Wearable Arts Mandurah

The Wearable Art Mandurah Showcase presents the finest wearable art from across Australia and beyond through a highly entertaining stage performance. This full-length production promises to delight the audience, incorporating a sense of play, musicality and theatricality, while presenting spectacular wearable art.

WAFTA is pleased to sponsor the Tertiary Student Award and encourages all members to attend.

The Sunday matinee still has good seats available, and as well as the showcase the South Metropolitan TAFE fashion and floristry students will be exhibiting 18 wearable art garments in a free exhibition.  Due to a capacity crowd in 2016, two shows are being staged:

Saturday 10 June at 6.30 pm: Wearable Art Mandurah Awards Showcase
Sunday 11 June at 2.30 pm: Wearable Art Mandurah Showcase

To view a one minute clip of last year’s show, go to the WAM Website

Tickets are available from Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, in person at the Box Office, or by phone on (08) 9550 3900.

Who we are

The Western Australian Fibre and Textile Association (WAFTA) was founded in 1995 and is a dynamic and progressive group with passion, enthusiasm and talent that reflects the growing interest and appreciation of textile and fibre art within the community.

WAFTA’s members include both established and emerging artists who between them employ a diverse range and combination of fibre and textile processes incorporating combinations of traditional, contemporary and experimental techniques. There is also an increasing crossover of textiles and other mediums, with glass, digital print, digital projection, ceramics, metal and the natural environment – to name but a few.

WAFTA’s objectives include increasing the understanding of the potential of fibre and textiles through exhibition, whilst encouraging the highest standard of design and craftsmanship.

What our members say

“Love the friendly vibe, website & Facebook updates.  Great workshops being offered.. too.”  Caitlin Stewart, WAFTA Member

“WAFTA is an excellent and always improving organization, striving for inclusiveness and professionalism” Peggy Lyon, WAFTA Member

“You all seem to be improving the WAFTA membership experience… :)” Liz Arnold, WAFTA member


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Meredith Woolnough Exhibition Celebration & Artist TalkAugust 12, 2017, 11:00amGlasshouse Port MacquarieMeredith discusses her Artist in Residency experience and the development of her current exhibition Foliate.

Saturday 12 August, 11am. Free with a morning tea and artist talk. Bookings essential, call 6581 8888 or book online.

A Glasshouse Regional Gallery Artist in Residency Project.

Image credit: @[180085992093843:274:Meredith Woolnough Artist]
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Meredith Woolnough Exhibition Celebration & Artist Talk

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FAC Artists in Residence: Open StudioJune 25, 2017, 2:00pmFremantle Arts CentreFremantle Arts Centre's Artists in Residence are opening their studio doors on Sunday 25 June. Wander through little-seen parts of our iconic building and discover what they’ve been creating during their residencies. We house up to 11 international, national and local artists at any time during our year-round studio program. Artists in Residence are free to develop new work, expand their practice and research new possibilities.

Our Open Studio is a great opportunity to get an insight into how different artists work from day-to-day, and perfect for those thinking of applying for a FAC residency.

Participating Studio Artists:
Stephen Armistead (WA) | Room 4
Tessa Beale (WA) | Pavlich Room
Phoebe Clarke (WA) | Studio 5
Hannah Farleigh (WA) | Studio 6
Stephanie Hammill (WA) | Ceramics Studio
Sanne Koelemij (ACT) | Studio 9
Guy Louden (WA) | Studio 7
Shannon McCulloch (WA) | Studio 2
Sally Mulholland (WA) | Studio 3

Pick up a site map and talks program from FAC Reception on arrival.

Sat 25 June | 2-4pm | Fremantle Arts Centre | Free
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If you're heading in the direction of Lake Grace, this looks fabulous.......Dare to Wear ......come and have a closer look soon ... See MoreSee Less

If youre heading in the direction of Lake Grace, this looks fabulous.......

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I was lucky enough to see this great exhibit at Williams. So worth the trip ; )

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Spreading the word.. go see at Lake Grace Artists Group exhibition "Dare to Wear".Dare to Wear ......come and have a closer look soon ... See MoreSee Less

Spreading the word.. go see at Lake Grace Artists Group exhibition Dare to Wear.

A challenge for our dyeing members!

Tree Place
CALL OUT: All Natural Dyers are invited to be part of this Art Installation
Create 30x30cm square of naturally dyed material.
Take a Photo of you and your work tag @thetreeplace #treeplace on facebook or instagram.
Post by 28th July 2017
POST your squares to: Tree Place, PO Box 1336, Noosaville, Qld 4566 AUSTRALIA

What will happen to your squares: They will be joined together and hung as part of the Sunshine Coast Horizon Festival (24 Aug - 4 Sept) at the USC Sunshine Coast Piazza - 90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs. The Art Installation created is entiteled “Standing Here” this is a beautiful installation comprising of 1200’s naturally dyed squares of fabric. Bringing together the natural dyeing work from communities around Australia. This sustainable installation is facilitated by Indigo Dyer Jenai Hooke and Natural Plant Dyer Anne Harris, celebrating trees and their connection to people and place. The story of the flags can be viewed @thetreeplace #treeplace www.treeplace.com.au/events for more information.
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