QLD News & Events

Join acclaimed printmaker and bookbinder, Liz Powell on a three day creative retreat in Queensland’s beautiful Granite Belt, at Stanthorpe. You will be introduced to harvesting, boiling and forming sheets, all the way through to binding both a hard cover and fold book (with lots of pockets for collections). Registration fee also includes 4 nights accommodation in a beautiful self-contained cottage, breakfast hamper, visit to local winery and light lunches each day. The workshop will take place on December 15, 16 and 17, with check-in on Friday Dec 14 and check out Tuesday Dec 18. The cost is $795 for own cottage, $595 for shared cottage (two bedrooms). Partners can stay at no extra cost. Register now at Honeysuckle Cottages on 07 46811510 or e: info@honeysucklecottages.com.au

    BVAC at Brisbane Mt Coo-tha Botanic Gardens Auditorium: the Brisbane Visual Arts Community Pop-up Shop will take place this year on December 8th from 9am-4pm; and on December 9th from 10am-3pm.

     BOTANICAL COLOURINGS EXHIBITION to 24th Nov at Wan’din’in Art Space, Memorial Drive Eumundi, at the rear of the Discover Eumundi. This initiative is from the Sunshine Coast Natural Dyers Interest Group. Opening hours Mon-Fri, 10am-3pm; Sat 10am-2pm; closed Sundays. There will also be a Botanical Night Market on  2 November 6pm where a variety of wearable and homewares will be for sale, a great way to get your Christmas Shopping done early and Sustainably and support our emerging artists. And the exhibiting group is sharing a love of all things dyeing at a drop in a Workshop being held 4 November 10am-Midday. Cost will be $5 per silk square – see what all the excitement is about and begin to learn the art of dyeing. No bookings needed. The Sunshine Coast Natural Dyers Interest Group’s  monthly meetings are held around the Sunshine Coast, sometimes in local parks or homes, and they also have meetings at Deadly Expresso Café in Memorial Drive Eumundi. There is a Facebook Group if you would like to join or we also send out emails about up and coming events for anyone that prefers. For more information join the facebook group SCNDIG or Sunshine Coast Natural Dyers Interest Group.

The WEAVING ROOM: Pine Rivers Art Gallery presents The Weaving Room – an exploration of both traditional and contemporary approaches to weaving. The exhibition embraces textiles and basketry, the use of recycled materials in weaving, and other disciplines with a focus on weave – including non-textile works that depict a woven element. It opens on 17 November 2018 and continues until 19 January 2019. Exhibiting artist Mary Barron will be presenting her highly sought-after workshops as part of the exhibition’s public programs. Class sizes are limited.  Opening event: 2.00pm – 4.00pm, 17 November 2018. Join us to celebrate the opening of this vibrant exhibition. Refreshments served. Free. Workshop: Rolled newspaper baskets with Mary Barron: 9.30am – 12.30pm, 29 November 2018. Participants will make a rolled twined basket of something that just gets thrown away…newspapers. Refreshments provided Cost $25 + Materials fee $5; Online bookings essential. Workshop: Random weave baskets with Mary Barron: 1.00pm – 4.00pm, 29 November 2018. Participants will make a unique random weave basket using natural vegetation. Refreshments provided. Cost $25 + Materials fee $5. Online bookings essential. FREE weaving daily: Activities available any time between 10.30am and 3.30pm. 19 – 24 November: Easy weave flower; 26 November – 1 December: Op art paper weaving; 3 – 8 December: Woven mandalas; 10 – 15 December: Weave a mini wreath. Join us at the gallery to discover the joy of weaving with a range of activities introducing weaving to beginners of all ages. No bookings required. FREE UFO projects mornings: 10.30am – 12.00pm Wednesdays 21, 28 November and 5, 12 December 2018. Calling all UFO victims! Do you have an UnFinished (textiles) Object? Bring your unfinished textile projects for a little inspiration and join like-minded people in a morning of stitching, weaving, and conversation. No bookings required. Exhibition developed by Moreton Bay Regional Council. Pine Rivers Art Gallery, Unit 7/199 Gympie Road, Strathpine. P: (07) 3480 6941. E: PineRivers.Gallery@moretonbay.qld.gov.au

     MARY BARRON will stage a Solo Exhibition at Hub Gallery Caboolture (4 Hasking Street, Caboolture; Open 10am to 2pm, Monday to Saturday). The exhibition is titled Under Foot and runs from 6 November to 1 December.

     Mary Barron will be part of LOGAN TREASURES + Creative Markets at Logan Art Gallery highlighting the best of Logan’s artists, craftworkers, and designers. Logan Treasures is an art, craft and design pop-up store that runs from 28 November 2018 to 12 January 2019. Workshops: book online at logan.qld.gov.au/galleryevents or phone 34125519: Rolled Newspaper Star, Wednesday 12 December, 10am to 1pm. Palm Leaf base Baskets, Friday 4 January 2019, 10am to 2pm. Mary Barron will be demonstrating at this event in conjunction with the exhibition: Logan treasures: art, craft, and design pop-up store + Creative Markets: Saturday 1 December 2018, 10 am to 2 pm. Logan Art Gallery Workshop Space (Cnr Wembley Rd & Jacaranda Ave, Logan Central; open 10am to 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday).

Port Douglas in November: Artist Marie Mitchell is curating a textile, fibre art and design exhibition with a difference: WE ARE ALL ATLAS for Eco Fashion Week Australia. https://www.ecofashionweekaustralia.com/ The Call for Entries is on the website and the event receives international media coverage. There will be two exhibitions this year, one in Port Douglas (Nov 4-10) and one in Perth, WA from 15-21 November. The venue for Port Douglas is Mossman Shire Hall, 4-14 Mill Street, Mossman. Entries are being sought from all textile and fibre artists worldwide for both exhibitions. Port Douglas exhibition link:  https://www.ecofashionweekaustralia.com/textile-art-designer-exhibition/

     Wild Things DECADENCE 2018 – In its 10th year, this wonderfully creative event is not to be missed. Wild Things is the place to purchase a unique selection of wonderful handmade textile treasures created by local Brisbane artists Sharyn Hall & Wendy Bailye: handpainted, painted, felted & stitched wearable, accessories & homewares, wall art, handcrafted jewellery, cards, art journals and more…. All made with priceless individuality and an emphasis on natural materials. Beautiful textiles with a contemporary twist. Held at the Richard Randall Art Studio, Brisbane Botanical Gardens, Mt Coot-tha. Wednesday 21st November – Friday 30th November 2017. We are open for TEN days! Opening hours: Week days: 9am – 5.00pm and Sat-Sun: 9.00am – 4.00pm. Both Sharyn and Wendy are internationally acclaimed artists and tutors who produce work to exacting standards. Their work is collectable and much sought after. Come along for a fabulous show of high quality, unique handmade artwork. www.sharynhalldesigns.com  www.wendybailye.com

     House of Hope: Susan-Fell McLean at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland is open to the public until Dec 2). House of Hope is a contemporary textile art exhibition by Northern NSW artist Susan Fell-McLean. With no previous parallels, House of Hope questions our everyday use of fabrics coloured by petro chemicals in three installations of contemporary shibori textiles. The exhibition repositions textiles as an extension of sculpture, informed by critical theory and celebrates seven selected eucalypt species in the dyeing of silk and wool, expressing globally unique insights and highlighting the iconic nature of eucalypts. T: 07 3829 8484.

     EXHIBITION AT MOB (Museum of Brisbane, Level 3, City Hall): The Designers’ Guide: Easton Pearson Archive. 23 November 2018 – 22 April 2019 Gallery 2. Hours: 10am-5pm daily; and to 7pm on Friday nights. https://www.museumofbrisbane.com.au/whats-on/easton-pearson/ info@museumofbrisbane.com.au or on +61 7 3339 0800. The Designers’ Guide: Easton Pearson Archive features 200 garments personally selected by designers Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson to reveal the artistry, techniques and demi-couture practices that placed the label at the forefront of Australian fashion from 1989 – 2016. For the first major exhibition from Museum of Brisbane’s Easton Pearson Archive, we worked together with Pam and Lydia to select the designs they felt highlighted the greatest innovations of their design practice and to share the stories behind the evolution of each garment: the design process, techniques, collaborations, experimentation’s, successes and set-backs.The garments will be showcased on more than 60 forms in Gallery One, alongside accessories, look books, sketches and range plans. Slow fashion, sustainability, design practice and experimental future fashion will also form the basis of the exhibition’s public programs to begin in December. Tickets are $12 each.  $9 Concession discount; also group discounts. And Family passes. Season tickets available ($20; $15 concession). Find out more about the Archive here: http://www.museumofbrisbane.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Media-release-Australias-largest-fashion-archive-donated-to-Museum-of-Brisbane-5-July-2017.pdf

In addition to the above, the Museum of Brisbane (City Hall) explores ‘The role of fashion in reflecting and influencing culture, gender and identity through the provocative artworks of five contemporary artists’ in DRESS CODE from 3 November 2018 – 28 January 2019 in Gallery 3. Dress Code presents five contemporary artists – Gerwyn Davies, Hannah Gartside, Lisa Hilli, Grace Lillian Lee and Emily McGuire – exploring fashion as the material embodiment of culture, gender and historical identity. Gerwyn Davies is Artist-in-Residence at the Museum from 29 October – 23 November 2018. During his residency he will create a series of costume and still-life photographic works in response to the Museum of Brisbane Collection. Visitors are encouraged to engage with Gerwyn, to debate and discuss the social and cultural dimensions of fashions and identity. http://www.museumofbrisbane.com.au/whats-on/dress-code/

    Symphony Of Fibre Art Exhibition. The Textiles and Fibre Art Group in collaboration with the Hardpressed Printers Group from Caloundra Art Centre Inc. are excited to present a contemporary exhibition, involving 35 artists. Textile and  Fibre Art Group will be incorporating banners, sculptures, installation and wearable art,  which will be a visually stunning and inspiring  “Symphony of Fibre” which pushes the boundaries of creativity and imagination. The Hardpressed Printers Group will take you thru a delightful  journey to the Australian outback with flocks of printed birds leading the way.  The printers will be exploring the relationship with landscapes, desert creatures and flora thru the medium of print. Exhibition will run from the 5th to the 13th January 2019 from 10.00am to 4.00pm finishing at 3.00pm, on Sunday 13th January 2019. It will be held at Caloundra Art Centre Inc, 5 North Street, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast. Official opening by Janet de Boer at 1.00pm, Saturday 5th January 2019.

THE COMMUTE is showing in Brisbane at the IMA (Institute of Modern Art, Ft. Valley) until 22 December. The artists are: Natalie Ball, Hannah Brontë, Bracken Hanuse Corlett, Chantal Fraser, Lisa Hilli, Carol McGregor, Ahilapalapa Rands and T’uy’t’tanat-Cease Wyss. Commuting between centres and edges, between cities and countrysides, and between worlds is increasingly normal— necessary even. A commute or regular journey of some distance to and from one’s workplace is something many of us engage in on a daily basis. A commute as a multidirectional trip not only takes one to work but also leads one home and to places of learning and social/political connection. If we take this as fact, then we understand commuting as comprising two key factors, place and travel. Drawing from the experiences of commuting cultures, the IMA Visiting Curators present The Commute. This exhibition encompasses a series of commissioned projects by artists located around the Great Ocean, also known as the Pacific Rim, who assert complex, wide-ranging, contemporary Indigenous experiences inclusive of both ancestral knowledges and global connections. The Visiting Curators have worked closely with eight Indigenous artists, Natalie Ball (Modoc, Klamath, Black), Hannah Brontë (Yaegel), Bracken Hanuse Corlett (Wuikinuxv, Klahoose), Chantal Fraser (Sāmoa), Lisa Hilli (Gunantuna), Carol McGregor (Wathaurung, Scottish), Ahilapalapa Rands (Kanaka Maoli, iTaukei Viti, Pākehā), and T’uy’t’tanat-Cease Wyss (Sḵwx̱ wú7mesh, Stó:lō, Irish, Métis, Kanaka Maoli, Swiss). The Commute is a collaborative project led by Indigenous curators Freja Carmichael (Quandamooka), Sarah Biscarra Dilley (yak tityu tityu yak tiłhini Northern Chumash, Chicana), Léuli Eshrāghi (Sāmoa, Irānzamin, Guangdong), Tarah Hogue (Métis, Dutch) and Lana Lopesi (Sāmoa), invited as 2018 Visiting Curators at the IMA. On a basic level, commuting describes the way in which the international group of Indigenous Visiting Curators are working with the IMA, the exhibiting artists and pockets of the local community. But in a greater sense, it also encapsulates the mobile yet located nature of being Indigenous today. Rather than attempting to package such diverse experiences neatly within a conceptual framework, The Commute explores the mess, the entanglements and the disparities of contemporary Indigenous experiences. https://ima.org.au/the-commute/?mc_cid=4ec1324294&mc_eid=f3f2132745

  LONE STAR – work by Mona Ryder will be shown in the Main Gallery & Small Object Space at ARTISAN from 2 November 2018 – 16 February 2019. For almost half a century, significant Australian artist Mona Ryder has challenged us with her exploration into relationships, memory and gendered rituals. Free from constraint, she has crafted a dynamic body of work through a prolific and playful experimentation with her subject matter. Every element is of her hand: from the mussel shells preserved from meals shared with friends to scarlet stockings borne of Mona’s backyard dye pot to the furniture and objects she fashions, each piece shares a deeply personal story. Touchingly, Lone Star also explores Mona’s recent grief. Artisan is honoured to host this timely exhibition by an internationally regarded artist. CURATOR’S TOUR 22 November. Time12:30 – 1pm. Cost Free. Get to know the stories behind the artworks in Lone Star in a guided tour by Artisan’s curator. Meet in the Gallery at 12:30pm. (Artisan is located at 45 Kings Street, Bowen Hills).  https://artisan.org.au

The Christmas Craft Fair of the Embroiderers Guild of Qld will be held on Sunday 25th November 2018. The doors will open at 9.00am and close at 2.00pm. The Gift Shop table offers handmade and embroidered items for sale. www.embroiderersguildqld.org.au

PAST EMBELLISHMENTS 5 Dec 2018 – 5 January 2019. Huge du Rietz Gallery, Gympie Regional Gallery. For over 20 years Robyn Jellicoe, a local fiber artist, has for no rhyme or reason, been compulsively embellishing her artwork, often being inspired to change the original narrative as the whim takes her. This has been achieved through a fusion or collision of art, fantasy, textiles, found objects and everyday items, using a variety of techniques and materials such as silk, beading and embroidery.

Queensland Quilters Inc., STATE OF THE ART 18, has been juried by Brenda Gael Smith (who has been invited to exhibit one of her quilts as part of the show), and the exhibition of 34 works will be Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery from January 21st-March 10th 2019.

FIBRE ARTS FESTIVAL https://www.jtol.com.au/fibreartsfestival : 17/18/19 November 2018  – Sunshine Coast Hinterland (the site, near Yandina, is just over 2 hours drive from the Gold Coast and 1 1/2 hours from Brisbane city).Luke & Alice are behind the festival and are a husband and wife team. Alice has a passion for traditional and contemporary Maori art as well as raranga (weaving) and has been actively involved in learning and sharing for the past 15 years while Luke has been involved in producing and managing events in both NZ and Australia. They have experience and passion in creating events that inspire and have been interested in creating a Fibre Arts event for the past few years. So, they’re very excited to be bringing it to life! The festival is not only going to be a celebration of fibre arts and artists but also a gathering of like minded individuals who want to come together to create, share, nurture and connect with others. You also get to enjoy the beautiful surroundings by swimming or relaxing by the pool, join in our daily yoga sessions, go on a guided walk in the rain forest or just relax under a tree and read a book. We will also have a nightly bonfire, live entertainment, a meet the makers night with wine and cheese, art exhibition, cultural performance and much more. We’re not just creating an event, but we’re designing an experience you’ll remember for a very long time. This gathering will run for three days and two nights in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland. The festival will be filled with three and four hour workshops with fibre artists from Australia and NZ, so you can learn to weave traditional NZ Maori baskets, coil baskets, weave flax flowers, learn the art of felting, macrame, crochet, make wool fibre wall hangings, natural dyeing techniques, create your own paper with natural fibre and many more.. Full details of tutors and workshops here: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/2faf2e_676a736dd6fb4c579f3915e1d4605d90.pdf Numbers are strictly limited to 200. Accommodation (dorm style, in bunk beds) and food provided. As the accommodation is in shared dormitories, they will be offering a ‘snorers’ dorm, ‘early birds’ dorm as well as a ‘women’s only’ and ‘light sleepers’ dorm. It is also possible to bring your own tent, and camp. Tickets went on sale in April. The event is for 18+ years of age. https://bookwhen.com/fibreartsfestival

 

The FIBRE ARTS FESTIVAL (see details above) has added five new facilitators to their program. These include   Catriona Pollard with Twining soft sculpture using hemp cord; Lanny Mackenzie with Weaving a Mandala –Twining soft sculpture using hemp cord; Renee Blackwell with Making Earrings with fibre, fabric and beads; Brooke Bullock with Create a Kokedama (the bonsai art of Kokedama苔玉 where you create your own individual masterpiece using natural materials such as moss & husk – and Sam Everett with Something from Nothing, with Love... you will have the support and direction to create wearable textile art-based jewellery including fascinators, wrist cuffs, brooches, collars or small-scale fabric series in 2D and 3D. Remember you choose your workshops when booking and to find out more about the festival, just visit:  www.fibreartsfestival.com.au

9TH APT comes to Brisbane: major new works by artists Jonathan Jones (Australia) and Aisha Khalid (Pakistan), as well as two projects involving more than 30 women artists from the Pacific, will be among the highlights of ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9) when it opens at the Queensland Art Gallery I Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) on 24 November this year (finishing 0n 28th April 2019). Announcing the first cohort of APT9 artists, QAGOMA Director Chris Saines said the latest chapter in the Gallery’s flagship exhibition series would include new and recent work by more than 80 emerging and established artists, collectives and filmmakers from more than 30 countries. ‘Building on the legacy of previous Triennials, we’re thrilled to present the specially commissioned Women’s Wealth Project, that will introduce audiences to the unique cultural and artistic practices of women artists from the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) and nearby islands in the Solomon Islands archipelago,’ Mr Saines said. ‘Cane and pandanus weaving, shell ornamentation, pottery and body adornment will feature in this project, as well as an immersive multi-channel video installation by rising star, AROB/Australian artist Taloi Havini, and drawings created from the 1930s through the tragedy of the Bougainville Crisis in the 1990s to today. ‘Supported by an Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grant, the Women’s Wealth Project developed out of a week-long workshop initiated by QAGOMA in Bougainville, and it highlights the significance and endurance of women’s creative practices in this locale, expressing a quiet but powerful resilience in the face of major historical and political change,’ he said. Among the other must-sees in APT9 will be an immersive installation and soundscape by Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi artist Jonathan Jones in collaboration with his long-time mentor Wiradjuri Elder Dr Uncle Stan Grant Snr AM. Jones’ large-scale work includes hundreds of hand-made objects and explores the Wiradjuri gulbanha (philosophy) of dhawura (wind). Aisha Khalid, one of the most respected and sought-after Pakistani artists working today has created a major new work for APT9, a striking large-scale sculptural tapestry. The monumental work, created with fabric and gold and silver pins, weighs up to 200kg and has been commissioned with support from The Myer Foundation to commemorate the 25th anniversary of QAGOMA’s Kenneth and Yasuko Myer Collection of Contemporary Asian Art. The Jaki-ed  Project, developed with poet and environmental activist Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner, will introduce audiences to the cultural significance of Jaki-ed weaving and its connection to the traditional spiritual and social structure of Marshallese life. Free, and curated for audiences of all ages, APT9 will be presented across the entire Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) and key spaces in the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) until 28 April 2019. For more information visit www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/apt9

     OPEN HOUSE 3rd Tamworth Textile Triennial celebrates the open-ended, porous nature of textiles practice today. It introduces a group of artists who have not previously exhibited in the triennial. All are linked in some way to a sense of broader engagement with things outside of themselves and their studios. Many celebrate the process of belonging that comes from working with other artists, while others take on wide-ranging issues such as the landscape and the environment, and the artist’s place in a world beset by environmental, social and cultural upheaval. Bringing it all together is a kind of openness that comes through exhibiting, talking and creating which can involve both artist and viewer as equal participants. The making process is equally as important as the works themselves, and the conversations while creating and showing create an open house where all ideas and responses are welcome. Tamworth Regional Gallery’s association with textile art dates back to the early 1970s. The Tamworth Textile Triennial, held every three years, showcases the best of textile art from across the country, attracting artist participation from all states in Australia. The ARTISTS for the 3rd Tamworth Triennial are Sally Blake, John Brooks, GhostNets Australia, Gomeroi gaaynggal, ArtsHealth Program, Treahna Hamm, Joy Ivill, Carol McGregor, Rebecca Mayo, Noongar Doll Makers, Community Arts, Network, Raquel Ormella, Julia Robinson, Ema Shin, Jeanette Stok and Meredith Woolnough. Exhibition curator, Glenn Barkley; read his catalogue essay here: https://keo-cms.appspot.com.storage.googleapis.com/sites/regional-gallery/assets/92041bd7-95dd-4a89-a132-a637ad1a1e82/TTT%20Barkley%20Essay.pdf The exhibition will be at Artisan – Queensland’s Centre for Craft and Design: 23 February – 27 April 2019. It finishes its nationwide tour at Bundaberg Regional Gallery, QLD: 25 June – 23 August 2020.

     Presented by Museums & Galleries NSW SOFT CORE  is a major national touring exhibition. 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 QLD as follows:

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, QLD – 10 Nov 2018 – 27 Jan 2019

Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, QLD – 15 February – 20 April 2019

Cairns Regional Gallery, QLD – 3 May 2019 – 23 June 2019

Why not ask about KAY FAULKNER’s WEAVING SCHOOL which has been set up at 30 Barron Rd, Birkdale, Qld. All looms and weaving equipment are provided for all classes. For full details please go to either her blog: www.kayfaulkner.wordpress.com or her website: www.kayfaulkner.com.au  To book either email magthrds@optusnet.com.au or phone (07) 32071481 (please leave a message and Kay will return your call). As well there are also many opportunities for the individual who would like to take advantage of weaving in the studio – it is possible to hire a loom for a week or part thereof for you to work on your own project. If required, tuition may be organised at an hourly rate. Full details of the program at www.kayfaulkner.com.au or www.kayfaulkner.wordpress.com Phone (07) 3207 1481. Email magthrds@optusnet.com.au

     ATASDA Queensland chapter is a group with varied interests; ATASDA stands for Australian Textile Arts & Surface Design Association. Details from www.atasda.org.au  At quarterly meetings there are Traders Tables, Show & Tell, 1pm meeting with Guest Speaker.  Meetings are held at BVAC, 140 Weller Road, Tarragindi. For the latest information: visit www.atasda.org.au, email qld@atasda.org.au or write to PO Box 307, Toowong Qld 4006.

     STUDIO West End (Adele Outteridge & Wim de Vos) has moved from West End to the Brisbane suburb of Yeerongpilly. The correct address is 241 Station Rd, Yeerongpilly, Qld, 4105. Classes available as before, in these areas: Printmaking, Painting, Mixed Media Drawing, Wim de Vos, (suitable for all levels). Book Arts, Adele Outteridge, (suitable for all levels). PRIVATE LESSONS are designed to suit those who may not be able to attend regular classes or workshops, or who may have a specific project in mind. All media available.  www.studiowestend.com. Ph: 07 3892 4570 Mobile 0418875769. Workshops coming up: RUSTING ON PAPER with Adele Outteridge, one day workshop on Saturday the 6th October. COLLAGE AND PRINT with Wim de Vos, two days on Saturday and Sunday the 20th and 21st October. Watch for announcements of the Keith Lo Bue workshop, ‘Object Lessons’, 10th to 13th November; Creative Precinct Open Studios, weekend of 30th November, and our 21st Summer Workshop, 7th to 25th January 2019; 9:30am to 4:00pm, Mon to Fri. Join us for one, two or three weeks in January for this exciting, intensive multi media workshop run by two internationally recognized artists. The workshop will include printmaking, book arts, drawing, painting and 3D media. Participants may specialise in one medium or work with several. Individual project based work is also encouraged.  As the class size is limited, there will be plenty of flexibility. Suitable for all levels, drawing experience not essential. www.studiowestend.com. Ph: 07 3892 4570 Mobile 0418875769. Workshops
The 2018 Gympie Rotary Quilt & Craft Spectacular, a project of the Rotary Club of Gympie will take place on Saturday November 3, 2018 and Sunday November 4, 2018 at the Pavilion, Exhibition Road, Gympie’s Southside. This significant event boasts not only an outstanding presentation of contemporary, appliqué and traditional quilts, art quilts and wall hangings by professionals and non-professionals, but also an inspirational array of fibre and textile arts, contemporary and freeform knitting, basketry, spinning & weaving, paper craft, decoupage, embroidery and much more. With over 40 specialists markets, workshops and free demonstrations as well, the event attracts visitors from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Noosa, to Maryborough, Childers and Hervey Bay. For details, please visit website www.quiltandcraft.org or to enquire about how to become an exhibitor, demonstrator or stallholder, please email admin@quiltandcraft.org or phone Kathy on 0409 621 232.

     PAA (Pacific Arts Association) XIII International Symposium MARCH 25-28, 2019, Brisbane, Australia  Save the date: “We are happy to announce Brisbane will be the next host of PAA’s XIII International Symposium, 2019. The dates of the conference are confirmed for Monday-Thursday 25-28 March, 2019. We hope to follow the conference with a weekend of events on the cultural precinct taking advantage of the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial at the Queensland Art Gallery.