Born of a desire to create a unique space for making and learning all things jewellery and metalsmithing, SquarePeg Studios is a respected and loved part of the Sydney creative arts scene and an independently run creative arts business. Fourteen jewellery artist’s studios and a busy jewellery school combine to make SquarePeg a hub for the jewellery community.
SquarePeg’s jewellery artists welcome you to learn more about their practices at Meet the Makers, a relaxed afternoon of wine, cheese and conversation. Visit their co-workspaces, workshop and school. Chat with the makers and discover their contemporary jewellery works (available for purchase). The jewellers of SquarePeg engage in a diverse array of jewellery practices and truly offer an opportunity to sustainably ‘shop local’ – direct from their benches to you.
Sydney Craft Week – Celebrating its sixth birthday, in 2022 the Sydney Craft Week Festival runs from 7 to 16 October 2022.
Sydney Craft Week is about celebrating creativity and the handmade in all its forms. This festival creates the opportunity for the whole community to engage with craft, experience the benefits of making, and purchase local handmade work.
Sydney Craft Week is the only festival in Sydney dedicated to making by hand. Led by the Australian Design Centre (ADC) and supported by an advisory group of craft sector professionals, Sydney Craft Week brings together contemporary crafts organisations and individuals in a celebration of craft across the city as part of a ten-day festival each year in October. The festival fosters community participation and creativity, with the opportunity for the public to meet artists, buy and learn about craft and get involved in making.
Each year, Sydney Craft Week puts out a Call for Entries for galleries, shops, cultural organisations and institutions, and individual makers to host events, ranging from large-scale exhibitions to one-off workshops encompassing the breadth and power of craft.
The festival takes place over 10 days every October. Sydney Craft Week invites all residents and visitors to experience Sydney’s vibrant craft scene. Most events are free to enter, with ticketed events managed by host organisations and venues.