Exhibitions in 2023
Reflections of Time
The next group exhibition, “Reflections of Time”, is a showcase of creative artists joining together to exhibit their exploration of a common theme. Time is precious. Spare time is rare. Time to create is joyous. The visual idea is personal, the learning and developmental journey is at times, challenging, but ultimately exciting.
With fellowship and mutual respect Craft NSW present their interpretation of time. The process of sharing dissolves the many hours to achieve the artists end result.
You are welcome to attend and view our unique diversity of time honoured skills.
Watch House Gallery
179 Darling Street, Balmain, NSW
The exhibition dates 6th -15th October. 11 am – 6pm daily. Free Entry.
All artworks are for sale.
Explore the surface
We encourage the viewer to appreciate
the whimsical, the functional, the decorative and
the introspective interpretations of surface.
Creative artists join to exhibit their exploration on a common theme. We look over, below and the emergence from, apparent exteriority.
Unified by an expression of ‘surface’, a unique diversity of artistic skills present their thoughtful interpretations. Ceramics, wearable textiles, fibre art, woodwork sculptures and jewellery works ask you to think of the surface and beyond.
All works are for sale
Where: The Shop Gallery, 112 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, NSW
When: Friday18th – Tuesday 29th August 2023
Times: 11 am - 5.30 pm, daily
Opening Event and Meet the Artisans: 3 pm – 5.30 pm Saturday 19th August.
Handcrafted - The Perfect Gift
April 27-29th 2023......
Brush Farm House, 27 to 30 April, 10am to 5pm, Sunday 10am-1pm.
Claudia Chan Shaw ‘Art Nouveau’ talk
11 to 11.45am - Saturday 29 April
RSVP essential email, to email@example.com
‘Handmade - the perfect gift’ is an exhibition of Craft NSW’s members for inspirational gifts for Mother’s Day. The range of crafts is wide, unique and varied including handwoven textiles, fine silver and beautifully coloured cloisonné jewellery, platters, bowls and necklaces made from glass, brilliantly hand painted silk hangings, wearable art garments, hand knitted floor rugs and ceramics and then some. All hand crafted perfectly and with devotion.
Claudia Chan Shaw, a very dynamic and knowledgeable speaker will be giving a talk with images on Art Nouveau. Claudia is a brilliant presenter, and her talk will open up the Art Nouveau world to the audience. Saturday 29 April, Free admission.
Brush Farm House is the historic home of Gregory Blaxland, with construction of the first section in 1820. It is a lovely place, with a peaceful ambience, long open verandahs to enjoy the view and relax. Admire the iron lacework of the balconies, the woodwork in the staircase and the fireplaces of this home. A great venue for our exhibition "Handcrafted- a Perfect Gift"
Handcrafted- Rethink, Reuse, Recycle
This exhibition is in association with the Australian Design Centre
celebrating Sydney Craft Week 2022 at
Balmain Watch House
179 Darling St Balmain
October 7-18th 2022
Open daily 10am- 6pm
Meet the Makers 1-5pm Thursday 13th October
Craft up Late 5-8pm Thursday 13th October
Lynn Pavey - textiles
Nicola Coady - Ceramics
Kerry Budding - Ceramics
Paul Hurst - Ceramics
Robyn Morris - Textiles
Nichola Bryan- Recycled Materials- Birds
Marylin Peters- Textiles
Lynne Ambler -Textiles, Craft Jewellery
Jeltje Jansen Buijtendorp- Ceramics
Handcrafted- The Perfect Gift
April 27 - May 8 2022 at Tate and Co 168 King St Newtown.
Exhibitions in 2021
This was our first online exhibition which was opened by our ambassador for Craft NSW, Claudia Chan Shaw, October 8 2021 to October 31 2021.
We had three wonderful guest exhibitors, Lynn Pavey-textile artist and 2 artists working in ceramics- Nicky Coady and Cintia Yamane Lemann.
The work of our guest artists and the work of Craft NSW members was featured in the online exhibition. Textiles were more dynamic than ever - woven, shibori dyed, knitted, crocheted, painted and embroidered; woodwork to please the hand and eye, jewellery to amuse and admire and all made by hand with a dedication to craft.
The Value of Hands Online Exhibition was part of Sydney Craft Week 2021 and coordinated by the Australian Design Centre. This festival aimed to showcase our creativity and the power of making Craft.
Sunday 15-Sunday 30 May 2021
STORIES TOLD … by inspired makers
Narratives of the handmade object, by inspired makers.
Every handmade object has a narrative, the history or ‘story’ of its making. Whether it is the source of the raw materials – the particular clay site, pigment, dye, metal, timber or threads, the nature and origin of the necessary tools, or the inspiration behind individual patterns and motifs, the story of each handmade object is unique.
Handmade with Passion…and celebration of the Lunar New Year
An exhibition of handmade crafts in traditional and contemporary interpretations by The Society of Arts and Crafts of New South Wales
Please join us!!
Previous Exhibitions in 2020
"Skills Plus" - Not only but Also. 20/3/20 - 10/4/20
Cancelled as we had to close our Gallery space. We are so sorry for the inconvenience and disappointment.
An exhibition showcasing the many combined talents of our members, and also students and tutors from our workshop program.
"Rat a Tat Tat "- Lunar New Year Exhibition
Jan 25 - Feb 9 2020.
"Mediative Lanscapes" by Hyun Mi Lee
7- 12 January 2020
Shibori - All Tied Up
A display of Shibori work by 4 of our members. Sylvia Riley, Liz Gemmell, Neelam Singhal and Carolyn Cabena.
This Is Us - Ceramics exhibition
Sarah, Briget and Caroline are three ceramicists who bonded through clay at TAFENSW Brookvale Campus. We are delighted to host their new exhibition with us at Craft NSW. Their Exhibition, “This Is Us”, showcases their latest works which feature dry glazes, raku firing, high fire glazes and fibres dipped in slip. Sarah is influenced by her travels to the outback, she loves the boab trees and their shapes and texture. She has used raku firing and dry glazes to bring the trees to life. Still working with natural forms, Sarah has created the Genesis series of saggar fired and glazed eggs. Bridget’s female forms come in all shapes and sizes, as in real life. Bridget has also been working on functional ware and developing her glaze combinations. Caroline’s creations stem from her love of yarn, in this series of work Caroline has combined fibres with liquid clay or slip and created vessel like shapes. The forms are knitted or crocheted using natural fibres. They look like a soft yarnie knitted form yet hold their ceramic shape.
Continuing Excellence - one year on
24th Oct - 17th Nov
It takes 2 to Tango 19 September - 9 October 2019
Paired works by the potters of the Society of Arts and Crafts of New South Wales
Please join us and our group of 8 potters at the opening of this exhibition on Thursday 19th September from 5 pm to 7 pm at the Craft NSW Gallery, 12 Argyle Place, Miller’s Point Sydney. The exhibition, which includes both functional and sculptural works in a diverse range of styles and techniques, will be opened by the wonderful Mulan Gock of Mu Gallery.
PIGS in MUD
Pigs In Mud 1st -24th Feb 2019. Celebrating the Chinese new Year with Pigs and friends
Photo Pigs by Pauline Ryan.
Craft NSW Celebrates the Year of the Pig, with a Ceramic Exhibition, Pigs In Mud.