Tasmanian Craft Fair features University of Tasmania Alumna Dr Christina Henri
Dr Christina Henri has a PHD in Visual arts and is the 2014 Tasmanian Craft Fair Heritage Artist. Dr Henri brings to life the stories of our convict past through the creation and collection of convict bonnets. With over 23 500 in her collection, Christina takes you back in time and introduces you to the women who shaped Australia.
Currently artist in residence at the Female Factory in South Hobart, Christina's work Roses from the Heart is an installation piece that examines the exploitation of mainly white 'slaves' - convict women - and considers the contemporary exploitation of humans, especially female workers, via sweatshops in the manufacturing industry.
Tasmanian Craft Fair in Deloraine
Held annually in the picturesque township of Deloraine in northern Tasmania, over 200 of the most talented artists, craftspeople and producers from around Australia, exhibit, retail and demonstrate their work at the Tasmanian Craft Fair.
Showcased are trades and handicrafts from a range of disciplines, from jewellery to blown glass, handmade musical instruments to fine provedore. The Tasmanian Craft Fair is your unique opportunity to buy directly from some of Australia’s most talented makers, producers and designers.
This year’s event will feature exhibits and demonstrations by Heritage Artist, Christina Henri, Emerging Artist, Robin Wingrave and Feature Artists, instrument makers, including PW Guitars, Devil Guitars Tasmania Tarrant Guitars, Tasmanian Tonewoods and Tasmanian Violins.
Highlights include working demonstrations of a wide variety of arts and crafts. Indulge in a range of gastronomic delights including whiskies, ciders, salmon products and chocolates that you can enjoy at the event or take home. There are plenty of activities to keep the kids happy and the convenient free shuttle bus service makes getting around the event a breeze.
Attracting over 25,000 people from throughout Tasmania, interstate and overseas, the Tasmanian Craft Fair is run by the Rotary Club of Deloraine and is held from October 31 to November 3.