About Central Craft

Central Craft is a member based not-for-profit organisation in Alice Springs and a valuable community resource in a isolated part of Australia.

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

Call for Committee members

Central Craft's 2014 AGM is being held on Thursday 29th May 2014. If you are interested in supporting craft and design in Central Australia by offering your skills and experience to a not for profit community organisation, why not consider joining the Central Craft Committee? You can make a difference and have a say in the direction of our organisation. Committee nomination forms are available Please click here

Alice Springs Beanie Festival Workshops

Join us at Central Craft during the 2014 Alice Springs Beanie Festival in a celebration of craft over 4 fun-filled days from Friday 20th June to Sunday 22nd June 2014.
Three days, 40 + workshops covering diverse craft themes
Full Beanie Festival Workshop Program Please click here

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.