If you thought October was all about craft beer, you’d be wrong. There’s crafting of another kind taking over the workshops and galleries of Sydney during the Australian Design Centre’s new festival – Sydney Craft Week.
From October 6-15 there are more than 100 events taking place across the city, from makers markets to speed dating with clay. There are free and ticketed classes, exhibitions and talks for makers of all skill levels.
Highlights include the Makers and Shakers Market in Marrickville, Made by Hand: Hazelhurst Art and Design Market in Gymea and the Australian Design Centre’s Makers Market. Exhibitions include Marion Hall Best: Interiors at Sydney Living Museums, Artisans in the Gardens at the Botanic Gardens and a paper weaving workshop by Gunjan Aylawadi (pictured) at Object Space.
As part of Craft Up Late – an evening of workshops and studios staying open late – you can drop into an Open Studio at Gaffa, learn printmaking at the Rizzeria, learn wheel throwing at the Pottery Shed and craft workshops at Commune.
Take a look at the website for the full line-up of events.