On at the Art Gallery of South Australia: TARNANTHI – Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art  until 28 January 2018. Free admission | Visit

Building on the popular and critical success of the 2015 Festival, TARNANTHI returns in 2017, presenting the art of Australia’s rich and diverse Indigenous cultures on an unprecedented scale. A platform for important stories from across the country to be seen and heard, TARNANTHI offers an unmissable opportunity to experience the best of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. BHP Billiton and the Government of South Australia’s further investment in TARNANTHI will see this celebrated Festival continue for an additional five years, until 2021. Presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia, TARNANTHI will be an annual, city-wide festival, with a major biennial offering at the Art Gallery from 2017. This important festival will naturally include many Fibre/Textile based pieces including ghost net work by Marion Gaemers and Lynette Griffiths.  TARNANTHI ART FAIR.

Until 10 December 2017 at the Art Gallery of South Australia: PAOLO SEBASTIAN: X . To be held in Galleries 12 –16. Free Entry. Experience ten years of hand-crafted couture from Paolo Sebastian – the label launched by Adelaide based designer Paul Vasileff. Exquisite gowns from the Paolo Sebastian archive will be exhibited alongside the Gallery’s collection of historic European art, bringing to life the enduring glamour and luxury of contemporary couture in the company of the Gallery’s treasures. This collaboration between the Art Gallery of South Australia and the Adelaide Fashion Festival is presented free in the Melrose Wing of European Art.

     MAKER FAIRE Adelaide 2017: Sunday 5 November 10 – 4pm at Tonsley A Family friendly event celebrating technology, education, science, arts, crafts, engineering, food, sustainability & fun, There will be over 100 displays of ideas and creativity with old crafts and new technology. Tonsley Innovation Precinct, 1284 South Road, Clovelly Park.

     Hahndorf Academy: SALA 529 INDIA FLINT ‘refuge’ 4 Nov – 3 December – new work by India Flint in cloth & bone, reflecting on the seeking of refuge. Working with wind fallen leaves, cloth, paper, stones, bones, words & drawings/.

     Adelaide Botanic Gardens: North Lodge – Lace Weaving by Sylvia Piddington 11 – 19 November – portraits, landscapes, sculptures and baskets all woven Gallery open 10 – 3pm. Official opening Friday 10 November 4 – 6pm by Dr Jennifer Garner OAM Friends of the Botanic Gardens

     Gallery M: 27 until 17 November: South Australia Fabricated by The Textilers – artists with a passion for textile and fibre arts, who met whilst completing Certificate IV in Visual Arts – Textiles at Marden Senioir Colledge in 2012. The 15 artists are Chris Bowden, Sue Buxton, Margaret Carberry, Tanya Davies, Rosie Gates, Dianna Holland, Leslie Hurt, Margey Knapp, Christine Linton, Francie Mewitt, Victoria Pitcher, FranPortolesi, Anne Quigley, W3ndy Redden & Sue Whittaker. Marion Cultural Centre, 287 Diagonal Road, Oaklands Park e: P: 8377 2904 Mon – Fri 10 – 4pm, Sat 10 – 4pm, Sun 1 – 4pm Closed pub holiday.

EMBROIDERERS’ GUILD of S.A. Museum Exhibition until Sept 2018. “ Barbara Rowney A Passion for Textiles” The venue is located at 16 Hughes St MILE END.  Open to Public on Tuesdays 10am – 2pm. Groups are always welcome, for a group booking to view the exhibition at an alternative time.  Please contact Ph (08) 8234 1104. Barbara Rowney, a member of the Embroiderers’ Guild of S.A. since 1993 has been a generous donor to the Guild museum. This is the chance to see some of the exquisite objects she has donated which range from small textile fragments to complete costumes.  This rotating exhibition will have exhibits that change from time to time.

CONFLUENCE shows until 26th November at the JamFactory, 19 Street, Adelaide Morphett: Nicole Monks, the Yolngu weavers of Elcho Island & Koskela. Also showing until 26th November Melaa Thaldin – Standing in the Sea with Mirndiyan Gununa art centre and Grace Lillian Lee.

     PEPPER STREET ARTS CENTRE (558 Magill Road) : Friday afternoons 12.30 – 3.30pm Wilma Bajka-van Velze is the weaver in residence, at work at her loom, bringing artists and the community in contact with each other. Open Tues – Sat 12 noon – 5pm Closed public hols Pepper Street Arts Centre, 558 Magill Road, Magill, cnr of Pepper Street. Ph 8364 6154  Check out the workshops offered at Pepper Street Art Centre.

     Evocative Arts Workshops, Adelaide Hills. 1-5 day workshops in felting, stitching, dyeing, encaustic, collage, painting, pastels, printing, jewellery, paper-making, artist’s’ books and more. Location: Cherry Gardens Hall, 312 Cherry Gardens Rd, Cherry Gardens, Adelaide, SA 5157 (30 mins from Adelaide city centre). Price: $432 early bird rate (bookings by 31st May), $480 full rate. 5% discount for full-time students, seniors and concession card holders. Price includes tuition fees, delicious lunches and refreshments. Download an illustrated flyer and booking form at or contact Moira Simpson or 8388 2371.

Moira Simpson is offering workshops in Encaustic Art. She can provide detailed information; several dates are available for each workshop with a minimum of 2 people required. Download an illustrated flyer and booking form at or contact Moira Simpson or 8388 2371.  Facebook: EvocativeArtsWorkshops
BASKETRY SA has been invited to hold an exhibition as part of Urrbrae House Fringe Festival from 17 Feb – 2 March, 2018. The theme is At Nature’s Pace. They will also run a trading table in conjunction with the Friends of the Waite Arboretum. Hours are Mon-Fri, 11am-4pm; and Sat/Sun, 1-4pm.

    To apply for an ANNE AND GORDON SAMSTAG International Visual Arts Scholarship (tuition, travel and US$30,000 stipend for students and recent graduates) contact the Samstag Program, SA School of Art, University of South Australia, GPO Box 2471, Adelaide SA 5001 – phone 08.8302.0195 –Email  Website  Entries close in June each year, for the following year.

     FAN (Fibre Artist Network) is a group of fibre artists, friends and those interested in textiles. “We wish to encourage the sharing of ideas, exhibitions, information, books, historical connections, show & tell, etc. We hope to exhibit and have workshops regularly.” FAN meets every three months on the second Monday of the month (Feb, May, Aug, Nov), anyone welcome. Convenor: Suzanne Gummow )- (08.8268.7005); Email  Meetings are usually held at Marden Senior College, Marden Road, Marden (Adelaide) in the Art Room, 7pm open; 7:30pm start. Cost of $3 per person. Plenty of parking available.