Melbourne Festival director Kristy Edmunds has heralded this year's festival by invoking the 'craft' of its star participants.
Although you could hardly handpick a better crop, "the artists have led us here with their own works. I've just connected into that," says Edmunds. "There is a retelling of elder stories, made new because of the craft and the approach of these talents. And of course many artists wanting to revisit older material or existing work because we as human beings keep repeating ourselves."
Craft Victoria will feature in the visual arts program of this year's festival.