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 detailed announcement was emailed to members on March 8, 2017. Read more in the Altered States Flyer below or on WAFTA’s website. Registered WAFTA member exhibitors received their unique Mystery Bag at the March 28 meeting. Important Dates for your calendar Launch:  March 28…
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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 the exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue which can be purchased at…
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Don’t Miss Out……….on important membership renewal news

  We offer to you as a Member:  Members’ & Juried Exhibitions, Evening Members’ Meetings with International, Interstate & Local Speakers, Workshops with International, Interstate & Local Artists, an Artist-In-Residence opportunity in August, 2017, Friday workdays, Studio visits and Social occasions, an active Website,Facebook,Pinterest,Twitter & Instagram pages. We are proud Sponsors of the Mandurah Wearable Art – Tertiary Student Awards and The Student display at the…
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June 20: Elisa Markes-Young

Elisa Markes-Young is our June Guest Speaker. Elisa works in natural fibres, textiles, techniques and skills that are attributed to the female field of experience from cultures of a European origin. We look forward to joining you for the member meeting, the talk and the conversations over supper. See you there. Click here for the interactive Google map.

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The Gallery, Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre – Updates

June 8 2017 The Gallery, Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre exhibitions Behind The Scenes Museum Tour – Laced Up Date: 30 June Location: Wanneroo Regional Museum, Rocca Way, Wanneroo Time: 2pm – 3pm Cost: Free – Booking are essential on 9405 5920 See what goes on behind closed museum doors, with a focus on lace and textiles for our June Behind The Scenes tour!…
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3D Textiles

TTT: 3D Textiles … June 3 2017

On Saturday June 3 thirteen lucky WAFTA members joined Katrina Virgona for her 2nd Armature workshop. I say lucky because at the first workshop questions were asked about using chicken wire and Katrina expanded the materials list to include 1.5 m of mesh for each student and demonstrated the different ways to use it to create interesting shapes. Several workshop participants were…
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The WAFTA Calendar

The WAFTA Calendar is emailed regularly to members via Mailchimp.  If you are not receiving these emails please let us know.   Please note, the WAFTA Calendar is subject to changes by the General Committee due to unforeseen circumstances. WAFTA CALENDARS 2017…….. Updated June 4 2017. Click here to view the calendar ….  


3D Textiles

  This was a 1-day workshop with local West Australian textile artist Katrina Virgona, hosted by WAFTA at the Lesser Hall in View Street, North Perth.  Many of the 12 participants were there to get an idea of what they could add to the ingredients of the WAFTA Altered States challenge bag in order to create a sculptural work. Katrina…
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Papermaking Plus: Pauline White – Sunday June 11

For beginners and advanced This workshop will explore all things paper How to make paper then manipulate shapes, embossing, inclusions, layering, colouring, stitching, hanging devices…..  …..and much more.  Bring some items from your stash Sunday 11th June 1 Surrey st, Bassendean 10am – 4pm Cost $95 BAC members $75 PMWhite Bendigo Bank 633-000 Account 111187225

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TTT: Bag to Paper! May 20 2017

The recent Bag to Paper making Textile Technique Toolbox workshop with Pauline White added more textile techniques to the toolboxes of even more WAFTA members – from beginners to the experienced. The wet weather did not deter anyone and productivity was high throughout the day. Local artist and WAFTA member Pauline White drew on her vast textile experience to lead participants through a day of…
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Friday to Saturday 19 & 20 May – Spine and Limb Foundation Book Bazaar SALE

At the wonderful, wonderful Katrina Virgona workshop on the weekend of May 13/14,  Linda Smith shared the following information. We are passing it on to all members as a member benefit. Please make the best of our May Book Bazaar SALE as All our books will be 50% off the marked price on; Friday the 19th of May from 9am – 5pm And Saturday the 20th of May from 10am – 2pm …
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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. June 2017 Newsletter  ‘ArtConnect brings together the many exciting projects we are keen to share with our members, patrons, associates and all who support the arts and artists in WA. We warmly welcome our new board members: Claire Bushby, Kingsley Burton and Sarah Wilkinson, who join…
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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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