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Craft and Design as a Career 2016

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Craft and Design as a Career 2016

August 22, 2016 10:00 am


Craft is pleased to present the return of the annual day-long professional development seminar Craft & Design as a Career as part of Craft Cubed Festival 2016. Taking place on Monday 22 August 2016, the seminar will present influential creatives and industry professionals to deliver key insights on topics relevant to emerging practitioners looking to forge their creative careers.

The event will give designers and makers an inspirational boost with a range of experienced and informative speakers who together will provide advice, stories, philosophies and unique perspectives on different working methodologies. As an accessible and affordable forum, this symposium helps to provide creatives and students with knowledge, skills and frameworks to become self-reliant career managers with the capacity to make the best possible educational, training and occupational choices in rapidly changing labour markets.

As part of this action packed day-long program, ticket holders can expect advice from curators, encouragement from makers, insights into collaboration, helpful reflections on what it means to run a sustainable craft practice as well as a thoughtful conference bag of goodies.

The diverse line-up of expert speakers and industry panelists will span creative disciplines across makers, designers, artists, writers, and curators all delivering unique insights and specialist knowledge. Innovative thinkers and notable speakers include; Liane Rossler (artist, designer, curator & creative advisor), Amanda Dziedzic (glass artist), Claire Rosslyn Wilson (freelance writer), Kitiya Palaskas (craft-based designer), Hannah Presley (curator), Peter Waples-Crowe (artist), Katie Somerville (Senior Curator, Fashion and Textiles, National Gallery of Victoria), Sue Batten (head weaver, Australian Tapestry Workshop), Kate Rohde (artist) and Phil Ferguson (crochet artist).

This event is supported by Federation Square and the City of Melbourne.

August 22 10am-5pm Deakin Edge,
Fed Square Craft Members and Groups of 10 or more: $45/
Non-members: $90

More information and Bookings here.

Dates & Times

Craft and Design as a Career 2016

August 22, 2016 10:00 am