Local Artists

Papyrus Fibre – Freshly cut – available Bullcreek WA area now….

A message from Rosemary Tweedie this morning…….. ‘Is anyone interested in Papyrus fibre? It is being removed from our local creek off Curedale Mews, Bullcreek. There is more still to be removed. Just thought someone may be able to use it. If there is interest I will ask Melville council not to take it away just yet. Regards Rosemary’ CONTACT…
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Wearable Art Intro to Nuno Felting: Val Hornibrook @ Dwellingup

This introductory lesson…… teaches how to lay wool tops and silk in a laminating method known as nuno felting. When the pieces are completed there is an element of surprise from its original design as it shrinks between 30-70%. Where Forest Heritage Centre 1 Acacia Rd, Dwellingup WA 6213 When Saturday, October 15 from 10am – 1pm

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WAFTA Life Member at Work in the South West

The people of Northcliffe WA, are feeling fortunate to have renowned visual artist, Nalda Searles travelling to the south western town give a workshop there in November. Nalda is………. one of  WAFTA’s Life Members and a ‘WA National Treasure’, So if you’re heading down on a trip to view the springtime wildflowers or live close by you might like to join them for the…
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WAFTA @ Work – Week Two – at the ShopFront Northbridge – August 29 to September 2

Thank you for supporting us at the ShopFront events over two weeks in Northbridge. -ARTISTS in RESIDENCE….. were at work again, where WAFTA artists worked on their own projects, while at the same time interacting with students from North Metro TAFE at the Northbridge Campus. AiR: KERRIE ARGENT     Book binding & Stitching AiR: ANNETTE NYKIEL   Eco dyeing and Basketry TAFE Students, WAFTA…
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The ShopFront: Week One

Homemade soup and a roll was on the lunchtime menu for a large group of TAFE students, WAFTA members and members of the public to enjoy while listening to five WAFTA artists give their lunchtime talks on Thursday August 25, at the ShopFront at 149 Beaufort St, Northbridge.  This week’s group of artists discussed a diverse assortment of techniques, materials and their motivations in the context of their art…
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Hot off the Press! WAFTA@Work this week Announcement: Dr Martien van Zuillen To Give the First Artist Talk Tomorrow

WAFTA is pleased to announce the addition of Martien to our esteemed list of WAFTA artists giving their artists talks tomorrow. Martien is our first speaker so be sure you are on time. Details further down. Why not join us this week some time in Northbridge? REMINDER: For this week and next WAFTA is utilising the ShopFront at 149 Beaufort St, Northbridge for…
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WAFTA @ Work this week and next at the ShopFront Northbridge – What’s on now until August 26

Why not join us this week some time in Northbridge? REMINDER: For this week and next WAFTA is utilising the ShopFront at 149 Beaufort St, Northbridge for four WAFTA artists to work on their own projects, while at the same time interacting with students from North Metro TAFE at the Northbridge Campus. This Week 1 Monday  22 August to 26 August AiR:…
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Perth City’s Annual Windows of the City Initiative – August 12 to September 9, 2016

Each year Perth’s CBD is cleverly embellished as local artists collaborate with retailers to dress up their shop front display windows and take part in the annual Telstra Perth Fashion Festival’s Windows of the City 2016 initiative. WINDOWS OF THE CITY City wide – Free entry Friday, August 12, 2016 to Friday, September 9, 2016 One of many artworks installed in…
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Machines and Makers @ Mundaring Arts Centre: Artist Talks

  ARTIST TALKS: MACHINES AND MAKERS In partnership with the Mundaring Art Centre, Artsource is presenting talks from artists, all of who will have responded “to the political, social and economic impacts of the invention and use of the domestic sewing machine from the (1850’s to 1980’s) as well as selected historic sewing machines form the Collection of Charles Lithgow.”…
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MACRO/micro – Explorations in Felt: A FeltWEST exhibition

Nancy Ballesteros (a FeltWEST committee member) advised WAFTA that a group of WAFTA members are exhibiting at this Exhibition.  If you are available why not your support this dynamic group? MACRO/micro Exhibition –  August 20 to September 10, 2016 Artist Floor Talks August 20 – A free event – All welcome www.feltwest.org.au FeltWEST Facebook Feltmakers are constantly seeking new ways to create patterns and…
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Ozquilt Network Mini Conference: 23-25 September 2016

Be a part of a beautiful Bunbury weekend of activities and events with the nation-wide Ozquilt Network Mini Conference 2016 Flyer . – Artists’ Gallery talk – Inspiring speakers – Silent Auction – Design workshop – Optional Sunday Mystery Tour: to experience Art, Nature & Community – the launch of the Australia Wide Five touring exhibition coincides with this one –…
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artLines/artConnect – Artsource latest news

For the latest newsletters… artLines Artsource member news #16 artLines  Artsource member news #8 Casual job opportunity Admin Assistant – Applications close noon 25 April 2016 (AWST) Connect Kings Square – Saturday April 30 – 2016 – Free all ages event Studios available in Ashfield complex What’s on at Artsource artLines Artsource member news #6 24 March 2016 2016 artConnect Special announcement…
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YOUNG ORIGINALS 2016 – Secondary Schools Exhibition

An exhibition featuring the best artwork from secondary students across WA will be on show during ECU Mount Lawley and WAAPA’s Open Day. Media Release – Young Originals 2016 For the sixth consecutive year Edith Cowan University School of Arts and Humanities is partnering with the Western Australian Secondary School Executive Association (WASSEA) to host the Young Originals Exhibition 2016 at Spectrum…
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An Invitation: Asking the Stones Where to Begin by Claire Bushby

You are invited to the opening of  ASKING THE STONES WHERE TO BEGIN A solo exhibition of new works by Claire Bushby on Friday, 29th July, 6.00 – 8.00pm at Free Range Gallery,  339 Wellington Street, Perth. ASKING THE STONES WHERE TO BEGIN is an exhibition of new work developed by Claire Bushby during a two month residency at Listhús in Ólafsfjörður….
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Machines and Makers exhibition

Another Post from Peripatetic Penny…………  If you love machine and hand sewing and haven’t made it yet to Jude van der Merwe’s wonderful Machines and Makers exhibition in the Mundaring Arts Centre, please do try. Although the art works are thought provoking and moving in themselves, it probably helps to have a bit of a sentimental or nostalgic streak as…
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Machines and Makers Exhibition Opening-7pm Friday 8 July

  Image: Edgar’s Bad Shirts (detail) by Mikaela Castledine, copper wire, glassine paper, cotton thread (photo by Eva Fernandez) for Machines & Makers July is all about sewing obsessions, machines and ironing!  Behind closed doors this week, the final pieces of Machines & Makers are being painstakingly stitched into place, ready for the unveiling of the highly anticipated exhibitions at MAC 7pm, this Friday night. In the…
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‘Whispers on the Wind and Water’ – Artist Talk at CASM – Mandurah

Artist Talk – Corinne Rapley:       Thursday  August 4 at 6pm The Artist Talk for this exhibition will be held on Thursday 4 August at 6pm at CASM. The date was incorrect in the previous email, we apologise for any confusion this may have caused. Hope to see you there! Exhibition:         Fri, 15 Jul – Sun, 14 Aug Launch:              Fri, 15 July,…
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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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