Central Craft

Central Craft is a not for profit member based organisation in Alice Springs that supports and promotes contemporary craft and design practice in Central Australia. It provides advocacy and support, promotion, professional development opportunities and access to studio facilities for craftspeople across a broad range of craft disciplines. To build the visibility of quality craft and design and educate the community in craft practice, Central Craft provides workshops for the public, a Retail Outlet selling members' work and the June Marriott Gallery. Visitors are free to visit the Retail Outlet, Gallery and Studios to see examples of contemporary craft and design from a broad range of craft disciplines including ceramics, woodwork, silk painting, watercolour, weaving, knitting, jewellery, lapidary, fabric printing and dyeing.

Central Craft is housed in the building that was originally the single staff quarters and mess for the employees of Connellan Airways.

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm

Saturday and Sunday 11am - 3pm

Central Craft
PO Box 85 Alice Springs NT 0871
Telephone: 08 8952 4417
Facsimile: 08 8953 5465


What's On at Central Craft

Surface is an exhibition that provides an opportunity for emerging and first time artists to have their artworks exhibited in a professional gallery setting.

Exhibition Opening: Friday 18 November, 6.00pm

Exhibition open Saturday 19 November to Sunday 27 November 2011

Central Craft, Araluen Cultural Precinct


Kids and Clay with Alison Hittman

Bookings: Lucy Griffiths, Red Hot Arts - 8953 6111

Cost: $5 (including materials and light refreshments)

Saturday 19 November, 10.00am to 12.00pm

Central Craft, Araluen Cultural Precinct

Adult Master Class

Image: Mel Robson

Mel Robson will demonstrate her porcelain slip casting and firing techniques, used to make her impossibly fine porcelain vessels. She will also touch on her use of decals, the process behind decal design and the ways in which commercial and custom-made decals can be used to different effect, and the pros and cons/limitations in using decals. Those interested will be able to learn how to prepare their own drawings/photos/images on the computer, ready for printing into decals, or experiment with commercial and custom decals provided to decorate their own pieces.

Bookings: Lucy Griffiths, Red Hot Arts - 8953 6111

Cost: $50 (including materials)

Sunday 20 November, 10.00am to 1.00pm

Central Craft, Araluen Cultural Precinct

1.15pm to 2.00pm

Lunch in Witchetty’s Artspace for seminar and/or workshop participants

Araluen Arts Centre


Contemporary Ceramics in Australia Seminar

Prue Venables, Creative Director, Ceramics, Jam Factory, Adelaide will present a lecture on Contemporary Australian Ceramics. This session will also include a show and tell slide presentation by interstate and local ceramic artists.

Sunday 20 November, 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Witchetty's, Araluen Arts Centre

For more information onexhibitions of the Ceramics Festival Workshops and Seminar Program visit the Araluen Arts Centre Galleries page.