Presented by The Australian National University, Craft Australia and the National Museum of Australia
Selling Yarns 2: Innovation for sustainability is a conference that addresses contemporary Indigenous craft and design practice. It draws on the outcomes of the first Selling Yarns conference held in Darwin in 2006 that looked specifically at contemporary Indigenous textile practice.
Topics of interest include:
Design and manufacture, engaging with industry
Innovation for social and cultural sustainability
Mentoring between communities
The impact of government policies on sustainability
The internet and the global market for Indigenous craft and design
Tourism and museums as a driver for innovative practice
Papers: We invite Indigenous and non-Indigenous practitioners, researchers, academics, buyers, collectors, curators, business and arts advisors to respond with a 300 word abstract addressing the conference themes.
Workshops: We invite proposals to run workshops to build skills, increase awareness and appreciation, share information and develop understandings of new developments and sustainable practices.
Email 300 word abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org For enquiries, contact Louise Hamby on (02) 6125 8986 or Andy Greenslade on 0412 774 343
Email workshop proposals to email@example.com For enquiries, contact Valerie Kirk on (02) 6125 5833 or Adam Blackshaw on (02) 6208 5230
Deadline for abstracts and workshop proposals: 1 July, 2008
Notification of acceptance: 1 August, 2008
Deadline for biography (on acceptance): 1 September, 2008
Deadline for full papers: 15 January, 2009