Wed, 13 May 2020

Greetings members and supporters, 

As the weather cools and restrictions ease we hope you're all keeping well.
The Northern Territory Government's Roadmap to the new normal means we'll be able to open our studio doors to members only. The retail shop and June Marriott Gallery will remain closed as we trial new systems. We hope to reopen the studio, retail shop and June Marriott Gallery to the public in June. 

Seeking volunteers: Any keen gardeners and handy people to lift the face of the shop entrance? 
If you have an hour or two to spare we'd love some help rejuvenating the front area of Central Craft. 
Can you help us to collate our archives ahead of our 50th anniversary? 
We're going through the files in search of golden memories of Central Craft past. If you have some time to spare during the week get in touch.
Pugging clay - Bron can show you the ropes and you'll learn a great recycling skill.
Drop us an email or call us 89524417

2024 will be the 50 year anniversary of the Craft Council of the Northern Territory. Do you have any treasured memories or photographs you'd like to contribute to the story of celebration? 

Kitchen and toilet renovations - we're excited about this project and hope to announce the stat date soon. 

Our lovely friends at Yaye's cafe are open for trade Monday to Friday 9am-2pm if you're out for a walk in the precinct you can get a delicious coffee and a snack to take away.   

There is a studio space available at Central Craft email us if you're interested in studio tenancy.

If you're heading back to work or venturing out and still want to take extra precaution we are selling masks from the studio as a fundraising effort for Central Craft, please contact us to arrange a time to come and get yourself a mask. They come in small, medium and large sizes and we're asking for a $5+ donation. A big thanks to Kay, Libby, Emmy, Heather, Jenny, and Bron for all the sewing. 

A Bush Christmas 2020 message from Amelia

Hi Bush Christmas followers.
I trust you are keeping well and crafty during this difficult time.
As we are in isolation Marilyn has come up with a great idea.
We are going to knit or crochet a Giant Christmas Tree.
Marilyn has organised knitting/crochet packs which can be collected from Central Craft, or I can organise to deliver to you.
If you would like to volunteer please contact Amelia Missen by

Alice Springs Scouts are seeking helpers to sew scarves and embellish the edges.
Contact Mary Jane Warfield for more information 

A huge thanks to Margot Tripp for her generous donation of clay for the studio which Bron has been busily rejuvenating to be pugged. 

Governance - we held our AGM on 5 May 2020 and we'd like to welcome the new committee members. We're still seeking to fill some positions if you're interested in getting involved with Central Craft management committee please contact us for more information. 
Chair: Pam Collier
Vice-chair: -
Secretary: - 
Treasurer: Bernice Bristow
General members: Lisa Scarfe, Kay Smith, Margy Alexander 

Thanks for your support,
Veronica Judge

Due to current restrictions this is an inside joke.