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Happy Wednesday Craft lovers,

This week we wave goodbye to the excellent Roni and Bron as they move on from their positions as Admin Officer and Director. We wish them luck in their futures and hope to see them around the studio as much as possible.

With their departure, Lucy Stewart will be stepping into Bron's role as Director and I will be stepping up from my role as Office Assistant into the Admin position. Please come in and introduce yourselves, just don't mind the chaos as we find our feet!

I look forward to working with you all,

Isla Hooper

Introducing our new director and admin officer.

Left Isla and Lisa.


Doing, Being, Becoming and Belonging

Heather Jensen
Opening 6.00pm, Thursday 6 October 
Exhibition 6 - 30 October 2022     


Making a Mark in Print with Jordan Taylor 
Two-day workshop Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 October
10.00am - 1.00pm
This class will teach participants how to explore creative and immediate ways of mark-making to develop an image. The class seeks to bring an open-minded approach to printmaking as the students will be given non-traditional, low cost and easily accessible materials and tools to form their work. Participants will experiment with ripping, carving, and wiping back paper plates to form texture, density of colour and depth. Participants will then be shown how to professionally register and print an image either by hand or using an etching press.
Book here

Painting with Watercolours
Four Sunday sessions: 30th October, 6th September, 13th September, 20th September
10.00am - 2.00pm
This workshop aims to cover basic principles and techniques of watercolour painting. The landscape around Alice Springs will be the subject matter. There will be a talk and walkthrough as well as one-on-one help throughout the session.
This class will benefit beginners and those with some experience.
Materials you will need; watercolour paints, brushes, paper, a palette, pencil, rubber, and masking tape.
Book here

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

Find applications via this link 




Submissions to the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2023 are now open.
LOEWE FOUNDATION is proud to launch the sixth edition of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize. As our annual international award celebrating excellence in craftsmanship, the prize seeks to recognise uniquely talented artisans whose artistic vision and will to innovate will set a new standard for the future of craft.
The prize for the winning entry is 50,000 euros and the winning work selected by the jury and the works of the finalists shortlisted by an expert panel will be included in an exhibition in New York in spring 2023.



The works of the 2022 edition can be explored in the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2022 digital exhibition.
Find out more about the prize rules and how to submit your entry at Submissions are open until 25 October 2022.


June Marriott Gallery Exhibition Program 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 

·         Coordination of artwork sales on opening night and duration of the exhibition during gallery and shop hours (Mon-Fri 10am to 2pm)

·         Plinths, hanging system and catalogue list


Gallery Hire Member $80 per week

Gallery Hire  Non-Member $160 per week

Insurance $15 per week

Cost of printing invitations 

35% commission fee on sales


Three weeks (excluding bump-in and out). 

Length of the exhibition and preferred dates – please note available calendar dates will be subject to change and confirmation comes with the signing of our Terms and Conditions.


Central Craft welcomes proposals from Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal artists, groups, curators and community organisations. If you require assistance in your application please email or call us on 08 8952 4417.   

Application form

The June Marriott Gallery floor plan

Applications close 31 December 2022

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. 

Image courtesy of Pauline Clack
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


Have fun with papier-mâché for Bush Foods Festival School Holiday program. Central Craft are hosting 2 workshops with artist Alison Hittman this Tues and Thurs.
All ages, kid-friendly, all welcome.

These workshops are kid and family-friendly and anyone can join in.
You'll be making bush foods-themed paper garlands and sculptures, think giant honey ants, quandong fruits and paper sculptures of other wonderful bush foods found in the Central Desert.
Come along to one or both sessions.
No previous experience is needed.
All materials provided.
DAY 1: Tuesday Oct 4, 11am - 2pm
Alison will take you through the basics
of making paper mache shapes. You'll be making honey-ant bottoms, quandongs and bush flowers for garlands.
DAY 2: Thursday Oct 6, 10am - 2pm
You'll be painting the bush foods garlands and paper mache sculptures and creating leaves.
Cost: $10 recommended fee per session OR FREE for unwaged families and their kids. Book your tickets at
For all enquiries get in touch with Red Hot Arts
PH: (08) 8952 2392
or email bushfoods @

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,

Isla Hooper

Why don't skeletons play church songs?

Because they don't have organs. 

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
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.

Copyright © 2022 Central Australian Territory Craft Inc. All rights reserved.

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

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