AUSTRALIA WIDE THREE, a touring exhibition that is an initiative of OzQuilt Network Inc will be shown at The Q Art Space, Queanbeyan NSW from Oct 29 – Nov 18, 2013 to coincide with the Art Quilt Australia exhibition at Craft ACT. To review other touring venues and dates, see www.ozquiltnetwork.org au or contact Sue Cunningham (she would also like to hear if you know of other interested venues): (03) 53582731; email@example.com
Ozquilt Network Inc.’s exhibition, ART QUILT AUSTRALIA 2013 (AQA 13), curated by Valerie Kirk, will be held at Craft ACT Design Gallery from 31 October – 13 December 2013. This will be a showcase for new contemporary art quilts to celebrate the centenary of the naming of the nation’s capital city as Canberra. Works will be selected that are inspired by, or reflect on ideas of people, place and nation. The exhibition is open to all artists across Australia and the definition of a quilt will be a stitched, layered textile”. Larger quilts are sought with a maximum height and width of 200cm due to the space available in the gallery. The deadline to apply is 19th July 2013. Entry information available from Ozquilt Network Inc: www.ozquiltnetwork.org.au or www.craft.act.org.au
The Canberra Spinners and Weavers’ ANNUAL EXHIBITION and SALE, Warped & Twisted is moving to a new venue at a different time of year. Please join us at The Q Exhibition Space, 253 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan from 14th to 22nd June. The exhibition is open from 1-am – 4pm and closed on Sundays. The high standards and variety from past exhibitons remain, as does the well-stocked shop for you to purchase you winter garments and other hand-spun or woven articles.
RAPT IN FELT, an annual exhibition from CRF (Canberra Region Feltmakers) will have a new home in 2013: the Q, Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre. The exhibition runs to 8 June, except for Sundays.
Free Tapestry workshops at ANU SCHOOL OF ART (Textiles Workshop) are now running on Sunday afternoons. The workshops operate from 1-4pm in the Textiles Workshop of the ANU School of Art and are free of charge. Basic materials and equipment supplied, all you need to bring is your enthusiasm! This course is suitable for those with no experience, as well as those who have done some tapestry weaving and would like to brush up on skills and/or work on a small tapestry to be exhibited along-side the main tapestry at the ACT Legislative Assembly in November. Weaving on the major tapestry is well underway and everyone is invited to come in and have a look or even assist with the weaving. If you or your group is interested in visiting the studio to see the main tapestry or assist with weaving, please email Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dan is happy to talk to groups about the project, demonstrate the various techniques involved and everyone can weave a couple of threads as part of the Centenary Community Tapestry. All weavers, no matter how much or how little they have woven, will be recognised by having their name attached to the back of the work and will become part of this historic project. The final tapestry will reside in the permanent art collection of the ACT legislative Assembly and become a significant record of the centenary year and the Canberra Community.
The ANU Centre for Continuing Education Visual Arts Access Program announces: WOVEN TAPESTRY – Beginning to Image with Kirsty Darlaston. Learn techniques in woven tapestry from basic shape making to interpreting a design using warp and weft. (Kirsty Darlaston studied woven tapestry in South Australia in the early 1990’s and since then has worked on community projects, commissions and exhibitions in the medium of tapestry and textiles in general. She has facilitated workshops in numerous textiles techniques, including tapestry, basketry and stitching. She is currently the Acting Head of Textiles at ANU.)
COURSE OUTLINE: This course focuses on the basics of tapestry weaving including: Warping up a loom; Plain weaving; Creating shapes; Shading and blending; Mixing colours. The course will look at how to design an image for weaving and explore various techniques to interpret images in tapestry. The course is also suitable for people who already have basic knowledge of weaving, but would like to explore interpretation further. RECOMMENDED FOR: Beginners/intermediate. DAY: Tuesdays from 23 July to 29 October 2013 (BREAK: 10 and 17 September 2013). TIME: 6-9pm. FEE: $650. MATERIALS FEE: $25 (All materials will be provided). COURSE LOCATION: The venue for this course can be found on your tax invoice/receipt (under “Course Information”). Please allow enough time to locate your course venue on the first evening. TO ENROL: please click on the following link or paste into your browser: http://www.anu.edu.au/cce
TAPESTRY WORKSHOP to be offered in conjunction with the exhibition ‘Reflect’: TIM GRESHAM will be holding a workshop in advanced tapestry techniques. The exhibition and workshop will be held at M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent Griffith ACT 2603 from 4-7 July and the exhibition has the dates of 20th June – 7th July. Prices:$280 ($260 students) for four days; $150 ($140 students) for two days during gallery hours, 12-5pm. More information and updates about the workshop and exhibition can be found at: www.timgreshamstudio.blogspot.com.au Enquiries and bookings: email Tim Gresham: email@example.com Ph: 0407 320 513 The gallery website address is www.m16artspace.com.au Coinciding with the upcoming exhibition ‘Reflect’, Tim Gresham has released a book; Reflect, Photographs and Tapestries which showcases this body of work and the earlier series ‘Phase’. The books is available In hard or soft cover, and as an eBook (for iPad). Available now to preview and order in Blurb’s Bookstore. Please enjoy this preview: http://au.blurb.com/b/4267423-reflect-photographs-and-tapestries-tim-gresham eBook: http://store-au.blurb.com/ebooks/387681-reflect-photographs-and-tapestries-tim-gresham The eBook is also available in Apple’s iBookstore: http://itunes.apple.com/au/book/id647078570
SUSTAINABLE THREADS Thursday 6 June 6:00–8:00pm, Belconnen Arts Centre. Find out how exciting moving towards sustainability is thanks to the CIT Bachelor of Design (Fashion Design) program. Witness stunning, edgy designs by graduates Alice Sutton (EDITION), Shauna Hagan (TimTim.Fm), Kelli Donovan (Pure Pod), Jade Sargent (SOVATA) and current 3rd year students while the BEAM Collective lights up the Arts Centre building and Lake. Cost: $25/20 Concession. www.belconnenartscentre.com.au
BEV THOMAS will stage a BOJAGI exhibition, being her response to her trip to the Korea Bojagi Forum in South Korea in August of 2012. The exhibition will be held in the Foyer Gallery at the Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen ACT from August 9-25. Bojagi (also known as pojagi or sometimes jogakbo is the traditional wrapping cloth made by Korean women since the 15th century. During the time of the exhibition, Bev Thomas will give an artists talk and also offer a workshop. The gallery website is www.belconnenartscentre.com.au
2013 INTERNATIONAL SCARF EXCHANGE: the theme for 2013 is Four Seasons of Canberra. All entries will be displayed at the ‘Kurrajong’ Rooms, cnr. Sherbrooke and Angas Streets, Ainslie ACT for 5 days from 25-29 September 2013. The exhibition will incorporate a regional Open Day hosted by Canberra Spinners and Weavers on Saturday 28th September 2013. All crafters are invited to visit Canberra over this period. Finished scarves are returned by the end of November 2013.