As part of the 2019 Craft Cubed Festival, Craft Victoria presents:
CRAFT AND DESIGN AS A CAREER CONFERENCE 2019
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.
360 Swanston Street
Craft’s Annual Symposium
Friday 16 August
9am - 3:30pm
9:30am Guests to be seated
Limited tickets available
Meet THE speakers
Our speakers include hand-picked luminaries presenting fresh reflections on their own lives in the creative realm.
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.
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.
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 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.
Honor Freeman is an Adelaide based artist whose practice utilises the mimetic properties of porcelain, crafting objects that belie their materiality and purpose.
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.
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.
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.