Joy of Lumi

Craft Up Late 2022

7 October 2022

Looking for a social night with a difference? Coming up over three nights, Sydney Craft Week presents Craft Up Late, a chance to explore some of the best of handmade Sydney via galleries, shops, artists’ studios and more after dark.

Inner City Suburbs: Tuesday 11 October 2022, 5 – 8pm
Eastern and Northern Sydney: Wednesday 12 October 2022, 5 – 8pm
Inner West: Thursday 13 October 2022, 5 – 8pm

Plan your Craft Up Late evening now checking out what’s on in your local area. Craft Up Late gives you a chance to explore some of the best of handmade Sydney via galleries, shops, artists’ studios and more.

Bronte Cormican-Jones, Sightlines, 2021. Photo: Bronte Cormican-Jones and Remi Siciliano

Inner City Suburbs

Tuesday 11 October, 5 – 8pm

Australian Design Centre presents Liz Williamson: Archive Sale and visit exhibitions after hours FUSE Glass Prize, Seed Stitch Contemporary Textile Award, Hope and browse Object Shop.

Join Francis Street Atelier to celebrate Spring In The Atelier with lucky door prizes commemorating six years of creating handmade, unique objects

Stanley Street Gallery presents two exhibitions up late: Placeholders by Gretal Ferguson and Studio Dhokra by Sarra Tzijan, featuring hand-crafted metal and glass objects.

Reflexion by Gerry King and Chiaroscuro by Maricelle Olivier, two new solo exhibitions in glass and ceramics at Sabbia Gallery.

Pop in and enjoy Journey to Japan workshops at Simply Native Japan

Bracelate Permanent Jewellery, 2022. Photo: Courtesy The Bench

Korean Cultural Centre Australia is offering sewing and painting workshops, and visit their ceramics exhibition Day By Day: Korean Ceramics in Daily Life

Join Mel from Three Cats Yarn to learn how to start knitting a mitred square temperature blanket while enjoying some light refreshments.

The Bench Sydney are offering the latest jewellery trend -braceLATE permanent jewellery custom fitted to your wrist and soldered closed so it stays on forever (or as long as you want). it!). All proceeds go to charity.

Fabric For A Feast Community Art Project, 2022. Photo: Jane Theau

Eastern and Northern Sydney

Wednesday 12 October, 5 – 8pm


Take a stroll and visit Windowsmiths Studio and Gallery exhibition In-Soul / Sole: Climate Emergency Demands an Artist's Go-Slow. Open 24/7. Also on at Windowsmiths Gallery in Balmain


Get together with work colleagues or friends over some pottery and a drink for Makers Loft Creative Space Clay, Pottery & Plonk Hand Building Workshop

Meet textile artist Robyn Kennedy and view her solo exhibition Embellished showcasing her enduring passion for textile surface decoration at Art Space on the Concourse.

Join Primrose Park Art and Craft Centre for Feast, a collaborative exhibition celebrating the importance of sharing a meal. Also Repair cafe and Pop Up Shop. From 9am - 9pm @textiles_sydney

Handweavers & Spinners Guild NSW are offering spinning, weaving and inkle braiding tasters as well as their Fibrous Interactions exhibition, and take a walk around the historic house and grounds of Brush Farm House.

Linda Blair, Ibis, 2022. Photo: Courtesy of the Artist

Meet in-house resident artists at Crackpot Studios and Gallery and see Bright and Beautiful exhibition and stamp words of hope for ‘climate emergency’ on ceramic tiles to be featured on Crackpot Laneway Wave of Hope 3D mural.

Enjoy an evening in company of over 140 works by leading Australian ceramicists including Billy Bain, Rahel Ungwanaka, Juz Kitson and Julie Bartholomew in Clay Collection at Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Join in the conversation of all things fibre art with special guest Ursula Kirby who is passionate about sustainability within fibre production at Mona Vale Creative Space.

Bring along your sewing / knitting / crochet project, sip a glass of wine and make new friends at Fabric Garden.

Join Linda Blair at Bridget Kennedy Project Space to see The Flock, an exhibition of small enamelled sculpture pieces and jewellery

Lynn Pavey, Recycled Blankets. Photo: Courtesy CraftNSW

Inner West

Thursday 13 October, 5 – 8pm

Meet the Makers with Craft NSW members and guests for casual conversations or in-depth discussions about their work in the exhibition Handcrafted - Rethink, Reuse, Recycle.This event will run throughout the day including Craft Up Late

A large selection of creative class and workshops are being held at the Fibre art in Australia shop where you can meet Julianne, who is creating unique woven pieces.

Take a stroll and visit Windowsmiths Studio and Gallery exhibition In-Soul / Sole: Climate Emergency Demands an Artist's Go-Slow. Open 24/7. Also on view in Potts Point.

Join Everyday Deity artists at their opening night event as part of Craft Up Late at Chrissie Cotter Gallery.

View the Sydney College of the Arts Making it Right exhibition, watch live demonstrations in the studios including Raku ring, glassblowing and silversmithing, and speak to students and staff about a creative life at SCA.

mmmStudio, Boos Boots, 2022. Photo: Courtesy mmm Studio

Join Blume Flower School to make a beautiful flower hoop using dried materials that will last for years.

Meet Chris at Vision Inc Open Studio event and learn about the process of making handmade eyewear frames.

Artroom Handmade are offering classes and and open studio

Come in and chat to the team and learn how you can turn trash into treasure with Bobbin and Ink.

Visit the newly established mmm Studio and event space and make your own SHINY TRASH ART MOBILE from objects old + new.

Top images (l-r): Liz Williamson, Textured wraps, 1987. Photo: Ashley Barber. The Joy of Lumi. Photo: STEAMpop.