TAFTA’s ‘International Baltic Mini-Textile Exhibition brought to Australia from Poland will be shown Barossa Regional Art Gallery from 19 August – 15 September 2013.
BEAUTIFUL AUSTRALIA is an exhibition curated by Sue Dennis that will be at Sala Festival Gawler, South Australia August 2-25, 2013 www.salainc.com.au 6 quiltmakers interpret this theme: Sue Dennis; Margaret Edwards, Annette McRae, Diane Sheard, Jennie Short, Marilyn Tucker.
Plastic Fantastic – ANNABELLE COLLETT. Annabelle Collett uses recycled ‘trash’ to fashion a vast array of artworks from all types of plastics. Drawing on her background as a textile artist, Collett’s sculptures, wall pieces, lighting and clothing use methods and processes that link art, craft and design, evoking a range of cultural associations with fashion, interior decorating and the crafted object. Prospect Gallery, SA 5th May – 23rd June, 2013.
THE THIRD SPACE Intercultural Crafting is an exhibition of work resulting from creative partnerships between five culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) craftspeople and five South Australian artists which commenced in May 2012. These creative partnerships have been an extension of Craftsouth’s Traditional Craft Skills Project, which over the past three years has seen a series of workshops where CALD craftspeople have taught their traditional skills to members of the South Australian Public. The Third Space: intercultural crafting is will travel to Art Images Gallery, 32 The Parade, Norwood SA from 3rd May – 2nd June and will then be at Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, 27 Sixth Street, Murray Bridge from 7th June – 20th July. Masuma Akther, Bangladeshi Quilt artist combined forces with Kay Lawrence, Textile Artist. Other collaborations involved indigo dyeing with printmaking; Eritrean basketry with jewellery and Columbian string bags with textiles. This project has been supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, Arts SA, Multicultural SA, the School of Art, Architecture and Design (University of South Australia), History SA, the Oral History Association of Australia, South Australian Branch, the City of Charles Sturt and Next Byte Glenunga.
“It’s all about the Journey” (a visual narrative) by CHERYL BRIDGART will be at the main gallery of The Murray Bridge Regional Gallery until June 2nd, 2013. This is an innovative exhibition of over 40 new art works responding to a unique concept of comparing the visual dialogue between embroidery and painting. Cheryl has transformed blank white paper with fine art embroidery of portraits, animals to become detailed tactile visual stories and vibrant paintings. Plus a series of small embroideries in greys that look like drawings/etchings, these are the fading memories or fragments of this personal journey story. These dream stories are told from working drawings created on location in each capital city in Australia and NZ on Cheryl’s recent art tour.
SOUTHERN TEXTILES 8th – 11th October 2013 – Adelaide. ‘FAN’ – Fibre Artist Network Presents – Nationally renowned Textile Artists and Tutors. Workshops are suitable for all abilities.
- Prudence Mapstone (QLD) Fabulous Freeforming – Experimental Crochet and
- Chris Beck (SA) Waistcoats – Nuno Felting
- Effie Mitrofanis (NSW) Stitches and Wrapping – Cloth Books, Bags and/or Panels
- Carol Wilkes (QLD) Paint, Create and Stitch – Free Machine Embroidery & Mixed Media
- Margery Goodall (WA) Decoding Design and Colour
- Suzanne Gummow (SA) Exploring Surface Design and Stitch
For further details email: email@example.com Or send SAE to: Southern Textiles, Suzanne Gummow – PO Box 584 Welland SA 5007.
DARE TO DIFFER 2013 Contemporary Quilts is presented by The Quilters’ Guild of SA Inc and Brother International at Gallery M from 24 Sept – 21 Oct 2013. Entry is open to all quilters resident in Australia and must have been completed in the two years prior to the exhibition. Selection will be made from high resolution JPEG digital images on CD. A non-refundable entry fee of $30 for up to two entries is required with the entry form, obtainable from Suzanne Gummow, 43 Alfred Road, West Croydon SA 5008. Enquiries: phone Suzanne Gummow (08) 8366.2836 at work; or email firstname.lastname@example.org The deadline is 5 July, 2013. Works may be for sale.
The Museum of The Embroiderers’ Guild of South Australia Inc., features embroidered textiles from countries around the world among other things. Museum Open Days are:- Tuesdays: 10am-2pm. Embroiderers’ Guild of SA premises: 16 Hughes Street, MILE END SA Ph: 82341104. The exhibition for the first half of 2013 is ‘Childhood’ featuring South Australian items from the Museum collection as well as related textiles from around the world. Website: www.embguildsa.org.au Email: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Website www.unisa.edu.au/samstag/ 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 email@example.com 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.