Save the date 2020


The call for entries for Sydney Craft Week 2020 will open in May 2020.

The Festival will run from Friday 9 - Sunday 18 October 2020.

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 returned 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”.

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 was jam-packed with events for everyone, including but not limited to: exhibitions, talks, workshops, retail events (including markets), open studios and live demonstrations. 150+ events this year included: 37 exhibitions, 6 talks, 57 workshops, 13 markets and retail events, 30 open studios and 13 live demonstrations.

This community-led program is the only festival in Sydney dedicated to making by hand.

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.

Dedicated to making by hand across Greater Sydney.

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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.

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