In celebration of IOTA21’s exhibition Curiosity & Rituals of the Everyday, FAC is inviting you to get crafty this Spring with Crafternoons, a fun afternoon of craft and conversation in FAC’s Inner Courtyard.

Designed to bring together practitioners, makers and the crafting community – with a special guest artist in attendance every week – Crafternoons is an opportunity to meet other crafters, share stories, and develop your projects surrounded by friends and fellow makers.

Whether you are a weaver, an embroiderer, a woodworker, or a knitter, bring your projects, your communities and crafting circles, and join us as we share and celebrate the everyday rituals of contemporary craft.

Fri 15 Oct: Susie Vickery

Susie Vickery. Photography by Christophe Canato

Susie Vickery. Photography by Christophe Canato

Susie’s curiosity has taken her around the world and led to several careers. She began as a theatrical costumier in Australia and the UK, specialising in men’s 19th Century dress. After moving to Kathmandu and Mumbai she worked as a craft consultant with income generation and community art workshops with projects in India, Nepal, Tibet, Myanmar, Mexico and Turkey, responding to local materials and artistic traditions. At the same time, she was studying embroidery by distance learning and creating her own textile art.

Susie creates embroidered animations, automata and textile pieces inspired by the projects she works with.

Susie’s work has been exhibited in London, Birmingham, Sweden, USA, Norway, Wales, Perth, Mumbai, Melbourne and rural Western Australia. Since returning to Australia, Susie has facilitated art workshops with local Aboriginal and refugee groups and continues to work with Tibetan, Nepali and Turkish projects. She also runs embroidery and textile workshops in the UK, Australia and online.