@ Central Craft

NEW 'Shino' work by Yvonne Inguz from the 'Whats in the Shed' exhibition with Anne Mosey on now MakeSpace Studio - 23 Giles St Eastside, 10 days only - Sat/Sun 10-3, Weekdays 4-6pm until 13 Nov.

in this edition

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

ON SHOW @ Central Craft

Central Craft Members and Friends end of year exhibition.

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


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


- 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

VOLUNTEERS keep our world turning

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.

POSITIONS VACANT Central Craft Board 

We currently have two vacancies on the Central Craft Committee of Management (Board). Secretary and Treasurer. Are you passionate about Central Craft, have skills to share and time to spend guiding the strategic direction of the organisation. One year free Membership is now available for people taking on Board roles at Central Craft.  CONTACT the office for a copy of the Job Descriptions directors@centralcraft.org.au 

CRAFTY in the community

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. 

Anne Mosey and Yvonne Inguz exhibition

STUDIO happenings

Thank you Donovan for reviving Central Craft's Fibre Friendly Friday! Spinning, felting, knitting crochet...if it's fibre, it's Friday! (Hi to Regina Yurkonis, our former facilitator!) 
Some of the recent creative activity in our Studio
Congress Womens Together group craft workshops with Maria Vanhees, Watercolour Workshops with Henry Smith, Sit and Sew with Bernice and Yipirinya School students and staff exploring their family connections through art. 
HOW beautiful is this nice clean ceramics studio, thanks Maria for working hard cleaning up and keeping the dust down. We care about your health, clay dust is hazardous, please help us keep the dust down by wet wiping and mopping after each studio use. 

SHARE your story here

The Alice Springs Home School group uses the Studio each Tuesday. Recently their weekly art lesson focused on shadows. It is rare for us to have a shady day but with no sun this rainy Tuesday afternoon improvisation and some torches were needed. 

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 

Your BLUE SKY Ideas

Blue Sky Ideas 

Thanks to everyone who has shared big and small, short term and long term ideas for improving, growing and maintaining this mighty little arts organisation. We are trying to capture all your ideas on our notice board in the office. Please pop in (Tue/Wed are best) and have a chat or leave a note on the sign in desk. Not everything will be possible or be implemented straight away but your ideas matter and they will help keep us on track, honour your collective decades of service and value your corporate knowledge. Lucy and Isla (Central Craft Staff)

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


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.

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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