To celebrate the first twenty-one years, WAFTA (West Australian Fibre and Textile Association) is inviting textile artists to submit entries for their juried exhibition to be held in June and July 2016.
Entries should explore and celebrate the emotionally evocative, tactile, sculptural and sensory qualities of fibre and textiles in the 21st Century. Entries close March 1st
Entrants will be asked to push their practice to expand their engagement with the medium. The exhibition ‘twentyONE+’ will be held at: Spectrum Project Space, Mount Lawley, WA from 17th June to 7th July 2016.
Online entries open 1st January, and close on 1st March. Entrants should submit photos of the completed work with the entry.
NOTE: WAFTA wants everyone’s work to be seen, so will be holding a ‘Salon de Refuses’ – a second exhibition – so all pieces entered will be exhibited. The ‘Salon de Refuses’ will be held in August 2016.
Fibre artists are invited to enter a “brooch” into ‘Brooching the Subject’ exhibition @ Timeless Textiles Gallery in July 2016. 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes will be awarded.
Entries close February 26th 2016
Entry conditions: Artists can submit a brooch to be worn (approx. 15x15cm) or a wall brooch (approx. 50x50 cm). Limit of two entries/ person. Brooches need to be made using a fibre material or a fibre art technique.
Time to start thinking creative about 2016 - a year for textiles.
The fifth biennial Petite – Miniature Textiles exhibition goes from strength to strength, with artists from around the country participating in this project, displaying contemporary textiles that are no larger than 30x30x30cm.
Techniques and themes exploring everything from the joy of pure colour, texture and decoration, through to more serious contemplation on environmental and social issues and elements that propel textiles into the realm of art.
Submissions must be received by 5pm Friday 18 March 2016. Email submissions WILL be accepted.
Posted by Jan Everett, Sunday, 13th September 2015 @ 6:10pm
There are still a couple of places left in the Felt Damask workshop being run by FeltWearAble Workshops with Fiona Duthie the tutor.
Felt Damask explores developing a sophisticated, overall surface design pattern on our felt using different inclusion materials for emphasis. You will create highly wearable art pieces that are elegant and timeless and utterly unique. Materials for inclusion, motif and stencil patterning will be covered, as each participant develops their own repeating design pattern. A tunic, caplet or vest can be made in this workshop.
Saturday 7th November 1pm - 5pm, Sunday 8th November 9pm - 5pm.
FELT|WEAR|ABLE Workshops and their art-and-education arm, Felt.with.Attitude, are the brain children of artist-feltmakers, Jan Everett and Sarah Louise Ricketts.
The workshops aim to bring the very best in feltmaking tuition, inspiration, and application to Australian felters.
You could make this next week! Places are still available for Atsuko Sasaki: ONE OF A KIND BAGS. Wednesday-Friday, July 8-10 at the Abbotsford Convent. $395 for 2 tutors, approx. $30 materials. You will come away with one of these incredible bags.
Treat yourself - you know you're worth it!
Fiona Duthie : SHADOW FELTING and FELT DAMASK (November 2015)