TAS – News & Events

     The TASMANIAN CRAFT FAIR is held annually in the picturesque township of Deloraine in northern Tasmania, when an amazing array of talented artists and craftspeople exhibit and demonstrate their work. DATES of the 37th Craft Fair: 3-6 November 2017. Fri/Sat/Sun the hours are 9am-5pm daily. On Monday 6th November the time of opening is 9am-4pm. Entry is free for under 10’s. Adults $17, Children $8, family of four $40. Weekend passes. It is also an event that has over 60 food stalls as well as entertainment, including for the children. If you are after a collector’s item or shopping for yourself or for Christmas presents, the four days of the TCF presents a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the best of Tasmania. The venue is the Deloraine Community Complex, Alveston Drive, Deloraine. http://www.tascraftfair.com.au/

  TASMANIAN ART QUILT Prize 2018: the theme is EBB & FLOW and the due date to submit work is 5 February 2018.  Entries are invited from textile artists within Australia. There is a new category: Textile Sculpture (the prize is worth $750). 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).  For an entry form and terms and conditions email taqp@tasquiltguild.org.au or download from the website: www.tasquiltguild.org.au or phone 03.63763771. The Major Prize, sponsored by Bernina is $3,000. As well there is a People’s Choice award worth goods to the value of $500.

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   Web: www.burniearts.net

     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).

    CIRCLE, the latest picture book (published by Walker Books) from award winning children’s author and artist, Jeannie Baker will be the subject of an exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart until 26 November 2017. This beautifully illustrated story follows the migration of the Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica baueri) from Australia through Southeast Asia to its Alaskan breeding grounds and then back to Australia. As with each of Jeannie’s picture books, Circle is illustrated with the tactile, exquisitely detailed and textured collages she is famous for. The artworks themselves will be exhibited in this travelling exhibition.