Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The craft +design enquiry journal continues


Craft Australia is pleased to announce the ongoing life of one of its projects, the craft + design enquiry research e-journal.

"As part of Craft Australia's winding up process we have endeavoured to find new host organisations for our key activities", said General Manager, Catrina Vignando.

After 41 years of operating as the nation's peak advocacy organisation for contemporary craft and design, Craft Australia will close its doors at the end of April 2012. However, the craft + design enquiry journal, which provides an important publishing platform for the research excellence in craft and design practice, will continue.

"The recent confirmation that the Australian National University, (ANU) School of Art will become the new hosts for this journal is very reassuring", said Ms Vignando.

The journal is a significant innovation for the promotion of the research capabilities in the craft and design sector. Craft Australia developed the craft + design enquiry journal in 2009 and have already published three volumes of the journal. In the short time it has been in circulation it has achieved Excellence in Research for Australia rating and is recognised internationally as a noteworthy journal for practice based research.

"We are excited that as an outcome of the journal being hosted by the ANU School of Art, the future volumes of the craft + design enquiry will be published by ANU E Press", said Ms Deves, the Editorial Manager of the journal.

The move to the ANU School of Art is expected to cause little disruption to the journal's publishing schedule. The next volume, CDE#4, is due to be published July 2012 on the theme of 'Relational Craft and Design'.

New contact and address details for the craft + design enquiry journal will be available shortly. In the interim people can register with the online journal and be on the mailing list for future updates.craft + design enquiry.


Catrina Vignando
Craft Australia
April 2012

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2 comments:

  1. Wow, 41 years of service to Australia. Congratulations! You should be proud, but I have to say that it's very sad to hear that you're closing your doors. I'll keep an eye out for the next edition of the journal!

    Sally Anne
    http://www.alacraft.com.au/

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  2. I am new to the craft world and so sorry to see you go. checkout our website and keep in touch.
    www.mangotrees.com.au
    Thomas

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