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.
WAM (Wearable Art Mandurah) is a major event in the world of wearable art with selected garments becoming 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. 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/
The committee of FIBRES WEST Inc. is delighted to announce the dates for FIBRES WEST 2019: JULY 7 – 13 (2019). Lock it in! Fibres West events are renowned for hosting outstanding and inspiring workshops with national and international fibre art tutors. Our 2019 program promises to be no exception! The launch of the 2019 program will take place in July 2018. www.fibreswest.com.au
On until 15th February 2018: THREADING THE LANDSCAPE at Dwellingup Forest Heritage Centre. ‘The Extensions 12’ present a range of contemporary two- and three-dimensional textile and mixed media works in the gallery and gift shop, interpreting the charm of the town of Dwellingup, its water catchment areas, beautiful jarrah forests and surrounds. www.forestheritagecentre.com.au/home
Design your own workshop experience in Margaret River: find out more about accommodation (in a self contained studio apartment with ensuite in the village of Margaret River) and learning experiences with Elisa Markes-Young and Christopher Young here: http://no29.com.au/accommodation.html Elisa writes: “You will notice that we have various workshops on offer as well which you can book via Eventbrite. We can do anything you’re interested in doing – basic techniques, idea development (you might have a story, but are unsure how to approach it, or you love a particular material but lack ideas as to what to do with it, or you’re stuck somewhere in between, or you struggle finding out which techniques or materials to focus on, or you’re simply interested in following my process and see if you can adapt certain aspects of it for your work). Hands on assistance with a project is available should you require it, editing of work, stamping, embroidery, bead and sequin work, book making, creative mending… There is also the possibility to tailor something especially for you, for example if you’d like to do a really intensive and extensive class, like, 3 or 4 days intensive and extensive – we can do that. Enquire, suggest something and we’ll see if I can help you. Of course you can also learn everything there is to learn about photography, design and typesetting by booking a workshop with Chris. And if you just want to sit on the deck watching sunsets and do nothing else – we cater for that, too.” If you’re interested in anything but it all looks a bit too confusing you can contact Elisa via the email address email@example.com or via the contact page on website: http://no29.com.au/contactus.html