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National Craft Initiative Report: 'Mapping the Australian Craft Sector'

National Craft Initiative Report: ‘Mapping the Australian Craft Sector’

National Craft Initiative Report | ‘Mapping the Australian Craft Sector’

2014 saw a continuation of the established partnership between the Australian Craft and Design Centres (ACDC) and the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) through the activities of the National Craft Initiative, including the commission of a report investigating the nature of Australian craft and design. Funded by the Australia council and co-authored by Artisan CEO Liana Heath, ‘Mapping the Australian Craft Sector’ highlighted some important issues facing the craft and design industries, as well as identifying key opportunities.

To read the report or find out more, visit the National Craft Initiative site.


Styling of Scott St Apartments

Styling of Scott St Apartments

artisan was one of Three ‘Creative Ambassadors’ tasked with styling a luxury apartment in Kangaroo Point as part of a creative marketing strategy to promote apartment sales. The project featured over 25 of Queensland’s finest designers launched at an exclusive cocktail party of potential buyers. We are pleased to report that this creative venture, led by Lindsay Bennett Marketing and the talent of Queensland designers resulted in this luxury apartment being sold!


Artisan InDesign Partnership

Brisbane Indesign Partnership

artisan was proud to support Brisbane Indesign as an Industry Partner on Saturday 26 May. Attendees dropped by the gallery for talks by artists Leo Yip and Steve Barry (Ellaspede), Stuart Tiainen (Commex), and designer Fukutoshi Ueno.


Cultural Exchange – Chinese Arts and Craft Association

Cultural Exchange – Chinese Arts and Craft Association

artisan hosted a wonderful gallery event for a delegation of 26 representatives from the China Arts & Crafts Association, the official body for arts & crafts in China.

The event was designed for the visiting delegation to view artisan’s current exhibitions and other local works for potential exhibition in China. Attendees enjoyed the opportunity to increase their understanding of arts programs in China and strengthen the relationship between Chinese and Australian arts and crafts.

Artists Joanna Bone (glass works), Cathy Keys (ceramicist), and Matt Dwyer (jeweller) gave talks that were very well received. Delegation members were presented with artist sample bags, catalogues from our exhibition Desert Psychedelic: Jimmy Pike, and other gifts. Thanks go out to everybody who attended and helped to make the afternoon such a success.


Queensland Museum

Queensland Museum

To celebrate the Museum’s 150th anniversary, artisan was commissioned to identify and present a range of artists, one of whom would be selected to create two unique sculptures to honor the Museum’s anniversary. Lincoln Austin was chosen to produce the sculptures which were unveiled at the Museum’s awards ceremony on 19 May 2012.


Queensland Premier’s 2011 Export Awards

Queensland Premier’s 2011 Export Awards

Trade & Investment QLD engaged artisan to manage the process of art rental for use at The Premier of Queensland’s 2011 Export Awards. artisan showcased the work of eight leading Queensland practitioners at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. artisan CEO Liana Heath was there on the night.

“A wonderful night for showcasing Queensland’s craft and design talent. Amongst the best of Queensland’s exporting businesses, Lucas Salton, Cathy Keys, Alison Schutt, Marc Harrison, Liz Stops, Terry Bouton, Samantha Parsons and Kenji Uranishi, featured their brilliant works as table centerpieces and displayed the creativity and craftsmanship on offer in Queensland. A fabulous talking point for the 800 plus guests at the Export Awards! Congratulations to all involved.”


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