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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 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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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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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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WAQA Places Available for the Tentmakers of Cairo workshops

Hi ladies.  We have a few spare spots in our Tentmakers of Cairo workshops due to late dropouts.  If you know of anybody who was interested I can provide information to them on this email. They are for Sunday and Monday 30th and 31st July. Thank you for spreading the word. Cheers… Lesley Warren VP    WA Quilters 0407991047 Sent from iPad

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Step Up and Sit Down for WAFTA at the Craft Show: August 4, 5 & 6

The Claremont Craft & Wood Show comes around again. WAFTA is again a presence on August 4, 5 and 6 and we would love you to come and sit with us at our stand. Take advantage of the ‘free entry’ ticket and spend half your day with us and the remainder shopping, looking at the exhibitions and catching up with friends. We have spaces…
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The Tentmakers of Cairo: August 2

An invitation from WAQA ………. The The Tentmakers of Cairo are coming to Perth as guests of the West Australian Quilters Association. They will ….. hold an Exhibition, provide demonstrations and sell their work on August 2, 2017. Click here to read the invitation. For more WAQA information about The Tentmakers of Cairo click here.

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Friday to Saturday 19 & 20 May – Spine and Limb Foundation Book Bazaar SALE

At the wonderful, wonderful Katrina Virgona workshop on the weekend of May 13/14,  Linda Smith shared the following information. We are passing it on to all members as a member benefit. Please make the best of our May Book Bazaar SALE as All our books will be 50% off the marked price on; Friday the 19th of May from 9am – 5pm And Saturday the 20th of May from 10am – 2pm …
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What’s on at Artsource? artLines Updates……

WAFTA subscribes to Artsource artLines member e-news. Updates are posted as they come in. June 2017 Newsletter  ‘ArtConnect brings together the many exciting projects we are keen to share with our members, patrons, associates and all who support the arts and artists in WA. We warmly welcome our new board members: Claire Bushby, Kingsley Burton and Sarah Wilkinson, who join…
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LAST DAYS of …. A taste of Summer: Holmes a Court Gallery at Vasse Felix

LAST DAYS of  A Taste of Summer This exhibition finishes  5pm  |  Sunday, 29 January. Holmes à Court Gallery at Vasse Felix , in association withartCollectiveWA Last chance to see a selection contemporary and historical works from the Collection that reflect the heat, the cool, and the activities of the Australian summer. Rene Collot D’Herbois, Herbert William Gibbs, Jesse Hilder, Tony…
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artConnect December 2016

  artConnect: art news and artist features from Artsource Consulting NEWS    For the first time, the Artsource Industry Award has been presented to graduates at all four tertiary arts faculties in Western Australia. Recipients were awarded a three-month studio residency at Paper Mountain as well a professional-level Artsource membership. Congratulations to the winners: Jessica Hart (UWA), Matthew Pope (ECU), Lukas…
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Fremantle Arts Centre – Updates –

JUNE 2017 Exhibition Jess Johnson: Hex Nemesis Jess Johnson (NZ/USA) transforms the gallery space with a wallpaper installation based on the densely patterned and constructed worlds in her drawings. Johnson’s highly detailed works are populated with recurring fleshy forms, symbols, architectural features and humanoid figures. Appearing to draw on arcane imagery and science-fiction, Johnson’s drawings have developed their own complex…
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