Faye Alexander, Tara Leckey and Philomena Hali

Over 38 years, Central Craft has acquired over 200 pieces created by notable Territory and Interstate craftspeople, through the Alice Craft Acquisition – an annual exhibition.  Craftspeople and long term members of Central Craft, Philomena Hali, Faye Alexander and Tara Leckey had the task of selecting some of these pieces for a retrospective exhibition which they called ‘Exquisite’.  In this Centralian Yarn, Phil, Faye and Tara walk around the exhibition, reflecting on their involvement with Central Craft, the development of their own craft, and their friendship and creative collaborations over the years.

This program is dedicated to all the members of Central Craft, past and present, and those people who have exhibited their work in exhibitions run by Central Craft over their history.

exquisite 2Exquisite:  1975-2006 selected works from the Alice Craft Acquisition Collection is open to visitors until 24 March 2013 in the Sitzler Gallery, Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, from 10am-4pm on weekdays and 11am-4pm on weekends. For more information about the gallery visit the Araluen Cultural Precinct website.

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Broadcast: Tuesday 26 February 2013 at 5.30pm on 8CCC Community Radio 102.1FM

Repeated: Following Friday at 9am and Sunday at 5.00pm

Producer:  Joy Taylor