Craftivism workshop


Queen Victoria Gardens
Opposite National Gallery of Victoria View map

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Queen Victoria Gardens
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Craft is often dismissed as a hobby or thought of as something handmade by your grandma. But craft has always been a key part of the activist’s toolkit. It helps us to think with our hands and allows us to explore topics that are sometimes difficult to express with words, and to start a conversation and tackle social, political and environmental issues.

Over the course of two days, this program will explore forms of craft connected with activist movements. We will create loud and proud craftworks that speak up about issues big and small through four different workshops making: earrings or badges, banners, tote bags, and zines. This is a relaxed workshop format, which is perfect for expressing your imagination and embracing your creativity. All materials are provided, just bring yourself and your curiosity!

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Kids must be accompanied at all times by a guardian.



Kate Robinson is an Iranian/Australian artist and podcaster. She was the inaugural Feminist-in-Residence at Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, where she curated the community craftivist exhibition ‘Make a Fuss’. Kate loves making art accessible and often hosts craft workshops for local councils, community hubs and galleries. In 2023, Kate was an artist-in-residence at ArtsBox and held her first solo exhibition, ‘Zendegi’ at ArtsGen. She currently serves on the board for NextWave and the QVWC Trust. Kate also co-creates the podcast Being Biracial, and is part of the Culture Makers Season Two program at Museums Victoria.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the people of the Eastern Kulin Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which MPavilion stands. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present – and recognise they have been creating, telling stories and caring for Country for thousands of generations.