WAFTA Talks Program at Monthly Meetings

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  –  $10 non-members are always welcome.

See Calendar for Guest Speakers program.

Final WAFTA Members Meeting – Invitation to a Movie: Sunday November 19 2017

Have you received your invitation to the November meeting & the screening of The First Monday in May? Sunday November 19 2017 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm AWST   $15.00 tickets available for members to cover catering costs Midland Junction Arts Centre All members were emailed their invitation on or after October 29. A ticket from Eventbrite with your member number is…
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The all important AGM & Guest Speaker WAFTA’s WAM 2017 Tertiary Student Award Winner: Tuesday October 17 2017 at 7pm

Kirsten Springvloed, ‘Waving Goodbye’, 2017. An important date : the AGM & Wearable Art Guest Speaker On Tuesday October 17 members attended and participated in the Annual General Meeting. at Craft House, Clyde Road, Menora. Chair, Di Binns gave an informative summary of WAFTA’s enormous year of 2017 events. It was encouraging to hear the ‘year in brief’ and what an exciting…
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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 Exhibition 2017: Artist Talks September 21

Altered States Exhibition 2017 September 16-23 – Perth Town Hall ALTERED STATES 2017 an exhibition by members of WAFTA: Artist Talks – Thursday September 21 From the initial ‘shock, horror’ of finding what was in their bags of re-cycled textiles to re-use. Sixty three artists took up the challenge to ‘use a little or a lot of everything in the bag’…
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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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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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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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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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Nov. 2015 meeting reached out to West Timor to support young weavers

Thank you At the last meeting of 2015, WAFTA members and associates Anne Williams and Margaret Ford, gave an insightful presentation about their trip to West Timor and the good work being done there by Yayasan Tafean Pah (YTP).  We are pleased to report that both ladies donated their presenters’ fees back to YTP and all of the items displayed were sold.  Under the name…
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