Craft + Design auction

You are invited to submit a work to feature in our DESIGN Canberra auction of contemporary studio-produced craft and design. The auction is an opportunity to celebrate experimental, small scale or one-off pieces from leading designers and craft practitioners.

Craft ACT and DESIGN Canberra will actively promote the auction through our social media channels and networks. A professional photographer will be engaged by Craft ACT to take object photography and styling for the online auction. This will also help to promote the work. Copies of the photographs will be provided to the artists. 


x 

Setting an auction price

The auction starting price must be below the usual retail price of works included in the auction.  The auction software allows us to note the fair market value of the work. (This means the likely selling price on the market at a specific point in time, or the usual RRP.) Some items may exceed this price, others may not. That’s the risk of the auction. We have received advice that it’s best to start an auction without a reserve (starting price) because this encourages bidders and activity. If this is something participating artists are comfortable with, please let us know. The work’s value will be listed as ‘priceless’. Then we will all work hard to try to get lots of bidders and build momentum and interest for your piece. If artists need to set a reserve (starting price) given the value of your work. Please note that this may diminish the number of bids.

We suggest that the reserve (starting price) that is set is no more than 50% of the fair market value of the work, but a higher starting price may be chosen if preferred. It’s up to the artist. Again, we will all work hard to try to get some bidders and build momentum and interest for the piece. If a piece is expensive then it will be essential to tap into the artist’s collector networks to encourage their participation. So, with that in mind, all pieces included in the auction should have at: Fair market value (for each item in the auction) Starting price (either a reserve or no reserve).

Fees and Commission

Craft ACT will charge a fee of 35% of the final price of sold works (less fees). This was in place to offset the costs associated with planning, delivering, photographing, and marketing the auction.


c 


Proposed works //

Craft ACT members can propose up to two works. The following details will need to be provided (for each work you propose). This work will need to respond to the theme of Transformation and gold in celebration of Craft ACT’s 50th anniversary.

  • Title
  • Materials
  • Dimensions
  • Description (30 words)
  • Preferred reserve (minimum bid)
  • Please also provide an artist bio (100 words).

Key Dates //

  • Applications due: 9am, Friday 23 September
  • Works confirmed: Friday 30 September
  • Delivery of works to Craft ACT: Monday 3 October
  • Photography: Tuesday 4 October
  • Online bids open: Wednesday 2 November, 9am
  • Live Auction:  Saturday 19 November, 8pm
  • Bids close: Saturday 19 November, 9pm


s 

Image 1: Harriet Shwarzrock - a shifting sensation - Photo Sam Cooper

Image 2: Belinda Toll. Photo By Adam McGrath 

Image 3: Alison Jackson, Wagtail Caddy. Photo courtesy of the artist 



Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre is a not-for-profit membership based organisation which supports artists, craft practitioners, designers and makers at every stage of their careers. We promote and celebrate excellence and innovation in contemporary craft in everything we do – in our retail space, exhibitions, events and membership program.

The Craft ACT shop carries unique handmade items from some of Australia’s leading craft practitioners. 

Stock Selection Criteria is assessed by the following points :

  • Design concept and functionality are demonstrated in the completed product.
  • All artwork has a sales potential and is aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
  • The artwork is original and innovative.
  • All work is produced and made within Australia
  • Applications are on a consignment basis and are reviewed regularly.
  • You're a Craft ACT member

The Craft ACT shop is a location for artisanal objects, which sit in the broader context of Australian craft and design. Our aim is to connect people with bespoke objects for their homes rather than throw away items.

Our GM, AM and AMP membership levels give you the opportunity to stock your work in our shop. Find out more about our membership program here

Any further questions or queries please don’t hesitate to contact the retail coordinator at shop@craftact.org.au

If you have a disability or access requirement that may affect your ability to complete this application form successfully, please contact Kate Nixon at designcanberra@craftact.org.au or phone 02 6262 9333 

Craft ACT's Accredited Professional Membership fee is $250.00, we will contact you to make payment after your application has been approved.

ASSESSMENT PROCESS 

Accredited Professional members are the top rung of the Craft ACT ladder: professional craft practitioners and designers whose outstanding contributions demonstrate a high standard of artistic merit and technical skill who have local, national and international experience and standing.

You need to demonstrate at least three examples of international activity (exhibitions, workshops, residencies); these could only be substituted by inclusion in national events that showcase artistic excellence. 

The Craft ACT Membership Sub-committee of peers will assess applicants. If APM status is not granted, applicants may be advised to apply for Associate Membership (AM) and build up their CV. 

Craft ACT will notify applicants of their status within four weeks; if you require your application to be expedited please get in touch. 

This membership level can include a Public Liability and Personal Accident Insurance package (please indicate whether you require this when filling out the form).

Please read through the APM information package, member benefits and insurance information documents available on the membership page of our website  and if necessary to contact Craft ACT at membership@craftact.org.au before submitting an application.

ACCREDITATION REQUIREMENTS

Criteria

  •   Artistic Merit - demonstrate excellence of artistic merit. 
  •   Innovation - demonstrate an evolution in the concepts of their work.
  •   Technical Skill - demonstrate a high standard of technical skill. 
  •   Professional Standing - submit a CV demonstrating ongoing professional activities in both your specialised field and the broader arts sector, with a national and international profile.

Eligibility 

  • Individuals whose work demonstrates a consistent, high level of artistic and technical standard are eligible to apply for Accredited Professional Membership. 
  • Applicants should have a professional approach to their work and to the business of maintaining a professional career, though it is not essential to be full time artists.
  • It is not a requirement for applicants to have undertaken formal studies. 
  • Applications are ineligible where work submitted is undergraduate work. Applications by postgraduate students will be considered on a case-by-case basis according to prior practice.

 If you have a disability or access requirement that may affect your ability to complete this application form successfully, please contact craftact@craftact.org.au or phone 02 6262 9333 

Craft ACT is always in need of professional publication quality images of our members work, please assist us to ensure the information and images we have reflect your current practice.

Craft ACT's Associate Membership fee is $250.00, we will contact you to make payment after your application has been approved.

ASSESSMENT PROCESS 

Craft ACT Associate Members (AM) are a mix of emerging and established professional craft practitioners and designers who have strong local experience and engagement. This membership level can include a Public Liability and Personal Accident Insurance package (please indicate whether you require this when filling out the form). It is also a stepping stone to our Accredited Professional Membership. All AM and APM members receive dedicated professional support and opportunities from Craft ACT.  

Applications are welcome to apply anytime during the year. Please ensure that you meet and address the criteria requirements below and understand member benefits and insurance information. If you have questions, email membership@craftact.org.au before you submit your application. 

The Craft ACT Membership Sub-committee will assess the application. Craft ACT will notify applicants of their status within four weeks; if you require your application to be expedited, please get in touch.

Eligibility 

Individuals whose work demonstrates a consistent, high level of artistic and technical standard are eligible to apply for Associate Membership. 

  • Applicants should have a professional approach to their work and to the business of developing and maintaining a professional career. 
  • It is not a requirement for applicants to have undertaken formal studies. 
  • This membership level is open to professional craft practitioners and designers seeking insurance to support their professional practices. 

  Assessment Criteria 

  • Artistic Merit: the primary criterion is a demonstrated high level of artistic merit. 
  • Technical Skill: applicants should demonstrate a high standard of technical skill. 
  • Professional Standing: applicants must submit a CV demonstrating professional activities in their specialised field and speak to their ongoing commitment to their practice. 

 If you have a disability or access requirement that may affect your ability to complete this application form successfully, please contact craftact@craftact.org.au or phone 02 6262 9333 

DESIGN Canberra and Canberra BMW are calling for University of Canberra design students to submit designs for the 2022 BMW Car Wrap Competition.
The 2022 car wrap competition is proudly presented in partnership with Canberra BMW, the University of Canberra and ROJO Customs.
Presented in partnership with Canberra BMW, DESIGN Canberra the car wrap competition is open to university students who could see their design wrapped around a brand new BMW!


DESIGN Canberra is seeking one vibrant and exciting design under this years theme 'Transformation'. in each of these four categories:
The festival theme arose from planning for Craft ACT’s 50th – golden – anniversary which took place in 2021. Inspired by the symbolism of gold and the ways that artists and designers, like alchemists, transform raw materials and ideas into objects, spaces buildings and concepts.

In the context of the challenges our community and our world have faced over the last few years including the global pandemic, the climate emergency, the fires, and the floods; we have a shared responsibility and an opportunity to achieve real transformation.

The winner will see their design wrapped around a brand new BMW which will be exhibited for 10 days during the DESIGN Canberra festival , 2-20 November 2022.

Winners will also receive:

• A BMW for the weekend* and a lunch for four at Four Winds Vineyard

• DESIGN Canberra gift bag including a tote bag, badge and Craft ACT voucher

• and more

They will also have their design wrap applied to a BMW by ROJO Customs, and professional photos and video taken for their design portfolio.

Key dates:

Competition Closes 30 September: Winner notified 5 October.

Winning car presented outside CCAS for photography and videos, 8 November 2022 DESIGN Canberra festival

How to apply

All you need to do is download the supplied car above and add your design to the transparent spaces, then upload your file to the submission form.

Additionally, you can download the supplied car template above and add your design to the transparent spaces, then upload your JPG or PNG to the submission form.


Terms and conditions

1. Entrants must be currently enrolled in an Australian university. 2. Submission dates: 1 August – 30 September 2022. 3. All submissions must be made via DESIGN Canberra's submittable page. Emailed or posted entries will not be accepted. 4. Incomplete entries, or entries submitted past the submission deadline, will be deemed ineligible. 5. Entries must not have been previously published or won a prize in another competition. 6. Current employees of Canberra BMW Group are ineligible for consideration in the Canberra Car Wrap competition. 7. Competition entries must be submitted as per the provided Instructions and Technical Requirements. 8. One winning design will be selected for execution and the design will be applied to the assigned car. The winner will receive a BMW for the weekend* and a lunch for four at Four Winds Vineyard. 9. Prize Winner: All drivers of the vehicle must hold a full license and sign an indemnity form prior to driving the car. A copy of each driver's license will also be required. The vehicle must stay within the ACT & surrounding areas during this period. The vehicle provided will depend on availability and can be discussed upon arranging the date of collection. Pick up of the vehicle will be on a Friday afternoon and it will need to be returned on the Monday morning. Canberra BMW prize to be claimed before the 31st of October 2023. The car is arranged through Canberra BMW. 10. Entrants submitting to the Craft ACT member category must have up-to date membership at the time of

submission. 11. Entrants must retain a copy of their entry. 12. Entrants warrant that: (i) they have personally created their entry and own all rights to it; (ii) all related intellectual property belongs to the entrant; and (iii) the entry does not violate any laws of any country or infringe upon another party's trademark or copyright. Entrants indemnify the Prize and its Administrators against any loss or damages resulting from a breach of this warranty. 13. The winner will be notified early October and may be asked to supply further information and images for marketing and communications purposes. 14. Selected work will be required to be produced and installed end October 2022. 15. This award may be cancelled at any time at the discretion of DESIGN Canberra and Canberra BMW. COPYRIGHT, MORAL RIGHTS, PRIVACY, AND LIABILITY: Copyright in the design remains with the artist. 16. By submitting an entry, the winners grant a worldwide, non-exclusive, non-commercial license, in perpetuity to the Prize Administrators (Craft ACT) to (i) permit it to publish the entry as a car wrap, in print and on the Craft ACT website; and (ii) permit it to record and broadcast the selected entries, online and in any other media, for a period of 3 years from the date that the design was submitted to the Prize, without fee, for the purpose of promoting Design Canberra and Craft ACT. 17. Designs must be available to be published as a car wrap to be eligible to win the competition. Refusal by an entrant to accept the Prize or to allow publication will disqualify the entry from eligibility. 18. Designs may need to be modified to meet technical specifications inherent in the car wrap process. This will be done in consultation with the artist. We will not modify or edit the work without the permission of the artist. 19. By entering the Prize, you guarantee that the personal information you provide is accurate. Personal information will only be used in administering the Prize. When you provide this information, you consent to it being used for this purpose. 20. Except for any liability that cannot by law be excluded, the Administrators (including its respective officers, employees and agents) are not responsible for and exclude all liability (including negligence), for any personal injury; or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity); whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of: (a) any technical difficulties or equipment malfunction (whether or not under the Administrators' control); (b) any theft, unauthorized access or third party interference; (c) any entry that is late, lost, altered, damaged or misdirected (whether or not after their receipt by the Administrators) due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of the Administrators; and (d) any variation in prize value to that stated in these Terms and Conditions.

Craft ACT