studio at Shirl the She Shed.

Down a side red brick and bark path is my small but mighty wood workshop, Shirl the She Shed.

Drop in, I’ll be at the messy bench making something wooden spoony. I might be axing out a spoon blank from a green wood branch, carving a spoon bowl with a hook knife or putting the last coat of oil on The River Red Gum Project Spoons. There are heaps of special spoon makers tools to see and map drawers full of finished spoons to sift through. “Shirl the Shed” where hand carving turns timber prunings, storm falls, and offcuts, into spoons to cook, serve up and eat your dinner with.

FREE

@pipjhaydon

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Open door: Contemporary Makers & Designers
Aug
24
to Oct 5

Open door: Contemporary Makers & Designers

Rowsaan,  Taco pull , 2018, stainless steel, 300 x 150mm. Image courtesy the artist

Rowsaan, Taco pull, 2018, stainless steel, 300 x 150mm. Image courtesy the artist

OPEN DOOR: CONTEMPORARY MAKERS AND DESIGNERS
24 AUGUST - 5 OCTOBER

Artists: Lionel Bawden, Kristel Britcher, Mark Edgoose, Warwick Freeman, Gillian Garvie, Tallara Gray, Cassie Leatham, Beverly Meldrum, Rowsaan, N’dene Riley, Rebecca Robinson, Vipoo Srivilasa, Lisa Waup and Dominic White”

Curated by Julie Ewington


This exhibition considers how contemporary makers can help us make social as well as physical transitions. Featuring contemporary door-furniture by artists and makers in a variety of media, Open Door considers how this aspect of the built environment is beautiful, as well as useful, in Australian life.

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Collage & Image-Making workshop with Maximillian Malone
Aug
24
12:00 PM12:00

Collage & Image-Making workshop with Maximillian Malone

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Max invites you to his art studio for an afternoon of Collage, Conversation & Coffee. All materials are provided. Limited spaces, so booking is essential.

A unique opportunity to visit this converted mechanics yard, now art-studio, and to explore a variety of image-making techniques with collage specialist Maximillian Malone. The artist will provide all the materials, including access to his vast cut-out library for you to experiment with. The session will combine both hands-on methods along with digital editing. Participants will learn a number of the processes within a laid back and creative environment.

There are two sessions:

  • Saturday, August 17, 2019 12:00 - 2:30 PM

  • Saturday, August 24, 2019 12:00 - 2:30 PM

$40

@maximillian.malone

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Amoebic Planter Workshop with Artist Zhu Ohmu
Aug
24
1:30 PM13:30

Amoebic Planter Workshop with Artist Zhu Ohmu

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Create your own amoebic pinch pot planter to take home in this workshop led by ceramicist Zhu Ohmu. Using hand-building techniques participants will learn how to create these organic forms to place in their home or garden. Adult Workshop.

Image: Zhu Ohmu

$45
Friends of SAM $40

@sam_shepparton

@zhu.ohmu

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Make your Own Plush Toy with Cat Rabbit
Aug
24
to Aug 25

Make your Own Plush Toy with Cat Rabbit

  • Heritage Hill Museum & Historic Gardens (map)
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In this workshop Cat Rabbit will take you through the process of making your own plush character, from drafting a design through to sewing.

24 & 25 August
2 - 6pm


Cost: Full $40 Concession $34
Bookings: (03) 8571 1666

Part of Cultural Threads hosted by City of Greater Dandenong.

Cultural Threads is an exciting, month long, celebration of textiles hosted by the City of Greater Dandenong.  Through the medium of textiles, people are encouraged to connect with one another, trade skills, share stories and interweave cultures.

Explore textiles through workshops, exhibitions, installations and events. 

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Threads
Aug
24
5:00 PM17:00

Threads

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The event will highlight how we embrace fashion with a focus on the expression and interpretation of different cultures through textiles.

Part of Cultural Threads hosted by City of Greater Dandenong.

Cultural Threads is an exciting, month long, celebration of textiles hosted by the City of Greater Dandenong.  Through the medium of textiles, people are encouraged to connect with one another, trade skills, share stories and interweave cultures.

Explore textiles through workshops, exhibitions, installations and events. 

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Out of the Blue with Julia Boros
Aug
25
8:30 AM08:30

Out of the Blue with Julia Boros

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Sunshine Print Artspace (SPA) is a not for profit access printmaking and creative space based in Sunshine in Western Melbourne. At our interactive Open Studio weekend we have programmed a range of demonstrations and workshops on printmaking processes for textiles and paper. In this introductory workshop on Cyanotypes, Julia Boros will explain the process and what is required to create these beautiful blue mono prints. Each participant will leave with their own print created out of their own found objects.

We will have information sessions on SPA memberships and on all the programs we offer. Members of the public will be able to book into workshop sessions and try their hand at block printing a tea towel, participate in our collaborative textures print project. Workshops will be lead by artists, crafts people and educators who all experienced in their chosen disciplines and have been teaching in the higher education, vocational education and at high schools in Victoria. Demonstrations of paper printing and lithography will also be scheduled.

$30

@sunshineprintartspace

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Darebin Parklands Mini Market
Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Darebin Parklands Mini Market

  • Darebin Parklands Environment Centre (map)
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The Darebin Parklands Mini Market is returning for the second time as part of Craft Victoria’s Craft Cubed Festival.

Situated in the beautiful Darebin Parklands, 9 local artist and craft makers are holding a mini market and open studio showcasing products that ponder and celebrate sustainability, recycling, nature and the handmade.

Featuring the following artists:

Emily Green - https://www.instagram.com/helloemilygreen/

Hannah from Hanami Cosmetics - https://www.instagram.com/hanami_cosmetics/

Evie Barrow - https://www.instagram.com/evie_barrow/

Bon Lux - https://www.instagram.com/bonluxcandles/

Emma Greenwood Makes - https://www.instagram.com/emmagreenwoodmakes/

Jess McCaughey- https://www.instagram.com/squidgyandwonky/

Chooktopia – https://www.instagram.com/chooktopia/

Julie B Ceramics - https://www.instagram.com/julie_b_ceramics/

Carly Altree-Williams - https://www.instagram.com/carly_altree/

shuh. - https://www.instagram.com/shuhlee/

Candy Ng - https://www.instagram.com/yanyancandyng/

We would like to encourage visitors to not only come visit our Mini Market but to also explore and learn about what the Darebin Parklands has to offer. There will also be face painting and delicious cakes and coffee by Pookie Ray all within the scenic surrounds of the Darebin Parklands. We would like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri people as the traditional owners and custodians of this land and pay respect to their Elders past and present.

FREE

@dpminimarket

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Ceramic Hand Building and Macrame Plant Hangers
Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Ceramic Hand Building and Macrame Plant Hangers

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  • Learn the techniques to craft a unique clay and cotton work of art for your wall. 

    In this special collaboration class join Maggie May from Middle Aisle and Aliça from Rara Studio to learn Macrame and Ceramic Handbuilding. Combine these two interesting and beautiful skills and add a little magic to your world. 

    In the first half of this class Maggie May will guide you through fundamental beginner macrame techniques to build an elegant macrame plant hanger. Macrame is a wonderful craft for meditation and mindfulness, it allows you to relax and let your creative ideas out into the world. Macrame might seem complicated at first glance but when explained by Maggie May you'll soon find yourself knotting with confidence and ease. 

    In the second half of this class Aliça will bring out terracotta clay and show you how to transform it into beads, charms and a terracotta plant pot that will sit beautifully in your macrame plant hanger! You will learn different hand-building techniques like pinching, slabbing and mark making.

    Maggie May will demonstrate how to attach your ceramic treasures and your finished pieces will be fired for you, and ready for collection at Think Thornbury or posted to if you require (for the price of postage). 

    From cotton to clay, never fear if you think you are lacking in creativity or the necessary skills to achieve the class outcome, Maggie May and Aliça will be at hand to help you every step of the way. Both experts in their respective areas, they are also experienced teachers and passionate about creating a supportive and fun environment to explore and try your hand at this beautiful creative project.


    Who is Aliça? 

    Aliça runs RARA Studio (@hellorarastudio), a Melbourne-based ceramics business. She makes unique, hand-built objects for the home and to wear. 

    Aliça has a background in fine art and has a love for natural materials and objects, especially the look and feel of handmade work. She originally studied ceramics with a Japanese ceramicist but is primarily self-taught. Each piece she makes is one of a kind, with the marks of the maker celebrated, forming the texture of the work. 

    She sells her ceramics online, with stockists across Australia and overseas. You can also find her at markets like Big Design Market and the Melbourne Ceramics Market. Her work has been featured in Frankie, Yen and Country Style Magazine. Aliça works locally from her studio in Thornbury, with her three studio helpers, Teti (dog), Claudia and Sybil (cats).


    Who is The Middle Aisle? 

    Maggie May is a master Macramé artist, graphic designer, and stylist for her business, The Middle Aisle. She is passionate about working with Australian made materials and supporting local makers and craftspeople.

    After discovering Macrame she immediately fell in love with the craft because of Macrame’s versatility for expression and creativity. Maggie creates modern ‘improvised’ macrame pieces inspired by Melbourne and her life. 

    She regularly posts on her Instagram @middleaisle about her life and being creative in Melbourne. Maggie works from her studio in Thornbury with her baby Remy, Dog (Sylvia) and Cats (Mina & Kansas). 

    Maggie is also one-half of the creative duo behind 'Think Thornbury'

    What you will learn

    • Beginner Macrame Skills

    • A range of hand building techniques

    • How to combine clay and cotton rope to make magic

    What you will get

    • A finished Macrame Plant Hanger with hand built ceramic charms and beads

    • All the skills you need to be able to go home and keep making

    • Expert tuition from TWO experienced teachers

$228

Think Thornbury is a community-focussed shop and creative workshop venue run by artist and musican team, Maggie May (Middle Aisle) and Josh Kelly. We exist to support Thinkers, Makers, and Do-ers! For Craft Cubed we are playing host to an exciting and diverse programme of premium art & craft workshops, including some workshops run just for Craft Cubed!

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Let’s Weave a Band on an Inkle Loom - Ruth Mitchell
Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Let’s Weave a Band on an Inkle Loom - Ruth Mitchell

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Join Ruth Mitchell, an experienced weaver who enjoys using the inkle loom to create unique woven items, to learn fast, creative weaving on an inkle loom. You will make a key fob and earrings with the beautiful woven band. No experience required.

$165
Discount for Guild members.

@spinweavevic

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Quilt Workshop Series - Presented by the National Wool Museum
Aug
25
12:00 PM12:00

Quilt Workshop Series - Presented by the National Wool Museum

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The National Wool Museum’s Quilt Workshop Series kicks off with this ‘taster’ event on Sunday 25 August 2019.

This is the first in a series held at the National Wool Museum as part of the Museum’s Art Quilt Australia 2019 exhibition – a showcase of Art Quilts from Australia and New Zealand, running from 6 September – 15 December 2019.

More information on the workshop can be found at nwm.vic.gov.au. Bookings can be made through Eventbrite.

Art Quilt Australia is a biennial juried exhibition/competition open to textile artists resident in Australia and New Zealand and Oz Quilt Network members worldwide.

Art Quilts experiment with textile manipulation, colour, texture and/or a diversity of mixed media, often pushing quilt world boundaries... Art Quilts explore a concept or idea rather than the handing down of a pattern.

The competition seeks to promote excellence and innovation in contemporary art quilts in Australia, with over $6000 in prizes - including:

• $3000 for Expressions: The Wool Quilt Prize, for a wool quilt. The winner of the Expressions prize is also acquired by the National Wool Museum for its permanent collection.

• $3000 for the non-acquisitive OZQN Award of Excellence, which is open to all quilts.

• $500 awards for Highly Commended in both categories.

$40-$45

@nationalwoolmuseum

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A Workshop on Running Workshops by Think Thornbury
Aug
28
6:30 PM18:30

A Workshop on Running Workshops by Think Thornbury

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In this 2 hour class, you will learn everything you need to know about how to run a successful creative workshop. The team at Think Thornbury will unpack all the skills and techniques you need to delve into the field of teaching workshops. From forming an original workshop idea and developing good teaching skills, to marketing and pin pointing the perfect price point. Common questions that will be covered are: 

- How to navigate finding a venue that's right for you. 

- How to navigate the world of profit-splits and room hires.

- How much do I charge? 

- How will I know if people will come? 

- How to troubleshoot and foresee common problems before they arise. 

Want to start sharing your creativity with the world but don't know where to start? This is where you get armed with all the knowledge and tools to give yourself the highest chance of success.


$32

Think Thornbury is a community-focussed shop and creative workshop venue run by artist and musican team, Maggie May (Middle Aisle) and Josh Kelly. We exist to support Thinkers, Makers, and Do-ers! For Craft Cubed we are playing host to an exciting and diverse programme of premium art & craft workshops, including some workshops run just for Craft Cubed!

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Wire Wrapped Jewellery presented by Kyneton Craftery
Aug
29
10:00 AM10:00

Wire Wrapped Jewellery presented by Kyneton Craftery

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Bend and twist artist wires to create decorative embellishments and surrounds for cabochons.

No prior experience required, and all tools and materials provided.

$30

Part of Kyneton Craftery’s “Thursday Craftspiration sessions” is session is being run out of The Old Auction House, Kyneton, an independently run regional arts space with art galleries, working studios and Australian handmade giftwares.

@theoldauctionhouse

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Kindling x Flect Launch Party
Aug
29
6:00 PM18:00

Kindling x Flect Launch Party

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The collaboration is a celebration of three designers who live, work and met in Lygon St Brunswick East, forging a partnership of complementary product design.

Georgia and Sam met at a local bar and created the label Flect together. They wondered into Nina's store wearing their creations and inspired her to sell them alongside her clothing within the mix of many wonderful Australia female designers also represented in the space.

The Kindling x Flect collection will include a range of jewellery and clothing based on shapes created collaboratively between the three designers. The shapes will be applied though mixed mediums, cut perspex, silver and screen printed fabric. All pieces will be hand made within the two Brunswick based studios, just 30 meters apart and be sold exclusively in the Kindling store.


FREE

@kindlingclothing



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Lowkey Laneway Launch Party for Mattt's Bag Library
Aug
29
6:00 PM18:00

Lowkey Laneway Launch Party for Mattt's Bag Library

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Presented by mattt SHOP & BAG LIBRARY

This will be a lowkey, informal event to celebrate the launch of the brand new mattt SHOP & BAG LIBRARY laneway space. A space constructed in a new courtyard space accessible off a laneway this will be the place to visit to view and discuss bags and take part in workshops and events. The event will be run in conjunction with the Kindling x Flect event (running on the same night at the front of the location), so will be used to celebrate all the designers in the space. The mattt SHOP & BAG LIBRARY has been constructed from repurposed materials and fittings, so a further extension and exploration of the themes of intelligent re-use and re-purposing seen in my bags and accessories.

FREE

@mattt.com.au



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Vision Quest - A Portal Opens - Jasmine Targett
Aug
29
to Sep 27

Vision Quest - A Portal Opens - Jasmine Targett

Mt Dandenong 37.8311° S, 145.3600° E

"Star gazing on Mount Dandenong another world opens up. Immersed in the forest the light pollution of the city fades and the Milky Way becomes visible. The longer I look, the more I can see. My awareness of self and other dissolves as I am absorbed by my surroundings. My mind is flooded with the light of a thousand stars spilled across the sky. The deeper into nature I look the more it reveals. My mind’s eye tries to focus and make sense of other worlds becoming visible. A portal into another world both inside and outside of myself opens and reality expands."

The allegory within the work implies that as we look deeper, nature responds by opening up a portal in the mind for a vision quest into nature and self; of which there is no boundary.

From this place we are able to contemplate our connection to nature, its relevance in our lives today and the importance of holding this connection close to our hearts in the face of climate change, the Anthropocene and Holocene; the sixth mass extinction event the Earth has ever seen. Presented as a part of the Knox Immerse initiative.

FREE

@jasminetargett



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Aug
30
8:00 AM08:00

Sustainable Fashion Market

Pictured: Fashion Design by Tamara Leacock / R E M U S E @remusedesigns. Photography Laura DuVe @femmeplastic. Model: “Pookie” A´col Agaar Apollo @thereal_pookie

Pictured: Fashion Design by Tamara Leacock / R E M U S E @remusedesigns. Photography Laura DuVe @femmeplastic. Model: “Pookie” A´col Agaar Apollo @thereal_pookie

Sustainable Fashion Market

Friday 30 August
8am - 2pm
Goldsbrough Village
Corner of Bourke and William Streets, Melbourne

In conjunction with Melbourne Fashion Week and Goldsbrough Village, Craft Victoria presents an inspiring market of makers working on the edges of fashion, wearables and textiles with slow-made and sustainable principles at heart.

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@goldsbroughvillage

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Wheel in a Day - Presented by Wendy Jagger Studio
Aug
31
9:30 AM09:30

Wheel in a Day - Presented by Wendy Jagger Studio

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Escape to the High Country and experience the ancient craft of ceramics. Wendy Jagger Studio is situated on the edge of the pretty town of Mansfield, in North East Victoria and enjoys stunning views to Mt Buller.

This is a very hands-on workshop and Wendy takes care to ensure you quickly develop the basic skills to start creating. You will learn how to center clay on the potter’s wheel, pull up the clay into cylindrical forms to create your own collection of beakers, cylinders and bowls. You will also learn a range of decorating techniques to give your work an individual style.

No experience is necessary, but if you have thrown before, Wendy will help you extend your skills.

All work is made with fine white stoneware, which will be glazed in a selection of glazes, twice fired and will be available for collection 4 - 6 weeks after the workshop, or shipped to you via AusPost—C.O.D.

This workshop is perfect for anyone who:

· Wants to have a go on the wheel - no experience necessary!
· Wants to create lovely bowls and beakers
· Can’t make it to weekly classes
· Wants a fun filled, artistic experience
· Wants an experience to share with friends
· Wants an escape from the everyday

INCLUSIONS

· Professional tuition by Wendy Jagger, B.Ed., Dip Arts Ceramics
· Tuition, Clay, full use of studio equipment, sole use of potter's wheel, all glaze materials and firing.
· Exclusive embroidered apron
· Morning tea and a delicious lunch served in the artist’s art-filled home.

* Purchase before 20th July 2019 to receive the EARLYBIRD 5% discount!

LIMITED TO 7 PARTICIPANTS (minimum of 3)

WARNING - Places fill fast! Other dates may be available on the website.

$260

@wendy_jagger

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Tricoautomat Installation - Rute Chaves
Aug
31
9:30 AM09:30

Tricoautomat Installation - Rute Chaves

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Expanding on her workshops during Cultural Threads, artist Rute Chaves' installation celebrates the many faces of Greater Dandenong though a seemingly continuous strip of knitted portraits.

Part of Cultural Threads hosted by City of Greater Dandenong.

Cultural Threads is an exciting, month long, celebration of textiles hosted by the City of Greater Dandenong.  Through the medium of textiles, people are encouraged to connect with one another, trade skills, share stories and interweave cultures.

Explore textiles through workshops, exhibitions, installations and events. 

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Start Yourself Spinning - Ruth Mitchell
Aug
31
10:00 AM10:00

Start Yourself Spinning - Ruth Mitchell

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Come to our Open day and share our love of spinning natural fibres. Try out our spindles and wheels and make luscious yarn. Spinning with natural fibres is an ancient craft that is deeply embedded in many cultures. The process of forming a yarn by spinning is creative, practical and a type of meditation which links us back to our ancestors. All stages of creating a beautiful yarn from the fibres of a raw fleece will be demonstrated at our Open Day. It’s easy to learn and we will have our spindles, spinning wheels and fibre ready for people to try this ancient craft.

Donation $2

@spinweavevic

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Cultural Threads Open Day
Aug
31
1:00 PM13:00

Cultural Threads Open Day

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Join us to celebrate all things textile! View exhibitions, explore installations, open studios and meet some of the contributing artists.

Part of Cultural Threads hosted by City of Greater Dandenong.

Cultural Threads is an exciting, month long, celebration of textiles hosted by the City of Greater Dandenong.  Through the medium of textiles, people are encouraged to connect with one another, trade skills, share stories and interweave cultures.

Explore textiles through workshops, exhibitions, installations and events. 

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Open Studio with Brooke Hyrons
Aug
31
1:00 PM13:00

Open Studio with Brooke Hyrons

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Cultural Threads Artist in Resident: Open Studio with Brooke Hyrons.

Brooke Hyrons is interested in abstraction and the way in which the use and qualities of materials, in particular textiles - convey and evoke meaning. Hyrons is building upon the history of feminist art and the history of abstraction.

Part of Cultural Threads hosted by City of Greater Dandenong.

Cultural Threads is an exciting, month long, celebration of textiles hosted by the City of Greater Dandenong.  Through the medium of textiles, people are encouraged to connect with one another, trade skills, share stories and interweave cultures.

Explore textiles through workshops, exhibitions, installations and events. 

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King Houndekpinkou Artist Talk & Demo
Aug
31
1:00 PM13:00

King Houndekpinkou Artist Talk & Demo

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Presented by HEIDE x SLOW CLAY CENTRE

In celebration of the exhibition An Idea Needing to be Made: Contemporary Ceramics Heide is thrilled to partner with Slow Clay Centre. As part of Craft Cubed Festival, Heide will present a talk and demonstration with exhibiting French artist King Houndekpinkou facilitated by Jane Sawyer from Slow Clay Centre.

Born in Montreuil, France, in 1987, King Houndekpinkou is a Franco-Beninese ceramicist who works and lives in Paris. King blends clays and other materials from all continents to create experimental works that combine craftsmanship, cross-cultural understanding and spirituality. He cultivates an attraction for the “beauty of imperfection” and purposely scratches, tears and repairs clay bodies often disfigured by texture overload. Once fired, glazes reveal cracks, grains and flux that often emulate the aesthetics of the Voodoo altars from Benin.

His work has been exhibited internationally at biennials, art fairs, group and solo shows including Dak’Art OFF 2016 (Dakar, Senegal), World Cultures Festival (Hong Kong), Art Paris Art Fair (Paris, France), The Salon: Art + Design (New York, USA), Time on Earth (New York, USA), Terre de Mémoire (Cotonou, Benin) and Thank you for the Clay (Shigaraki, Japan). In 2017, King was part of the major tribute exhibition to American art potter George Ohr [1857-1918] Regarding George Ohr: Contemporary Ceramics in the Spirit of the Mad Potter at Boca Raton Museum of Art (Florida, U.S), curated by ceramics expert Garth Clark.

King will present an artist talk and demonstration in facilitation with Jane Sawyer, a Melbourne ceramic artist, educator and director of Slow Clay Centre. Jane is a member of The International Academy of Ceramics and brings experience, consideration and open enquiry to the event.

This Artist talk and demonstration is being held in conjunction with the exhibition at Heide Museum of Modern Art titled An Idea Needing to Be Made: Contemporary Ceramics (27 July 20 October 2019). It is an exhibition centred predominantly around the idea of the vessel form and its continued use and reinvention by contemporary artists working with clay.

It is foregrounded historically by the work of the Australian artist Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, whose interest in and interrogation of the vessel and the still life tradition ushered in a new way of thinking for ceramicists about function, display and purpose.

Most of the artists in the exhibition deal with one or more of the enquiries and ideas explored by Pigott: how can a vessel function as both something to be used but also about use; in what ways can an artwork be understood as a collection or suite of objects; and why is the past an eternal present in ceramic practice?

The exhibition features the work of artists from Australia and overseas, including:
Alison Britton (UK)
Kathy Butterly (US)
Kirsten Coehlo (AUS)
Pippin Drysdale (AUS)
Ernebella Arts (AUS)
Simone Fraser (AUS)
Gwyn Hanssen Pigott (AUS)
King Houndekpinkou (FRA)
Nicolette Johnson (AUS)
Kate Malone (UK)
Kang Hyo Lee (KOR)
Wi Te Tau Pirika Taepa (NZ)

Slow Clay Centre is a ceramics education centre based in Collingwood, Melbourne. Lead by Jane Sawyer, one of her passions is to support visiting national and international guest artists through offering a program of one-off workshops, talks and panel discussions. These events offer a unique opportunity to engage with professionals and be inspired by some of the world's most respected and innovative artists.

$45-55


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Drawing on Photos with Katherine Marmaras
Aug
31
2:00 PM14:00

Drawing on Photos with Katherine Marmaras

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A two-hour workshop to be held at the Box Hill Community Arts Centre where participants will be introduced to and guided through the process of using a gel pen to alter printed photographic images.

Through the process of photo drawing, the intention is to draw each participant’s attention to the less obvious in order to see things differently and to shift the focus from the main subject.

Participants are welcome to bring their own printed photographs to the workshop or work with photographic images provided.

To see the images created by participants at the workshop please follow @katherinemarmarasartist and @doodleonyourown on Instagram.

For bookings and more information please visit Katherine’s website: www.katherinemarmaras.com

$30

@katherinemarmarasartist

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Beginners Weaving Workshop with WunderWeave (repeat)
Sep
3
6:00 PM18:00

Beginners Weaving Workshop with WunderWeave (repeat)

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Get creative with the age-old craft of weaving. Learn the basic steps in preparing a loom, as well as various weaving techniques and knot styles. You'll be given the chance to explore colour and texture to create a beautiful woven wall hanging with a modern twist.

All materials (including loom) provided.

Suitable for ages 16 years +.

Full $40 / Concession $35

This event is part of “Craft Cubed in Boroondara” presented by Boroondara Arts

For more information about the program and how you can take part, please visit www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/craft-cubed or phone 9278 4770.

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Town Hall Gallery After Dark
Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

Town Hall Gallery After Dark

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Enjoy art served late on selected Friday nights at Town Hall Gallery After Dark. These pop-up events were a massive hit when premiered in 2018, so again the doors of Town Hall Gallery will be flung open for special after-hours access to the best art in the eastern region. These relaxed evenings provide a feast for the senses with fantastic live music and immersive activities for you to explore.

The Arts Bar will be open and the exhibition curators and artists will be close by to enlighten you on the works displayed. Entry is free and allows you access to the Town Hall Gallery exhibition spaces and live music, as well as The Emporium where you can purchase handmade gifts by local artisans.

Grab your friends and start your Friday night the best way possible at Town Hall Gallery After Dark.

FREE

This event is part of “Craft Cubed in Boroondara” presented by Boroondara Arts

For more information about the program and how you can take part, please visit www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/craft-cubed or phone 9278 4770.

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Kumihimo: Japanese Braiding
Aug
23
10:00 AM10:00

Kumihimo: Japanese Braiding

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Members of Melbourne Kumihimo Group will be at Hawthorn Arts Centre to demonstrate the Japanese art of braid-making. Discover how various wooden bobbins and leads weights are used to create complex bobbin braids on a traditional wooden marudais.

Bookings not required. 

FREE

This event is part of “Craft Cubed in Boroondara” presented by Boroondara Arts

For more information about the program and how you can take part, please visit www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/craft-cubed or phone 9278 4770.

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Real To Reel: The Craft Film Festival
Aug
22
to Aug 23

Real To Reel: The Craft Film Festival

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Real To Reel:
The Craft Film Festival
Thursday 22 August, 7pm
Friday 23 August, 7pm

Cinema Nova
380 Lygon St,
Carlton


Unexpected tales of making from around the world featuring contemporary Aboriginal weaving, an Indian clay performance, scrap puppets, glassblowing, metalsmithing and a human powered bakery.

Over two screenings, a medley of thirty three short films explore the human relationship with making and materials. They offer a rare opportunity to witness craft in action and the narratives, passion and skill inherent in the creation of works.

Screening 1
Thursday 22 August, 7pm

Witness scrap metal being transformed into intricate eyewear in Kenya, puppets coming to life in a BAFTA award-winning animation, interwoven histories of a blacksmith and gardener, documentaries on British chair making and Mexican luthiers, and an animation from Australia’s Tjanpi Desert Weavers.

Screening 2
Friday 23 August, 7pm


Discover the tradition of making dance masks and costumes in Mexico, a knitting evangelist’s insights into creativity and health, an outdoor gym that powers a bakery, a portrait of one of the oldest potteries in Japan, an animation celebrating the role that dogs play in a remote community, and a documentary on a retired Australian farmer turned artisan woodworker.


Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival is produced by the Crafts Council UK and Crafts magazine. Its tour to Australia is courtesy of Maker&Smith.
Real to Reel forms part of the Craft Cubed Festival presented by Craft Victoria. Craft Cubed is supported by the City of Melbourne Triennial Arts Grants Program.

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Chain Mail Jewellery Fit for a Queen presented by Kyneton Craftery
Aug
22
10:00 AM10:00

Chain Mail Jewellery Fit for a Queen presented by Kyneton Craftery

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Discover how beautiful medieval chain-mail can be in jewellery form.

No prior experience required, and all tools and materials provided.

$30

Part of Kyneton Craftery’s “Thursday Craftspiration sessions” is session is being run out of The Old Auction House, Kyneton, an independently run regional arts space with art galleries, working studios and Australian handmade giftwares.

@theoldauctionhouse

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Waribaar Somali Weaving a Bag - Muhubo Sulieman and Aunty Ambra
Aug
21
10:00 AM10:00

Waribaar Somali Weaving a Bag - Muhubo Sulieman and Aunty Ambra

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Join Muhubo Sulieman and Aunty Ambra to make a large useful bag using traditional Somali finger weaving techniques. No experience required. Material supplied for $15. Useful notes will be handed out so that you will be able to continue this craft at home.

$165
Discount for Guild members.

@spinweavevic

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My Piñata Heart with Kitiya Palaskas
Aug
20
6:30 PM18:30

My Piñata Heart with Kitiya Palaskas

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Join artist Kitiya Palaskas for a colourful piñata workshop! Participants will learn how to make a decorative heart or trophy piñata that can be filled with inspirational words, good vibes, and powerful messages! 

Cost: Full $20, Concession $17
Bookings: (03) 8571 1666

Part of Cultural Threads hosted by City of Greater Dandenong.

Cultural Threads is an exciting, month long, celebration of textiles hosted by the City of Greater Dandenong.  Through the medium of textiles, people are encouraged to connect with one another, trade skills, share stories and interweave cultures.

Explore textiles through workshops, exhibitions, installations and events. 

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Connection 2 - Lindy De Wijn
Aug
20
6:30 PM18:30

Connection 2 - Lindy De Wijn

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A site specific, public art installation that uses the art of lace making to echo the architectural design and patterns of Laurel Lodge with artist Lindy De Wijn.

Part of Cultural Threads hosted by City of Greater Dandenong.

Cultural Threads is an exciting, month long, celebration of textiles hosted by the City of Greater Dandenong.  Through the medium of textiles, people are encouraged to connect with one another, trade skills, share stories and interweave cultures.

Explore textiles through workshops, exhibitions, installations and events. 

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Soft sculpture workshop: how does your garden grow?
Aug
20
6:30 PM18:30

Soft sculpture workshop: how does your garden grow?

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Join artist Sai-Wai Foo as she shows you the technique to create soft sculptures for the How does your garden grow? installation at the Hawthorn Arts Centre for Craft Cubed. All materials provided. Suitable for ages 16 years +.

FREE, but booking essential

This event is part of “Craft Cubed in Boroondara” presented by Boroondara Arts

For more information about the program and how you can take part, please visit www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/craft-cubed or phone 9278 4770.

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Creative Journaling with Babbling Books
Aug
18
2:00 PM14:00

Creative Journaling with Babbling Books

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Discover journaling and build confidence in your creativity. Nurture mindfulness through honest reflection, and dust off those notebooks and journals you’ve been saving for ‘one day’. 

This workshop is perfect for anyone who doubts their creativity, has trouble sticking to creative goals, or has felt intimidated by the huge range of ‘perfect’ journals online. Whether you want to finish a particular journal you’ve started (perhaps a well-intentioned travel journal), or want to kickstart that creative dream you’ve nurtured, this workshop is designed for you.

Unlock your creativity and spark your imagination with tailored activities and guided journaling sessions. We’ll provide you with a wide selection of supplies, so all you need to bring is an open mind.

The focus will be on collage journaling, combining written reflections with creative page spreads that reflect your experiences. Use a mixture of paper items, stamps and more to make creative collages to decorate your pages. You'll learn how to choose colour schemes, achieve visual balance, and see examples of different styles of collage journal for inspiration.

You’re welcome to bring any unfinished notebooks, or any paper ephemera with you (think photos/tickets/postcards), and we can work on developing your creative idea together. Otherwise, if you don’t have a project, we’ll supply you with all the materials you need to begin.

What you will learn

  • Techniques to build creative confidence and overcome First Page Fear

  • How to design creative page layouts using a variety of techniques

  • What to buy and where to find journaling ephemera and supplies

What you will get

  • 1 x Moleskin Soft Cover Cahier (80 pages, square ruled)

  • - An illustrated creative journaling workbook filled with activities and inspiration

  • Take home pack of mixed vintage and modern ephemera (book pages, stamps, music sheets etc) to get you started

$135 or 122 (discount offer)**

Think Thornbury is a community-focussed shop and creative workshop venue run by artist and musican team, Maggie May (Middle Aisle) and Josh Kelly. We exist to support Thinkers, Makers, and Do-ers! For Craft Cubed we are playing host to an exciting and diverse programme of premium art & craft workshops, including some workshops run just for Craft Cubed!

**Discount offers apply if customers purchase 2 or more tickets at once.

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Outré Gallery, Fitzroy Mini Market Part Two
Aug
18
12:00 PM12:00

Outré Gallery, Fitzroy Mini Market Part Two

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The Outré Gallery - Fitzroy Mini Market will showcase a hand picked selection of some of Melbourne's brightest and most talented young makers and crafts people. This tightly curated event will be situated inside the galleries newest second location in Fitzroy!

You'll be able to view a huge selection of both local and international new contemporary artwork as well as all the latest craft goodies you can feast you eyes on!

You can expect to see ceramics, jewellery, soft toys, pins, patches, stickers, zines, wall hangings and much more! This family friendly event is not one to miss, so bring your friends and loved ones along for the afternoon. We hope to see you there!

Two Sundays!

  • Sunday, August 4, 2019 12:00 PM - 4 PM

  • Sunday, August 18, 2019 12:00 PM - 4 PM

FREE

@outregallery

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Learn to Dye Yarn with Raxor Yarns
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Learn to Dye Yarn with Raxor Yarns

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Ever wondered how indie dyers make all this beautiful yarn? Want to try it for yourself?

Spend a day with me and learn how to dye yarn like an indie dyer!

I'll teach you how to prepare and dye a variegated yarn using professional Landscapes Dyes. We'll be using Australian made yarn grown on the farm at Cloverleaf Corriedale Stud, an hour from Melbourne. You'll even have an opportunity to meet the sheep who grew the wool!

$130

@raxoryarns

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Collage & Image-Making workshop with Maximillian Malone
Aug
17
12:00 PM12:00

Collage & Image-Making workshop with Maximillian Malone

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Max invites you to his art studio for an afternoon of Collage, Conversation & Coffee. All materials are provided. Limited spaces, so booking is essential.

A unique opportunity to visit this converted mechanics yard, now art-studio, and to explore a variety of image-making techniques with collage specialist Maximillian Malone. The artist will provide all the materials, including access to his vast cut-out library for you to experiment with. The session will combine both hands-on methods along with digital editing. Participants will learn a number of the processes within a laid back and creative environment.

There are two sessions:

  • Saturday, August 17, 2019 12:00 - 2:30 PM

  • Saturday, August 24, 2019 12:00 - 2:30 PM

$40

@maximillian.malone

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Convent Made Presented by Abbotsford Convent
Aug
17
11:00 AM11:00

Convent Made Presented by Abbotsford Convent

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The Abbotsford Convent is home to more than 150 artists, writers, thinkers, makers and creators of may kinds. From handcrafted jewellery and screen printed homewares, to ceramics, sustainable fashion and so much more, countless works of art are crafted at the Convent every day.

Come meet Convent creatives at their studios between 11am - 3pm and join a free Convent Made studio tour, learn a new skill or purchase a range of textiles, fashion, jewellery, ceramics and artist-made gifts.

Throughout the day, Convent creatives will host a range of free demonstrations and workshops including screen printing, pattern making, upcycling, block printing, papier-mâché and jewellery making.

Printing Demonstration: Ink & Spindle will offer a live demonstration of their hand-printing process. Inspired by Australian flora and fauna, Ink & Spindle are passionate about creating textiles that have a minimal impact on the earth.

Pattern Making Taster Class: Artist Leonie McGinley-Slater will invite visitors to register their interest and participate in a pattern making taster class.

Art of Up-cycling Workshop: Run by artists Nadin and Marta Kimberly, visitors will have the opportunity to convert old and discarded materials into something useful and beautiful.

Block Printing Workshop: Led by Print Safari, come learn a new skill and partake in the basics of block printing. Pottery Demonstration by Ghost Wares.

Papier- mâché demonstration: Come watch artist Leah Muddle apply papier-mâché and decoupage techniques in a contemporary setting.

Jewellery Making Demonstration: Contemporary jeweller and artist Katheryn Leopoldseder welcomes visitors into her studio to watch a making demonstration and appreciate the handmade jewellery available for purchase.

For a full list of the program and tour times, please visit the Convent's website abbotsfordconvent.com.au. For any access queries, please email the Convent team at info@abbotsfordconvent.com.au.

FREE

@abbotsfordconvent

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Introduction to Ceramic Hand Building with Rara Studio
Aug
17
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to Ceramic Hand Building with Rara Studio

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In this beginners hand-building workshop you will have the chance to get your hands dirty and make something lovely for yourself or for a friend! You will learn different hand-building techniques like pinching and slabbing to make pieces such as cups, planters, or spoons. You will have the opportunity to work with different stoneware clays and the option of using coloured underglaze to make simple patterns.

Tea and a special homemade treat will be provided. 

Your finished pieces will be fired and glazed for you, ready for collection at Think Thornbury.

Who is Aliça?

Aliça runs RARA Studio (@hellorarastudio), a Melbourne-based ceramics business.

She makes unique, hand-built objects for the home and to wear.

Aliça has a background in fine art and has a love for natural materials and objects, especially the look and feel of handmade work. She originally studied ceramics with a Japanese ceramicist but is primarily self-taught. Each piece she makes is one of a kind, with the marks of the maker celebrated, forming the texture of the work.

She sells her ceramics online, with stockists across Australia and overseas. You can also find her at markets like Big Design Market and the Melbourne Ceramics Market. Her work has been featured in Frankie, Yen and Country Style Magazine.

Aliça works locally from her studio in Thornbury, with her three studio helpers, Teti (dog), Claudia and Sybil (cats).

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What you will learn

  • A range of hand-building techniques including pinching and slabbing

  • About different stoneware clays and how to work with them

  • How clays and glazes can be combined to achieve different looks

What you will get

  • 3-6 hand-built pieces that you can keep or give as gifts

  • Personalised guidance and support while you build

  • All the skills you need to be able to go home and keep making!

    $156 or $142**

Think Thornbury is a community-focussed shop and creative workshop venue run by artist and musican team, Maggie May (Middle Aisle) and Josh Kelly. We exist to support Thinkers, Makers, and Do-ers! For Craft Cubed we are playing host to an exciting and diverse programme of premium art & craft workshops, including some workshops run just for Craft Cubed!

**Discount offers apply if customers purchase 2 or more tickets at once.

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Exhibition of Primitive-fired Coiled and Pinched Ceramics
Aug
17
to Aug 18

Exhibition of Primitive-fired Coiled and Pinched Ceramics

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This airy studio was purpose-built at the bottom of the garden across the rear of a suburban block about 500 metres from Sandringham beach. This is where handbuilt ceramic work is created, decorated, glazed and fired (in two electric kilns) Earthenware plates, platters, bowls, jugs and vases for the table, and small clay sculptures fill the shelves in this studio well lit with natural light in daytime - and a wood-burning stove warms in winter. The "garden gallery" is where a selection of current exhibition works are displayed. The "upstairs gallery" displays the potter's own special collection of pots large and small, including award-winning works - from many decades of making and exhibiting around Australia and abroad.

FREE

@jillsymes

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Annual Open Day - Northcote Pottery Supplies
Aug
17
10:00 AM10:00

Annual Open Day - Northcote Pottery Supplies

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Our annual Open Day is on once more, providing an opportunity for all to come visit us at Northcote Pottery Supplies and see what goes on behind the scenes. The day will consist of an artist market featuring work for sale by emerging ceramists, demonstrations, a coffee cart, kid’s activities and opportunities for visitors to get their hands dirty and sample making techniques.

A 10% store-wide discount will be offered on all pottery supplies and ceramic wares in the SMALLpieces retail gallery space on the day.

FREE

@northcotepotterysupplies

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Space Tank Open Studio – Speaker Presentations and Networking Meetup
Aug
17
10:00 AM10:00

Space Tank Open Studio – Speaker Presentations and Networking Meetup

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We are opening our studio to the public as part of the 2019 Craft Cubed Festival and the LaunchVic sponsored Moreland Converger program. With presentations by: Holger Dielenberg: Space Tank – a resurgence in applied technology and niche manufacturing. Sean and Horn: CNC machining guns talk on why CNC? why Melbourne? Martin Carswell: Keeping the time honored tradition of leather making alive. Dani Storm: Break the norm and stick to your guns as a product designer. Aidan McKinnon: Founder insight into the fabulous Cutthroat knives. Gavin Doherty: Patent & Trade Mark Attorney – Protecting Your Business – IP for Startups Details at a glance... Full open day is from 10am to 6pm Speaker Presentations from 2pm to 4.30pm Catered networking meetup from 4.30pm to 6pm Facility tours to check out where all the action happens. Just ask! This is your chance to see where Melbourne’s cool product developers, craftspeople and hardware startups are launching their business and enjoy a catered networking meetup afterwards.

FREE

@spacetankstudio

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Craft & Design as a Career 2019
Aug
16
9:00 AM09:00

Craft & Design as a Career 2019

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Craft & Design as a Career

Our annual conference presents the journeys of innovative creatives and industry experts. Hear their stories, philosophies and perspectives on what it means to practice in today’s craft and design community.

Our speakers include hand-picked luminaries presenting fresh reflections on their own lives in the creative realm.

Speakers include:

  • Ana Petidis - weaver, analog cloth + concepts

  • Annette Wagner - multi disciplined creative

  • Anthea Riskas - content, copy and strategy for creatives

  • Gerry Wedd - potter

  • Ilka White - textiles and sculpture

  • Honor Freeman - ceramic artist

  • Maree Clarke - artist and curator

  • Maryanne Moodie - weaver

  • Zaiba Khan - Fijian-Indian artist

Limited tickets available
$75 members
$95 non-members

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(Th)reads - Artist talk & Demonstration
Aug
15
1:00 PM13:00

(Th)reads - Artist talk & Demonstration

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Join Anzara Clark as she takes you through her latest exhibition (Th)reads at Town Hall Gallery. Anzara will also share the basics of joomchi (paper felting) and paper yarn making in a hands-on demonstration.

Afternoon tea included.

Cost $10

This event is part of “Craft Cubed in Boroondara” presented by Boroondara Arts

For more information about the program and how you can take part, please visit www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/craft-cubed or phone 9278 4770.

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Dye Group Monthly with Amanda Ho & Heather Thomas
Aug
15
10:15 AM10:15

Dye Group Monthly with Amanda Ho & Heather Thomas

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 If you are interested in learning about natural dyeing, come along to the popular Dye Group.

In August, we will be experimenting with walnut husks. Run by Amanda Ho and Heather Thomas and members of the dye group. Please bring along 6 x skeins of wool, at 5g each. Email the guild at info@hwsgv.org.au for further details.

Featuring the following makers / artists:
Amanda Ho
Ilka White
Ruth Mitchell
Muhubo Sulieman
Aunty Ambra
Dye Group members of the Guild
Members of the Guild that Spin

$4

@spinweavevic

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Memory Wire Keepsake Jewellery presented by Kyneton Craftery
Aug
15
10:00 AM10:00

Memory Wire Keepsake Jewellery presented by Kyneton Craftery

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Tame the bend of memory wire to create unique bracelets and necklaces.

No prior experience required, and all tools and materials provided.

$30

Part of Kyneton Craftery’s “Thursday Craftspiration sessions” is session is being run out of The Old Auction House, Kyneton, an independently run regional arts space with art galleries, working studios and Australian handmade giftwares.

@theoldauctionhouse

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Make your own Natural Home Cleaning Products
Aug
14
6:30 PM18:30

Make your own Natural Home Cleaning Products

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This hands-on workshop is an introduction to using essential oils, and other plant-based ingredients, to make your own chemical-free household cleaning products. Many essential oils have antibacterial and antimicrobial qualities, which can be the foundation for products to clean your home - and make it smell amazing! You’ll learn how to make surface spray, laundry detergent, linen spray and dishwasher powder, plus many more. You’ll leave with three beautifully-packaged products scented with oils of your choice, and the recipes to refill them and do your bit to save the planet in the process.


We’re increasingly aware of the toxins that pollute the modern environment we share, from exhaust fumes, to pesticides and industrial chemicals. But, perhaps we’re less aware of the invisible pollutants we’re exposed to in our own homes. The products we buy from the supermarket to keep our homes clean, and germs at bay, can cause respiratory issues and skin irritations, and interfere with our hormones. Making your own products means you can banish these commercial concoctions from your cleaning cupboard and safeguard your family’s health.

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What you will learn

  • How to use essentials oils to make your own low-tox cleaning products

  • The basics of using essential oils safely to clean and purify the air in your home

  • Why it’s vital for your health to ditch commercial cleaning products

What you will get

  • The knowledge to go home and overhaul your cleaning cupboard with low-tox DIY alternatives

  • A 10 page booklet of my favourite green cleaning recipes

  • 3 products (surface spray, linen spray and laundry liquid) to take home in glass bottles to refill over and over again

$47

Think Thornbury is a community-focussed shop and creative workshop venue run by artist and musican team, Maggie May (Middle Aisle) and Josh Kelly. We exist to support Thinkers, Makers, and Do-ers! For Craft Cubed we are playing host to an exciting and diverse programme of premium art & craft workshops, including some workshops run just for Craft Cubed!

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In conversation with Lisa Roet - Presented by Pieces of Eight Gallery
Aug
14
6:00 PM18:00

In conversation with Lisa Roet - Presented by Pieces of Eight Gallery

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“Transpiration” is a range of jewellery and functional objects reflecting the fragile eco system of Borneo , one of the worlds greatest rainforest systems and home to the Orangutan. UNESCO has just called for the preservation of Great apes, seeing them as the Umbrella species for the global rainforest systems. Deforestation recognised as one of Global Warming’s greatest threats. Addressing her ongoing theme in art and jewellery, Roet’s work utilises orangutan palm prints, skin texture and reflections of landscape to create her own eco system titled “Transpiration” being the scientific term for the release of water from rainforest plants into the environment. Roet will be 'in conversation' with Alice Blackwood to discuss the issues she tackles within her work.

FREE

@po8gallery

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August Advice Clinic: Instagram Check Up
Aug
13
11:30 AM11:30

August Advice Clinic: Instagram Check Up

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ADVICE CLINIC: INSTAGRAM CHECK UP

Tuesday, 13 August
1 - 4pm


Craft Victoria have proudly been running this specially tailored form of professional development for our members we call Advice Clinics.

For Craft Cubed, we are opening up this members-only service, for anyone interested in a taster of just-for-you advice and recommendations. Come along and grab a 10 minute slice of off-the-cuff professional critical engagement around your maker Instagram profile with Anthea Riskas - Full Tilt Mumma - content, copy and strategy for creatives, and Craft staff.  Plus, take the time to meet other members and browse our amazing Craft Library and enjoy afternoon tea

Members FREE
Non-Members $15

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Macrame plant hanger for beginners - Amy Osbourne
Aug
11
2:30 PM14:30

Macrame plant hanger for beginners - Amy Osbourne

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Beginners’ macramé workshop – create a plant hanger Amy Osbourne, founder and designer of the label “Forget Me Knot”, creates stunning, modern plant hangers with her signature use of colourful materials. Join Amy for three hours of creative fun, learning all the basic techniques used in the art of macramé. Macramé dates back to the 13th century, but is most well known for its popularity in the 70s. Now it’s made a comeback and is being transformed and creatively expressed in a whole new way. In this workshop you will learn about the origins and history of macramé, as well as get to practise tying all the basic knots to create a stylish and modern plant hanger all of your own.

During the workshop, Amy will introduce you to:
· Materials used in macramé
· Basic knot tying
· How to create a plant hanger using macramé

All materials are included in the worskhop fee, and at the end of the workshop you will have a stunning plant hanger to take home. Classes will be restricted to about 10 places to ensure one-on-one tuition.

Workshop fee: $85 per person including all materials

Workshop length: 3 hours



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Visible Mending Workshop Presented by Tamara Russell
Aug
11
to Aug 18

Visible Mending Workshop Presented by Tamara Russell

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Come along to a relaxing and fun series of two workshops and learn how to make the clothes you love last. You will learn to repair and embellish your clothing making them a delight to wear again.

Week one you will learn how to use embroidery, appliqué and patching. Week two we will cover darning and needle felting.

Stitching is a great life skill which can save you money, save your clothes and reduce your impact on the environment! You will learn some hand stitching techniques that offer lots of creative possibilities for repairing & enhancing your clothes and household textiles.

Join the sustainable fashion revolution – We need to buy less, buy better and keep asking questions about the realities behind what we’re purchasing. We need to love the clothes we already own more and work harder to make them last.

Your Grandparents would have known how to make things around the home and their clothes last by repairing and remaking. In this workshop you will be shown traditional repair skills which enable you to add contemporary flair to patching and darning your clothes. Mending can become an opportunity for wonderful decoration as well as saving money and reducing the amount of clothing going to landfill.

The two workshops run Sunday 11 and Sunday 18 August from 2.00pm – 5.30pm – you can come along for one or both. Workshops are $95.00 each or $180 for both.

The workshops are suitable for both beginners and more experienced stitchers and are running as part of the Craft Cubed Festival of Handmade.

Some tools and materials will be provided along with a handout for further repair projects.

Workshop dates:
Sunday 11 August. Sunday 18 August.
Time:
2:00pm - 5:30pm






What to bring:

* Garments (jeans, shirts, jumpers) or home textiles (tea towel or tablecloth) that have rips or holes that needs repairing,

* Any fabrics for reconstruction, applique or patching,

* Embellishments (buttons, patches, etc),

* Any thread you would like to use (embroidery thread, yarn, wool, etc),

* Personal sewing kit (scissors, pins and needles)

* Your imagination and enthusiasm

$95

@karhina03

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Macrame Rainbows with The Middle Aisle
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

Macrame Rainbows with The Middle Aisle

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In this class, Maggie guides you how to make beautiful rainbows out of rope, colourful yarn and a few of her handy tricks!

This is a really fun class to make your own macrame rainbow and experiment with colour. There will be a big selection of colours available in the class to play with and Maggie will show you how to pick the perfect combination for whatever space you're wanting to brighten up with a little bit of handmade joy.

You'll also get a huge dose of creative confidence from an experienced and encouraging teacher. This is an empowering class designed to help you get started on a creative journey that will last a lifetime. If you're after a premium Melbourne Macrame workshop class this is the place for you!

This workshop has strictly limited places so that every one gets lots of help and guidance throughout the class.

This class is suitable for beginners. Never fear if you think you are lacking in creativity, Macramé is a wonderful craft for expressing a vision you never knew you had and practicing mindfulness and meditation. This is a creative and fun class that will give you the basic skills to create a Macramé work of art whilst getting inspiration from Maggie and your fellow classmates. 

Enjoy a cup of tea and make something special in this new class from Middle Aisle.

Who is The Middle Aisle? 

Maggie May is a master Macramé artist, graphic designer, and stylist for her business, The Middle Aisle. She is passionate about working with Australian made materials and supporting local makers and craftspeople.After discovering Macrame she immediately fell in love with the craft because of Macrame’s versatility for expression and creativity. Maggie creates modern ‘improvised’ macrame pieces inspired by Melbourne and her life. She regularly posts on her Instagram @middleaisle about her life and being creative in Melbourne. 

Maggie is also one-half of the creative duo behind 'Think Thornbury'

What you will learn

  • How to select the perfect rope colour palette

  • Wrap and sew an original macrame rainbow

  • Basic skills to create more rainbows and shapes at home!

What you will get

  • Expert tuition from an experienced teacher!

  • You'll also get a huge dose of creative confidence.

  • Your own macrame rainbow!

$129

Think Thornbury is a community-focussed shop and creative workshop venue run by artist and musican team, Maggie May (Middle Aisle) and Josh Kelly. We exist to support Thinkers, Makers, and Do-ers! For Craft Cubed we are playing host to an exciting and diverse programme of premium art & craft workshops, including some workshops run just for Craft Cubed!

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SEE YOU IN THE SOUP “MEET & EAT” MINI TOUR
Aug
10
4:00 PM16:00

SEE YOU IN THE SOUP “MEET & EAT” MINI TOUR

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SEE YOU IN THE SOUP “MEET & EAT” MINI TOUR
Saturday 10 August, 4pm

Meet artists Cat Rabbit and Isobel Knowles at their exhibition See You in the Soup at Craft Victoria, then continue on foot to their nearby studio in the Nicholas Building for a glimpse into their maker space, and then finishing up with nibbles and sips on Flinders Lane.

$30



See You in the Soup is a surreal narrative exploration of the Melbourne epicurean landscape, seen through the eyes of a small and curious duck. In a city constructed from cardboard and fluffy fabrics, a cast of urban birds share a food adventure in this short stop motion film. With food exploration as a central theme, the film will screen in an immersive, soft, food-laden installation which encourages playful thinking and tempts you to consider your culinary comfort zone. See You in the Soup will bring together audiences of all ages and encourage interaction between generations through a shared appreciation of food and entertainment.

www.softstories.com.au
@soft_stories #seeyouinthesoup
See You in the Soup is supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program

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Form & Assemble - Presented by Bisque Studios partnered with Studio Yu
Aug
10
to Aug 11

Form & Assemble - Presented by Bisque Studios partnered with Studio Yu

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Form & Assemble. Presented by Bisque Studios in partnership with Studio Yu.

Form: A particular way in which a thing exists or appears; expression, shape, imbodiment.

Assemble: To gather together for a common purpose; collect, unite, convene.

Form and Assemble invites artists to share in conversation about the need for community within art practices. Showcasing the derivatives of inspiration through the assembly of seemingly unrelated works. Drawing lines between inspiration and form, practice and outcome, community and shared experience.

A comparative exhibition that speaks of similarities rather than differences, community over competition. Expressive of the thoughtful and inclusive nature of Victoria's new wave of ceramic artists. Embracing and ever seeking to enjoy and indulge in each other's work and achievements. Form & Assemble invites viewers to immerse themselves in a celebratory diverse showcase of the ever intriguing world of ceramics.

Works by Asobimasu Clay, Tantri Mustika Ceramics, Oh Hey Grace, Benna co, Alanna Casey, Dasa, Ella Bendrups, Amy Lee Worthy, Tessy King and Chella Edmunds.

Event Launch:
Friday 9th of August.
6pm-9pm

Free Public Event
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Immersive gallery show over Sat 10th & Sun 11th of August.

@bisque.studio

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Beers provided by Bodriggy Brewing Co.

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Japanese Stitching Cloth Sampler Book Presented by Leanne O'Sullivan
Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

Japanese Stitching Cloth Sampler Book Presented by Leanne O'Sullivan

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This workshop project has been inspired by vintage textiles & craft collected by Leanne O'Sullivan of Kimono House Japanese Textiles & Craft. The collection includes kimono, boro, sashiko & samplers hand-stitched by generations across Japan.

Using several Japanese stitching techniques class participants will make a cloth sampler book to keep as a personal resource and guide for future reference in their own hand-stitched craft.

Instruction will include traditional Japanese stitched bookbinding technique & exploration of other Japanese hand-stitching used in kimono piecing, sashiko stitching and Boro style mending.

An informative half-day suitable for all skill levels as an introduction to Japanese hand-stitching methods. Class fee includes all materials.

$75

@kimono.house

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