Tactile Arts supports the production of art and craft in the Territory by providing access to specialised studios and equipment that cater to a range of mediums including textiles, printmaking, glass, jewellery, and ceramics.
Our studios are a lively, creative hub that foster skills development across all levels of experience.
The studios are available for hire by Tactile Arts members and we conduct our workshops in the studios. Members of the public are also welcome to witness the exciting world of craft production when they visit Tactile Arts!
The Print & Textiles Studio is ideal for weaving, dying, embroidery, felting, lino-blocking, painting and more. This studio is home to a beautiful etching press which is in regular use by local textile artists and printmakers.
The Glass and Jewellery Studio is primarily used for lamp working, leadlighting, jewellery making, silver-smithing and other glass art. The studio also has access to a glass kiln. The light open space also makes this studio ideal for general arts and craft activities.
This studio hosts the Darwin Fused Glassgroup and the Landshapes Silver group on a monthly basis.
Our Ceramic Studio is very popular and fully equipped with pottery wheels, a slab roller, clay extruder, worktables and plenty of drying racks. We also have a selection of different sized kilns to suit almost all applications. It is a light and airy space that is frequented by our regular studio hirers and workshop participants, so there is always someone to have a chat with!
If you're interested in learning more about ceramics and wheel throwing our workshops are a great place to start!