Boroondara Arts presents Craft Contemporary, a celebration of the multifaceted art of craft. For the entire month of October, the program welcomes people of all ages and experience levels, to participate in a series of online events, workshops, exhibitions and panel discussions. Learn from some of Australia’s best crafters and discover the joy of craft-making.

The program includes interactive workshops on all areas of craft, including collage-making, fabric printing, paper sewing, visible mending, weaving, sculpture making, quilted textiles, and more. Other highlights include a panel discussion with Sai-Wai Foo, Aaron Billings, Tantri Mustika and Chenai Mupotsa-Russell, who discuss what does our craft-making say about us? What does our creative practice allow us to express? How does this form our individual identity in society? Audiences are invited to join this conversation as the artists share their own lived experiences.

Another prominent feature of the event is APOMAWISH, a bright, pom pom inspired art installation by Rachel Burke in collaboration with members of the Boroondara community. The pom poms included are paired with a wish for the future. Everyone is invited to participate in the installation by making their own APOMAWISH and sending them in.

Online Events
Online Open Studio: Artist Lou Hubbard, Saturday 2 October, 2pm - 3pm, free event

Workshop: Collage with Minna Gilligan, Tuesday 5 October, 7pm-8:30pm, Adult $50, Concession $45

Workshop: Fabric printing with Abbey Rich - Clothes Revival. Wednesday 13 October, 6.30pm - 8.30pm, Adult $50, Concession $45

Online Open Studio: Artist Lyn Guy, Thursday 14 October, 10am-12pm, 12pm-2pm, free event

Panel Talk: Craft, Expression, Identity, Saturday 16 October, 2pm-3pm, free event

Workshop: Paper Sewing with Kylie Stillman, Tuesday 19 October, 6:30pm-8:30pm, Adult $50, Concession $45

Online Workshop: Mon Mungun - Woven Healing Bracelets with Cassie Leatham, Friday 22 October, 1pm to 2.30pm, Adult $50, Concession $45, materials will be provided to attendees via post in advance of the online workshop

Workshop: Visible Mending – sock darning, Wednesday 27 October, 10:30am-1:30pm, Adult $50, Concession $45

Boroondara Arts delivers a diverse collection of art exhibitions, live music performances, workshops and classes, and screenings at Hawthorn Arts Centre, Town Hall Gallery and throughout Boroondara. For more information, please visit


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