GALLERY 159: * TAFTA’s dedicated gallery space, is at the back of the property at 159 Payne Road (The Gap, Brisbane) and is not readily visible from the street, but a Large Arrow will guide you. Gallery 159 is open weekdays when an exhibition is in place, 11am-4pm, Sat/Sun. It is open weekdays by appointment ring (07) 3300.6491 or email email@example.com to confirm your plans.
Coming up for the rest of this year:
- Fibre Arts: SPECTRUM: a selected showing of works by 15 artists will run in conjunction with the timing of the 2nd TAA (Textile Art Academy) being held in Brisbane. The Opening Party is from 4pm on SUNDAY 23rd June – all welcome. The exhibition will continue until Sunday 7th July. Note: the time and date of the opening have changed from previous announcements. This IS correct: The Opening Party is from 4pm on SUNDAY 23rd June.
- August 4-25 – Patena Moesker Abstracts from the Negative: This exhibition focuses on the negative and positive spaces found within the environment which can be used as a design source. Batik with stitch is the medium, combining wax with natural and synthetic dyes. Large and small scale works. Official opening SATURDAY August 10th at 4pm. The opening will be combined with a Barman’s Birthday celebration for Peter Wojciechowski.
- Sept 1 to Sept 15: BEAUTIFUL AUSTRALIA – 6 quiltmakers interpret this theme: Sue Dennis (exhibition curator); Margaret Edwards, Annette McRae, Diane Sheard, Jennie Short, Marilyn Tucker. The opening will be 1st September at 3 for 3:30pm.
- November 25 – Dec 15: International Baltic Mini Textiles + ATASDA Miniatures: a total of 70 works in miniature, from the collection of the Museum of Gdynia, Poland have been brought to Australia by TAFTA at the instigation of Jolanta Szymczyk.
The Anthropology Museum at the University of Queensland is the next venue for the traveling exhibition, Gapuwiyak Miyalkurruwurr Gong Djambatjmala, Women with Clever Hands to be exhibited from 23rd August 2013 to 2nd February 2014.
Coming up at GATAKERS Art Space in Maryborough: MATERIAL VISIONS, Opening 5th July 2013 to 29th July, 2013 – Gallery 2. Artists: Chris Evans, Judi Sticklen and Rhonda Simonis. 3 artists taking a personal journey of artistic exploration encompassing the human form and ephemera. The artists, Chris, Judi and Rhonda, use textiles, ceramics and mixed media to extend their creativity and push the boundaries of technique and design. Contact Judi: firstname.lastname@example.org Concurrently, in Gallery 2: FELT WITH FEELING. Artists: Isobel Harvey and Jenne Oram. This exhibition of nuno felted works includes garments, accessories, felted furnishings and wall art. The works are intended to challenge viewers to a more intimate exploration of this tactile medium by displaying some touchable objects. Contact Isobel: email@example.com Gatakers Art Space, 311 Kent Street, Maryborough Qld 4650.
Enter the STANTHORPE ART FESTIVAL 2014 – this iconic regional art festival is now accepting enries – including painting, 3D works and textile based pieces. For entry information contact Dee Booth, secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery will host the art festival exhibition in early 2014.
BOTANIQUE BAZAAR 9 – 14 July at Richard Randall Art Studio, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong. 10am – 4pm daily. Free entry. Botanically-inspired hand-crafted works of art for giving and keeping. For more details email Bettina Palmer: email@example.com or phone 0405 402 340. CHRISTMAS BOTANIQUE BAZAAR & ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE RETROSPECTIVE 21 – 24 November in the Auditorium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong. 10am – 4pm daily. Free entry. Workshops and sale of botanically-inspired hand-crafted works of art for giving and keeping. For more details email Bettina Palmer: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0405 402 340.
FLYINGS ARTS Alliance Inc has opened its Regional Arts Award Competition for 2013. This competition is open to artists currently living in regional and remote Queensland, outside of the Brisbane City Council boundary. There are awards of over $15,000 in five categories including the TAFTA Textile Prize of a part scholarship to attend a FORUM (won by Noela Mills in 2012). All entries will feature in the Flying Arts online gallery and be eligible for the Art Shed Brisbane People’s Choice Award. Selected works will tour Queensland in 2014. Entries close on 22nd July 2013. Award winners are announced (and all works shown) on 23rd September in Brisbane. The theme for 2013 is Living Change. The head judge for 2013 and curator of the touring exhibition is Tim Morrell, Independent writer and curator, and former curator of Australian Contemporary Art at the Queensland Art Gallery.
DESERT PSYCHEDELIC: Jimmy Pike will be at Rockhampton Art Gallery 12 July – 18 August 2013. This exhibition is toured by Museum and Gallery Services Queensland; more information from www.artisan.org.au
ROAD TRIP: Ann-Maree Reaney and Jill Kinnear 21 June – 3 August 2013: Gallery One, Artisan, 381 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley Brisbane. Road Trip is a collaborative textile / art project that brings together Ann-Maree Reaney, a visual artist based in Brisbane, and Jill Kinnear, an Australian textile designer and artist currently based in the USA. Using photographic stills and video footage of their road trips across USA, Morocco and India, the pair designed three collections of beautifully constructed garments which capture the essence of travel. Merging fictional associations with their own travel documentation, Road Trip presents these digitally printed garments alongside contextual photographs and videos, and demonstrates the artists’ abiding interest in other cultures, experiences and the unique perspective of a journey.
The EMBROIDERERS’ GUILD QLD Inc is offering an excellent series of workshop with tutors like Dianne van Brandenburg (Queenstown N.Z.); Dale Rollerson (Perth); Sue Senewiratne (Melbourne); Effie Mitrofanis (NSW), Margaret Lee (Chinese SU Embroidery teacher); and Sue Howie & Colleen Shepherd (Sashiko teachers). As well a number of local teachers are to be employed. www.embroiderersguildqld.org.au
Affiliates’ Exhibition of The Embroiderers’ Guild, Queensland Inc: “The Ties That Bind” to 9th June 2013. An exhibition from the Guild’s seven Affiliated Branches will be held at Guild Headquarters, 149 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley Brisbane. The branches include : Rockhampton, Capricorn Coast at Yeppoon, Gladstone, Toowoomba, the North Coast/Sunshine Coast at Buderim, Noosa/Tewantin (Wallace House), and Southport on the Gold Coast. The official Opening is on Saturday 1st June at 2pm with Joan Selnes doing the honours. All welcome. In the upstairs room, The Queensland Division of the Lace Guild will have a display accompanied by laces from The Guild Collection. Entry is $7.00 (including catalogue). There will be : An Art Union with three beautiful prizes; Daily Lucky door prizes; An overall Viewer’s Choice 1st and 2nd Prize; A President’s prize; A Branch Viewer’s Choice Prize (for the Branch not an entrant); Morning and afternoon tea and lunch in the Robing Room upstairs; A Gift Boutique with Hand Embroidered items for sale. Come along and support the Guild and enjoy the beautiful embroideries on display. Visitors are most welcome - invite your friends and family. www.embroiderersguildqld.org.au
Out of the Closet presents a decade of work from LORRAINE LAMOTHE, work that has not previously been exhibited in Australia. It bridges an important period in Lorraine’s career, spanning stitched and hooked textiles, paper collages and artists’ books as well as small mixed media sculptures. Critically, all these strands of making continue to be important to this artist. The themes of the work are remarkably consistent with a split in content between the personal and those addressing environmental concerns. Inevitably, as lives do, the two themes overlap at multiple points. This exhibition highlights Lamothe’s unique vision, characterized by strong colours and contemporary issues. Out of the Closet will be shown at the Tablelands Regional Gallery, located on Robert Street, Atherton, Queensland from July 1-29, 2013. The gallery is open from Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am until 4 pm daily (Sunday closing 2 pm).
KOALA Conventions will hold their next International Embroidery & Textile Convention in Brisbane from 29th June – 7th July 2013. The venue is, as always, Brisbane Girls Grammar School. Extensive range of workshops offered along with tours of the region, free evening presentations, a trivia quiz night & pizza, etc. Most workshops are kit based with the cost of the kit being extra. However, this year a special section of courses is being offered by: Wendy Bailye, Carol Wilkes, Cathy Moon, Catherine Howell, Nikki Delport-Wepener and Robyn Alexander. (Koala Conventions also offers workshops at Lake Taupo and Queenstown, New Zealand plus they are taking ten tutors to the USA to hold workshops in Seattle and Atlanta). Check the website: www.koalaconventions.com.au
TAA: TEXTILE and ART ACADEMY, 24-30 June 2013 at St Peters Lutheran College, Harts Road, Indooroopilly (Brisbane). Lena Tisdall is again coordinator of a multi arts workshop-based event with a strong textile emphasis. Email her at email@example.com TUTORS include: Adele Outteridge (books); Barbara Schey (buttons); Bec Lewis (upcycling); Catherine O’Leary (felting);
Cathy Moon (shibori); Cherryl McIntyre (leather); Don Hildred (Photoshop); Julie Maddocks (porcelain); Kylie Farrelly (painting); Liz Powell (boxes); Madeleine Ekeblad (painting); Nancy Stockman (skins); Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch (encaustic); Sandra Pearce (printmaking);
Shelley McDonald (mixed media); Terry Jackson (graphite); Tricia Ruest (pastels); Tricia Smout (design); Wendy Bailye (felting). On Sunday 30th June there will be an art market so anyone wishing to book a table can do so at the same time as registering for classes. It’s a refundable fee of $33 per table.
Accommodation: there’s Boarding House accommodation available on site at $66 per day which covers dinner, bed and breakfast, but not lunch. Café 45 will be operating all week, providing lunches and coffee. See www.textileartacademy.com.au
JUMPERS AND JAZZ in July – Warwick Art Gallery. Dates for 2013 are 18 to 28 July and the TREE JUMPER theme has been announced as “Mamma Mia”! Gallery volunteers have started working on yarn bombing projects. If you would like to help they are making and collecting RED and PINK french knitting and other small knitted or crochet pieces in those colours. Warwick’s winter festival sees a transformation of the CBD streets into a living gallery, with more than 100 handmade “tree jumpers” that inspire and charm spectators even on the coldest of winter days. Jumpers and Jazz in July began in 2004 and nine years later the quirky “tree jumper” project has expanded into a ten day art and music festival. www.warwickartgallery.com.au
Guest international tutor FELTING classes for 2013 at Wendy Bailye’s Studio, Samford (near Brisbane, Qld). Phone Wendy for details: 0409643220. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Or see website: www.wendybailye.com
- Pam de Groot: August 1st – 4th Make a naturally dyed and pieced garment. http://pamdegroot.blogspot.com.au/
- Anna Gunnisdottir from Iceland 13th/14/15th September teaching wonderfully complex template work and pods – make a light or a sculpture http://www.annagunnars.is/.
- Jorie Johnson will offer a three-day class 25/26/27 October. www.joirae.com/
Until 1st September, GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art) will feature Death and Life: Rakyny Ga Walnga: Contemporary Arnhem Land Art to include bark paintings, hollow log memorial poles, sculptures and weavings in the first Collection-based exhibition of contemporary art from Arnhem Land. A sand sculpture will be ceremoniously installed as a centrepiece of the display by elder statesman Djambawa Marwili and his family. And you won’t want to miss QUILTS 1700-1945 at the Queensland Art Gallery from 15 June – 22 September 2013. Exclusive to Queensland, this exhibition from the V&A (London) explores the personal and social histories embedded in both highly decorative and homemade bed covers. As well, the National Gallery of Australia will be loaning the Rajah Quilt. Many associated talks and activities can be found on the gallery website: www.qagoma.qld.gov.au And still another exciting event is RUTH STONELEY A Stitch in Time from July 13 – October 7 – contemporary quilts by the late leading Brisbane quilt-maker Ruth Stoneley.
Dr Annette Gero will give a lecture at GOMA on Saturday 20th July at 2pm in the Lecture Theatre at Qld Art Gallery – the title is 200 years of the History of Quilts in Australia. She will consider the history of quilting in Australia and compare the extraordinary British quilts which were brought out to the Australian Colony with those included in the V&A exhibition. For full details of talks being offered in conjunction with Quilts 100-1945 consult the website: www.qagoma.qld.gov.au
Also coming to GOMA (Qld Art Gallery) from 2 November 2013 – 9 February 2014: CALIFORNIA DESIGN 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way. Over 250 objects from the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California – furniture, ceramics, metalwork, fashion and textiles, and industrial and graphic design – tell the story of California’s emergence as the epicentre of Modernism in mid-twentieth century America. Tickets on sale from July. www.qagoma.qld.gov.au
LIBRIS AWARDS: The Australian Artists Book Prize: to 30th June at the McAleese Gallery, Artspace Mackay. The Libris Awards are Australia’s premier national artists book prize. An initiative of the Mackay Regional Council through Artspace Mackay, these awards seek to develop awareness of the Council’s significant collection of artists books and to develop the collection further through the acquisition of new works by leading Australian artists working in this field. www.artspacemackay.com.au
THE BOOK AS SITE: Reading Resonance to 30th June. Foyer Gallery, Artspace Mackay. Marian Macken received the Artspace Mackay’s Libris Award in 2010. Through processes of transformation involving folding, cutting, embossing and watermarking, Marian expands on the idea of architectural drawing.
The STATE OF THE ART 13 (SoTA 13) travelling exhibition from Queensland Quilters includes 20 pieces by 15 artists chosen by Lisa Walton from submissions. The exhibition opened in April at TAFTA’s Gallery 159 and is now travelling: Caboolutre Hub Gallery to 15th June; Redland Art Gallery Capalaba from 19th Aug – 29th Sept; then it goes to the Stitches & Craft Show Townsville from 3-6 October; then the Craft and Quilt Show Brisbane from 17-21 October and finally to the Bribie Island Arts Festival from 1014 February 2014. Details from www.qldquilters.com
STUDIO WEST END Workshops offered with Adele Outteridge & Wim de Vos, 2nd floor, Factory 1, 35 Mollison St. West End, Qld, 4101; Ph/fax: 07 3844 8469 (+61 7 3844 8469) E-mail: email@example.com There is plenty of on-street long day parking close by in West End. Adele Outteridge has commenced a series of workshops during the day on Fridays, on the Book Arts, suitable for all levels: An introduction to the book arts exploring many binding techniques for making single and multi section books with soft and hard covers. Participants will create their own decorative papers using different surface design materials including rust, inks, paints, dry media, shellac etc. We shall explore book structure, also the sculptural properties of the book form as well as making journals, folios and boxes for prints, drawings etc. These projects will produce a series of highly individual books both practical and decorative. You can sign up for a full semester, or for half-day and one-day workshops. Private lessons are also an option. www.studiowestend.com
ATASDA Queensland chapter is a group with varied interests; ATASDA stands for Australian Textile Arts & Surface Design Association. Details from www.atasda.org.au Entry fee for meeting days is $3.00 at the door. Meetings and Social Days are scheduled each year at Lavalla Centre 58 Fernberg Rd, Paddington (Old Marist Brothers School). At quarterly meetings there are Traders Tables, Show & Tell, 1pm meeting with Guest Speaker. For the latest information: visit www.atasda.org.au, email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to PO Box 307, Toowong Qld 4006. Workshops/events information from Jacki Archibald, email@example.com
- Sat 3 & Sun 4 August, 9.30am – 4.30pm ECO-DYEING ON PAPER FOR ARTISTS BOOKS. Tutor: Sandra Pearce; Venue: Lavalla Centre, 58 Fernberg Rd, Rosalie.
- Sat 21, Sun 22 & Mon 23 September, 9.30am – 4.30pm. ALL WILL BE REVEALED IN ENCAUSTICS
Tutor: Jennifer Valmadre; Venue: Lavalla Centre, 58 Fernberg Rd, Rosalie.
- Sat 5th & Sun 6th October, 9.30am – 4.30pm. SCREEN PRINTING FABRICS. Tutor: Jacki Archibald
Venue: Kenmore Hills Studio.
- Sat 26 & Sun 27 October, 9.30am – 4.30pm BOTANICAL BUNDLE FABRIC DYEING. Tutor: Wendi Trulson; Venue: Lavalla Centre, 58 Fernberg Rd, Rosalie
- CHOOK SHED ARTISAN MARKET: Chook Shed is at “Marawah Farm”, 68 Marawah St., BURBANK Q 4156. The Artisan Market will be a monthly event in 2013, last Sunday of every month, 10am-2pm. This is a group of artisans who make and create beautiful/useful/intriguing things. Their palette is derived from cloth, rubber, wood, sticks, wire, paint, paper, pencil, ink, dye, clay, corrugated iron, steel and plants. They create garments, adornments, things to hang, hang things on, sit on, place things on, look at, look back, lie on, play on, place children on or wrap them in and of course, things to play with. They grow plants for flowers, and for food and they can even design your house. www.chookshedartisans.blogspot.com.au “tells you each month of things that we have made. The monthly market, 10am-2pm on the last Sunday of every month, gives you an opportunity to come and view the works, buy them, meet the artisans and bring a picnic if you wish, to enjoy beside the waterhole.” If you can’t make it to the market, then you can contact the Artisans and purchase items either by phone, or contacting them on their blog. All transactions are directly with the individual artisan so that security is protected. Phone 0418 780938 or see: http://www.chookshedartisans.blogspot.com.au/p/blog-page_4.html