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Australian National Brooch Show 2015

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Saturday, 18th April 2015 @ 6:49am

  • Contemporary artists are invited to submit up to 4 brooches (small wearable artworks) for the exhibition. Both 2D & 3D works can be submitted.

    The Australian National Brooch Show 2015

    An initiative of the Contemporary Art Society of Victoria Inc. (CAS)

    This is the eighth time we have held The Australian National Brooch Show - an exhibition of small wearable artworks.

    This popular exhibition showcases small wearable artworks made by both established and emerging contemporary artists and offers all participating artists the opportunity gain exposure for their art at low entry cost. Artists can enter either 2D & 3D works.

    By having a theme of small wearable artworks, artist's have an opportunity to submit works via Australia Post. Each time this exhibition has grown, and the 2014 exhibition was the largest exhibition of contemporary brooches in Australia. Last year we had 278 brooches on public display, representing 84 individual artists. We had good publicity and many favorable comments and good sales! (we sold over 25% of the works on display). This year is the FIFTH year the exhibition has gone on tour to two venues. 

    The Australian National Brooch Show is run by the Contemporary Art Society of Victoria Inc. The Society is a non-profit organization, run on a voluntary basis by artists for the benefit of artists and those interested in the arts. It is based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and was founded in 1938. 

    This year The Australian National Brooch Show will again 'tour' to two different venues in Melbourne, Victoria (Australia).

    Exhibition on show: 

    South Yarra: showing 2 June - 30 July 2015

    Fitzroy: showing 6 August - 25 September 2015 

    Entry is $5 (AU) per work.

    Entry deadline: Return completed entry forms, correct payment and your works, by 22nd May 2015. 

    All entries to be submitted by Australia Post. Entry fees can be paid by PayPal / cheque / money order / credit card / EFT. 

    Each artist can enter up to 4 Brooches (small wearable artworks) - see entry conditions.

    Any further questions? See our website FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions), or email us at mail@contemporaryartsociety.org.au

    All the detailed information about the Australian National Brooch Show 2015 is on our website www.contemporaryartsociety.org.au

Bespoke Yarn & Fibre Shop Opening

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Thursday, 2nd April 2015 @ 8:49am

  • Where: 21 Virgina street Mornington 

    When: Saturday April the 11th 10am 2015

    Nestled at 21 Virginia street Mornington is a snug shop known as Knit Alpaca.The people who are operating this space are a mohair, alpaca and gotland sheep breeder.The focus of our journey is to have direct contact with our customers,you could say from paddock to back. All our products are  manufactured locally, using enviro friendly methods, no harsh chemicals, which change the nature of the fibre.

    Yarn,rovings,and knitted garments available, gotland rovings in prismatic colours will be released on this day. All products original, as small batches produced after shearing. Your contact at the shop is Fiona who is the mohair breeder.  

    To find out more about us visit www.knitalpaca.com.au. www.granitehavenllamas.com.au [Gotland Sheep and Fibre Australia]

The Murrindindi Beanie Festival Victoria

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Thursday, 26th March 2015 @ 1:03pm

  • It’s never been easier for crafty people to get involved in an art competition. All beanie entries for the 3 day Beanie Festival Exhibition must be received by July 8th. 2015.

    The Murrindindi Beanie Festival is a member of and very proud to be supported by MIM – Made in Murrindindi a community based, not for profit group promoting products, and art and craft produced locally in the Shire of Murrindindi. MIM is a member of Regional Arts Victoria.

    Exhibition is on: 17th - 19th July 2015

    Where: St John’s Anglican Church Hall, Downey Street Alexandra, Victoria

    If anyone from Vic Feltmakers would like to volunteer to do a felting demonstration at the festival, please contact organiser. Details on entry form.

    More information

    Entry forms

Pam Hovell Nuno Felting, Fabric Manipulatiion & Eco Printing 2 day Workshop

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Tuesday, 24th March 2015 @ 6:52pm

  • This will be a fun and interactive two day workshop, with a bit of physical activity, standing and rolling (with arms). 

    Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th June, 2015.

    For further information click link below.
    Bendigo workshop flyer.pdf

     

Cross Pollination is on again! Textile and Fibre Event in Colac

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Tuesday, 17th March 2015 @ 6:46pm

  • Artists working in textile & Fibre are invited to submit a 3 Dimensional Artwork for exhibition. 

    Entry Form

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13th Southern Hemisphere Feltmakers Convergence

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Sunday, 22nd February 2015 @ 7:44pm

  • Auckland, New Zealand from Sept 27 – Oct 2, 2015

    This will mark 25 years of Convergence, first held in Taupo, New Zealand in 1990. The venue will be the Quality Hotel in Parnell www.theparnell.co.nz Only 10 minutes to downtown Auckland, Sky tower, ferry services to Waiheke Island, Devonport etc. 

    After Convergence it is very easy to travel elsewhere within New Zealand, for example if you wish to attend Wearable Arts in Wellington. shfc2015@vodafone.co.nz or mail to Convenor SHFC2015, 50 Whitaker St, Te Aroha, New Zealand 3320.

Nuno Notan Yardage Workshop

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Tuesday, 10th February 2015 @ 8:35am



  • Please download information about this fantastic workshop with Maude and Carol Bath here

A4 Art Australia 2015 - Calling for Entries

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Monday, 9th February 2015 @ 2:22pm

  • The Contemporary Art Society of Victoria are calling for entries to A4 Art Australia, an initiative and exhibition opportunity.

    Contemporary artists are invited to submit up to 4 A4-sized artworks for the exhibition.

    Deadline for receipt of entries: FRIDAY 27 February 2015 

    Entry cost: Entry is $10 (AU) per work.

    The Contemporary Art Society of Victoria has all details, conditions of entry & online entry form



Textile Tour of Turkey 2015

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Wednesday, 21st January 2015 @ 7:17am

  • Textile Tour of Turkey

    September 25th - October 18th 2015.

    Travel with Pat Jones and Virginia Harrison - Textile enthusiasts.

    Tour includes all the main sights, textile and costume museum, two day felt workshop with master felt maker.

    Visit to bazaars and archaeological sights. Indulge in Turkish food and culture.

    Flyer2015PatJones.pdf
     

August Annual VFI General Meeting

  • Saturday, 15th August 2015 at 10am - 3:30pm
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ Hall, 246 Highfield Rd, Hartwell 3124

    Social gathering and shops open at 10:00 am. The General Meeting commences at 11:00am. Come…

December VFI General Meeting

  • Saturday, 5th December 2015 at 10am - 3:30pm
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ Hall, 246 Highfield Rd, Hartwell 3124

    Social gathering and shops open at 10:00 am. The General Meeting…

June VFI General Meeting

  • Saturday, 20th June 2015 at 10am - 3:30pm
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ Hall, 246 Highfield Rd, Hartwell 3124

    Social gathering and shops open at 10:00 am. The General Meeting…

April VFI General Meeting

  • Saturday, 18th April 2015 at 10am - 3:30pm
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ Hall, 246 Highfield Rd, Hartwell 3124

    Social gathering and shops open at 10:00 am. The General Meeting…

February VFI General Meeting

  • Saturday, 21st February 2015 at 10am - 3:30pm
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ Hall, 246 Highfield Rd, Hartwell 3124

    Social gathering and shops open at 10:00 am. The General Meeting commences at 11:00am.…

Eco-printed and textured nuno-felted top or tunic with Pam Hovel

  • Friday, 13th February 2015 at 9:30am - 4:30pm, Saturday, 14th February 2015 at 9:30am - 4:30pm, Friday, 20th February 2015 at 9:30am - 4:30pm
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ Hall, 246 Highfield Rd, Hartwell 3124

    Day 1, 13 February & Day 2, 14 February

    During this workshop we will look at and…

PLAY - POSE - POST Solo Exhibition by Sarah Louise Ricketts

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Tuesday, 13th January 2015 @ 2:01pm

  • Rubicon ARI, Level 1/309 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne

    Opening 14 January 2015 

    The show continues until January 31, W-S, 12-5 pm.

    Sarah will be in the gallery most days to encourage visitors to play with the felted tetrapods and then she will post the images online.

National Wool Museum - Scarf Festival© 2015: Theme Announcement

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Tuesday, 13th January 2015 @ 1:48pm

  • Coastlines: A great and terrible beauty, where the land meets the sea. No single perimeter measures it or defines it. Forever changing, a fractal paradox, ill-defined in length and where precise lines cannot be determined.


    It is said that 44% of people on earth live within 150 kilometres of the sea and 4 out of 5 Australians live within 50km of the coast.

    Coastlines are all at once comforting and terrifying, they are memories, the epicentre of environmental issues and landscapes unto themselves; like a scarf each with its own inherent personality and its own story to tell.  What direction will you take? 

    Key dates:

    Entries accepted from Monday, 2 March 2015

    Entries close on Friday, 8 May 2015 (both scarves and entry forms are due by this date)

    Exhibition launch on Thursday, 4 June 2015

    Exhibition opens to the public on Friday, 5 June 2015

    Exhibition closes on Sunday, 2 August 2015

    Entry forms will be available soon.

    More information


Call For Entries - Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award 2015

Posted by Maggie Hollins, Thursday, 8th January 2015 @ 12:42pm

  • $10,000 Acquisitive Award - to be exhibited 13 June - 27 July at the Wangaratta Art Gallery. 

    Entry Form here

May Camp Jungai Felting Retreat 2015

  • Friday, 15th May 2015 at 3pm - 2pm Monday, 18th May
    Location: 475 Rubicon Road Thornton

    This felting retreat is in a beautiful bush setting with comfy areas to sit and…

November 2015 Felting Frenzy

  • Saturday, 21st November 2015 at 10am - 4pm
    Location: Hartwell Church of Christ Hall, 246 Highfield Rd, Hartwell 3124

    Fun & mentoring, open to members.


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