Author Archive: WAFTA

Felt Adorned

Images from the WAFTA Felt Adorned Workshop with Martien van Zuilen

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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