About the Craft Australia library
The Craft Australia Library was established in the 1970s as an educational resource to support and facilitate growth in the Australian craft and design sector. Along with a library of books, magazines and catalogues a slide collection documenting the work of contemporary Australian craft and design artists was established. This unique, specialist research Library is located in Canberra and remains accessible to the public.
To complement this resource, and in response to the need for Australian craft and design to be seen globally, Craft Australia has developed an online Library that publishes articles, essays and papers on the current discourse about contemporary craft and design.
- Top 10 library articles this month
- The most visited library aricles in the last thirty days.
- Craft Australia produces the electronic newsletter, ca enews. There are 10 issues published each year, with an editorial from the General Manager highlighting current issues, activities and events.
- Catalogue essays
- Australian craft and design practitioners are acknowledged worldwide for their innovative, high quality work. Significant exhibitions are developed by galleries and curators to present this talent to national and international audiences. Craft Australia republishes selected catalogue essays to showcase and promote these exhibitions.
- Conference presentations
- Thinkers, policy makers, academics and practitioners participate in conferences to share research and exchange ideas. Craft Australia publishes presentations from a range of national and international conferences to highlight the vital role Australia plays in the global discourse around contemporary craft and design.
- Craft Australia engages with industry specialists and craft and design entrepreneurs through a series of discussions and interviews.
- President's reports
- Annual reports from the president of Craft Australia's board
- The Australian craft and design sector is innovative in developing strong, vibrant programs to achieve growth and sustainability and to engage with community. Craft Australia publishes reviews to highlight and promote the success of these programs.
- Craft Australia publishes speeches that profile Australian craft and design to a global audience.
- Working with key lobby agencies and the network of Australian Craft and Design Centres (ACDC) organisations, Craft Australia engages with government to present the views of the craft and design sector.
- Tales of adventure
- Craft Australia publishes the experiences of those working in the Craft and Design sector participating in residencies, exhibitions and events.