Helen Ganalmirriwuy, 12-19 Gunga mat, 2019, woven pandanus fibre, natural dye, 210 x 210cm
Garland has a number of special programs to help us keep connected while we are isolated.
Our Futures survey
The Coronavirus has severely affected craft consumption and production. We’re keen to learn from you about its impact and how we can adapt.
In partnership with craft researcher Estelle Vanwambeke, we’re developing a report for Oxfam based on feedback about your experience during this lockdown.
We conducted a survey and followed this with an online forum
Ring Around the World
The Garland community stretches across the wider world. In the next months, we’ll be bringing readers and writers together with a series of “Ring Arounds”. You can find these on our YouTube channel.
- Love across the Indian Ocean 1 April 2020
- Vietnam 28 April 2pm (Vietnam time): Huong Pham Thanh from Vietnam UNESCO about how her country will emerge from lockdown.
- Vietnam 4 May 5pm (Vietnam time): Le Ba Ngoc speaks about Vietcraft, Lifestyle Vietnam and One Village One Product
- Iran 12 May 11am (Iran time): Iranian artists and craftspersons inside and outside Iran
- Indonesia 29 May: Secretary-General of ASEPHI (Association of Exporters and Producers of Indonesian Handicraft), Baby Jurmawati, about the future of the craft fair INACRAFT.
- Life after Lockdown 24 June: Participants from Philippines, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Chile, Belgium, Australia, Kenya and India share the experience of lockdown and promising ideas that have emerged (to be developed in the Garland platform)
- Ring around southern Africa 2 July: Southern African contributors to issue #19 reflect on their stories and how works that are developed in universities and galleries can connect with the street.
- Ring around central and northern Africa 27 July: Other contributors from issue #19 reflect on their stories
- Ring around Brazil 6 August: Thinker-makers on the current situation in Brazil
Gift of time
How can we make something precious out of this unique time in our lives? You are invited to submit a work made during the 2020 lockdown to an online exhibition by 11 September here. More details here.
Spring will Come
Who would have thought you could have a “happy hour” with friends on the small screen. This is a time for sewing seeds for new ways of doing things. Check the Spring Will Come page for new ideas that emerge.
Most craft outlets are closed around the world. In their place, many are now opening or expanding their retail online. See below details of craft sales that can be made online. Your purchases will be much appreciated by the makers. We are building this list from our current partners and Circle members. We will also feature it in our newsletter. Contact us if you would like to be featured.