Friday 11 - Sunday 20 October 2019
Sydney Craft Week (SCW) is an inspirational festival that speaks to our fundamental human urge to create, while also showcasing exceptional contemporary craft.
SCW unites the very active craft sector within Sydney's creative community - including ceramicists, jewellers, quilters, knitters and other textile artists, plus timber workers, print makers, leather crafters, Indigenous makers and creatives of all kinds who work with their hands. SCW gives the community an opportunity to engage with craft, experience the benefits of making, and purchase local handmade work.
SCW returns in 2019 with a mission to recognise the exceptional quality of local craft, while also unlocking our sense of joy in making with the theme “Play”.
This year SCW encourages you to immerse yourself in all things play: switch off and create; be inspired to consider new possibilities; dive into a new craft or reconsider your approach to creating. We want to see young and old and everyone in between playing, cutting, pasting, hammering, stickering, sewing, weaving, wielding, squishing, firing, carving, building, moulding, embellishing and reinventing.
An initiative of the Australian Design Centre (ADC), and supported by a City of Sydney Festivals Grant, this year’s festival is assured to be jam-packed with events for everyone, including but not limited to: exhibitions, talks, workshops, retail events (including markets), open studios and live demonstrations. This year, we expect as many or more participants than last year, which had 200+ events in 89 venues across 48 suburbs of Greater Sydney, including 109 workshops and 47 exhibitions. In May 2019, ADC will call for entries from galleries, retailers, art and design schools, cultural institutions, organisations, collectives and individuals to participate in this year's festival.
Handmade is at the heart of what we do at ADC. For more than 50 years we have presented craft in all forms and supported makers and designers across the full spectrum of skill and materiality. ADC is just one part of an extraordinarily diverse eco-system of making in Sydney and this new event is our way of showcasing many of the city’s talented makers.
The core of Sydney Craft Week is collaboration, creativity and community participation.
Sydney Craft Week is an initiative of Australian Design Centre. ADC is a not for profit 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
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