Celebrating our 5th birthday, in 2021 the Sydney Craft Week Festival goes digital due to the current lockdown restrictions.
Watch this space for online events, stories and features celebrating the value of craft for the makers and those of us who value the skill, beauty and joy that handcrafted objects bring to our lives.
Sydney Craft Week 2021 runs from 8 - 17 October 2021.
Sydney Craft Week is about celebrating creativity and the handmade in all its forms. This festival creates the opportunity for the whole community to engage with craft, experience the benefits of making, and purchase local handmade work.
Sydney Craft Week is the only festival in Sydney dedicated to making by hand. Led by the Australian Design Centre (ADC) and supported by an advisory group of craft sector professionals, Sydney Craft Week brings together contemporary crafts organisations and individuals in a celebration of craft across the city as part of a ten-day festival each year in October. The festival fosters community participation and creativity, with the opportunity for the public to meet artists, buy and learn about craft and get involved in making.
Each year, Sydney Craft Week puts out a Call for Entries for galleries, shops, cultural organisations and institutions, and individual makers to host events, ranging from large-scale exhibitions to one-off workshops encompassing the breadth and power of craft.
The festival takes place over 10 days every October. Sydney Craft Week invites all residents and visitors to experience Sydney’s vibrant craft scene. Most events are free to enter, with ticketed events managed by host organisations and venues.
Sydney Craft Week is an initiative of Australian Design Centre. ADC is a not for profit impact organisation showcasing and supporting contemporary craft and design. All donations big and small help us to continue to create opportunities like Sydney Craft Week and help support our exhibitions, events and touring programs.
Please consider a making a donation at australiandesigncentre.com/about/donate
Images: Rachel Castle, Made with all my hands 2017. Cover of Sydney Craft Week program 2017.
Sydney Craft Week participants at Sydney Town Hall 2020: Marie from The Sydney Connection, Ana from Mami Watta Collections, Erin from The Bench, Nadine from MakerSpace and Co, Huon from Gaffa Creative Precinct and Karin from University of Sydney. Photo: Rhiannon Hopley.