Communities@Work organised a #CraftItCBR Creative Craft Challenge for the Canberra Community, to promote art and craft activities while individuals and families stayed at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event encouraged participants to use their skills, imagination and materials that they may already have had at home to create a unique craft piece of the challenge. The craft entries were also shared on Communities@Work’s Facebook page throughout the event.
There were five challenge categories:
Participants were allowed to submit their craft entries by the deadline of 30 June 2020.
On Thursday 9 July, a panel of judges announced the #CraftItCBR Challenge Winners. Judges included Lee Maiden, CEO, Communities@Work, Rauny Worm, CEO, Tuggeranong Arts Centre together with Karena Keys, Visual Arts Program Manager, and Caroline Ambrus, Canberra artist.
Have a look at the winning entries for each of the 5 categories:
We received a range of entries from talented creatives across Canberra for all five categories. Have a look at all the beautiful crafts that were submitted below:
With the #CraftItCBR being such a success, our community development team is now working towards not just a craft exhibition, but a Creative Craft Skills Demo Expo.
We’re looking at a September timeframe for the event, to be held at the Tuggeranong Community Centre. Each participant will be provided with a space to use it how they see fit, from displaying work and business cards, to demonstrating skills and setting up for others to have a go.
More details will be announced as the ACT Government rules on social distancing and events becomes clearer in the coming weeks. Keep an eye out on this page and our Facebook for updates.
You can also directly contact our Community Development and Activities team at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information, or get in touch here.