Space Crafts is a LJ for Perth women who are interested in establishing an annual craft / art fair in our city that has a modern appeal to it. Old fashioned craft skills being used in new fashioned ways. New fashioned craft being displayed 'museum style' with proper documenting, so the art has a chance to breathe and be admired.
We see so many of these 'modern craft' type of communities online, but in 'real life' the craft exhibits are dominated by the more traditional expressions, like something out of a 1940s/50s timewarp. Nothing wrong with that, of course, but I'd like to see modern craft grrrls and guys have an opportunity to show off what they are doing, sell some of their wares, be exposed to new ideas and make new connections.
If you've ever seen the craft exhibition at the Perth Royal Show, and admired the handiwork, but not so much the actual object, you'd probably be interested in participating in Space Crafts.
I envision that it will probably take about a year or two to make these plans come to fruition, and to allow time for people to create things for the event.
Please feel free to join in this discussion if you are interested in the concept, whether as a craftster or as an admirer of craft skills.
A little about myself: My name is Jodes, Im 35 and my background is in admin, public relations, events organising and yes, I knit a bit and buggerise around with beading and other bits and bobs. No l33t skillz, but I enjoy it. *smile*