What we do
Garland is a platform for thoughtful writing about beautiful objects made today across the Indo-Pacific. Launched in 2015, Garland is produced by the World Crafts Council – Australia, a national entity of the World Crafts Council – Asia Pacific.
Garland explores the nexus between East and West through a quarterly online publication which brings together writers, artists and carers from across our region.
Each quarter, Garland publishes a collection of online articles contributed by a global community of object-writers. As part of our aim to “map” the Indo-Pacific region, every issue focuses on a different creative place, themes and stories drawn from that geography, from Iran to Mexico. You can view Garland’s upcoming editorial itinerary here. Garland Quarterly Essays are in-depth narrative features that explore a particular handmade object. Articles are available to read for free on the Garland website, while Quarterly Essays can be unlocked through a Garland subscription.
In addition to the publication, Garland also curates a number of online community resources. Garland Loop is our news page; it features regular updates from individuals and collectives. Garland Orbit lists major art and crafts events—including festival, fairs and conferences—taking place in our region. Subscribers become part of the Garland Circle and receive a monthly email that highlights recent news and opportunities to connect.