Craft Victoria is pleased to announce the appointment of experienced First Nations artist Jenna Lee to the Board as a Craft Industry Professional non-Executive Director.

Ms Lee is a Larrakia, Wardaman and Karajarri woman who also has Chinese, Japanese, Filipino and Anglo-Australian ancestry.  Her interdisciplinary art practice works across painting, projection, found object and sculpture, with a reoccurring use of paper, the book, language, and text.

Craft Victoria Chair, Katrina Raymond, said Ms Lee brings a unique industry professional maker perspective which will be invaluable in supporting strategic planning and in helping the organisation to assist our Members in building professional and sustainable craft careers.

“Jenna’s career achievements to date have been inspirational.  Her early commissioned design work for major organisations have helped in preserving, exploring and expressing Aboriginal cultural practices.

“In recent years she has been the recipient of numerous important national Awards with work that explores the transformation of the printed word through the ritualistic acts of destruction and reconstruction, seeking to translate the page into a new tangible language.

“We look forward to the role Jenna will play in securing Craft Victoria’s future success,” Ms Raymond said.

Craft Victoria’s core mission is to support and promote professional craft makers in their endeavours to build professional and sustainable careers.  The two Craft Industry Professionals on the Craft Board have a unique role in representing the interests of Craft’s diverse maker membership and ensuring they have a voice.