The program for the 5th Sydney Craft Week Festival was announced today. This is the only festival dedicated to making by hand.

Due to current lockdown requirements, the festival will be primarily digital with several exhibitions able to be viewed in local neighbourhoods through gallery windows.

The theme of this year’s Festival is the ‘value of craft’. There will be 40 plus events including 17 workshops and 14 exhibitions as well as talks and digital launches.

Sydney Craft Week is about celebrating creativity and the handmade in all its forms. This festival creates the opportunity for the whole community to engage with craft, experience the benefits of making, and purchase local handmade work.

Festival Director Lisa Cahill said: “While we would love to be celebrating this festival in spaces right across Sydney, as we have every year since 2017, it is a testament to the makers, the galleries, the people and the organisations who have worked so hard to create digital experiences that we can all enjoy at home.”

“The creative capacity of every person involved in this year’s festival is extraordinary. Their resilience and determination ensures that we are able to have a festival in the midst of a long lockdown.”

The Festival will run from Friday 8 to Sunday 17 October. 2021