Upcoming Events at Central Craft in 2013
Friday 8th February 2013 from 6.00pm.
Central Craft celebrates the reopening of our Retail Outlet for 2013 with a romantic ‘Valentine Soiree’ and the unveiling of our valentine inspired craft collection.
Bring your friends and family along and be enchanted by a Renaissance and Baroque ‘Early Music- Concert performed by ‘Project Bluebook’. There’ll be drinks and snacks and an opportunity to buy some wonderful gifts for Valentine’s Day. All welcome.
Membership Drive to celebrate Harmony Day
A family fun day utilising the skills and knowledge of members in a broad range of craft disciplines. With market type stalls both out and indoors and food stalls.
Reduced membership for those who join on the day.
13 - 22 April
National Youth Week
Event to celebrate National Youth Week.
Sunday 28 April
Todd Mall Market Stall to promote upcoming 'My Mother's Hands' Exhibition and the 'Biggest Morning Tea' event.
Friday 17 May
National Voluneers Week. Luncheon to thank our Volunteers.
Sunday 26 May
Biggest Morning Tea and Quilting Bee
Join us and the Alice Springs Quilting Club at Central Craft for the ‘Tea & Bee’ Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea from 10am.
The Quilting Club will be creating a quilt for the Cancer Council to raffle and there will be lucky door prizes (donations of prizes are still welcome before the day).
Todd Mall Market Stall to promote the 2013 Beanie Festival Workshops at Central Craft.
2013 Sustainable Couture 'On a Wing and a Prayer' Fashion Parade at the Aviation Museum.
Sustainable Couture is a fashion event created by a group of artists, designers and skilled garment makers with a unique approach to recycling. Surprising fabrics and materials are recycled to create unique garments which make a strogn fashion statement at the same time as allowing wearers to bank those necessary carbon credits. So why not indulge in an evening of creative, recycled fashions as the parade wends its way around vintage aeroplanes in the old Connellan hangar.
Fashion Parade commences at 6.30pm at the Central Australian Aviation Museum in the Araluen Cultural Precinct on Thursday 20th June. Tickets on sale $ 10.00 each at Central Craft and at Dymocks Book Shop in the Alice Plaza.
This is followed immediately after the Parade by the After-Parade Selling Exhibition at the June Marriott Gallery, just a short stroll away at Central Craft.
Selling Exhibition runs from 20 June - 7 July.
For more information and invitation Please click here
Artback NT Artist in Residence at Central Craft
ROLANDE SOULIERE’S COLLAGE OF INDIGENIZATION
Artback NT’s resident artist Rolande Souliere invites you to participate in a session introducing the notion of collage in Western art. This will be followed by a number of open lab participatory collage workshops where participants will create collages of their idea(s) of what it means to be ‘Indigenous’, whether physical, psychological, political or spiritual.
The resulting collages will be exhibited as an installation and will mark the beginning of an ongoing project that will take place in various locations nationally and internationally.
Participants are encouraged to bring personal materials such as photographs, images, postcards and objects that resonate with their ideas of what it means to be ‘Indigenous’ in today’s world. Paper, pencils, erasers, scissors, glue and other basic materials will be supplied.
Artist’s Talk and Introduction to Collage:
Saturday 29 June 11am – 12:30pm
Workshop dates and times:
Saturday 13 July / Sunday 14 July
Thursday 18 July / Friday 19 July
All workshops are free: 10am – 4:30pm
Open Studio Exhibit:
Mon 22 – Wed 24 July, 10am – 4:30pm
Workshop Places are limited. For more information or to RSVP please contact: Artback NT, Visual Arts Manager – Simha Koether Tel: 08 8953 5941 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
These workshops are brought to you by Artback NT: Arts Development and Touring through the Visual Arts Artist-in-Residence Program.
For more information on Roland Souliere's Artist-in-Residence Program Please click here
Quilting Techniques & Trunk Show with Heather from the Adelaide Sewing Centre
A demonstration of the Handi Quilter quilting system, quilting products and a trunk show with over thirty quilts. Including the newly acquired Fusion Machine, Heather will demonstrate the many quilting techniques available with the Sweet Sixteen and Avante models and other techniques such as the use of various marking methods, ruler work and a range of shaped rulers, raw edge appliqué and micro quilting. There will be an opportunity to test drive these machines for yourself.
Free Event. Central Craft Studio from 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Spaces are limited to twenty / Bookings essential.
Saturday 17 August
Henley-on-Todd. Central Craft to enter a 'craft' boat in the Henley-on-Todd.
Sunday 25 August
Todd Mall Market Stall to promote upcoming 'Craft from the Desert' Workshops.
Sunday 29 September
Todd Market Market Stall to promote upcoming Annual Lawn and Craft sale and the 'Getting Spooky' Halloween workshop and Halloweeen Twilight Craft Market
Saturday 19 October
Central Craft Annual Lawn and Craft Sale
2013 Wearable Arts Awards
The 2013 Wearable Art Awards are on!
Saturday 26th October, 2013 at 7.30pm
Araluen Theatre in the Araluen Cultural Precinct
The Wearable Art Awards is an important local community arts event, held annually since 2002 as part of the Alice Desert Festival program. At the beginning of this year it was determined that the event would no longer be a part of the Festival due to a changing strategic direction of the managing organisation, Red Hot Arts Central Australia (RHACA). With the future of the event in jeopardy, Central Craft is pleased to announce that the Wearable Art Awards will return in 2013 under their management.
Central Craft has been a long-standing partner of the Wearable Art Awards, through ongoing sponsorship and a shared vision to inspire and support craft practice at all levels in Central Australia. With a 40-year history, Central Craft is one of the Northern Territory’s pioneering craft and design organisations. Guided by a strong management team, Central Craft presents a community inclusive annual program of workshops, exhibitions and events within the Araluen Cultural Precinct. With established local networks and a growing membership, the organisation is perfectly placed to adopt this well-loved arts event.
For this year’s Wearable Art Awards, entrants will have the opportunity to submit works into the following categories: Natural Fibre, Recycled and/or Found Objects and Open Fantasia. Prizes will also be awarded for a Standout Youth Entry, Standout Performance and the traditional Central Craft Acquisition Award. Acquired works will be displayed in the Brian Tucker Gallery of Wearable Art in the Araluen Arts Centre foyer.
Calling for Expressions of Interest
Central Craft is calling for expressions of interest from local wearable art creators.
These can be made via email to email@example.com, phone 8952 4417 or in person at Central Craft at the Araluen Cultural Precinct, 61 Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs.
Expressions of interest should include a contact name, telephone number and/or email address.
Thursday 31 October
Halloween Twilight Craft Market. Join in the fun on the Precinct as you trick
or treat with your family and friends. Craft and food stalls, music and a Halloween Costume competition.
Tuesday 5 November
Melbourne Cup Luncheon for members and friends at Central Craft.
Hat competition for the 'craftiest' head attire
Saturday 8 December
WRAPT IN CHRISTMAS 2013 Craft market stalls, food stalls and entertainment, Christmas Hamper raffle.
Central Craft, Araluen Cultural Precinct, 61 Larapinta Drive
Enquiries: 8952 4417 or firstname.lastname@example.org