As part of the 2019 Craft Cubed Festival, Craft Victoria presents:


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.

Kaleide Theatre
360 Swanston Street

Craft’s Annual Symposium
Friday 16 August
9am - 3:30pm

9:00am Registration
9:30am Guests to be seated
12:00pm Lunch

Limited tickets available
$75 members
$95 non-members


Meet THE speakers

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


Annette Wagner,
Creative & Founder of the Wunder Gym

Annette Wagner is a multi disciplined creative and founder of the newly launch Wunder Gym, which is part gallery, part education and all about community.


Ana Petidis,
Weaver and storyteller

Ana Petidis is a studio weaver based in Wadawurrung/Wathaurong Ballarat. Her tactile works contemplate human relationships in contemporary life through the exploration of materials, colour and texture.


Anthea Riskas,
Content, copy and strategy for creatives

Anthea Riskas is the Social Media Manager at Okay Lady, ruler of squares, a lover of memes and despiser of the word "literally" being used incorrectly. She works with the Okay Lady team to create content and promote their team of stellar female artists.


Kristian Laemmle Ruff

Kristian Laemmle Ruff

Ilka White,
Artist, Weaver, Teacher, Facilitator

Ilka White’s practice spans woven textiles, sculpture and education. Her work draws on an a love of natural systems and world textile traditions and has been widely exhibited and published. Ilka has engaged with communities throughout Australia as a maker, teacher and arts facilitator and she's a great believer in the capacity of beauty and creativity to lift our collective spirits.


Maryanne Moodie,

Maryanne Moodie is a weaver, teacher, author, artist, entrepreneur. She has created her ideal job for herself and feels like she never has to work a full days work.

Image Rosina Possingham

Image Rosina Possingham

Honor Freeman,
Ceramic artist

Honor Freeman is an Adelaide based artist whose practice utilises the mimetic properties of porcelain, crafting objects that belie their materiality and purpose.

Ancestral Memory, Old Quad, University of Melbourne

Ancestral Memory, Old Quad, University of Melbourne

Maree Clarke
Artist and Curator

Maree Clarke is a Yorta Yorta/Wamba Wamba/Mutti Mutti/Boonwurrung woman who grew up in northwest Victoria, mainly in Mildura, on the banks of the Murray River. Maree has been a practicing artist living and working in Melbourne for the last three decades.


Zaiba Khan
Artist and jeweller

Zaiba Khan is an Indo-Fijian artist and gold and silversmith based in Melbourne. She translates the oral histories and ritual practices of her ancestors into visual language; as an act of preservation, storytelling and resistance.

Image Andrew Cowen

Image Andrew Cowen

Gerry Wedd,

Gerry Wedd is a full time potter with an abiding interest in songs and surfing. Gerry exhibits nationally and internationally and has been acquired by many national public collections.


Meet Gerry Wedd

He’s painted everything from notorious surfers to politicians heads and footy players on pots. Meet the South Australian potter Gerry Wedd, known for his distinct style of ceramics
— ABC News Australia 2018