NSW News & Events

The full program for ContextART 2018, 14-19 April (2019) will be released online on 1 September 2017 at contextart.com.au  Save those dates for next April and investigate what’s on offer in the way of 2-day and 4-day workshops. Remember you can commence enrolment as soon as this September 1st.

 The North Shore Craft Group are proud to present their 60th Anniversary Exhibition and Sale of works by past and present members. Pieces will include unique hand-made jewellery, textiles, pottery, leatherwork, studio glass, weaving, enamelling, silk painting, ceramics, and more. When: Thursday-Sunday, 13-16 July. Where: Thornleigh Community Centre, Cnr Phyllis & Central Avenues, Thornleigh. www.northshorecraftgroup.com/

AULANG – Fibre art and Basketry from MERI PEACH.  The exhibition continues until 25th June at Clara Street Gallery (1A Clara Street, Erksineville Sydney) in association with the Tom Bass Sculpture Studio School. The gallery is open Mon-Friday (except Tuesdays) from 10am-2pm daily. On Sunday 11th June and 18th June, it will be open from 1am-3pm. www.clarastreetgallery.com

DLux Media Arts and Community Connect Central West’s #fashtech June workshops are set to combine fashion, design, art and technology to create wearable tech-art. #fashtech is one of the projects supported in 2017 through the Regional Arts Fund. What is #fashtech 2017? A collaborative community event which brings together fashion, design, art and technology to create wearable tech-art. Participants mix materials and technology to design and create garments and accessories; combine clothing, fabric, cardboard and objects whilst learning new digital skills. They will use creative thinking and problem solving while making light, sound and interactive components for their designs. “#fashtech workshops will encourage and assist students to collaboratively design and develop a technology enhanced garment. By utilising a variety of technical skills, students will focus on creative use of everyday technology such as arduinos, circuits, touch sensors, vibration motors, light, sound and music,” creative director at Community Connect Central West Vince Lovecchio said. All works will then form part of a public showcase and exhibition. Workshops: dLux Media Arts will present a series of workshops scheduled for delivery between June and October 2017 (one week of workshops per month). Workshops will cover concepts, design thinking and coding, team work, modular design, working with light; programming and making; physical design; experimentation with fabrics, cardboard, objects and circuits. The Orange Regional Art Gallery’s 1980’s wearable art collection will provide workshop participants with an opportunity to compare their future design ideas with those of the past. Dates: Week 1: June 19-22, 4-6pm, West Room Orange Regional Gallery; Week 2: July 10-14, 10am-12pm, West Room Orange Regional Gallery; Week 3: August 14-17, 4-6pm, West Room Orange Regional Gallery; Week 4: October 11-13, 4-6pm, East Room Orange Regional Gallery; #fashtech exhibition Friday 13 October – Sunday 17 December. Expressions of interest now open:  To take part send your contact details (name, email, phone to vlovecchio@optusnet.com.au or 0407 454 832). Cost: $120, includes four workshops and digital materials. Exhibition: Workshop participants have an opportunity to see their creative works displayed alongside the gallery’s’ 80’s wearable art collection in a major exhibition at the Orange Regional Art Gallery. This exhibition forms part of the Orange Youth Arts Festival in October 2017, and will also feature a catwalk ‘fashion parade’ showcasing samples of both local and national wearable art. “#fashtech is an inclusive event that can be enjoyed by the whole community. It provides people with an opportunity to engage with others in a fun and creative way,” Vince Lovecchio said. Read more: http://regionalartsnsw.com.au/2017/05/raf-project-fashtech/#ixzz4ijmjXPsM

 The Australian National Maritime Museum located in Sydney (2 Murray Street) has recently unveiled a stunning new large-scale embroidered work by Melbourne textile artist Melinda Piesse that illustrates the tragic story of the wreck of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) flagship Batavia in 1629. The Batavia tapestry is on display in Sydney until 29 October and included in the free galleries ticket. Find more information about this spectacular piece on the museum blog: https://anmm.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/the-batavia-tapestry/  The Museum itself can be found at www.anmm.gov.au/

SOMETHING / NOTHING is an exhibition of the work of Michael Ripoll, paper cutting, and Jude Skeers, web knitting, that will be held at Braemar Gallery in Springwood NSW from 16th November to 10th December 2017. The works that investigate the space between and explore light / dark, holes / solids, angles, directions, static and rotating images that are seemingly not there and yet in a different light appear.  This is a concept exhibition, investigating and experimenting with old techniques and new materials. Knitted Webs and Paper Cuts will be exhibited in the same space. Jude Skeers – Handknitting is an ancient technique and tradition redefined in wire and glass – cube, dodecahedron, and tetrahedron created from circles. Objects that are not what they appear to be. Jude works with wire, thread, fencing wire and perspex to reinvent his 30 year old iconic web. Old techniques created in modern materials, light reflective ribbon and thread, cotton coated stainless steel wire.  Michael Ripoll – Paper Cuts – first practiced in China around the 6th century, paper cutting relies directly on negative and positive spaces. Michael Ripoll has been exploring images that fleet in and out – on what is there and what is not. The picture changes fleetingly as people walk around or between paper panels – the audience itself becomes part of the picture. Visitors to the exhibition will be invited to interact with the knitted webs and paper cuts which change depending on one’s viewpoint. By using a smart phone, camera or flashlight the viewer will be able to see the works in a different light, literally.

Camden Country Quilters Guild 28th Annual Exhibition, AH & I Hall Argyle St Camden, Sat-5th & Sun-6th Aug 2017. Opening Hrs 9.30am – 4.00pm. Entry Fee $6.00. Enq: Chris, 02 4655 8293

MICHELE ELLIOT is holding a weekend workshop in experimental textiles and ‘slow stitching’ in the Southern Highlands. Using simple hand-stitch and recycled fabrics, Michele will guide you through a series of exercises incorporating basic drawing and composition along with the Bengali technique of kantha to produce a series of small fabric works and samples (kantha – a straight running stitch – is a traditional technique used for embroidery and quilting). Take some time out to learn a new skill, reconnect with your practice through experimentation or begin a new project. Numbers are limited to allow plenty of opportunity for individual attention and needs, as well as ongoing conversations over the two days. The workshop setting provides space for making work, exchanging ideas and relaxed conversation. Please note that this workshop is suitable for all levels, beginners and experienced alike. The workshop processes are open and experimental. Sat 10 and Sun 11th June, at Bowral and Districts Art Society, 1 Short Street, Bowral. For bookings: office@bdasgallery.com or   enquiries: info@micheleelliot.com Michele’s website: www.micheleelliot.com

The Illawarra Feltmakers Inc (TIFI) is a group of keen and talented feltmakers based in Shell Cove in the Shellharbour area south of Wollongong. Their next exhibition is entitled ‘Felt Connected’ and all are welcome to come along. It runs until Wednesday 7th June. Where: Old Fire Station Galley, Terralong Street, Kiama. Contact: theillawarrafeltmaker@westnet.com.au  Connect: www.facebook.com/The-Illawarra-Feltmakers-Inc-203823299790502/

Wollongong Handweavers and Spinners Group Inc – ANNUAL EXHIBITION AND SALE. Saturday 17th June, 9am-3pm. Fairy Meadow Community Centre, Princes Highway Fairy Meadow. Supporting Lung Foundation Australia. Fashion Parade at 11am. Demonstrations of Spinning and Weaving throughout the day. Morning and Afternoon Teas and Lunches for sale. Enquiries: Wendy. (02) 4271.8230.

At the Powerhouse Museum (MAAS), Sydney until 8th October: STUDENT FASHION 2017. Student Fashion is an annual display that provides a glimpse of the exciting potential of the next generation of Australian fashion designers. The exhibition showcases outfits from the final-year ranges of top students from four Sydney-based fashion design schools. With inspiration as varied as the rural landscape around Orange and Chinese calligraphy, and fabrications ranging from hand-woven to 3D printed garments, each student presents two signature garments alongside fascinating documentation of their creative process. Illustrating their diverse design signatures and technical skills, this year’s display features: Ann Xiao, Fashion Design Studio, TAFE NSW, Sydney Institute; Laura Davis, Raffles College of Design and Commerce; Meredith Bullen, University of Technology, Sydney; Erin Pritchett, Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia. Student Fashion is presented as part of the MAAS Centre for Fashion. https://maas.museum/event/centre-for-fashion/

Current and coming up at BAROMETER Gallery 13 Gurner Street, Paddington Sydney: www.barometer.net.au 9 June – 17 June 2017” Armando Chant  – BYOBU  a multi panel image, and structural installation exploring the intersection between image, surface, and structure in relation to the aesthetics and function epitomised by Japanese folding screens, or BYOBU. The spatial installations, constitute a hybrid form of landscape and architectural representation. The works engage the viewer in a visually and emotionally generative dialogue, questioning what is present or appearing before them, while enabling an contemplative experience of space, structure and gestural image. Then from 21 June – 15 July 2017 – Wrapped. Textiles designers work to create cloth that is artisanal, innovative, exciting and new.

Fiona Hammond has opened a new specialty shop in Braidwood – a lovely little historic NSW town halfway between Canberra and Batemans Bay. It’s called The Creative Edge – Gifts and Crafts, and you can find it right in the heart of the main street of Braidwood, at 102 Wallace Street. The shop hours are 10am – 4pm, Friday to Sunday, plus most public holidays. Specialising in jewellery, unusual and quirky gifts and luscious embellishments for textile arts and beadwork, you’ll find ‘a cornucopia of gorgeousness’ in store! Fiona will also run small-group craft classes in store a few days per month. A number of the gift items are made by Fiona, and some have a definite Japanese flavour. All Fiona’s creations involve beads, fabric or fibre in some way. The works of other artists will be added to the selection of goodies as the year progresses. Keep up to date with the new items, products and classes via the shop’s Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheCreativeEdgeGiftsAndCrafts/ Contact Fiona via email: creativeedgebraidwood@gmail.com   (She can also be found on Instagram).

Presented by Museums & Galleries NSW SOFT CORE  is a major national touring exhibition that opened at Sydney’s Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre in December 2016.  Other NSW centres for this touring show are listed below.  As the project title suggests Soft Core seeks to creatively explore notions of ‘softness’ in contemporary art. Curated by UNSW Art & Design graduate Michael Do and drawing together 13 international and Australian artists, the participants each reveal different approaches to ideas and experiences of softness. The results range from large-scale inflatables that spectators are encouraged to interact with, to smooth, small, flesh-like objects. The artists participating in Soft Core include Tully Arnot, Brook Andrew, Mikala Dwyer, Tully Moore, Tony Oursler, Michael Parekowhai, Patricia Piccinini, Todd Robinson, Koji Ryui, Kathy Temin, Louise Weaver, Simon Yates, and Paul Yore – each variously utilises air, inflatable nylon, unfired clay, and plastics bags as examples of materials co-opted for their versatility and mutability between function and emotion. Some of the works in the show are activated through electricity and inflation while others simply inhabit their softness. The exhibition is supported by an extensive catalogue with contributions from writers, curators and directors. Soft Core tours NSW as follows:
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW – 9 June – 30 July 2017
Cowra Regional Art Gallery, NSW – 5 August – 17 September 2017

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, NSW – 11 August – 28 October 2018

SLIPSTITCH, an Ararat Regional Art Gallery and NETS Victoria touring exhibition, curated by Dr Belinda von Mengersen will be held in the Boyd Gallery of the Tweed Regional Gallery until 18th June. Slipstitch presents an Australian perspective on the contemporary uptake of embroidery by a new generation of artists. The exhibition features recent work from Mae Finlayson, David Green, Lucas Grogan, Alice Kettle, Tim Moore, Silke Raetze, Demelza Sherwood, Matt Siwerski, Jane Theau, Sera Waters, Elyse Watkins and Ilka White.

 GO CREATE! New England is a textile and art retreat situated in beautiful pastoral country in the New England Tablelands on property owned by well known contemporary lace maker Vicky Taylor and her husband.Ten years ago Vicki built a spectacular studio on her sheep and cattle property that would draw like minded people into a community of creativity. Over the years she has taught contemporary lace making and brought tutors to The Studio from Europe, the US and from within Australia. Apart from the weekly meetings of the lace makers the workshops had been occasional. Now, with the addition of Vicki’s daughter, Kath, doing the technical magic, and Jan Clark as artist-in residence, The Studio can realise its full potential as a creative retreat, offering many creative classes on offer including dyeing, no-rules printing, textile painting, shoe making, contemporary surface embellishment, contemporary lace making, design and personal development. Most have a textile theme but there is also painting, photography, drawing, encaustics, jewellery and felting classes, taught by professionals drawn from the region and abroad.  Participants can choose from classes with on-farm accommodation including meals, or any level of B&B and hotels available in the Uralla/Armidale district. Ph: 0412 351 792 www.gocreatenewengland.com  They are now offering a  “Go Creators” rewards program. It is designed to help those who have lots of workshops on the “to do list” to make it more affordable. Join “Go Creators Rewards” for significant workshop discounts. Pay $200/month for your choice of 6 workshops within a 6 month block. (6 month block will start from first payment). Or pay $1200 up front for your choice of 6 workshops within a 12 month period. Workshops must be chosen at least 1 month in advance, so tutors and Go Create staff have time to prepare. There will be no refunds for missing workshops, however you can opt for another workshop within your time period if proper notice is given. Late workshop changes or workshop cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances will be at Go Create’s discretion and “Go Creators” will have their workshop rescheduled on a case by case basis. Please ring or email us to purchase a Go Creators reward programme. Call Kath: 0412 251 972 or email us at admin@gocreatenewengland.com (mailto:admin@gocreatenewengland.com)

 You are welcome to help celebrate THE 70th ANNIVERSARY of the Hand Weavers & Spinners Guild of NSW which takes place on 24 & 25 June 2017 including an EXHIBITION AT FITZROY HALL Fitzroy Street (next door to Woodstock), Burwood. www.nsweave.org.au/ There will also be an exhibition of the Braids and Tea Towel Challenges, as well as demonstrations and a TRADERS HALL AT BURWOOD RSL (Traders Hall and Sales of Members work will be held at Burwood RSL, 96 Shaftesbury Rd, Burwood). Make a long weekend of it and visit the Quilt & Craft Show, Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour.

 The Embroiderers’ Guild NSW is mounting a display at the Craft & Quilt Fair at Darling Harbour from the 22 – 25th June titled “Order & Chaos – Embroidery in all its Forms.” The ‘Order and Chaos’ brief has four parts: geometric forms such as cubes, pyramids, cones etc to be stitched with pure abstract patterns (this represents Order); wall works and wearable art items stitched in an abstract or pure abstract manner (Order and/or Chaos); and small abstract objects. The geometric forms and small abstract objects will be arranged for display in chaotic installations. There will be several interactive works on display that have been designed and stitched by Guild groups and members. “Our aims in presenting this exhibition are to celebrate the versatility of both traditional and contemporary embroidery; to promote stitch as an art form; to get as much member participation as possible from both country and city members; and to attract new members.” Further information can be found on the Embroiderers’ Guild website – embroiderersguildnsw.org.au, Facebook – www.facebook.com/embroiderersguildnsw or by contacting one of the following:

Sharyn – sharynrh@gmail.com

Val – darcythecat2@bigpond.com

Karen – Karen.morath@internode.on.net

The Fair will be held at the International Convention Centre Sydney Darling Harbour 22nd – 25th June 2017. Opening hours 9.00am – 4.30pm

LOLO GREENO. Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels is the eighth in The Australian Design Centre’s Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft series. Greeno is a shell worker and artist from Tasmania, whose career spans 30 years. She is an award winning talent in shell-working and the exhibition includes 50 highly visual and textural works, each uniquely championing the traditions and culture of the Indigenous women of Tasmania’s Cape Barren and Flinders Islands. Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, NSW from 18 September until 17 Dec 2017.

Art Quill Studio in Arcadia Vale, NSW will be holding a series of workshops during 2017 tutored by Marie-Therese Wisniowski. The workshops have been structured so that they can be attended as individual workshops or as an on-going series. The workshop program will start with basic printmaking techniques and advance to mastering complex multiple imaging/overprinting relationships and techniques. The techniques are suitable for printing on fabric and paper substrates. For information about the 2017 Workshops Program please click on the following url link:  http://artquill.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/art-quill-studio-2017-workshop-program.html

As well, In person Master Classes are also available at the studio of Marie-Therese. For more details on Master Classes please contact her. Online classes will also be available in 2017. Marie-Therese Wisniowski, Studio Artist,Director, Art Quill Studio, PO Box 892, Warners Bay, New South Wales, Australia 2282. Phone: (02) 49 75 21 77l Mobile: 044 898 4830  Email: studio@ARTQUILL.com.au  Specializing in Hand Dyed and Hand Printed ‘ArtCloth’ and Limited Edition Prints. Commissions, Workshops, Seminars, Exhibitions.

  Weekly classes at STURT Workshops, Mittagong NSW: weekly classes are offered at Sturt as well. See www.sturt.nsw.edu.au for full details or contact Sturt Gallery on (02) 4860 2083.

 Sturt Winter School – find out the full details from Phone 02 4860 2083 . Email shop@sturt.nsw.edu.au . www.sturt.nsw.edu.au  Sue Walker is offering a Weaving course for Beginners to Intermediate; Catriona Pollard will teach Basketry (for all levels) and Morgan Higgins will teach Stitch & Dye (all levels). Or there’s 3D carousel books with Cindy Tonkin. As well there are numerous courses in other disciplines. The dates are 3-7 July. Accommodation is available at nearby Frensham School as wanted. Sturt is located at Cnr Range Road & Waverley Parade, PO Box 34 Mittagong NSW 2575.

 Woven in Winter – woven forms in basketry, textiles and ceramics.  11 June to 23 July at Sturt Gallery (Mittagong NSW). A celebration of woven forms in the winter months. Includes work by artists Bronwyn Berman, Brooke Munro, Catriona Pollard, Karen Farrell, Keiko Schmeisser, Patrice Cooke, Shona Wilson, Tracey Mitchell and Tracy Luff. www.sturt.nsw.edu.au/whats-on

     Workshops coming up at the studio of Liz Jeneid: Solar plate Etching and Viscosity Colour Printing with Seraphine Martin, June 24 & 25. Then: FABRIC Printing Workshop With Julie Krone – August 4/5 2017. Introduction to design techniques; Photoemulsion stencils; Screenprinting on different materials; Colour mixing. Natural fabrics are best for printing onto e.g. cotton, linen, hemp etc. There  will be a limited selection of cotton and linen you can purchase from her if needed. Julie will be showing you how to put images onto a screen using photo emulsion which means you can create your image in a number of ways and you might like to come with some resources – black and white drawings, photos, photocopies. Julie has 12 years teaching experience in visual arts at NSW TAFE and has been a practicing artist for 30 years. Then:  Monoprints with Tim Winters, August 12/13. Then: PLANT DYED PAPERS & BOOKS with Liz jeneid, November 24,25 & 26 . A non refundable Deposit of $50 will secure a place in the workshop and can be mailed to Liz Jeneid, 29-33 Stones Rd., Mt Kembla NSW 2526 Please make cheques out to  Elizabeth Jeneid, or transfer to BSB 732 695  Account 660972.. please identify yourself on the transfer. Please confirm transfer by email to Liz – ejeneid@ozemail.com.au For those of you who live outside the Illawarra area, please note that we have a few extra beds that you can request when making your booking for $20 a night. (More workshops recently added, these include Tim Winters – August 12/13 2017, MONOPRINTS; and Liz Jeneid – November 24/25/26  PLANT  DYED PAPERS & BOOKS: the 3 day workshop will give us time to work with the dyed papers over the weekend.)

2017 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: The 2017 Call for Entries is now open for the 17th Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize. Artists are invited to present images of their proposed or completed original and freestanding sculptures. The submitted art works must also be non-site specific, three-dimensional and constructed of durable materials up to 80cm in any dimension. Total prize money for the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize has increased this year from $19,000 to $24,000, awarded across four categories: the main Acquisitive award ($20,000); Special Commendation award ($2,000); Viewers’ Choice award ($1,000); and Mayor’s Award ($1,000). Last year we received 614 entries from national and international artists. A total of 46 finalists’ works were presented in the exhibition, with the main award going Sydney artist Todd Robinson for his work, Psychic Staircase, an eight-kilogram plywood staircase atop which sits an orange balloon that droops as the force of gravity appears to bear down on it. Psychic Staircase originates from an ongoing series of balloon inspired sculptures by Mr. Robinson that explore sculptural presence, materiality and conditions of audience reception. Further information and on-line entry facilities can be found here: http://sculptureprize.woollahra.nsw.gov.au/2017 Entries close on Friday 7 July 2017.

      At Timeless Textiles Gallery Newcastle: STITCHED UP Exhibition – a partnership between THE LOCK-UP AND TIMELESS TEXTILES GALLERY. The dates are 24 June – 30 July 2017 with an opening at 6pm on Friday, 23rd June. Featuring 25 contemporary international and national fibre artists, STITICHED UP gives a voice to the 193 girls who attended The Newcastle Industrial School, in the 150th-year since its opening. Between 1867 and 1891, one hundred and ninety-three girls aged from two and a half to 18 years attended the Newcastle Industrial School. These girls came from backgrounds of poverty, cruelty and discrimination endemic in immigrant and marginalised communities during Australia’s ‘Gold Rush’ era. Many became notorious in the locality for a series of daring escapes which led to repeated incarcerations. Some of the girls went on to gain national infamy. Curated by Anne Kempton (Creative Director Timeless Textiles Gallery) and fibre artist Wilma Simmons,25 internationally renowned fibre artists from Canada, Hungary, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Denmark and nationally across Australia have contributed the project. The pieces include a large quilt as a comforter; dolls to compensate for lost childhood; cloth books for story-telling; shadow threadworks; and visual poetry.

Check out all the exciting creative workshops for 2017 at Timeless Textiles Gallery  http://www.timelesstextiles.com.au/page19825/shop.aspx?categoryID=1791

The Society of Arts and Crafts of NSW invited emerging craftspeople living in NSW, working in any craft discipline, to submit entries for the Craft NSW 2017 Emerging Artist Craft Award.  AWARDS include the Emerging Artist Major Craft Award: $2000;  Emerging Artist Minor Craft Award: $1000; Two Encouragement awards: $500 each. Exhibition opening and Award announcements: June 20, 2017. The exhibition runs until July 2nd. Entry forms available from http://www.artsandcraftsnsw.com.au/award.htm

extraTexture group invites you to enjoy their work at their 4th exhibition, the Balmain Watch House Exhibition at 179 Darling Road, Balmain. August 19-20 & 24-26: 10am-4pm each day. Also open Sunday, 27th August from 10am-2:30pm.

Chiaroscuro is the name of an exhibition from Frayed Textile Artists being held from 10-23 August at The Shop Gallery, Glebe (Sydney). The opening is Saturday 12th August from 2-4pm.

UNTETHERED is an exhibition group that is part of the NSW branch of ATASDA (Australian Textile Art and Surface Design Association. Their latest exhibition it titled ebb and flow and “explores social and environmental issues under this theme through such mediums as hand and machine stitch, felt, print, dye, weave and wirework.  It promises to be an inspiring array of hangings, wearable and sculptural pieces – a veritable feast for the eyes.” ebb and flow will be at Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre until 2nd July 2017. In addition to the visually engaging array of exhibits, a supporting slideshow of techniques and processes will run throughout the exhibition. The untethered Fibre Artists group was formed in 2014 from members of ATASDA (Australian Textile Arts & Surface Design Association) seeking to challenge the perceived boundaries of textile and fibre art through the exhibition of contemporary and innovative work. ATASDA is a national non-profit and voluntary organisation promoting and fostering textile and fibre arts; and interaction and co-operation between textile artists. For further information please contact Kirry Toose, untethered fibre artists convenor; email: atasda.untethered@gmail.com  facebook: https://www.facebook.com/untethered.exhibition.group  ATASDA website: www.atasda.org.au  ATASDA NSW blog: www.fibretribe.blogspot.com

ATASDA’s 2018 PALM HOUSE Exhibition will take place at The Palm House Gallery, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Mrs Macquaries Road from Monday, May 21 May until Friday, 1 June 2018. The theme is The Space in Between.  ATASDA The Australian Textile Arts and Surface Design Association NSW branch offers 2 day Workshops and 1 Day Textile Tasters with noted Australian and International tutors on a variety of textile related subjects. Details and enrolment forms for upcoming workshops and tasters are available on the

ATASDA website www.atasda.org.au or email the workshop or taster co-ordinators at nswworkshops@atasda.org.au / nswtasters@atasda.org.au. All events (workshops, tasters, General Meetings – usually featuring guest speakers, and social days) are held in Sydney at Dence Park, Epping. Members and non-members are welcome – members attend workshops and tasters at discounted rates. The workshop/tasters program for the next year is announced with great fanfare at the December (1st Saturday) general meeting each year. We will always consider applications by prospective local and interstate tutors. For these and any other general enquiries contact ATASDA NSW at nsw@atasda.org.au or by post at PO Box 1090 Epping NSW 1710.

ATASDA South is a relatively new and enthusiastic group of ATASDA NSW, which meets in Sutherland on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Members come from the Southern Suburbs of Sydney, Southern Highlands, The Illawarra and down to Berry. More information from ATSADA South Group: www.atasda.org.au www.fibretribe.blogspot.com  The ATASDA South Group is presenting the exhibition “Reflections” on Saturday & Sunday September 23th & 24th at The Old Courthouse Cnr Cliff Rd & Harbour St Wollongong. This exhibition depicts reflections through many varied mediums including: textile art and surface design, hand and machine stitching embroidery, felted items, printing, dyeing, weaving, encaustic works, millinery, art to wear and all mixed media. For more information email: atasda.southgroup@gmail.com