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Centenary Flag Project exhibition opened

By 20 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Minister Burch and Reuben Bokaba with his winning entry in the Centenary Flag Project

Flags from last year’s Centenary of Canberra have been repurposed into new works of art for the Centenary Flag Project exhibition, which was opened yesterday by Minister for the Arts Joy Burch on behalf of the Chief Minister.
The Centenary Flag Project, one of the key events of the inaugural DESIGN Canberra festival program, is an [...]

Canberra: where wood works

By 19 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Mentioned in the same sentence as sawmills, pulp mills or logging, timber is a lightning rod for controversy. Environmental concerns are inseparable from the way timber is harvested and used, for all the right reasons.
Woodworking designers and craftspeople, by contrast, who have no less dependent a relationship with timber, tend to be regarded generously.
Part of [...]

DESIGN Canberra festival to launch in November!

By 23 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Save the date! DESIGN Canberra is a four-day festival held November 20- 23 celebrating and promoting Canberra’s vibrant and diverse design community. Explore a CBD reACTivated by pop-up installations, talks, exhibitions, and shops; visit MODERN Market to find works by leading local and interstate designers; see your city in a whole new light with the [...]

Cyber War comes to CraftACT thanks to #DoktorBass

By 7 June 2012

Here at RiotACT we didn’t think Wikileaks expose of US diplomatic cables had anything worth Bradley Manning’s life or much information beyond what could be had through a subscription to The Economist.
So we’re a little surprised to see Cyber War News reporting that CraftACT has had their archives looted and their emails dumped out.
Still, if [...]

Key Arts Organisations carve up $3.3 million in funding

By 30 December 2011

Joy Burch has announced the winners of the Key Arts Organisation program:
Three organisations were awarded five-year funding packages commencing in 2012 through the program: the Canberra Youth Theatre, $220,000 a year, Craft ACT Inc, $184,500 annually; and Canberra Contemporary Art Space Inc, $170,000 a year.
Three further organisations secured two-year funding deals for 2012-2013: [...]

Pecha Kucha Canberra Volume 10

By 8 September 2011

[ 29 September 2011 at 7:00 pm; ]

The Canberra incarnation of Pecha Kucha has announced the plan for their 10th installment.

We’re very happy to announce our 10th volume of Pecha Kucha Canberra, which will take place on Thursday September 29 at Craft ACT Craft & Design Centre in Civic (opposite the Legislative Assembly).

As always, Volume 10 will feature a bunch of creative [...]

Craft ACT turns 40

By 10 February 2011

Chief Minister Stanhope is celebrating the 40th birthday of Craft ACT:
Mr Stanhope said Craft ACT was established in 1971 as the region’s peak body for the contemporary craft and design sector and had been a focal point for artists ever since.
“Craft ACT has provided professional support to hundreds, if not thousands, of local artists [...]

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