The Australian Ceramics Triennale is Australia's landmark national ceramics conference, bringing artists, educators, theorists and collectors from around the country, and the world, together to interrogate the field of contemporary ceramic practice.


In 2022, the Triennale; Apmere Mparntwe takes place 19 to 21 July in Alice Springs, and includes satellite events both before and after the conference.


Ampere Mparntwe will be hosted by Central Craft in conjunction with The Australian Ceramics Association. This years conference hub is located at the Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs.


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The Araluen Cultural Precinct is home to some of the most significant artistic, cultural and historical experiences in Alice Springs and provides a unique visitor experience, encompassing Central Australia’s key cultural institutions and collections. 


The precinct includes Araluen Arts Centre, the Museum & Art Gallery of Central Australia, Central Australian Aviation Museum, Central Craft and Yayes Cafe.

Ampere Mparntwe will host events in the Araluen Arts Centre, Central Craft and Witchetty’s Function Space.


Central Craft is the host of the 2022 Australian Ceramics Triennale.

Central Craft is a not for profit member organisation based in Alice Springs that supports and promotes traditional and contemporary craft and design practice in Central Australia.

Central Craft's Australian Ceramics Triennale Committee includes:

  • Bron Field, Director, Central Craft

  • Mel Drew, Project Officer, Central Craft

  • Jo Foster, Artback NT

  • Mel Robson, Ceramicist 

  • Bec Capp, Hermannsburg Potters

  • Allison Milyika Carroll, Ernabella Arts

  • Maria Vanhees, Ceramicist 

  • Ruth McMillan, Tangentyere Artists


The Australian Ceramics Association fosters a lively, engaged ceramics community throughout Australia.
The Association publishes The Journal of Australian Ceramics, organise nationwide open studio events, supports ceramic artists in their studio practice and advocate for excellence in ceramics education and training.