AVIARIUS Exhibition: Embroidery & textile art presented by The Embroiderers’ Guild of S.A. Inc. 4th-12th August.  16 Hughes street Mile End. 10am – 3pm. Ph 82341104 email

Latin AVIARIUS: concerning birds. A vast array of embroidery styles have been used by members of the Embroiderers’ Guild of SA in this exhibition of unique textile art works.  Our bird theme sent imaginations soaring like our feathered friends, come and see.  Free Entry, raffle, trading table.  Part of SALA (South Australian Living Artists) festival.

Naracoorte Regional Art Gallery: THREADS BY THREE andexhibition from Naracoorte Mill Quilters, Naracoorte Embroiderers Guild & Naracoorte Spinners & Weavers. The dates of the show are 9th July – 6th August. For the opening weekend only (Sat/Sun, 8/9 July) there will be three pop-up shops plus biscuits tea & coffee for $3/person.

Adelaide Hills Craft Retreat 21 – 25 August at Nunyarra Conference Centre, 5 Burnell Drive, Belair. An annual event, arrive on Monday 21 August at 3.30pm, depart at 10.00am Friday 25th August. A full list of workshops will be available. Full time registrants: $325, with a $100 non-refundable deposit due 31 March. Balance of payment due by 30 June. Chef prepared meals, no roster duties. For more info contact Margaret Baxter or ph 08 8389 7715

Beanies to Berets Exhibition at Noarlunga Arts Centre: 23 June to 29 July. Submitted items can be made with any sort of yarns, not just handspun. A 25% commission will be paid to the Onkaparinga Council on items that sold. Entry form For further information contact Helen Herde 08 8449 9516 or

Murray Bridge Regional Gallery 2 June – 16 July: Ngarrindjeri Yunnan Yarluwar Ruwe – Ngarrindjeri Speaking for the Sea Country: Ellen Trevorrow, Lyn Lovegrove Niemz, Betty Sumner, Major Sumner, Bluey, Jack Stengle, Damien Shen, Cedric Varcoe,, Change Media & Ngarrindjeri Media Team: Main Gallery. This exhibition connects works from emerging and established Ngarrindjeri artists across cultural practices and modern art forms, including paintings, carvings, pottery, woven sculptures, silk prints and digital works. 2 June – 16 July: Wahine toa – strong women – Wahine Toa Group – Vicki Nottage Sculpture Court. An exhibition of traditional and contemporary korowais (Maori cloaks) from the Murray Bridge Wahine Toa (strong women) group. The korowai was a garment made in early Maori times and was generally woven or made from traditional materials like flax. Opening celebration Sunday 4 June at 2.30pm. Welcome to Country ceremony by Ngarrindjeri elder Major Sumner and the Tal Kin Jeri dancers. 27 Sixth Street, Murray Bridge, Open Tues – Sat 10.00am – 4pm, Sun 11 – 4pm Ph 8539 1420.

Form & Re-Form until 11 June by artists Annabelle Collett & Jeff Trahair Artist’s Talk – how clothing can communicate gender, identity and conventions. Saturday 3 June 2.30-3.30pm. Clothing is the most fundamental form of expression. Textiles and cloth have always functioned as carriers of meaning, as indicators of identity, history and culture. The artworks in ‘Form & Re-Form’ explore attitude, sexuality and identity engendered within clothing: that our clothing is a personal, anthropological and political statement about our identity. The combination, juxtaposition and overlapping conversations between these works will highlight the tactile and evocative qualities of clothing forms. Annabelle Collett and Jeff Trahair will discuss how the art of clothing can communicate current themes and ideas regarding gender, conventions and fashion. No bookings required Location Prospect Gallery Adelaide.

PEPPER ATREET ARTS CENTRE: 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.

 Mrs Harris’ Shop: Portals, 3 – 25 June, by artists Jean Haese, Ruth Galpin, Jane Greet & Sandra Obst, to be opened Friday 2nd June at 6.00pm by renowned textile artist Suzanne Gummow. Between them, they have used a variety of media to create an exhibition brimming with colour and texture. Hand-dyed, hand printed, hand-quilted, stitched, embroidered, commercial fabrics, antique Japanese textiles, acrylics on canvas and just a touch of the iridescence of butterfly wings … what more could you want? It’s a textile lover’s dream. 36 Jervois Street, Torrensville, Ph 0452 614 613 Open Sat & Sun 11 – 3pm

 DARE TO DIFFER Contemporary Quilts – The Quilters’ Guild of South Australia Inc. invites ALL quilt artists Resident in Australia to participate in this well known Quilt Exhibition, to be held at, 1-25  September 2017. Quilts for this exhibition should be original and innovative, predominately fibre and comprised of at least two layers stitched together. This is a juried exhibition.  There is no size stipulation for entries. Online applications will close on June 9th. Further details of entry criteria can be found on the website. There are also some photos of past prize winners and entries for inspiration.  See  For more information contact the convenor, Suzanne Gummow. Tel (08) 8268 7005 (h) or

“We are honoured to host Arata Tamura-san creative director of Japanese Embroidery, for an eight-day workshop in Adelaide, at The Monastery conference centre. Dates: 9-17 October 2017.Attendance is open to all members and teachers of Japanese Embroidery. Currently there are eight teachers in Australia. The article published in the worldwide Japanese embroidery journal Nuido hopes to attract overseas visitors.” Please contact Heather Sterling, Event Coordinator: or Phone: 0417811692. The learning course consists of silk and gold work and also a beading course.

Until 24th June at T’ARTS Collective Gallery, 10G Gays Arcade, Rundle Street Mall Adelaide: Maude Bath and Liz Wauchope: ‘Dark Sky: an exhibition celebrating Australia’s amazing night sky’.Both Liz and Maude have spent years looking at the amazing night sky; in Alice Springs and the Murray Mallee. Maude says: “We have some of the darkest skies in the world, on a scale from 1 to 22, with 1 light and 22 dark, the sky on my property is 21.96!”
Maude’s partner is involved in establishing a Dark Sky reserve in the Murray Mallee:  We hope the exhibition inspires everyone to go out and look up tonight! The T’Arts Collective Gallery is open 10am-5pm Mon-Sat.

Beanies to Berets Exhibition at Noarlunga Arts Centre: 23 June to 29 July. Guild members are invited to participate – the items can be made with any sort of yarns, not just handspun. A 25% commission will be paid to the Onkaparinga Council on items that sold. If you ae interested see Kay Oliver for more info at the April Guild meeting. Entry form For futher information contact Helen Herde 08 8449 9516 or

Aldinga & Sellicks Spinners, Knitters & Weavers present: From Fleece to Fashion, Sat 5th Aug & Sun 6th August, 10 – 3.00pm at the Aldinga Institute, Old Coach Road, Aldinga. Demonstrations & Raffles, Fibre, yarn & handcrafted goods for sale, Devonshire tea, refreshments, sausage sizzle. FREE ENTRY over 2 Days

The Language of Flowers The Embroiderers’ Guild of SA Museum Team Exhibition until June 30thA wide selection of floral motif exhibits curated from the Guild museum collection to showcase the variety of forms and symbolic connotations of the various embroidered flowers. Alongside the museum objects are Museum team member’s interpretations of the Language of Flowers. Discover Language of Flowers at the Embroiderers’ Guild of S.A Museum.  16 Hughes Street MILE END.  Open to the 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

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. Coming up: Flame-Painted Metal Mesh Basketry and Sculpture with Lanny Bergner from the USA. Dates: Friday 13th to Sunday 15th Oct, 9.30am – 4.30pm. 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. Coming up fast: Encaustic Art 1:  Colour & Mark-making (1 day, beginners) Sat 10 June, Fri 28 July.Encaustic Art 2: Layers & Images (2 days, must have completed EA 1 or have some prior experience) – Sat 6-Sun 7 May; Fri 12 and 19 May; Sat 29-Sun 30 July; Fri 4 and 11 Aug. Other dates for these and Encaustic Art 3: Textural Surfaces (2 days) can be arranged for 2+ people. Download an illustrated flyer and booking form at or contact Moira Simpson or 8388 2371.  Facebook: EvocativeArtsWorkshops

ENTWINED exhibition: The Basketweavers of South Australia will use this title for their next SALA exhibition, July 28 – Sept 3, 2017. This is a joint exhibition with the Class Act Collective Group of textile artisans and will be held at Stump Hill Gallery, McLaren Vale.

     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.