I am looking forward to the May 2010 issue of Craft Australia's e-news as it will have a contemporary jewellery focus and roundup of the JMGA conference held in Perth 2010. Sadly I couldn't make it to Perth, so I'm very excited to read all about it...
I am a huge fan of Craft Australia, not only are they an amazing organisation in support of crafts people around Australia, but their website is a fantastic resource. Craft Australia have always been super supportive of my practice - so I'm going to give them a little plug!
Craft Australia publishes its free online newsletter, CA enews every month, the newsletters are a terrific way of finding out what is on around the country, you can read it at: http://www.craftaustralia.org.au/enews/ The subscription to CA e-news is free, you can subscribe at: http://www.craftaustralia.org.au/subscribe/ and there is an archive link to previous newsletters at: http://www.craftaustralia.org.au/newsroom/newsletter.php?id=index
This year Craft Australia is celebrating its 40year anniversary in 2010 (HAPPY BIRTHDAY!) and as part of the celebration they have set up a flickr page to showcase Australian studio craft and design. They continually uploading images to this site and a number jewellery and object images has been uploaded with many more to come... you can check it out here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/craftaustralia/
There is also the Craft Australia calendar, which promotes contemporary craft and design through publicising exhibitions, workshops, opportunities, conferences and trade fairs, it is a fantastic resource and way of staying in touch with what is happening: http://craftaustralia.org.au/calendars/about
Thank you Craft Australia for being so wonderful and here's to the next 40 years!