TAS – News & Events

     WICKER WONDER-LUST takes place in Launceston from March to May, 2018 and is a project of Design Tasmania. This is an interactive exhibition exploring the unique relationship between Tasmanians and wickery. From Indigenous heritage to colonial industry, historical significance to contemporary usage, Wicker Wonderlust aims to explore how baskets and woven wares perform in history and practicality. The exhibition will culminate on 25th May in a presentation of discoveries and portfolios developed over time with community members’ baskets to be included in this evolving showcase. Individuals are invited to “come in and bring your basket for display in our exhibition space, the more storied your piece, the better; All shapes, sizes, makes and models welcome. An excellent Events Program is being organized. For more information contact amy@designtasmania.com.au   www.designtasmania.com.au

TASMANIAN ART QUILT Prize 2018: the theme is EBB & FLOW and a new category has been included: Textile Sculpture. The exhibition of finalists will be held in May 2018 at the Maritime Museum in Hobart (this is a collaborative project between the Tasmanian Quilting Guild and the Maritime Museum: www.tasquiltguild.org.au or phone 03.63763771.

BETTA MILK BURNIE WEARABLE PAPER ART COMPETITION 2018: Paper on Skin. The Burnie Arts Council in partnership with the Burnie Regional Art Gallery proudly presents the fourth biennial paper on skin. Awards: $5000 Betta Milk Major Award. $1500 Friends of Burnie Regional Art Gallery Runner Up Award. $500 Cocoon Designs Public Vote Award. paper on skin is a pre-selected competition and associated exhibition. All applications will be viewed by the judges: Janet De Boer, OAM, Editor of Textile Fibre Forum, 1981-2013, former CEO of TAFTA; Niecy Brown, Arts Administrator, textile, paper & community artist and Jane Haley, CEO Ten Days on the Island. Entries close March 5, 2018. Download your Entry Form: burnieartscouncil.com (Select: “paper on skin” tab). Hard copies available by contacting Burnie Arts Council.Contact details: Burnie Arts Council

Pam Thorne PO Box 506 Burnie Tasmania 7320. Associated events: Gala Parade & Award Evening: Fri 15 June 2018. Exhibition dates for selected works at Burnie Regional Art Gallery 22 June – 29 July 2018. Gala Parade & Award Evening: Fri 15 June 2018. E: paperonskin@gmail.com M: 0429 029 671. Burnie Regional Art Gallery: E: gallery@burnie.net P: 03 6430 5875   Download entry form from www.burnieartscouncil.com

Further to Burnie: on the weekend following paper on skin, Burnie Arts Council will be hosting a hanji making workshop at Creative Paper Tasmania (June 16/17). The tutor is the internationally recognised hanji scholar and practitioner, Aimee Lee, based in New York. The workshop will expand paper on skin from a one-off evening event to complete weekend. Short CNN clip on Aimee:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDM6E784Bxs To find out more go to www.burnieartscouncil.com and use the ‘Aimee Lee Workshop’ tab to download Enrolment Form.

     LOLO GREENO Cultural Jewels is the eighth in The Australian Design Centre’s Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft series. Greeno is a shell worker and artist from Tasmania, whose career spans 30 years. She is an award winning talent in shell-working and the exhibition includes 50 highly visual and textural works, each uniquely championing the traditions and culture of the Indigenous women of Tasmania’s Cape Barren and Flinders Islands. Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, TAS from 1st May until 31st July 2018. (TMAG has acquired the entire exhibition from The Australian Design Centre; it will find a permanent home in Hobart from July 2018).