Bridget Kennedy_A year of time installation (detail)_Photo COTA

Taking Time: Creating Crafting Communities and Crafting with Community

A panel of creatives discuss the dividends from investing time to create communities of like-minded crafters and also from sharing their craft with the broader community.

Panellists include:
Jane Theau is a multi-disciplinary artist and a committed facilitator of arts projects with refugee groups in Auburn and the community in northern Sydney. She founded Textiles Sydney in 2020 (based at Primrose Park Arts and Crafts Centre in Cremorne) a fast-growing and passionate community of textile practioners.

Bridget Kennedy, a renowned contemporary jeweller and object maker who is a passionate advocate for redoing, remaking and recreating. Her bespoke projects and support of artisans and facilitation of community workshops allow her to share her knowledge, inspire and support other makers.

Jean Kropper, a paper artist, paper engineer, hand bookbinder, cartoonist, printmaker, designer and paper sculptor. She owns design studio ‘Paper and Pixel’.

Craft Up Late Talk Wednesday 11 October, 6 – 7.30pm; see website for event details. Book here


Community. Educational, Free event

Bridget Kennedy, A year of time installation (detail). Photo:courtesy the artist

Top images (l-r): Bridget Kennedy, A year of time installation (detail). Photo: Courtesy the artist. Jane Theau, Sayd Abdali, Tasman Monro, The Tapestry Couch. Photo: Jane Theau.