Local Artists

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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‘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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Michele Eastwood and Peter Dailey display at the WA Army Museum, Fremantle – Update

‘Connect’ Exhibition is now extended – An Invitation from Michele Eastwood Michele announced to all WAFTA members that Connect – The Story of the 11th Battalion at the WA Army Museum Art Exhibition is now extended through to June.  So there is still time to make it down to Fremantle for a visit.  Please check the opening times before you…
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The York Festival 2016 Invitation to Holders, Artists

September 10-11, 2016 The York Festival is looking for Stall Holders and Artists for this years Festival, the biggest and best yet.  Our website http://www.yorkfestival.com.au is now open. Jenny Garroun, the Director of The York Festival is an avid Textile Art Collector, so we have a strong passion for Textile Art. Stall Holders- We are looking for makers of original, high quality and handmade work….
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