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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 continues until 19 January 2019. 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

Karen Torrisi is offering workshops in Brisbane in January on the weekend of 12/13 January: on Saturday 12th January it’s an Introduction to Tambour Beading which is for both Beginners and Enthusiasts. 10am-4pm; at Motel on Gregory Function Room, Gregory Terrace. A kit is included. For bookings email karentorrisibeading@gmail.com ASAP. On Sunday 13th January the class is a new one: Applique Motif: Couture Hand Bead Embroidery Group Class. Again, the skill levels is for Beginners & Enthusiasts and the venue is Motel on Gregory Function Room, Gregory Terrace and a kit is provided as part of the fee. If you want to create sparkling beaded pieces to customise dance costumes, bridal gowns, formal dresses, evening wear & millinery this is the class for you. In this class you will create a beaded motif that can be applied to a finished garment. Using a needle, you will attach beads using 3 x Couture Hand Bead Embroidery techniques to bead a shape. The second part of the class is dedicated to finishing the edge of the motif. Information covered will be how to choose the correct base fabrics, difference between soft and hard edges, how to design successful beaded motif appliques, clean edge finishes, wire edges. For bookings email karentorrisibeading@gmail.com ASAP.

     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 to 12 January 2019. Workshops: book online at logan.qld.gov.au/galleryevents or phone 34125519: Palm Leaf base Baskets, Friday 4 January 2019, 10am to 2pm. Logan Art Gallery Workshop Space (Cnr Wembley Rd & Jacaranda Ave, Logan Central; open 10am to 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday).

     8 March to 14 April 2019 – An exhibition by Catharine Ellis and Kay Faulkner to celebrate over 20 years of our independent yet simultaneous development of woven shibori. The exhibition will be opened by Janet De Boer. Redlands Art Gallery, Cleveland Qld. http://artgallery.redland.qld.gov.au/exhibitions/

     EXHIBITION AT MOB (Museum of Brisbane, Level 3, City Hall): The Designers’ Guide: Easton Pearson Archive. to 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 to 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.

  LONE STAR – work by Mona Ryder will be shown in the Main Gallery & Small Object Space at ARTISAN to 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. Artisan is located at 45 Kings Street, Bowen Hills.  https://artisan.org.au

PAST EMBELLISHMENTS to 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.

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 are among the highlights of ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9) at the Queensland Art Gallery I Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) running until 28th April 2019). See 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,’ Director Chris Saines said. ‘Cane and pandanus weaving, shell ornamentation, pottery and body adornment 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 is 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, introduces 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 is 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 to 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 is managed by Adele Outteridge and is located at 241 Station Rd, Yeerongpilly, Qld, 4105. Classes available in the 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. The 21st Summer Workshop runs from 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
     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.”