To keep current with news from Western Australia, visit the WAFTA website:www.wafta.com.au and click on NEWS. This site is regularly updated by the website manager. WAFTA stands for Western Australian Fibre and Textile Association and it’s a useful and active group, find out more via the website. All evening (General) meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month (from Feb-Nov) at 7pm at Alexandra Park Craft House, Clyde Street, Menora. You sign in and pay $4 at the door (non-members welcome; they pay $8). Fabulous supper provided.The full program of WAFTA meetings for 2013 is on their website.
The WAFTA members’ 2013 exhibition theme is Mysterium. This will be a step further in the path of WAFTA towards its objective of promoting the visibility of high quality textile art. “We will have a great gallery space; good quality catalogue; curation, meaningful work, etc. When: 24 October – 15 November 2013. Venue: Central TAFE Gallery, Aberdeen Street Perth.
Our evening meetings are on the third Tuesday of the month, Feb to Nov. Put them in your diary now!
AUSTRALIA WIDE THREE, a touring exhibition that is an initiative of OzQuilt Network Inc will be shown at ARTGEO, Busselton WA from June 21 – July 21, 2013. Then it travels to the City of Wanneroo, Perth from July 30 – August 30, 2013. The exhibition was launched in late 2012 at Fairfield City Museum & Gallery Sydney. To review other touring venues and dates, see www.ozquiltnetwork.org au or contact Sue Cunningham (she would also like to hear if you know of other interested venues): (03) 53582731; firstname.lastname@example.org
NALDA SEARLES AND JUDY MARY SEWARD announce: FINGERS AND PETALS, a handmade fibre textile flower show on from May 4th 2013 to May 19th 2013. Across two venues: Freight Gallery at DADAA Fremantle; and The Gallery at Main Street Ellenbrook. The flowers will be divided between the 2 galleries. Over 140 people have accepted the initial invitation to make flowers which truly exceeded expectations. It is hoped a substantial catalogue can result. Associated Workshops. “On Sunday May 18th 2013 we will ALL run a free public workshop for all at DADAA. On Sunday May 19th 2013 we will ALL run a free public workshop for all at the Gallery at Ellenbrook.” For more information: email@example.com or try firstname.lastname@example.org http://petalsandfingers140.blogspot.com.au/
The 2014 Regional Arts Australia national conference will be held during Spring 2014 in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia. The theme for the 2014 event ‘Arts on the Edge’ will reflect the exciting crossroads of Australia’s art scene. It will bring together hundreds of artists, academics, volunteers, government and community representatives from around Australia to discuss arts and culture and its impact and contribution to the creativity and identity of regional Australia. Country Arts WA, P.O. Box 7012, Cloisters Square, Perth, Western Australia 6050.
ATASDA (Australian Textile Art and Surface Design Association) now has a WA Group (formed late in 2009). Regular monthly meetings commenced in February 2010 – the venue is Queens Park Recreation Centre, cnr. Centre St and George St, Queens Park 6107. The time is 1:30-4:30pm on the first Saturday of every month. Entry is $5.00. Each month there is a theme of the day, a demonstration, a talk or a hands-on session. ATASDA WA, PO Box 442, Karrinyup WA 6018.