Makers’ Immersion Weekend

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Makers’ Immersion Weekend

February 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am - February 16, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

In partnership with Craft Victoria and the Theatre Royal
and supported by the Mount Alexander Shire Council Events Grants Program.

Buda Castlemaine Presents The Makers’ Immersion Weekend



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Saturday 15thFebruary

Venue:The Garden Room at Buda

Session 1: iPhonography & Styling Tips

Session 2: Driving Instagram

Two 1.5 hours sessions interspersed with lunch Minimum requirements: participants must already have an active Instagram account and their own smartphone.

Presenters: Anthea Riskas (Full Tilt Mumma) & Sarah Weston (Craft Victoria).

Join us for an Instagram Intensive designed for makers, crafters and artists covering iPhoneography, styling tips, hashtagging, meaningful community connection, keeping your messaging on brand, “The Algorithm”, honest storytelling and understanding the behind the scenes analytics of Instagram, as well as trends and new innovations.

Please bring your
and 1-2 art/craft objects smaller than 30 x 30cm

Session 1: 11am-12.30pm

Lunch: 12.30pm-1.30pm  Boxed/Picnic lunch available $15 (Booking required) Or BYO

Session 2: 1.30pm-3pm at Buda

Participants: Limit of 15 (total of 30). Double session with switch over of participants after lunch.

Venue: The Garden Room, Buda (See map)

Cost: $65 per person (includes both sessions)
(Option to book lunch will show when you book online)

Sunday 16thFebruary

Morning Session:   Real to Reel– UK Craft Film Festival. 32 short films featured in two sessions back-to-back

Craft Victoria and BUDA are proud to host the Victorian regional premiere of the Real to Reel Film Festival, 32 short films celebrating craft and makers from around the world.

The Real to Reel Film Festival presents 32 short films on extraordinary craftsmanship showcasing the passion and skill of makers from around the world.

Witness scrap metal being transformed into astonishing eyewear, a portrait of one of the oldest potteries in Japan and the vibrant tradition of making dance masks and costumes in Mexico.

Three films in the international selection are from Australia. The renowned Tjanpi Desert Weavers have created two animations about life in remote Central and Western desert camps and the role that dogs play. Gifted West Australian wood artisan Neil Turner features in a short film about the passion which drove him to give up farming and pursue woodturning, leading to a highly rewarding life creating beautiful pieces from native Australian timbers.

The Real to Reel medley of films will be presented in two back to back screenings at Castlemaine’s historic Theatre Royal on Sunday 16 February.

Session 1: 10am-11.10am

Interval: 20 minutes

Session 2: 11.30am-12.35pm

Venue:Castlemaine Theatre Royal, 30 Hargraves Street Castlemaine

Cost:Single session $24 per person / Double session $40 per person

Ticket Sales: Click below  or Theatre Royal box office on the day

Sunday 16thFebruary

Afternoon Session:    Is the Price Right– Conversation circle with panel

With Abby Seymour & Sarah Weston (Craft Victoria) and Bridget Farmer(Local artist/printmaker).

Join us in an open conversation about the complexities of pricing artwork and crafts pieces for sale.

Across so many contexts, we hear

“How much is this worth?”

“What should I charge for this?”

“Why does that cost so much?”

Craftspeople and artists routinely undersell themselves and their work. So how to make a living?

Come together and talk money, market-value, worth, commodification and making a living.

How do we balance the demands of the market,

the labour intensive quality of how artists and craftspeople work and the bottom line of selling work? How do we match all of this with a narrative and education about why the handmade matters? How much is a lifetime of skill worth in comparison to skill-less non-craft that looks like craft?

How does function impact on worthiness?

Who gets how much of a cut and how does that affect the maker?

Session: 1.30-4.00pm

Venue: The Garden Room, Buda (See map)

Cost: $22 per person (includes afternoon tea)


February 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am
February 16, 2020 @ 4:00 pm


Buda Historic Home and Garden
42 Hunter St
CASTLEMAINE, VIC 3450 Australia
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5472 1032
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