Craft By Material

Whether you are looking to hone your skills in one particular type of craft or keen to pick up skills working with a new material, this list of events categorised by artform has you covered.

Glenn Barkley ceramics. Photo by Leeroy T


Inner City Suburbs

Bundanon: Alice Whish and Vicki Mason
Stanley Street Gallery, 1/52–54 Stanley Street, Darlinghurst

Makers of Traditional Change
Stanley Street Gallery, 1/52–54 Stanley Street, Darlinghurst

Connecting Cultures: Storytelling through Indigenous wearable art
107 Projects Inc, 107 Redfern St, Redfern

Discarded Delights, Urban Talismans
The Bench at Joynton Avenue Creative Centre, 3a Joynton Avenue, Zetland

Inner West

SquarePeg Studios Jewellery Events
10 Junction Street, Marrickville

Hand Over
F Tanner Baker Micro Gallery and Windowsmiths, 60 Evans Street, Rozelle

Northern Sydney

From Little Things
Bridget Kennedy Project Space, 53 Ridge Street, North Sydney

Glenn Barkley ceramics. Photo by Leeroy T


Inner City Suburbs

Lost in Thought by Zara Collins
Gaffa Creative Precinct, Level 1, 281 Clarence Street, Sydney

Eastern Suburbs

Chromatic: Natalie Rosin
Saint Cloche, 37 MacDonald Street, Paddington

Inner West

The Craft of Experimental Ceramic Studio, Rear 184 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

The Shop Gallery, 112 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

Alchemy: an exhibition of Sculptural Ceramics
Kerrie Lowe Gallery, 49–51 King Street, Newtown

Reductive/Additive: Ceramic exhibition and demonstration
Kirsty Collins Cooks River Ceramics Studio, 17 Riverview Road, Earlwood

PIVOT by Niefe and co
Multiple venues in the Inner West

Northern Sydney

Burnt Out: Changing Clay to Art
Incinerator Art Space, 2 Small Street, Willoughby

Greater Sydney and beyond

elph Ceramics Open Studio
elph ceramics pottery, 1 Loftus Parade, Exeter

Glenn Barkley ceramics. Photo by Leeroy T


Inner City Suburbs

Seed Stitch Contemporary Textile Award
Australian Design Centre, 101–115 William Street, Darlinghurst

Upcycling Tee-Shirt Embroidery Workshop with Clementine Barnes
East Sydney Community and Arts Centre, 34 Burton Street, Darlinghurst

Corona Quilt
Two Emus Café, National Art School, Forbes and Burton Streets, Darlinghurst

And...There's a Light On by Tapestry Girl
TAP Gallery, Level 1, 259 Riley Street, Surry Hills

107 Projects Inc, 107 Redfern St, Redfern

Eastern Suburbs

Tonic: Textile Art as an Antidote for Now by Deborah Burdett + Margaret McKenna
The Grid Studio, Ground Floor, The Grid Building, Rushcutters Bay

Tempering exhibition and workshops by Kathie Najar and Rhonda Pryor
Barometer Gallery, 13 Gurner Street, Paddington

Chroma Codes Colour Field Installation
Superlocalstudio, 23 Ebley Street, Bondi Junction

Hoop La Embroidery Extravaganza
7 Clovelly Road, Randwick

Inner West

Creative Embroidery Workshops by Grandpa Cat
The Happenstore, 55 Parramatta Road, Annandale

Liz Williamson: Open Studio and Studio Sale
48 Clarendon Road, Stanmore

Techstyle Tinker Time!
Bobbin and Ink, 412 Parramatta Road, Petersham

CUPCO HQ, 5 /147 Smith Street, Summer Hill

Upcycled threads: Weaving remnants into wearable art by The Social Outfit
The Social Outfit Workroom, 188 King Street, Newtown

Embroidery and Sewing Workshop!
UsefulBox, 21 Shepherd Street, Marrickville

Make Your Own Tote Bag Workshop with LoveAndWest
LoveAndWest HQ, 61 Denison Street, Arncliffe

Changing our approach to embroidery
Gallery76, The Embroiderers' Guild NSW, 76 Queen Street, Concord West

Fibre Art in Australia Shop
Shop 6/332 Darling Street, Balmain

Northern Sydney

Tension(s)2020: Tamworth Textile Triennial
Mosman Art Gallery, 1 Art Gallery Way, Mosman

Greater Sydney and beyond

ATASDA: Textiles and Surface Design Open Day and South Group Meeting
Sutherland Pensioners Centre Hall, 749 Old Princes Highway, Sutherland

Digital Events

The SweetSpot Show by Julie Paterson

Change Up Your Life with Colour with Skein Sisters


Basketry: A community beyond borders by Basketry NSW

Glenn Barkley ceramics. Photo by Leeroy T


Inner City Suburbs

FUSE Glass Prize 2020
Australian Design Centre, 101–115 William Street, Darlinghurst

Nick Mount: This Spring and Ninuku Arts: New Work in Glass
Sabbia Gallery, 609 Elizabeth Street, Redfern

Glenn Barkley ceramics. Photo by Leeroy T


Inner City Suburbs

Mobifold: Playing with flexible forms by STEAMpop
Australian Design Centre, 101–115 William Street, Darlinghurst

Inner West

Change Makers in Lewisham
Corban & Blair Window Gallery, 2–4 Victoria Street, Lewisham

Adventures in Bookbinding
Owl & Lion Bindery, Suite 6.05, Precinct 75, 75 Mary Street, St Peters

Image credits (top to bottom):

Nick Mount, Pastel Shoot at Sabbia Gallery. Photo by Pippy Mount
Liz Williamson, Asian Selection, 2020 from Liz Williamson's Open Studio. Photo Ian Hobbs.
Alice Whish, Wiry Panic Necklace, 2018 and Vicki Mason, Flowering grey gum, 2018 from Bundanon exhibition. Photos: Greg Piper, Andrew Barcham. Experimental Ceramic Studio firing from Photo: Leeroy T.
Groove Therapy with The Social Outfit. Photo: Levon Baird
Jeremy Lepisto, The Extent (from the Container Series), 2018 from FUSE Glass Prize 2020. Photo: Rob Little
Mobifold, 2020. Image courtesy of STEAMpop