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.

An exhibition titled LINDA JACKSON AND UTOPIA is at the Art Gallery of South Australia (Gallery 19A) until 29th October. “Linda Jackson is an icon of the Australian fashion industry. For more than 40 years she has produced bold, vivid textiles, art works and garments, pioneering a vibrant and unique Australian look that seeks inspiration from local traditions rather than from Europe or North America. Her printed, hand painted and appliqued textiles and paintings incorporate opal, gum leaf, Sturt’s Desert Pea and waratah floral motifs in bright colours. Jackson has worked collaboratively with many Australian artists and designers, most notably fashion designer Jenny Kee, producing flamboyant fashion extravaganzas that became famous for their energetic amalgamation of art, fashion and music. In 1982 Jackson began a partnership with Aboriginal women at Utopia Station in the Northern Territory. The women of Utopia had learnt the traditional Javanese technique of batik to establish a source of income ahead of their successful 1979 land claim. Since that time, Utopia has become known as one of the most diverse and internationally successful arts communities in Central Australia. This display features garments and textiles from Jackson’s Utopia collection and other recent acquisitions from the artist’s archive alongside exquisite pieces from the Gallery’s collection of Utopia batik.”

       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. And from 6 – 27 October there is COLOUR SEASONS – an exhibition of textiles and mixed media by Wild Fibre Artists: Bev Bills, Gem Congdon, Jackie Pearce, Charmian Quintrell, Lynne Radcliffe, Liz Steveson, Kaaren Temme, Yvonne Twining, Vikki Waller & Liz Yates. Opens: Friday 6 October 6 pm with Margaret Tuckey, Artist, Teacher and Fellow of Royal South Australian Society of Arts giving the opening talk. There are Free Artist Demonstrations throughout the exhibition: Saturday 7, 14 and 21 October 2 pm – 4 pm,

     SERA WATERS is part of the group exhibition, The Great Suffragist Dirigible at Adelaide Town, Level 1, 128 King Street until 27th October. She is joined by Ali Gumillya Baker, Brigid Noone, Jenna Pippett, Mary-Jean Richardson, Ewa Skoczynska and Mia van den Bos.

     DARE TO DIFFER Contemporary Quilts – The Quilters’ Guild of South Australia Inc. invites ALL quilt artists Resident in Australia were invited to participate in this well known Quilt Exhibition, to be held at, 1-25  September 2017. 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.

     T’ARTS SALA Exhibition: Until 30th September it’s Bev Bills whose beautiful weaving expresses her trip to: An ‘tart’ ica.” In Window 2 you’ll find Jenny Knight with Lyn Branson until 30 September: Lyn and Jenny have been exploring the coast and in particular the beach. They have created a diverse body of work that captures the beauty of the coast. Lyn works with beads and enjoys making jewellery that explores the beach and the ocean. Jenny is using both the coast and the beach as her theme. She has been experimenting with machine embroidery embellished with beads.T’ARTS Collective Gallery is located at 10G Gays Arcade, Rundle Street Mall Adelaide.

     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

    ENTWINED exhibition: The Basketweavers of South Australia will use this title for their next SALA exhibition, on until 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. Also, 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.