Exhibitions

Altered State 2017: WAFTA Members’ Exhibition Challenge

The upcoming WAFTA members exhibition: Altered State 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 State Flyer . Important Dates for your calendar Launch:  March 28  Please note……Mystery Bags are selling fast…….so don’t miss out on yours……Book here Submission: August 14 & 15 Exhibition:…
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Uthando dolls exhibition

Uthando has a  spectacular fundraiser for 2016 World Families, World Textiles Bathers’ Beach, Fremantle Tuesday 12 – Sunday 17 July 10am – 5pm Free Entry Official Opening 2pm,Tues 12th This fundraising exhibition features original dolls from multicultural artists and dollmakers. Meet “Minxie” by Rebecca Cool, perched on a cushion, appliquéd by Brian Harffey with embroidered pieces from India. Dolls will…
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Artist Opportunities to Act or to Enter….

Do you want to help make arts and culture an issue in the 2016 Federal Election! If you’ve been wondering how to make the arts a federal  election issue see here for a “how to” from the Chamber of Arts and Culture (http://www.cacwa.org.au), of which WAFTA is a member. Need to know more about installing or curating? Jurors’ comments in…
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Congratulations to Marianne Penberthy!

The latest edition (Volume 40 No. 1) of the  Surface Design Journal  (https://www.surfacedesign.org/publications/sda-journal) published in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, has arrived in the WAFTA library.  A quick flick through it gets you  to page 12. The article is Marianne Penberthy : Flour on the Ground by Amanda Rowland.  It contains many beautiful images of Marianne’s work and runs over a big…
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Exhibitions June and July…. or “I need some inspiration!”

Lots of great stuff to get to here! New work by SUSANNA CASTLEDEN at Turner Galleries.  Opening 6PM FRIDAY 10 JUNE – 9 JULY 2016     Missing Lives by photographer NICK DANZIGER, Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, opening @ 7pm on 3 June 2026.  More info   Common Threads Wearable Art exhibitions continue with works by several WAFTA members among them….
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Memory and Commemoration Exhibition on Tour in Busselton closes May 15 – Visitor reflections

Launched at the 2015 Quilt and Craft Fair the exhibition travelled to Busselton in April 2016. The WAFTA Memory and Commemoration Exhibition at Busselton Art/Geo Gallery  ran from 6pm – 7:30pm on April 8 and 4pm May 15 Opening:  The Busselton Exhibition was officially opened by Dr Martien van Zuilen. Thanks to the artists, the WAFTA family, ArtGeo and the community of…
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Mysterium: Members Exhibition 2013

This wonderful diverse exhibition of 86 works by 66 WAFTA members was on show until Gallery Central, 12 Aberdeen St, Perth during October and November 2013 Why Mysterium? The word “mystery” comes from a Latin word “misterium” which meant craft guild. In mediaeval craft guilds mastercraftsmen initiated apprentices into the mysteries of their craft. The mediaeval “mystery plays” were so…
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InTension: Members Exhibition 2011

Coming together with architectural intention, contemporary artists engage with textiles and graphic inspired shape, black, white and strong colour to create a dramatic visual environment. The WAFTA members exhibition held at the Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, Fremantle Western Australia, August 12th  – 28th August 2011. InTension  shows the diverse fibre and textile art backgrounds of the WAFTA members. They…
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Silk Sail: Members Exhibition 2010

This silk sail,  26m x 2 m was created by WAFTA  members for the Perth Craft and Quilt Show May 2011. Members were asked to  created a piece for the sail using their choice of Shibori resist technique and colour. Pieces were dyed using natural or chemical dyes of the artist’s choice. 144 individual pieces make up this length which…
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Naturally: Members Exhibition 2009

WAFTA celebrated the International Year of Fibres with NATURALLY, an exhibition showcasing the work of it’s members at the Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, Fremantle WA,  8th – 16th August 2009. Founding member and first president of WAFTA, textile artist and Curtin University lecturer Anne Farren officially opened the exhibition. The IYNF was a year long festivity aimed “to raise awareness of natural…
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