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Vale Peggy Lyons

It is with sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Peggy Lyon on 24 June.  Peggy was both a visual and textile artist who brought a high level of thought and skill to her work. She was an experimenter with an original and creative eye in her investigations of natural dyes and mark making on paper and fabric. Peggy had…
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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….
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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 http://www.galleryeast.com.au/general/books2017/main.htm the exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue which can be purchased at…
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WAFTA members in Eco Echo Exhibition: with Anne Williams, Delys Brady, Marie Mitchell, Trish Newman-Bruton, Pauline White & other textile artists

1 – 14 December, 2017, ‘Eco Echo Exhibition’, Midland Junction Arts Centre Exhibition Opening Friday evening, 1 December WAFTA members Anne Williams, Delys Brady, Marie Mitchell, Trish Newman-Bruton,  & Pauline White have work in this exhibition run by the Fibrant textile group. http://www.mundaringartscentre.com.au/exhibitions-2017/ The Fibrant textile group interpret their love of the environment presenting a range of contemporary two- and three-dimensional textile and…
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A WAFTA member runs workshops in Eco Fashion Week Australia – Not Just High Fashion – by Marie Mitchell

23 – 27 November, 2017, Eco Fashion Week Australia (EFWA) This event is not just about high fashion, it’s about giving back and involving the community in sustainable activities! There are a number of events to be held in conjunction with it throughout Perth. *EFWA Eco Fashion Runway show (Victoria Hall, Fremantle)– not just a fashion show, but a performance…
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Congratulations to WAFTA member Katrina Virgona on her recent successes

I’m sure we all join in congratulating WAFTA member and local Perth textile artist Katrina Virgona in her two recent textile successes. 1. Katrina’s jewellery piece from the WAnt Exhibition (Jewellery & Metalsmiths Group of Australia WA, Melbourne 2017) has been selected for a book titled ‘Jewellery and Metalsmiths Survey’ to be published by the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) in Oregon, USA.          …
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Final WAFTA Members Meeting – Invitation to a Movie: Sunday November 19 2017

Have you received your invitation to the November meeting & the screening of The First Monday in May? Sunday November 19 2017 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm AWST   $15.00 tickets available for members to cover catering costs Midland Junction Arts Centre All members were emailed their invitation on or after October 29. A ticket from Eventbrite with your member number is…
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WAFTA member Exhibition: Reef-A Fine Line by Liz Arnold

 Opening Night                    Friday November 10    5 – 9 pm  Exhibition Monday – Friday November 11 – 24     10 – 4 pm Where: The Basement Gallery, 241 Hay Street Subiaco (Opposite the Vic Hotel) In the context of global warming Liz Arnold explores its effects on the ocean and marine life….
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The all important AGM & Guest Speaker WAFTA’s WAM 2017 Tertiary Student Award Winner: Tuesday October 17 2017 at 7pm

Kirsten Springvloed, ‘Waving Goodbye’, 2017. An important date : the AGM & Wearable Art Guest Speaker On Tuesday October 17 members attended and participated in the Annual General Meeting. at Craft House, Clyde Road, Menora. Chair, Di Binns gave an informative summary of WAFTA’s enormous year of 2017 events. It was encouraging to hear the ‘year in brief’ and what an exciting…
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An Invitation to ABout Turn: A Quiet Interrupted Art Life survey of Peggy Lyon’s works

Di Binns accepted this invitation from Mundaring Arts Centre and would love lots of WAFTA’s member to also accept and attend  …….. A message and invitation from Clare Stroud of Mundaring Arts Centre  ………..   …….Hi Diane This is the invitation to ABout Turn: A Quiet Interrupted Art Life survey of Peggy Lyon’s works for WAFTA members. All most welcome…
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WAFTA @ WAM Workshop #1: Saturday September 30 2017

Last Saturday workshop participants at the first session of WAFTA@WAM 2018 were welcomed to Craft House foyer by three wonderful examples of the Wearable Art from the WAM (Wearable Art Mandurah) Showcase 2017.   Run by Perth textile artist and highly successful WAM entrant Louise Wells, the workshop program is designed to assist participants step-by-step through the processes and challenges…
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WAFTA at Open Gardens: West Coast Perth

Large numbers of garden lovers enjoyed the sunshine and a wandered through the garden…and also enjoyed viewing a selection of Altered States 2017 Exhibition artworks, textile demonstrations and works for sale.  All thanks to the hardworking WAFTA volunteers at work. ….. at Sheryl’s Garden, Victoria Park    over the weekend of Sept. 30-Oct.1 Madge another WAFTA member in the “dye corner” at…
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Artist Talk at Feltwest: Leiko Uchinyama Friday October 6

Artists Talk – Leiko Uchiyama   Friday 6 October 2017 7pm to 8.30pm – Crafters House, Main Hall All welcome, gold coin entry. Light Refreshments available Leiko is conducting a booked out, Pine Needle Felting Workshop over the weekend and we will hear a little about that technique and more felting tips and beautiful examples of Leiko’s work will be on display….
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Altered States Exhibition 2017: Artist Talks September 21

Altered States Exhibition 2017 September 16-23 – Perth Town Hall ALTERED STATES 2017 an exhibition by members of WAFTA: Artist Talks – Thursday September 21 From the initial ‘shock, horror’ of finding what was in their bags of re-cycled textiles to re-use. Sixty three artists took up the challenge to ‘use a little or a lot of everything in the bag’…
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Altered States 2017 Exhibition: Opening Night

Guest Speaker: Perth Artist Mikaela Castledine It was a wonderful opening to the Exhibition with WAFTA exhibitors, family, friends and guests celebrating the diverse achievements of 63 of its members in a unique exhibition challenge. While guests enjoyed WAFTA’s hospitality, they viewed a beautifully displayed exhibition of ‘amazing and disparate’ art works, superbly curated by ‘superwoman’ Martien van Zuilen and her curating team; shared…
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Workshop Collective: WAFTA @ Wearable Art Mandurah 2018

This is an opportunity for you, a friend, a group, or a tertiary student to work towards this event in 2018.      We realise you need more time to consider entering this Competition. We have moved the dates and each session is now a full day.   Are you interested? Read on……… About the program: This is a five-month…
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The Gentle Arts: Quilts, Lace and Embroidery of Woodbridge

‘Gentle Arts’ is an exhibition showcasing the quilts, lace and embroidery of Woodbridge. Date: 24/08/2017 – 03/09/2017   Organised by the National Trust of Western Australia Woodbridge Volunteers, this exhibition is fittingly staged at Woodbridge, the beautiful 19th century residence of Charles Harper and his family, furnished in the late-Victorian style. Woodbridge (Photography by Neal Berry of Belmont,  Read more here….

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Altered States Photography Day: August 18 2017

Done and dusted! …… Yesterday the  ‘diverse and eclectic’ collection of 63 Altered States Exhibition 2017 entries were photographed ‘in all their glory’. They were all magnificent…..and we now look forward to seeing them all in the form of Exhibition Postcards and at the Exhibition in four short weeks. Please join us in offering our biggest thanks to……. photographer Josh Wells…
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Artist talks: by Liz Arnold and Robi Szalay – WAFTA Artists-in-Residence at the Shopfront

If you missed the opportunity to hear WAFTA Artists-in-Residence, Liz Arnold and Robi Szalay talk about their work on one of the last two Thursdays, they were well attended and fascinating. The studios were set up and looked very professional.  Thank you to those generous members who helped Robi and Liz set up their displays and their work areas. They now…
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August 15: Member Meeting: Altered States Exhibition Entries Evening

We all thoroughly enjoyed a different style of evening meeting this month. With the hard work of creativity over it was time for the 63 entrants to finally submit their works and enjoy the aftermath of the challenge with other members. It was a social time of sharing and reflection and of great interest to all. After our somewhat captive audience handed…
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