Embroidery ExhibitionALL STITCHED UP (Biennial Members’ Exhibition) by The Embroiderers’ Guild of SA Inc at 16 Hughes Street, Mile End, SA until 13 October 2018.  Entry $5.00.  Groups by appointment.  For further information, e-mail:, tel: 08 82341104

     Mrs Harris’ Shop: 30 November – 16 December: The Reef and its Heroes by ALVENA HALL. Textiles exploring the Great Barrier Reef. Alvena has been working on this body of textiles for the last 3 years. To be opened by Bev Bills Friday 30th November at 6.30pm. 36 Jervois Street, Torrensville, Ph 0452 614 613 Open Sat & Sun 11 – 3pm

     Edo Style meets Akira Isogawa: A Conversation. Thursday 15 November, 6 – 7:15PM. The David Roche Foundation is delighted to host iconic fashion designer Akira Isogawa for a very special in conversation with Robert Reason, TDRF Senior Curator. From a traditional Japanese upbringing in Kyoto to establishing a successful fashion label in Australia, Akira is uniquely placed to consider the textile traditions of the Edo period and how his Japanese heritage influences his creative practice. Akira grew up surrounded by kimonos dry-cleaned by his mother for a living, then at age 15, he visited his first Comme Des Garçons boutique in Kyoto. He described the experience as both intimidating and mesmerising – and has worn Rei Kawakubo clothes ever since. Today, Akira sees himself as much Australian as Japanese, and uniquely reinterprets the aesthetics, colours and imagery of his homeland into his designs. Akira has forged his own identity in the fashion industry, blending historical fabrics with new patterns and sometimes applying traditional techniques to create clothes suitable for the Australian way of life. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear Akira in Adelaide! Cost: $40 (including a glass of wine).
Numbers limited. Book early to avoid disappointment. The David Roche Foundation, 241 Melbourne Street,
North Adelaide 5006. Phone: +61 8 8267 3677 Email:

     Gallery M: 5 – 28 October – SPIRIT OF PLACE, an exhibition of textiles, printmaking & artists books by the Yanagi Group: Mem Graham Andie Marten, Isobel McGarry & Wendy Wright. To be opened by Jo Harris, of Mrs Harris’ at 6.30pm on Friday 5th October. 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.

DARE TO DIFFER 2019: Contemporary Quilt Exhibition: The Quilters’ Guild of South Australia Inc invites all quilt/textile artists resident in Australia to participate in this selected exhibition at Gallery M – Marion Street, 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. Dare to Differ will be in place from 5-29 September 2019.  Online Applications to enter become available from 1st May 2019.  Or contact the Convenor, Suzanne Gummow (08) 8268 7005 (h) Email:

     T’ARTS COLLECTIVE Windows: 1. 30 Sept – 27 October- Helen Moon & Maxine Williams Experiments with Rust Window 2: 30 Sept – 27 October – Julie Frahm One hundred earrings. Julie has challenged herself to draw and then make up many of her design. T’ARTS operates an exciting shop and gallery run by the artists themselves. Over 35 Australian Artists & Designers. One off pieces and limited editions. Wearable, decorative. Handwoven items, shawls, scarves and much more. Where: 10G Gays Arcade, Adelaide Arcade, Adelaide. Ph 8232 0265

Internationally renowned Canadian felt artist Fiona Duthie will be teaching two innovative feltmaking workshops in the Adelaide area. Workshop 1 – Fibre + Paper + Ink – 29-31 March 2019: innovative approaches to creating and embellishing felt with print and surface decoration. Workshop 2 – Tactile Metaphors – 1st, 2nd, 3rd April 2019: surface decoration and texture on felt, as well as looking at helping individuals to develop their own personal visual voice.  For illustrated brochures with workshop descriptions  and to book your place, please go to  The price for each workshop is $460 which includes tuition, refreshments all day, and a delicious lunch. All payments are now by online booking which is quick and easy – select the workshop you wish to book, click on the link, and you will be taken to the payment page where you enter your credit card and other details. Don’t forget to print out a copy of the payment confirmation for your records. The venue will be Cherry Gardens Memorial Hall in Cherry Gardens (near Blackwood / Coromandel Valley and just about 30 minutes drive from Adelaide). It’s a terrific venue – a huge hall with lots of space and 2 work tables per person, as well as indoor/outdoor works areas, etc.

Using Your Sewing Machine as a Creative Tool – A workshop by Kathryn Harmer Fox, award-winning textile artist from South Africa. 5-8 September 2019, Adelaide area. To register your interest for Kathryn’s workshop and receive priority for booking, please contact the workshop convener: Moira Simpson, Evocative Art and Heritage, at You will then be sent details of price and venue as soon as they are available, and will have first chance to book for what is likely to be a very popular workshop. To join the mailing list for details of future workshops by other artists, visit

Moira Simpson 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

      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.

     OPEN HOUSE 3rd Tamworth Textile Triennial celebrates the open-ended, porous nature of textiles practice today. It introduces a group of artists who have not previously exhibited in the triennial. All are linked in some way to a sense of broader engagement with things outside of themselves and their studios. Many celebrate the process of belonging that comes from working with other artists, while others take on wide-ranging issues such as the landscape and the environment, and the artist’s place in a world beset by environmental, social and cultural upheaval. Bringing it all together is a kind of openness that comes through exhibiting, talking and creating which can involve both artist and viewer as equal participants. The making process is equally as important as the works themselves, and the conversations while creating and showing create an open house where all ideas and responses are welcome. Tamworth Regional Gallery’s association with textile art dates back to the early 1970s. The Tamworth Textile Triennial, held every three years, showcases the best of textile art from across the country, attracting artist participation from all states in Australia. The ARTISTS for the 3rd Tamworth Triennial are Sally Blake, John Brooks, GhostNets Australia, Gomeroi gaaynggal, ArtsHealth Program, Treahna Hamm, Joy Ivill, Carol McGregor, Rebecca Mayo, Noongar Doll Makers, Community Arts, Network, Raquel Ormella, Julia Robinson, Ema Shin, Jeanette Stok and Meredith Woolnough. Exhibition curator, Glenn Barkley; read his catalogue essay here: Venues in South Australia: Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, SA: 28 July – 8 September 2019; Jam Factory at Seppeltsfield, SA: 4 October – 24 November 2019.

The National Basketry Gathering 2019 takes place from 3-9 April, 2019 in Aldinga at the Aldinga Beach Holiday Park on the Fleurieu Peninsula.   Full details now available including registration and bookings (full payments due by 25th January 2019) – places are limited. Use email address to commence process of registering interest.

     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.