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also in this edition

- On Show @ Central Craft
- Opportunities @ Central Craft
- Crafty in the community
- Volunteers are fabulous
- Studio Happenings
- Share your story here
4-week class with Henry Smith - Sundays 10am-2pm at Central Craft.
Starting Sunday 30 October and continuing Sundays 6,13,20 November 2022.
This workshop aims to cover basic principles and techniques of painting with watercolours. The landscape around Alice Springs will be our subject matter. At the beginning of the class, I will talk about what we will be doing using examples of watercolours. I will then demonstrate a step-by-step process of how to achieve a finished watercolour. In-between the steps I will come around to each person and help where necessary. We will start on A5 size paper then move to A4. The class will benefit beginners and those with some experience.
Materials you will need, paints, brushes, paper, a palette, pencil, rubber, masking tape.
Adult Member $280.00
Adult Non-Members $340.00

Book here
6-week class with Maria Vanhees
Two groups Sunday Mornings & Monday nights 

9:30am-12:30pm Sundays / 6-9pm Mondays at Central Craft. Starting Sunday 30 October and Monday 31 October. This 6-week course is aimed at adults who have little or no experience with clay or those who would like to improve their beginners’ skills. While slowly learning to create simple forms using coil building and pinching techniques, students will become familiar with the qualities of clay and the ceramic process. Students are guided to design and plan form and surface, gradually increasing their ability to see different aspects of form and create the forms they intended to make. Simple decorative techniques will be explored for surface decoration.By week 6, students will have the knowledge and skills to plan and complete their own coil building projects.
Materials: Clay, decoration / glaze materials and cost of firing included in course fee. 
Adult Member $400.00
Adult Non-Members $460.00

More info about Maria: https://mariavanhees.com/
Book here

ON SHOW @ Central Craft

Doing, Being, Becoming and Belonging
Heather Jensen - Exhibition continues until 30 October 2022  


'Present Prep' Workshop Series
Share your gift making super power ?

Coil baskets / cards / candles / whats your creative skill to share?

We are seeking expressions of interest for facilitators 
to run workshops from mid November / early December 

The idea is for the workshops to be:
- short (2hr workshop) - one or three workshops in a series
- repurposed / low impact / materials already on hand at CC if possible
- low cost for participants $20 members / $30 non members
- $190 facilitator fee (2hrs +1hr prep) - dependent on group of 10
Pop into the office or Email: admin@centralcraft.org.au with your idea

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

Find applications via this link 

Central Craft Christmas Show Dec 1 - Jan 

Our much loved Bush Christmas is having festive holiday this year and wont be in the June Marriot Gallery this year, but that in its place there will be an opportunity for members and friends to participate in a group festive themed show. 
The idea is for the works to be: 
Small max 30x 30x 30cm (that way we can fit in all your glorious creativeness) 
Max two works on show (but ok if there are more works to replace works sold and taken) 
25% commission on sales for members / 35% commission on sales non members
Works to be delivered by Tues 29 Nov
Pop into the office or Email: admin@centralcraft.org.au for more info

EXHIBIT with us in 2023


- Digital promotion of exhibition through our website, social media platforms, e-newsletter and other online resources
- Supply of all necessary invitation logos and assistance with design 
- Artwork sales on opening night and duration of the exhibition during gallery/shop hours (Mon-Fri 10am-2pm)
- Hanging system, plinths, and catalogue list
Gallery Hire -Members $80 /Non-Member $160 per week
Insurance $15 per week
Cost of printing invitations 
35% commission fee on sales
Exhibition length is three weeks (excluding bump-in and out). Available calendar dates will be subject to change and confirmation comes with the signing of our Terms and Conditions.
TO APPLY Central Craft welcomes proposals from artists, groups, curators and community organisations.
If you require assistance with your application please email directors@centralcraft.org.au or call us on 08 8952 4417.   Application form   The June Marriott Gallery floor plan  Applications close 31 December 2022

CRAFTY in the community

Anne Mosey and Yvonne Inguz exhibition

Alice Springs Christmas Show

19 November at the Showgrounds 

Calling for entries in the craft section, makers may also be interested in having a stall.  After the success of last year, the  Alice Springs Christmas show is being held on 19 November from 4.00 to 8.00 pm. Once again, Karen, Caroline and Joan are organising the Christmas Craft Competitions.  

Entry in the competitions are free and are open until 14 November.  Entries will need to be delivered on Friday 18 Nov between 4.30 and 6.30pm.  If you are looking for an opportunity to sell your work, applications for trade stalls are also open.  You can view the categories, enter and download the trade stall application at 

See you at the Christmas Show. 

Where is Isla?

Isla has been travelling to Canberra to take part in the National Gallery Youth Council.

"The National Gallery Youth Council is a group of dynamic young creatives aged 15 to 25 years-old whose role is to represent and advocate young people at the National Gallery. Recruited annually from all over Australia, the group meets every four weeks and works with Gallery curators, artists and staff to develop and deliver programs for their peers — onsite, online and on tour."

Did you know that our Isla is also a member of the NT Youth Roundtable.
"The Committee comprises of 18 young people from around the Territory who will be actively involved to provide input on the development of government policies, programs and services. These young people are advocates for the climate, gender diversity, mental health and disabilities and no doubt will achieve incredible results during their time as members of the NT Youth Round Table."

Isla came to Central Craft through a 3 month placement as part of a NXT Gen ARTS grant. “This program provides a practical introduction into running an arts business by learning from established artists and sector professionals,” The next round of NXT Gen Arts Grants are open, so if you or someone you know aged between 18 and 25 would like to apply please contact us at Central Craft.

Congrats Isla we are very proud of all you do nationally, in the Territory and locally to advocate for the arts, young people and our region.

Find out more:


VOLUNTEERS are fabulous

Marilyn, Karen and Betty would love some help in the shop, at the moment we are often closed weekends due to the limited availability of shop volunteers, if you can please put your name down on the shop roster by the main studio door.  Sell your work in our shop - Did you know that members are eligible to sell work in our shop on commission?
Email admin@centralcraft.org.au for more information on how to become a craft seller with us. 

STUDIO happenings

Hosted by Red Hot Arts the recent Bush Foods Festival ran school holiday paper mache workshops in our studio with local artist Alison Hittmann. The festival has been confirmed to run again next year. 
More info: https://redhotarts.com.au/what-we-do/bush-foods-festival/

SHARE your story here

Alana has been learning to sew with Bernice on Wednesdays, she is using a pattern from her late grandmother's collection. Bernice tells us that the pattern is a unique Australian treasure.  

"Madame Weigel's paper pattern series was a vital part of life for many women who sewed at home in Australia and New Zealand. Started in 1878, Weigel's patterns spanned nine decades and gathered many devoted followers who needed, and loved, Madame's work."


Check out the ABC Landline story on Madame Weigel 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 admin@centralcraft.org.au 

Need some help to show off your wares?

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: admin@centralcraft.org.au


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.


Central Craft is located at the Araluen Cultural Precinct, next to Yeye's cafe named after the Two Sisters
(Big Sister and Little Sister) important sacred sites for Apmrereke Artweye - Mparntwe Custodians.

61 Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs NT 0870

Our mailing address is:
PO Box 85 Alice Springs NT 0871 

T: 08 89524417
W: www.centralcraft.org.au

Central Craft acknowledges the traditional lands of Mparntwe/Alice Springs in which we live, work, and engage. We pay respects to the custodians, the Arrernte people, and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters, and culture.

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