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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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Altered States Artist Talks – Meet the Artists: Sept 21

MEET THE ARTISTS  Altered States 2017 Your chance to hear for yourself the artists’ inspiration, challenges and techniques.       Artwork and postcards for sale. Credit card and Paypal facilities available From 12 PM Thursday 21 September, Perth Town Hall Read more about the Exhibition here  or here on Facebook

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Altered States Exhibition 2017: Artist Talks September 21

Altered States Exhibition 2017 September 16-23 Artist Talks from 12 noon – Thursday September 21 A free event PERTH TOWN HALL ground floor gallery Hear the artists’ insights into their artwork and the challenge and enjoy the lovely St George’s Cathedral area of Perth City …. Artwork and postcards for sale. Credit card and Paypal facilities available We’ll see you…
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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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WAFTA/North Metro TAFE Shopfront – AIR 2017 – Aug. 8-18

      To encourage artist development WAFTA have run an Artist-in Residence programme at North Metropolitan TAFE for several years.   This collaboration not only gives the artists an  opportunity for concentrated research and experimentation, but also their expertise is available for students at TAFE.  This year two excellent artists have been selected for the two week programme –…
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Introducing Robi Szalay, Artist-in-Residence at North Metropolitan TAFE, 8 – 18 August

With great pleasure WAFTA introduces Robi Szalay, Artist-in-Residence 2017 at  North Metropolitan TAFE, 8 – 18 August   Robi will be looking at the physical nature of lace work and how it mimics ideas of connection – so important to human needs on many levels.  She is curious about the internal body systems such as the lymph system and whether these connections can…
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WAFTA’s Artists-in-Residence 2017 Announcement

Our warmest congratulations to Liz Arnold and Robi Szalay for being selected as WAFTA’s Artists-in-Residence (AIR) at The ShopFront North Metropolitan TAFE, 149 Beaufort St Northbridge. To be held between August 8 and 18.     The WAFTA General Committee offers sincere thanks to all applicants.     We look forward to WAFTA members’ patronage and friends of this event.  More…
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More Fiber Art Opportunities

          Connection.       Conversation.       Community.       Find it here! Submission Opportunity! Entwined: Rope in Fiber Art & Mixed Media Show your creativity! What can you do with rope? Deadline: October 1, 2017 Fee: $10 Submissions should include at least 30% rope.* Juror: Noelle Foye Executive Director, New Bedford Art Museum Prize: Selected work will appear in 2018 winter issue of Fiber Art…
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Exhibition by Charlie Wells Textile Artist: July 14 – September 3 and others……

Join us for the textile exhibition by Charlie Wells. Charlie’s art attempts to convey her personal and deep emotional attachment and relationship to the Australian landscape, particularly the outback. The apparent continuity of the horizon line and the subtle palette reflecting the colours of the dry Australian landscape are a feature of her work. Abstract marks, patterns and fragments of…
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Opportunities via Fiber Art

          Connection.        Conversation.        Community.         Find it here! Submission Opportunity!  Entwined: Rope in Fiber Art & Mixed Media Show your creativity! What can you do with rope? Deadline: October 1, 2017 Fee: $10 Submissions should include at least 30% rope.* Juror: Noelle Foye Executive Director, New Bedford Art Museum Prize: Selected work will appear in 2018 winter issue of Fiber Art…
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A Message from Gallery East

Should you not be so fortunate to be able to visit the current Hokusai exhibitions at the British Museum and the National Gallery of Victoria, can we point you to:   <     two reviews featured in the Guardian  which give you the flavour of his  genius.   https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/may/28/hokusai-beyond-the-great-wave-review-british-museum   https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/may/19/hokusai-japanese-artist-late-blossoming-great-wave-mount-fuji <        and three original illustrated books by Hokusai which Gallery East is…
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OzQuilt Network – Art Quilt exhibition – listing of the 42 artists

This is exciting news. Six of the finalists of nine selected from WA are WAFTA members and 42 Australia wide. Congratulations from WAFTA. An email from: Martien van Zuilen https://www.ozquiltnetwork.org.au/exhibitions/art-quilt-australia/ ‘WA peeps that I see include Ruth de Vos, Pat Forster, Elizabeth Humphreys, Cherry Johnston, Janie Matthews, Marie Mitchell, Jan Mullen, Marianne Penberthy, and Louise Wells. Hope I didn’t miss anyone!…
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