landscape and conditions. Arts and Crafts houses in Australia feature strong lines and some subtle gothic touches with a high level of attention to detail. Several Arts and Crafts style houses have been built in neighbourhoods around Canberra .
The house, Blackwood , in Melbourne was designed and built in an Arts and Crafts style by Butler and Ussher in 1891.
Redleaf is a large house in Sydney , built in 1899 to an Arts and Crafts style by Howard Joseland. After several alterations over the years that did not fit with the Arts and Crafts style, it was restored to its original style and is now heritage listed .
Some Australian churches of the early 20th century designed by the architect Robin Dods also reflect the Arts and Crafts style.
The legacy of the Arts and Crafts movement in Australia today
Although the Arts and Crafts Movement did not dominate mainstream design and production practices in Australia from the beginning of the 20th century, the ideals of the movement have endured.
Today, there is even more mass production and mass marketing than at the time of the Industrial Revolution but there is also a great value placed on individually designed and handmade items. Organisations and associations, such as Craft Australia , are dedicated to promoting the economic and cultural benefits of crafts in Australia .
Handmade crafts and artworks are displayed and sold in galleries and markets across Australia . Quality hand crafted items are regarded as economically and culturally valuable . Many Australians are attracted to contemporary and antique items that reflect the hard work of a skilled craftsperson.