This will mark 25 years of Convergence, first held in Taupo, New Zealand in 1990. The venue will be the Quality Hotel in Parnell http://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. email@example.com or mail to Convenor SHFC2015, 50 Whitaker St, Te Aroha, New Zealand 3320.
Brigitte is a member of the Victorian feltmakers and is having an exhibition.
Monsalvat Residents Gallery, 7 Hillcrest Ave, Eltham VIC 3095,
2 December 2014 - 26 January 2015
Brigitte uses printed papers and fabrics, collages and sometimes found objects, which are sewn, painted, stacked or glued together. Within these layers the work conveys multiple narratives, which can be interpreted as one chooses.
Many of her works are Palimpsests. Palimpsest refers to a surface where the original drawing or painting has been over worked with later markings. Multilayered surfaces are symbolic of the complexity of life itself.
Doing It Right - Beginners' Feltmaking Class
(Thursday, November 27, 10 am - 4 pm)
Jan Everett and Sarah Louise Ricketts will be co-tutoring this class, which introduces beginners to the wonder of making all manner of desirable things in felt. Abbotsford Convent itself gives the opportunity for a very special day, in which you can take in great surrounds and enjoy fantastic food and coffee, whilst learning the basic of feltmaking.
Just for members of the VFI, the normal $90 fee is discounted to $70.
CRAFT (formerly Craft Victoria) has launched NEW CRAFT @ Queen Victoria Market for the first Sunday of every month to showcase some of Victoria's best craft with “unprecedented access to trade and promotion of fine craft.” Queen Victoria Market is at the corner of Peel and Victoria Streets, Melbourne. Trading for Craft is open 9am-4pm.
TACTILE ARTS (formerly Territory Craft, located in Darwin) introduced an Artist in Residence program in the early 1980s.
“Located just 5 minutes from the centre of Darwin in the parklands of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, our Gallery and studios look out across the aquamarine waters of Fannie Bay to the Beagle Gulf and are often visited by goannas, frilled neck lizards and birds of prey (all friendly of course!). The aim of our Artist in Residence program is to support an artist or artisan at any skill level and at any stage of their career to develop their practice through research, exploration and experimentation. The Artist in Residence will have access to a dedicated studio space for up to 6 months and the use of available equipment to enable them to work on their craft. The Artist in Residence will be given use of our gallery space to hold a solo exhibition of new work created during the residency. There will be opportunities to deliver public workshops based on current practice. This is a studio residency. We do not provide living accommodation but maybe able to assist you to find. Tactile Arts grants $500 towards exhibition expenses and any workshop tutoring will be paid. Past Residencies have included artists working in a variety of fields such as textiles, painting, collage, glass, photography, print making, sculpture and ceramics.”
Location: Prince of Wales Showgrounds, Holmes Road, Bendigo Victoria
Since 1877, the Sheep Show has been showcasing Australia’s top wool growers and prime lamb producers and now attracts thousands of fans of woollen fashion, food and fibre.
You can view fine woollen designs at the Australian Wool Innovation fashion parades, see ‘wearable art’ and other amazing entries from top Woolcraft competitors.
Getting there: Sheep Show bus meets V Line melbourne inbound trains daily in morning and shuttle to showgrounds for $2.00 Gold Coin donation and returns in afternoon to meet V Line Melbourne bound trains
Last year we had an “Oh Wow!” reaction to the theatre-lit exhibition in our enormous Civic Hall – a quirky mix of farmer’s armour, floating art garments, evocative quilts and more.
This year our Civic Hall will again host a collection of exhibitions including works by Catherine O’Leary, Dijanne Cevaal and Ilka White, wearable art around the theme “Love, Loss & What I Wore” and a touching and beautiful installation. Other activities include:
• A program of inventive workshops by great tutors.
• “Love, Loss & What I Wore”, wearable art exhibition at Colac Otway Performing Arts Centre 28 June – 13 July 2014.
• “Made with Love”, exhibition of textile and fibre works of excellence at Red Rock Regional Theatre & Gallery, 28 June – 13 July 2014 (10-5 weekends only).
• Artist talks and networking suppers at Red Rock Regional Theatre & Gallery, 5 and 12 July.
• WAM Wearable Art Market in the foyer of Colac Otway Performing Arts Centre 28 June 2014
• Plus loads more…
Check for updates, more information or book workshops at www.copacc.com.au. Call us on 52329418.
For the CrossXpollination team