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 16-23.
  • A detailed announcement was emailed to members on March 8, 2017.
  • Read more in the Altered States Flyer below or
  • Read more about How to Use the Materials, How to Use the Social Media, Studio Days, Key Dates, Exhibition and Insurance details 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  Please note……Mystery Bags are now sold out……….


Final day of entry August 15 – submit your entry either in person at the August 15 members’ meeting at Alexander Park Craft House, or by post to WAFTA, PO Box 211, Inglewood, 6932, WA.


August 1 – Your artist statement is due. See details via this link.

August 4 – Your payment of $20 for photography and box is due today. See details via this link.

August 15 – Deadline for mail or hand delivery of your artwork to Craft House. It will be boxed in a purpose-built box for safe storage and future touring of the exhibition.

August 18 – Your artwork will be professionally photographed for the production of a postcard catalogue..


September 15 – Opening Night, Perth Town Hall, Foyer (6pm-9pm) September 16-23 – Altered States Members Exhibition, Perth Town Hall, Foyer (10am- 5pm) September 25 – Arrange to collect your entry and/or your purchase, from the Perth Town Hall. Sunday (10am-2pm) ONLY.

INSURANCE. Please be aware that all artists are responsible for the insurance of their artwork up to, during and throughout future touring of the exhibition.

The Exhibition was announced to Members at our first 2017 Meeting and Talk at the King Street Art Space.  Exhibition Convenor 2017, Sue Girak gave a tantalising taster of WAFTA’s plans.

Sue ….

  • explained the ‘mystery bags of materials’ for entrants……with a set of samples for viewing…….
  • announced a series of workshops being offered by WAFTA to members. Designed to inspire, encourage and extend members’ creative thinking and skills in general, and also support entrants’ planning and preparations. (Workshops and demos are not profit making but to cover costs.)

For full workshop information check the WAFTA website for event details. Some have already run with great success, so don’t risk missing out. Watch the WAFTA calendar for more upcoming sessions.


Altered States flyer
Altered States is the new WAFTA Members’ Exhibition for 2017 which is taking the form of a challenge. It will open on September 15, 2017 and run until 24 September, 2017 in the foyer of Perth Town Hall on Hay Street Perth.

The entry fee of $50 bought members their bag of materials for the challenge and submission of one artwork into the exhibition.

All your materials are in the bag.  The challenge is to create absolutely anything you wish, be it 2D or 3D, within a 30×30 or 30x30x30cm size using the contents of the bag.  You may only submit one artwork per bag.  You may use as much or as little of all of the materials as you need.  Threads, glues, dyes and armatures may be included, but no additional materials.

All artworks must be submitted personally by exhibitors at the Members’ Meeting at Alexander Park Craft House (APCH) on August 15 or to arrive at APCH, PO Box 211, Inglewood, 6932, WA by post on August 15.

Bags are available for purchase until the May 16th Members’ Meeting.

To find out all about this exciting challenge, and all of the workshops we are running to inspire members, they came to the Launch at the WAFTA Members’ Meeting at Craft House on MARCH 28th.

Read more about Altered States 2017 Exhibition including updates, on  WAFTA’s website or Facebook

Exhibitors only are invited join the Altered States 2017 closed Facebook group where ideas, techniques and questions are shared and supported. Also read the guidelines for using this FB group here.

Get your Challenge Bag!


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