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WAFTA members Exhibition: Threading the Landscape Exhibition with Jan Campbell, Rachel Lang and Marie Mitchell and other textile artists

December 17 2017 to February 15  2018 ‘Threading the Landscape’, Dwellingup Forest Heritage Centre Exhibition Opening Sunday 17 December, 2017 1 – 3 pm   WAFTA members Jan Campbell, Rachel Lang & Marie Mitchell have work in this exhibition.  As members of the Exhibition they present a range of contemporary two & three dimensional textile and mixed media works in the gallery and gift…
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Can you help ‘Curtin Fashion Graduates’ end of year show students? – more ticket sales needed

The fashion grad show is on this Sunday and a few students are struggling to sell all their tickets. This is a totally self funded event which needs more support. Sun. 3 Dec 2017 6:30-9:00pm BelleVue Ballroom – Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre Located right next to the Elizabeth Quay train station and the bus port for easy access by…
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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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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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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 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 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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