About Central Craft
Central Craft is a member based not-for-profit organisation in Alice Springs which is a valuable community resource in an isolated part of Australia in region stretching from the South Australian border to include Alice Springs, Yulara, north to include Tennant Creek and all outlying communities. This includes a population of approximately 30,000 covering over 546,000 square kilometres of land, with over 2,000 businesses and makes up 40% of the Northern Territory
Central Craft offers workshops, Open Days and other free activities that enrich lives and encourages community participation and social inclusion. People from all walks of life including people from non-English speaking backgrounds, people with disabilities, people with mental illness, Indigenous people and older people are welcomed at Central Craft and encouraged to learn new skills and form friendships and connections to keep them engaged in our community.
By doing so, Central Craft strengthens our community by providing opportunities for learning, creative expression and social networking. It supports emerging practitioners through to established artisans working in the disciplines such as ceramics, lapidary, jewellery making, leather craft, woodwork, painting, basketry, weaving, spinning, lacemaking, feltmaking, knitting, screen printing, silk painting, surface decoration, fabric manipulation, embroidery, fashion design and construction.
As a member based organisation, Central Craft aims to:
• build the visibility of contemporary craft and design from the Northern Territory
• exhibit high quality craft and design to local, regional and international audiences
• engage and educate individuals and groups in craft and design practice
• improve the viability of emerging and professional craft and design practitioners
• build strong cross-cultural partnerships to create opportunities for innovation in craft and design practice
• enhance the reputation of the Northern Territory as a significant centre for contemporary craft and design
Central Craft is open
Office: Mon - Fri 10.00am - 4.00pm
Retail Outlet and June Marriott Gallery: Mon - Fri 10.00am - 4.00pm and Sat - Sun 11.00am - 3.00pm
Central Craft is delighted to announce the signing of a one-year sponsorship agreement with Central Digital Television as its Major Media Sponsor
2014 Central Ten Wearable Art Awards
Save the date for this year's 2014 Central Ten Wearable Art Awards
Saturday 4 October 2014 at the Araluen Theatre, Araluen Cultural Precinct.
Call for Volunteers
Central Craft is looking for volunteers. If you have a little time to spare on a regular basis to help, please contact us on 8952 4417.
Call for Committee members
Are you interested in supporting the craft and design in Central Australia by offering your skills and experience to a not for profit community organisation? Then why not consider joining our Central Craft Committee and make a difference, and have a say in the direction of our organisation? Committee nomination forms are available here