craft council logo 2013What: CRAFT’S ALL DAY SEMINAR

When: Monday 22 August 2016, 10am-5pm
Deakin Edge, Federation Square

Cost: $45 Craft Members & groups of 10+ / $90 non-members

Craft is happy to announce our annual seminar as part of Craft Cubed Festival 2016.  We are proud to be able to offer attendees tickets for a whole day’s worth of valuable inspiration and information for a fraction of the cost of other arts conferences with full-price tickets under $100.

Members and groups of 10+ are able to take advantage of half price tickets while they are still available.

Craft and Design as a Career is Craft’s annual day-long professional development seminar for students, artists and designers, led by inspiring artists and industry experts.

This immersive day gives craft and design practitioners and students an inspirational boost with a range of experienced and informative speakers who together provide advice, stories, philosophies and unique perspectives on different working methodologies.

Hear speakers across a range of experiences and disciplines – with a focus on those with varied, interesting, organic, twisty career journeys and niche knowledge banks.

Innovative thinkers and notable speakers – makers, designers, artists and curators featured in this year’s program  include :


Liane Rossler
An artist, designer, curator and creative advisor on issues relating to art, design and the environment. Recent work includes Superlocalstudio, Here and Now, Happy Talk and Supercyclers – projects focused on clever and beautiful sustainable design practice. Liane was also co-founder, and former designer and director of Dinosaur Designs for 25 years.

Amanda Dziedzic
Melbourne based glass blower with an affliction for all things green. Heavily invested in the shape and colour of things, keen patter of cats.
Undertaking her training at Jamfactory as an associate in glass, Amanda Dziedzic has been blowing glass and running her professional practice for 10 years. This year marks her two year milestone of practicing full time as an artist.

Claire Rosslyn Wilson
A poet, nonfiction writer and researcher with professional experience working in Thailand, Singapore and Australia, she is a regular writer for Art Radar and Culture360 and has co-written the book Freelancing in the Creative Industries (Oxford University Press, 2015).  She is currently part of Craft’s Writers’ Program.

Kitiya Palaskas
A designer specialising in the creation of props, installations, sets and imagery using craft-based techniques. She has produced work for Sportsgirl, Peter Alexander, Lego,  Lily Allen, Etsy, Kikki-K and others across the advertising, entertainment and retail industries. Alongside her commercial work Kitiya produces a playful product range exploring her love of colour, pattern and bold silhouettes.

Hannah Presley
A Melbourne based curator, developing creative projects with Aboriginal artists. Hannah learns directly from artists techniques, history and community that informs their making to guide her curatorial process.  She is currently the Aboriginal Projects Coordinator at Craft Victoria, engaging Victorian Aboriginal artists to develop work for both the Craft exhibition and retail space. And is the new Curatorial Assistant, (First Nations) Venice Biennale 2017.

Phil Ferguson
Since August 2014, as a way of connecting and making new friends in Melbourne.  Phil Ferguson has been creating crochet hats and posting them on social media plat form Instagram with an overwhelmingly positive response.  Since then he has now over 100k followers and has been featured by Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Frankie Magazine, BBC and even on Instagram’s account itself.

Craft 2016

Image: ‘Root Vegetables’ glass by Amanda Dziedzic


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