WAFTA Talks Program

Members’ Meeting every third Tuesday each month.

2017: June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19 (venue tba), October 17, November 21 (final meetingl)

At Craft House at 7pm.  Entry $5 members  –  $8 non-members are always welcome.

See Calendar for Guest Speakers program.

July 18: Aimee Lee …… plus ……

Fresh from Fibres West 2017…………. See the WAFTA calendar here    AIMEE LEE, Artist USA was our highly accomplished guest speaker at our July 18 meeting. An internationally recognised artist, papermaker, writer, and the leading Hanji researcher and practitioner in the USA, Aimee’s ‘current work is rooted in hanji (Korean paper) and its traditions’ (www.aimeelee.net/about/ ). Aimee led us through…
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March 28 Meeting: Kathryn Harmer Fox

Our March 28 meeting lived up to our expectations to delight members and visitors with not two but three exciting elements followed by supper and catchup time. Diane Binns opened the evening with WAFTA news and a plea to members to consider volunteering their Bookkeeper skills to WAFTA. We are required to have a Treasurer to meet legal requirements. The alternative is to pay for this…
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February 26 Our First 2017 Members’ Meeting: Laura Vickerson

To start WAFTA’s 2017 Calendar in style the first Members’ Meeting and Talk was held at the beautiful KING STREET ART SPACE in the Perth CBD on Sunday afternoon. A large group of WAFTA members and friends enjoyed the afternoon and a delicious afternoon tea, with new and old textile friends and found out more about our speaker and artist, Laura Vickerson’s internationally acclaimed…
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Date Change – February members’ meeting from Tuesday Feb 21 2017 to Sunday afternoon Feb 26

Please note the date change for the first members’ meeting for 2017. There is no meeting at Alexander Park Craft House this Tuesday evening February 21, 2017. Instead your committee has planned an exciting meeting for Sunday afternoon February 26, 2017 at KING STREET ARTSPACE in the Perth CBD.   Please spread the word…… To kick the New WAFTA Year off…
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November 15 Meeting: An end-of-year celebration of our creative textiles

The end of year meeting was a happy celebration of creativity and art practice, highlights from a full and rich 2016 program, friendship, bubbles and cake. Members and visitors (Megan-all the way from the Blue Mountains, NSW) enjoyed each other’s company and the full program – the last for 2016. Chairwoman Di Binns presented members with three consecutive years of membership and committee…
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November 15 Meeting: An end-of-year celebration

It’s the end of another year of creative activity and highlights and we’re celebrating. So come along to celebrate the year at the last Member’s Meeting for 2016, as we head towards summer. This month’s Guest Speaker is Dr Martien van Zuilen and it promises to be an inspiring and amusing talk about Martien’s creativity and art practice. You are invited…
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WAFTA @ Work – Week Two – at the ShopFront Northbridge – August 29 to September 2

Thank you for supporting us at the ShopFront events over two weeks in Northbridge. -ARTISTS in RESIDENCE….. were at work again, where WAFTA artists worked on their own projects, while at the same time interacting with students from North Metro TAFE at the Northbridge Campus. AiR: KERRIE ARGENT     Book binding & Stitching AiR: ANNETTE NYKIEL   Eco dyeing and Basketry TAFE Students, WAFTA…
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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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Hot off the Press! WAFTA@Work this week Announcement: Dr Martien van Zuillen To Give the First Artist Talk Tomorrow

WAFTA is pleased to announce the addition of Martien to our esteemed list of WAFTA artists giving their artists talks tomorrow. Martien is our first speaker so be sure you are on time. Details further down. Why not join us this week some time in Northbridge? REMINDER: For this week and next WAFTA is utilising the ShopFront at 149 Beaufort St, Northbridge for…
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WAFTA @ Work this week and next at the ShopFront Northbridge – What’s on now until August 26

Why not join us this week some time in Northbridge? REMINDER: For this week and next WAFTA is utilising the ShopFront at 149 Beaufort St, Northbridge for four WAFTA artists to work on their own projects, while at the same time interacting with students from North Metro TAFE at the Northbridge Campus. This Week 1 Monday  22 August to 26 August AiR:…
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Fibres West 2017 Launch at WAFTA Meeting – We are on countdown!

  We are in SINGLE DIGITS  Only NINE more sleeps until the LAUNCH of the FIBRES WEST 2017 program!  The launch will take place at the WAFTA meeting on August 16 Venue: Craft House,  Menora WA, @ 7 pm. Program Launch & Enrolments Open August 16, 2016 Fibre artist FIONA GAVINO (the inaugural Installation Artist at Fibres West 2015), will be WAFTA’s guest speaker on the night – see…
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August 16 Members Meeting: Fiona Gavino + 2017 Fibres West Launch

Join us at our evening meeting on the third Tuesday of each month February to November. WAFTA’s August speaker will be Fiona Gavino. Fiona is widely known for her weaving, using all sorts of textiles, recycled fibres and natural or found materials to create sculptural, woven artworks that are often both functional and beautiful. Fiona has worked in many countries…
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Member’s May Meeting: Helena Pollard

Member’s May Meeting: Helena Pollard MAY 17 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM   This month’s guest speaker, Helena Pollard shared with us the nature of ‘creativity’, its importance in everyone’s lives and how best we can nurture it in ourselves. Before Helena’s talk Di Binns welcomed new members and attendees, and gave committee and member updates.  Jan Mullen gave a…
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