7 September, 2019

Sydney Craft Week

SquarePeg Classroom

Kim Elliott

SquarePeg Studios are proud to be once again participating in this years Sydney Craft Week, an initiative of The Australian Design Centre.

SquarePeg Studios opens its doors with an Open Studio, Artist Talk and Exhibition. Come and explore behind the scenes of our creative space. Tour our workshops, classroom and studio spaces. Meet our resident jewellery artists who create wonderfully diverse works in a range of styles and materials and take the opportunity to buy handmade jewellery directly from them. Find out about our 20+ courses and workshops and be inspired to get making too.

SquarePeg will present the collaborative show and artist talk, ‘Text to Contexture — Story-telling Through Jewellery’ by long-time resident artist Fiona Meller and recent graduate resident Marcia Swaby. These two jewellery artists from different cultures recognise the similarities in how they have discovered their ancestral histories through objects left as clues. Their talk discusses their findings.

Details: Open Studio / Exhibition: Saturday 12 October, 10am – 5pm; Artist talk: Saturday 12 October, 3 – 5pm

SquarePeg is also participating in the Australian Design Centre Makers Market on Saturday 19 October.

Australian Design Centre (ADC) presents their curated Makers Market, featuring jewellery, ceramics, textiles, fashion and homewares made by local makers. Under an outdoor marquee in Palmer Street, get amongst the Sydney Craft Week buzz by directly meeting and supporting over 25 makers and watching crafty demonstrations by Studio A weavers and JMGA-NSW jewellers.

While you’re here, you can also visit ADC’s current exhibitions, The Gadigal Mural and Object Shop, get some delicious treats from the Coffee & Crepes Co and browse ADC’s second hand craft book stall.

Makers include: Bakehouse Studio, Cardigan Threads by Jeff McCann, Emilio Frank Design, Girl Nomad Ceramics, Herbert and Friends, JMGA-NSW, Katherine Mahoney, Love and West, Margot Design, Outer Island, Philly Cowdrey Designs, Scoops Design, Sky Carter Colour, SquarePeg Studios, Studio A, svikis., The DEA Store, The Niki Tree, TRADE the MARK, Workshop 85 and more!

Details: Saturday 19 October, 10am – 4pm