Fri, 8 Jul 2022

Happy Friday Craft lovers,

Help! Do you have any spare milk crates, cushions, large rugs or pallet furniture you could loan to us for the Australian Ceramics Triennale please

The Australian Ceramics Triennale is just around the corner. Delegates are looking for places to stay, can you help with the following?
* offer a billet.
* offer to share a room or offer a spare room in a bigger space.
* give us recommendations
The Australian Ceramics Triennale is Australia's landmark national ceramics conference, bringing artists, educators, theorists and collectors from around the country together to interrogate the field of contemporary ceramic practice. In 2022, the Triennale; Apmere Mparntwe takes place 19 - 23 July in Alice Springs, and includes satellite events both before and after the conference. Ampere Mparntwe will be hosted by Central Craft in conjunction with The Australian Ceramics Association. This year's conference hub is at the Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs. Please email or join the Facebook group

Volunteer for The Australian Ceramics Triennale, Apmere Mparntwe!

We’d love our valued Central Craft community to be involved in this very exciting edition of the Triennale, taking place in the NT for its very first time and coming up (so fast!) this July. Volunteers must work 3 x 6hr shifts between Monday 18th - Saturday 23rd July 2022. They will be provided with a ticket to the main event, the three-day conference based in Araluen (Wed 20th – Fri 22nd) valued at $450, as thanks for their time.

We’d love to have you with us! Apply via the link below:

Dawn Beasley is looking for volunteers to help sit her show at Olive Pink

Gallery sitting
  8am-9am 9am-12noon 12noon-3pm
Monday 18th July Closed Dawn Beasley Dawn Beasley
Tuesday 19th Closed    
Wednesday 20th Dawn Beasley   Cecily Willis
Thursday 21st Dawn Beasley  Deb Katona  
Friday 22nd Dawn Beasley    

Contact Dawn on 0431025217

The Australian Ceramics Triennale, Apmere Mparntwe is bringing ceramic exhibitions to town. You can already check out the following exhibitions. To see the full program and exhibitions head to Clay on Country - Araluen Arts Centre SIXTY The Journal of Australian Ceramics 60th Anniversary - Araluen Arts Centre


1:30pm – 4:30 pm, Saturday 9 July  Bookmaking with Stitched Bindings with Anne Davies $80.00

10.00am-12.00pm, Tuesday 12 July 2022 Printing with Light (Cyanotype) with Niccy Pallant $80     

10.00am-1.00pm, Wednesday 13 July 2022 Lino Printing for Beginners with Niccy Pallant $115

10.00am-11.15am, Thursday 14 July 2022 'Miss Stamp A. Lot’ with Niccy Pallant $80

Free school holiday workshops Come and Try Ceramics 
10.30am - 11.30am Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 July at Central Craft studio - no booking required. 

Australian Ceramics Triennale Masterclasses are online now 

  Got an idea for a workshop you think would suit our program?

Find applications via this link 

Sell your work in our shop
- Did you know that members are eligible to sell work in our shop on commission? Email for more information on how to become a craft seller with us. 

Apmere Mparntwe Marketplace Calling all makers and artists. Over 400 delegates will be arriving in town to attend the Australian Ceramics Triennale - one of the program's highlights is the marketplace. Sell your work to a new audience- all art forms accepted.
Places are available – applications close Monday 18 July 10.00am. 
When? Saturday 23 July 2022
How? Email for more information 

We are promoting NT Design and Craft - elevate your work with us. 

We're working on a new website page dedicated to promoting Central Australian craft and design - have a look at it by clicking here. If you'd like traffic directed to your website then send us high-quality JPEGs of your work, links to your website or social media, and an artist bio here's a link to a google doc you can fill in. This is open to all Central Australian designers and craftspeople. This is in line with our organisational aims.

Need some help? Let us know and we can arrange assistance with getting your work photographed, and setting you up with an Instagram or other social media - contact

  • As a member-based organisation, Central Craft aims to:

  • build the visibility of contemporary craft and design from the Northern Territory.

  • exhibit high-quality craft and design to local, regional, and international audiences.

  • engage and educate individuals and groups in craft and design practice.

  • improve the viability of emerging and professional craft and design practitioners.

  • build strong cross-cultural partnerships to create opportunities for innovation in craft and design practice.

  • enhance the reputation of the Northern Territory as a significant centre for contemporary craft and design.

Send all information to

Makers' Film Festival An intriguing program of 24 short films. Monday 18 July, 6.30pm - 9:30pm Araluen Arts Centre

This new collection of films focuses on how we employ the dexterity of our hands to create functional objects, art and to tell the stories of our lives. It encompasses a broad range of craft, design and making disciplines presented in mini-documentaries, story-led artist profiles to ingenious animations and music videos. Selected from near and far, the films spotlight the everyday habits and skills of ‘makers and smiths’. They reveal what drives enduring professional practice, and illustrate diversity in film-making creativity and genre as much as the traditional and contemporary craft approaches.

Disciplines and techniques include Basketry, Ceramic Art + Pottery, Costume Design + Making, Fibre Art, Glassmaking, Jewellery + Metalsmithing, Pearl Carving, Puppet Making, Screen + Block Printing, Sound Design + Making, Stop Motion Animation, Textiles, Weaving, and Zoetropes. This program will coincide with the Australian Ceramics Triennale and there's even a special price for delegates. Book here

Share your story here

Do you have a great story or picture to share with everyone about what you've been doing in the studio? This is the space for you! Send your stories and pictures to 

Thanks for supporting craft,

Ve(Roni)ca Judge

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Central Craft

Araluen Cultural Precinct,

61 Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs NT 0870

PO Box 85, Alice Springs NT 0871

Ph: 89524417

Central Craft would like to acknowledge the generous support of the Northern Territory Government through Arts NT, Department of Arts and Museums