Craft ACT Members participate in new design initiative

Craft ACT:  Craft and Design Centre is delighted to announce Craft ACT members Chelsea Lemon, Christina Bricknell, Kate Nixon, René Linssen, Elliot Bastianon, Andrew Carvolth and Richilde Flavell will be representing Craft ACT in The FRONT | CENTRE INITIATIVE at Denfair in Melbourne June 8 - 10 this year.


Putting emerging designers at the forefront

At DENFAIR we believe there is much to be gained from emerging designers who have ample energy for the vibrant future of design and who approach design problems with new modes of thinking reflective of the cultural and social conditions of the day.

Proudly supported by Schiavello, in 2017 we have invited five representing entities across Australia to present the best and latest craft and design in their region to collectively map a new frontier in Australian design while tapping into the commercial opportunities at the heart of DENFAIR. Participants of the new initiative include Craft ACT, Artisan – Centre for Queensland Craft & Design, JamFactory, Designed Objects Tasmania (DOT) and Workshopped in association with Australian Design Centre (ADC).

Creative Director Alexi Robinson said of the initiative:

“Our mission is to make DENFAIR accessible as a powerful business platform to designers at the early stages of their career nationwide. Working closely with representing bodies at the helm of new ideas in their respective locale is an integral part of this.” 

Front/Centre will run from 8-10 June at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre as part of Denfair. 

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3rd edition DENFAIR 

8-10 June 2017


DENFAIR is held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, conveniently located across from Melbourne CBD, South Wharf, Crown Casino and Southbank, the city’s bustling waterfront hub. 


Thu 8 June Open to professionals and their clients 10am – 6pm 

DENFAIR awards and DENFAIR party 6pm – late 

Fri 9 June Open to professionals and their clients 10am – 6pm 

Sat 10 June Open to professionals and targeted public audience 10am – 5pm


Image: Kate Nixon, Bric-a-brac, glass