LATEST NEWS FROM WAFTA

Altered States 2017: WAFTA Members’ Exhibition Challenge

The upcoming WAFTA members exhibition: Altered States 2017 will be held in the Perth Town Hall between September 15-25. A detail announcement was emailed to members on March 8, 2017. Read more in the Altered States Flyer below. Registered WAFTA member exhibitors will receive their unique Mystery Bag at the March 28 meeting. Important Dates for your calendar Launch:  March 28  Please note……Mystery Bags…
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Gallery East

Opened by Robert Heather, Director of New England Regional Museum and founder of Artists’ Books 3.0 on line forum continues until Saturday 8 April, Monday – Friday 10am – 4.45pm,Saturday 12 – 4pm   78 works by 61 artists from 9 countries Works can be viewed on http://www.galleryeast.com.au/general/books2017/main.htm the exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue which can be purchased at…
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What’s on at Artsource? artLines Updates……

WAFTA subscribes to Artsource artLines member e-news. Updates are posted as they come in. Member news #6  – including……… Be sure to make a note in your diary for Wednesday April 12 Artists on Residencies talks at Nyisztor Studio. Invitation to Artsource members currently working in the Perth and Fremantle region to be part of Artists of Perth book by M&P Publishing….
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Textile Technique Toolbox: Eco-Dye! April 4 2017

WAFTA member, and experimental eco-dyer, Margaret Ford introduced the idea of colouring fabric and thread using readily available plants and simple mordants and “assists” to another fully booked class. Pots were on the boil and eager participants arrived prepared with aprons and rubber gloves, to bubbling pots and ready for action. Many were especially keen to be inspired with colouring ideas to use in…
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Fun Spin! with Anne Williams: April 1 2017

Our fun while learning the basics of drop spindle spinning at Anne Williams’ recent Fun Spin! workshop was palpable. And who’d have thought that the technique was documented by the Egyptians over 20,000 years ago. Anne Williams, a very generous fibre and textile artist and enthusiastic member of WAFTA is an experienced practitioner and teacher across a range of creative fields including basketry,…
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HERITAGE MONTH April 18 – May 21- ‘Having a Voice’ – with workshops, hosted by the Embroiderers Guild

The 2017 Australian Heritage Festival theme is Having a Voice.   The National Trust invites communities across  Western Australia to tell your stories through different voices, recognising the many narratives that have shaped the West. Our shared heritage is rich with voices from many cultures – Having a Voice is about taking time to stop and listen to stories from…
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March 28 Meeting: Kathryn Harmer Fox

Our March 28 meeting lived up to our expectations to delight members and visitors with not two but three exciting elements followed by supper and catchup time. Diane Binns opened the evening with WAFTA news and a plea to members to consider volunteering their Bookkeeper skills to WAFTA. We are required to have a Treasurer to meet legal requirements. The alternative is to pay for this…
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FORM.GALLERY

FLiGHT – ABORIGINAL PERSPECTIVES FROM THE SKY FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE Flight: Aboriginal perspectives from the sky brings together artworks from Western Australian Aboriginal art centres and independent artists exploring the impact of flight on Aboriginal people’s relationship with Country. Curated by FORM in partnership with Dr. Darren Jorgensen, Flight features paintings, sculpture, and fibre works that consider understandings…
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Upcoming Wider Workshops

Update: March 24 2017  Nuno Collage and Textures by Pauline Franklyn – Visiting Textile Artisan    Mini Workshop  Wednesday April 5, 2017  9.30am to 12.30pm Combine printed and textured fabrics from Pauline’s stash of silk, velvet and cotton fabrics with Australian merino wool to make your own piece of Nuno collage. DARN IT! from socks to Art by Trudi Pollard…
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Wearable Art Mandurah 2017 Updates

March 22  CALLOUT FOR WAFTA VOLUNTEERS FOR THE WAM JUDGING DAY ON APRIL 8 WAM 2017 invites members interested in any putting their volunteer hand up for any of these roles to follow this link to the full list…….  http://www.mandurah.wa.gov.au/…/Ca…/Employment-Opportunities If you are interested please let Barb Thoms (WAM) know. Follow the link at the bottom of the page to indicate which…
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February 26 Our First 2017 Members’ Meeting: Laura Vickerson

To start WAFTA’s 2017 Calendar in style the first Members’ Meeting and Talk was held at the beautiful KING STREET ART SPACE in the Perth CBD on Sunday afternoon. A large group of WAFTA members and friends enjoyed the afternoon and a delicious afternoon tea, with new and old textile friends and found out more about our speaker and artist, Laura Vickerson’s internationally acclaimed…
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Wearable Art Study Group January 21 2017 – glue guns with Sarah Quail

What could one learn in a “Gluing Workshop” – glue is for joining and repair, right? WAFTA member Sara Quail gave a workshop focused on, in her words, “Embracing your glue gun and emblazoning fabrics by embellishing, embedding, embossing and more……. Creating a decorative, dimensional and structural medium for integrating with textiles” – all done with everyday items from the…
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Date Change – February members’ meeting from Tuesday Feb 21 2017 to Sunday afternoon Feb 26

Please note the date change for the first members’ meeting for 2017. There is no meeting at Alexander Park Craft House this Tuesday evening February 21, 2017. Instead your committee has planned an exciting meeting for Sunday afternoon February 26, 2017 at KING STREET ARTSPACE in the Perth CBD.   Please spread the word…… To kick the New WAFTA Year off…
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Wearable Art Study Group with Louise Wells: February 11 2017

At an exciting morning on the February 11 meeting of the Wearable Art Study group (WASG) members discovered more possibilities of upcycling their recycling bin!   The group of 11 members was very excited to have WAFTA member, and several times Wearable Art Mandurah artist, Louise Wells talk to us about how her ideas developed for each of her entry garments.  Our biggest thanks…
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