The LOEWE FOUNDATION launches the fourth edition of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize, an annual international award celebrating excellence in craftsmanship.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Women, Dr. Josefa Koroivueta says the craft shows have grown from strength to strength in the last five years.
Promoting the Making Self in the Creative Micro-economy (‘Crafting Self’) was funded through the Australian Government’s Australian Research Council’s Discovery Project funding scheme (project number DP150100485). The primary aim of the project was to determine how online distribution is changing the environment for operating a creative micro-enterprise, and with it, the larger relationship between public and private spheres. A key research question was: what are the ‘self-making’ skills required to succeed in this competitive environment?
The Board has an important role in the strategic direction, monitoring performance and governance framework for Craft Victoria to ensure a sustainable future. One of the key reasons Craft Victoria is seen as a leading arts organisation is because of the special relationship it has with the makers. The Board is looking for two experienced makers and craft industry professionals to bring their expertise to the deliberations about the shape and direction of Craft, including the appointment of the new CEO and Craft’s 50th Anniversary.
Minister of Culture Helmi El-Namnam and Chinese Ambassador to Egypt Song Aiguo, inaugurated “The Second Crafts and Cultural Industries Fair: Egypt-China” at the Hanager Arts Centre. Shi Yuewen, the cultural counselor at the Chinese embassy in Cairo and director of the Chinese Cultural Centre, also attended the launch.
Mereani Taime, of Penrhyn, has been hand-weaving traditional hats since she was about 16, after watching and being taught by her mother. And now her two daughters Teanau Ivirangi and Marangi Taime are also learning the art.