CRFT* WRK is an upcoming celebration of the best contemporary locally-made crafts coming to Queen Victoria Market on May 21 and June 25.
Queen Vic Market will provide a superb venue for CRFT* WRK Contemporary Craft Fair, with the big sheds set to host a dazzling array of local crafts by independent makers, spanning the length and breath of creative art and design.
It’s the brainchild of one of Melbourne’s most renowned and longest-running artists’ market, the Rose Street Artists’ Market in Fitzroy. CRFT* WRK has been specifically curated to showcase the best makers in Melbourne with works that you won’t find anywhere else.
What you need to know
- CRFT* WRK Contemporary Craft Fair is a celebratory market of local craft
- It will be held on May 21, and then again on June 25
- It will all take place at Shed K in the Queen Victoria Market
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The principle behind CRFT* WRK is to fluidly vary between and often combine cutting edge modernist design with historic traditional craftsmanship and hands-on techniques.
It taps in to a cultural trend that’s been growing for decades now, as consumers return to the assurance of quality and tactile pleasure that comes with hand-made, bespoke craft and artisanal products in general.
While much of this trade has moved online – particularly Instagram – the digital transaction utterly pales in comparison to holding a treasured item in your hand while speaking to the passionate arisan who created it.
CRFT* WRK will find a perfect home among the plethora of other organic and homemade goodies to be found at Queen Victoria Market, and will be highly-appreciated by the Melbourne maker community itself, who have been crying out for greater opportunities to showcase their wares, in person, to the broader public audience.