Lost Trades Australia celebrates the art of skilled manual work,
ancient crafts and rare trades, their special tools, traditions, languages and secrets - threatened by mass production and an 'on demand' culture. Unfortunately many crafts and trades have been lost to history; traditional crafts, trades and industries that once were the backbone to building our country have gone, been forgotten or simply overlooked in the wake of new technology.
The Lost Trades Fair was established to change this. The trades and the incredible artisans, workers and real makers who continue to pursue these trades as a career deserve a platform to showcase their skills, incredible craftsmanship and share their knowledge. Lost Trades was founded in 2011, we hoped to find as many artisans, makers and traditional tradespeople as we could.