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. WAFTA’s evening meetings are on the third Tuesday of the month, Feb to Nov each year.
To enter WAM (Wearable Art Mandurah) for 2018: Entries are open now entries able to be received until 16 December. There are substantial prizes, and the selected garments become part of a well staged performance held over two nights in June 2018 (June 9th & 10th, 2018). The competition is open to participants of all skill levels, ages and design forms. Selection criteria include: Artistic vision; Creativity and originality; Innovative use of materials; Craftsmanship and construction and Visual impact. Wearable Art Mandurah encourages new ways of viewing the world through thought-provoking works of art for the body. More than a competition, it builds capacity through workshops, showcase events and exhibitions of works. Stories are shared, connections formed and skills developed through participants’ creation and presentation of wearable art. The Wearable Art Mandurah team supports and encourages participants throughout the entire design, creation, judging and presentation process. An award winning brand, Wearable Art Mandurah is rapidly becoming a global wearable art leader and receives entries from across the world. https://wearableartmandurah.com/2018-competition/
SPEAKING VOLUMES: Fremantle Arts Centre is showcasing a selection of artists’ books from the City of Fremantle Art Collection until 11 November. The award-winning books collected over 20 years present an opportunity to get up-close and personal with these unique objects. ‘Speaking Volumes’ includes pieces by Dianne Longley (SA), Jan Davis (VIC), Peter Charuk (NSW), Marieke Dench (VIC), Antonietta Covino-Beehre (VIC), Joel Gailer (VIC) and Damiano Bertoli (VIC). Combining a range of papers, mediums, printmaking techniques and processes these remarkable books challenge the act of reading and invite us to consider our understanding of what constitutes art.