Alice Springs: Araluen Cultural Precinct

Central Craft

Central Craft is a not-for-profit member organisation that supports and promotes contemporary craft and design in Central Australia. 

Central Craft building is found in the original single staff quarters and mess for Connellan Airways.

You can find all of the following at Central Craft: 

  • support and promotion
  • professional development opportunities
  • access to studios
  • public workshops
  • June Marriott Gallery
  • a retail outlet selling members' work.

It's free for you to visit the retail outlet, June Marriott Gallery and craft studios. 

Types of craft and design offered

The range of craft and design you can access includes all of the following: 

  • ceramics
  • woodwork
  • silk
  • painting
  • watercolour
  • weaving 
  • knitting
  • jewellery
  • lapidary
  • fabric printing and dyeing.

June Marriott

June Marriott was a foundation member of Central Craft in 1974, then called the Craft Association. 

She studied at the Royal School of Needlework in London and had a big influence on the growth of craft helping many people develop in Alice Springs. 

To find out more go to the Central Craft website or contact Central Craft.

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Last updated: 24 February 2016

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