CHINA AND THE WORLD continues at the Art Gallery of South Australia until 11 June 2018 in Galleries 19a, 19b, 20, 21. Free entry. The display explores the global popularity and influence of Chinese art in the pre-modern era when the sophistication of its painting, ceramics, lacquer ware, textiles and furniture making traditions, was almost unequalled around the globe. With more than one hundred and fifty works of art from the Gallery’s own collection and major Australian private collections, many on public display for the first time, China and the World tells the story of this country’s extraordinary aesthetic heritage and its gift to Europe, Asia and the Islamic world.

     GALLERY M: 16 February – 11 March 2018: Natural Fabrications – an exhibition of textiles and silver work by Penelope Morrison, Rob Morrison, Jenni Simpson & Niki Waterhouse. Marion Cultural Centre, 287 Diagonal Road, Oaklands Park e: P: 8377 2904 Mon – Fri 10 – 4pm, Sat 10 – 4pm, Sun 1 – 4pm Closed pub holidays.

     At Stationmaster’s Gallery till 25 February: FRESH – Summer exhibition by members of Stationmaster’s Gallery. Then from 28 February – 29 April you can see THREADS – an exhibition of fabric art by gallery members Rosi Gates, Judith Stephens, Helen Moon, Dianne Downer, Maxine Williams, Kathleen Cain & Shane Coussins + 12 members of Class Act.

BARKING UP THE RIGHT TREE: an exhibition of creative feltwork and mixed media collage inspired by photographs of eucalyptus bark from the Wednesday Felters (Handspinners and Weavers Guild of S.A.)  on from 10-26 February. Gallery hours, FRIDAY to MONDAY, 10am-4pm daily. Closed Tues/Wed/Thurs. Linhay Gallery 13 Main North Road, Auburn:

     THREADS OF THOUGHT- the language of stitch is on show in Goolwa until 12th March 2018. Works by artists who use thread as a tool for expressing ideas about social, political and artistic issues. Curated by Annabelle Collett. Artists include- Julie Abbott, Caitlin Bowe, Catherine Buddle, Luci Callipari-Marcuzzo, Cath Cantlon, Olga Cironis, Look Comb, Paloma Concierta, Juniper Darling, Deb Drake, Rosie Hannam, Lyn Elzinga Henry, Gail Hocking, Annabel Hume, Michelle Jahn, Jennifer Layther, Russell Leonard, Evy Moschakis, Maggie Moy, Samuel Mulcahy, Judy Parham, Jenny Ramos, Rima Rowe, Trevor Smith,  niki Sperou, Jeff Trahair, Rosemary Whitehead, Kenita Williamson, Kerry Youde and Annabelle Collett. Venue: Signal Point Gallery, Goolwa S.A. Visit the website

     Malpa Wiru Tjutaku is an exhibition showcasing South Australian art from Kaltjiti Arts, Maruku Arts, and Tjanpi Desert Weavers. It opened Saturday 9 December at Red Poles Gallery in McLaren Vale, SA and features beautiful baskets by Margaret Heffernan and some very special tjulpu sculptures by Ilawanti Ungkutjuru Ken. The exhibition runs until 11 February 2018.

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

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.

      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 from Moira Simpson, Adelaide Hills:  Hurry to enrol for Katia Mokeyeva, the wonderful, internationally-renowned felt artist who is coming to Adelaide to teach not one – but two workshops! (24-25 and 26-29 March). The emphasis will be upon learning a variety of textural / surface design techniques with new and exciting methods that she has been developing over the past two years. – these will build on Katia’s previous workshop, which some of you attended two years ago. These workshops are for intermediate feltmakers – this means you must have had previous experience and should feel competent and confident with basic nuno-felting skills. For the second workshop, you should also have made some prior experience of garment-making (ie using resists and templates) – and this will take you to next stage. BUT if you wish to, you can use the surface decoration techniques for making wall art rather than a garment. Download an illustrated flyer and booking form at or contact Moira Simpson or 8388 2371. Also, Mary Hettmansperger from the USA will teach in September (metal, jewellery, textiles). Price includes tuition fees, delicious lunches and refreshments. Location: Cherry Gardens Hall, 312 Cherry Gardens Rd, Cherry Gardens, Adelaide, SA 5157 (30 mins from Adelaide city centre).
Moira Simpson herself offers 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 . As well you can find out about 1-5 day workshops in felting, stitching, dyeing, encaustic, collage, painting, pastels, printing, jewellery, paper-making, artist’s’ books and more. Download a brochure at for details of workshop content and prices.

     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. Location: Cherry Gardens Hall, 312 Cherry Gardens Rd, Cherry Gardens, Adelaide, SA 5157 (30 mins from Adelaide city centre).
     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.