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Alice Sings - Singing in the rain - We were very happy to lend our Central Craft chairs to the choir when the Araluen power went out after the big storm. Luckily there was no damage at Central Craft, unfortunately not everyone in our community was so lucky.

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deliver works by Tue 29th Nov, bring a plate on 1 Dec

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What workshops, support do you want in 2023?
Take part in our short annual survey. 

Have your say via this link 

WORKSHOPS @ Central Craft

Present Prep Workshop Series starts 25 Nov

Develop your gift making superpower this festive season in a series of short and sweet workshops designed especially for families. We have 5 of our favourite craft superheroes lined up to share their gift making gems with you. This series is priced to be accessible and just covers our Tutor fees, to help with costs most workshops have a small materials charge of $5 to be collected on the day. Members $20 / Non-Members $30 / Child Members $10 / Child Non-Members $15 / Members Families $50 


Coiled Basketry with Pamela Mills Fri 25 Nov -10am -12pm

Coiled Basketry with Pamela Mills Sat 26 Nov -10am -12pm

Acrylic Pouring with Paula Moggs Sat 26 Nov, 3 Dec, 10 Dec 12-2pm

A Touch of Felt with Karen Montey Sun 27 Nov 10am - 12pm

Aussie Christmas - Watercolour Cards & Gifts with Jude Mapleson Sun 27 Nov 12-2pm

Print your own Christmas Card with Steve Anderson Sat 3 Dec 10am-12pm



with Staci Crutchfield


Horizon and Heights Intermediate Wheel Throwing Weekend 10 & 11 December


Glaze Finale - Monday 12 December


Straight Lines and Open Curves - Tuesdays 6 weeks - starts 13 December


Straight Lines and Open Curves - Sundays 6 weeks - starts 18 December

There will be a break over Christmas / New Year


Got an idea for a workshop you think would suit our 2023 program?

Come in and have a chat or Find the applications via this link 

EXHIBIT with us in 2023

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


We need your help to keep the shop open

The Central Craft shop relies on volunteers to keep the door open, due to COVID shop hours were reduced but we still need more volunteers to keep the doors open. If a four hour shift seams too long why not try sharing a shift with a 'shop buddy'? Interested? Pop in and have a chat with Isla or Lucy.

CRAFTY in the community

A Bush Christmas visited the recent Alice Springs Christmas Show

Batchelor Art Students
Art Sale of the Decade!

10am -2pm Thursday 24th Nov 2022
Desert Peoples Centre, South Stuart Highway
Expressions Art Rooms, near the Garden of Reflection!
Follow the signs!


You’re invited to Watch This Space’s end of year celebration of art and community in Mparntwe-Alice Springs! Join us as WTS is transformed into a one-night-only festival of performance, music, food, drink, and the announcement of the 2022 Pam Lofts Award for High Endeavour in the Arts in Central Australia.

Submit your artwork for the Lofty’s Fundraiser exhibition @ the Pantry. For more information: https://www.wts.org.au/loftys-fundraiser-exhibition-the-pantry

Poster by Dan Murphy

Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award returns to Alice Springs!

The annual Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award will be exhibited in Alice Springs at the Araluen Arts Centre for its 24th edition.

Opening on 2 December 2022, the exhibition is an important event that celebrates and acknowledges the contribution Senior Territorians make. Established in the Year of the Older Person (1999), the award reflects the vitality of older people and the art of portrait creation in the Northern Territory.

Todd Mall Christmas Night Markets - support your fellow crafters.
Fri 9 Dec, 5-9pm

Find out 'Whats On' in Alice Springs 

The Red Hot Arts weekly e-bulletin is a great way to find out what’s going on
scroll down to Sign Up to their E-Newsletter - in your inbox every week, full of local arts events and opportunities.

STUDIO happenings

Alice Sings recently spent the day screen printing for their concert, so much activity, we love seeing the studio so busy!
WHAT'S in the kiln - lots of things at the moment!
Did you know our kiln takes around 4 days to pack, fire, cool and unload. Our kiln is very busy at the moment, please be patient, we are firing as fast as we can. Thanks to Maria, Holly and Alison who have been taking turns packing and firing the kiln.

Have you left some work and or clay in the ceramics studio? Just a heads up we are trying to clean up and will be looking to move things out in the next couple of weeks. Please come and grab your things, there are a lot of people using the studio with limited storage space available. But don't panic we are working on a storage solution for next year. Stay tuned.

CERAMICS @ CC by Maria Vanhees

SHARE your story here

Does anyone have a story for these items? Left in the studio, possibly from the Triennale, they will be going to the op shop if not claimed soon. 


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.

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

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