Melbourne Must-Do: Craft Cubed
This is one of those (many) times when Lisa and I lament the fact we don’t live in Melbourne. But it’s great news for our southern friends, who can look forward to seven weeks of fantastic events, workshops and markets that celebrate Melbourne’s maker community.
Head to the website to see the full schedule of events – but here’s our pick of the best stuff not to be missed:
Craft Hatch Market
Sunday 9 August 10am-4pm
Venue: Thousand Pound Bend
Showcases emerging makers, featuring the craft of over 30 fledgling craftspeople and those new to the market scene. This special Craft Cubed edition will feature workshops and demonstrations upstairs, above the bustling market. Don’t miss the craft Stash Swap!
Craft Window Walk
Venue: CBD to Docklands, see website for details
A fantastic walking tour from Spring Street to Docklands, taking in window displays ranging from simple tableaux to grand experimental displays.
ALTA Papercraft Workshop
29 August 2-5pm
Venue: Bouverie Studios, 1/81 Bouverie Street, Carlton, VIC 3053
Create a papercraft masterpiece with ALTA Papercraft in a 3-hour workshop that will provide you with the materials and know-how to cut, fold and glue your own piece of art. You’ll walk away with your own 3D paper artwork from ALTA Papercraft’s unique DIY papercraft templates and some great new papercraft techniques from founder and head paper engineer Anna Trundle.
Craft and Design as a Career
Tuesday 15 Sept 10am-5pm
Cost: $45 member/ $90 non-member
VENUE: Deakin Edge, Fed Square
Craft’s annual conference for makers and designers. Speakers include artists and experts at the forefront of the creative industries.
SaJo Ceramics Open Studio
Venue: SaJo Ceramics, 11 Lillypilly Lane, Kilsyth South, VIC 3137
See a working studio, watch throwing and hand-building demonstrations, meet some of the Sajo Students, and check out the garage sale.
Pop Craft Studio Wild Weaving
August 1- September 20
Venue: Meri Creek, Northcote
Forage the surrounding Merri Creek for organic materials to incorporate the warp provided onsite.
For all information about the events, workshops and markets, head to Craft Cubed 2015.