WRAPT IN ROCKY enrolments have opened. Dates for this CQ Textile Forum 2010 are 25 June – 1 July and the venue is again Rockhampton Girls Grammar School. There are 12 excellent tutors to choose from including: Raewyn Penrose (felt); Kathryn Wardill (glass bead making); Keith Lo Bue (assemblage); Jude Skeers (knitting); Effie Mitrofanis (embroidery); Carol Wilkes (‘surface’); Adele Outteridge (books and binding); Wanda Bennett (basketry); Gloria Loughman (quilting/design); Marie-Therese Wisniowski (dyeing/printing); Garry Benson (digital photography); Sarah Larsen (mixed media) Plus a two-day weekend workshop with Lysbeth and Keith Gould on papermaking. Residential and non-residential fees from Nanette Balchin phone (07) 4939.3885 on: email@example.com (Note: you can arrive in Rockhampton to REGISTER on 25th June, or you can arrive late that evening, or early the morning of 26th June as classes do not commence until 26th June. This gives you the opportunity, if coming from Brisbane, to enjoy the first day of the Textile Art Festival, see information, next paragraph).
TEXTILE ART FESTIVAL: June 25-27, 2010. "Visitors in 2009 loved this event" and why not? Much to enjoy including fantastic festival competitions. www.textileart.com.au This is owned and operated by Expertise Events: phone (020 9452.7575. The venue will again by Brisbane Exhibition Centre, South Bank.
The National Trust property, SAUMAREZ Homestead in Armidale, NSW will host the 2009 Texstyles Exhibition: an exhibition of Major Textiles Projects, including the supporting documentation from the 2009 Higher School Certificate set in the historical 1860's Thomas House at Saumarez Homestead. The exhibition will run from Friday 12th March to Sunday 21st March 2010. "We will also have historical costumes on display in the main house. In conjunction with the exhibition we will have seminars and workshops for high school textile students on Friday 19th March and for primary school students on Tuesday 16th March. We are open to the general public on Saturday 13th, Sunday 14th, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st March. Our opening night is Friday 12th March from 6pm-8pm with drinks and canapés on the veranda of the Thomas House. Bookings are essential for each of the events." Saumarez Homestead, 230 Saumarez Road, Armidale 2350, NSW (follow the signs from Armidale airport). Contact Person:Vanessa Taylor.
Postal: PO Box 33, Armidale, NSW, 2350. Phone: (02) 67723616 Fax: (02) 67720416. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
KURU ALALA (Eyes Open) presents new large scale sculptural works by Tjanpi Desert Weavers, Maria Fernanda Cardoso and Alison Clouston – Made in response to an intensive series of workshops and residencies held in the MPY Lands of Central Australia over 2008-2009. The exhibition continues at The Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Gold Coast Arts Centre, 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise until 6 December. www.gcac.com.au Phone (07) 5581.6567.
Marie-Therese Wisniowski is a studio artist and lecturer who is also the curator for the exhibition "ArtCloth: Engaging New Visions. For further details please email: email@example.com The show travels to Redcliffe City Art Gallery, Brisbane from 12 August – 4 September 2010 as part of that art gallery’s 10-year celebrations.
WARWICK ART GALLERY is featuring Girls, Bridges then Young Wives from 22 April – 23 May 2010, curated with assistance from Warwick Art Gallery by the Warwick & District Historical Society. "Showcasing a collection of garments and hope chest articles dating from 1912 to 1961 from Pringle Cottage in Warwick. Also featuring installations inspired by the 1913 "Ladies Guide" – a text that provided homely advice to young wives. Also coming up at Warwick Art Gallery for those same dates: JUNE FIFORD – Treasures from a Grandmother: Hiilda’s Doiley & other things. "This exhibition evolved from a desire to create a body of stitchwork recognising the fancy work of my grandmothers and my mother". This ‘tribute exhibtion’ is a "study in superior embroidery technique including Kantha embroidery and goldwork. Warwick Art Gallery is located at 49 Albion Street, Warwick QLD 4370; phone 07.4661.0434; www.warwick artgallery.com.au Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PROGRESSIONS EXHIBITION October 6th - November 7th 2010 at
Running until 24 December: TIME TO SHINE – a special exhibition of works by Artists and Artisans of the Pine Rivers Art Gallery Shop. Included are paintings, ceramics, jewellery and textiles. The Pine Rivers Art Gallery is at 199 Gympie Road, Strathpine: www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/pinerivers-gallery It is open Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm daily; closed Sundays
SHIBORI UNBOUND Margaret Barnett’s Installation of 3D and 2D Shibori will be at Pine Rivers Regional Gallery February 17th to March 27th 2010. Official opening Friday 17th February. 6 pm for 6.30. This is an opportunity to view a rare Textile Installation that uses Shibori techniques in innovative ways to explore The Shapes, The Spaces and The Silences of Semi Arid Landscapes. Groups are welcome to arrange to meet Margaret at the Gallery for an Artist’s Talk. Contact Margaret: email@example.com The Pine Rivers Art Gallery is at 199 Gympie Road, Strathpine: www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/pinerivers-gallery It is open Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm daily; closed Sundays.
DIVINE ARTS COMPANY "features Art, objects and textiles rich in story." Their next exhibition and sale will take place from 18-24 December 2009 at Circle Gallery, Montague Road, West End (daily from 9am). The official opening is 18 December at 6pm with music and entertainment. On sale: textiles _ painting + jewelly (for the passionate collector) + many gift items. "Now in its third year of trading, Divine Arts is committed to supporting artisans and craftspeople in remote locations… works from North Africa and India feature largely in the collection." Website under development. Contact: Julie or Zach Peachey at firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 0416.949.094.
$500 FOR 2010 WORLD’S BEST TEA COSY. The Tea Cosy capital of the world, Miles, (in Queensland, Australia) is again seeking the world’s best tea cosies, following the great success of the 2005 & 2006 World Tea Cosy Making Competition which attracted entries from Australia, England, Scotland, Ireland, U.S.A., South Africa, New Zealand, and France. There will be 3 categories: TRADITIONAL; OPEN; COLOUR CODED = PINK (all proceeds to be given to Breast Cancer/Research). The winner of each category will receive A$200.00, with an extra A$300.00 to the overall winner. A selection of tea cosies is presently touring Queensland, per. courtesy of Ontour onexhibition from the Queensland Arts Council.
Entry is FREE – all cosies remain the property of Miles Regional Arts Council : no tea cosies returned (unless by prior arrangement with Ann) . Tea Cosies will be sold, with the money raised to be given to charities at the discretion of the Miles Regional Arts Council. All tea cosies MUST be accompanied by an entry form, which you will find on our web. www.dogwoodcrossing.com If unable to access this, please draft your own entry form which must include NAME, ADDRESS , CATEGORY and your story/history of the entry. M.A.I.D. 4. T. is a partnership between Western Downs Regional Council and Miles Regional Arts Council Inc. Tea cosy to be sent to Mrs. Ann Gibbons, "Mirrabook", MILES 4415, Queensland, Australia by end of June 2010. Winners announced September 2010. For more information, contact Ann Gibbons on 07 46271707 or email@example.com
5 December 2009 — 14 March 2010 Gallery of Modern Art and Queensland Art Gallery The Queensland Art Gallery’s internationally renowned Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art is on and will occupy the entire Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) as well as the iconic Watermall and adjoining galleries at the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG). APT6 will include the work of more than 100 artists from 25 countries, including collaborations and collectives, which reflect the diversity of practices across Asia, the Pacific and Australia. APT6 will have a number of specific focuses and thematic links while considering recent shifts in contemporary art in communities that have not been represented in the APT before, including works by artists from Tibet, North Korea (DPRK), Turkey and Iran, and from countries of the Mekong region such as Cambodia and Myanmar (Burma). APT6 will also acknowledge the innovation that exists in performance and music in Asia and the Pacific. To this end, the Pacific Reggae Project will look at this musical genre as it has developed in Hawai'i, the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Vanuatu and New Zealand. The major thematic cinema program for APT6 looks west to explore cultural constellations across the Indian subcontinent (Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Kashmir, Pakistan) to West Asia and the Middle East (including Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Armenia, Lebanon, Israel and Palestine). Kids’ APT will continue its groundbreaking program of interactive artworks and activities. The 11-day APT Summer Spectacular will coincide with school holidays in January 2010.
For more information please visit http://www.qag.qld.gov.au/apt6
Also at the Queensland Art Gallery – PAPERSKIN: Barkcloth Across the Pacific to 14 February 2010. This show ‘explores the uniqueness, breadth and aesthetic strength of Pacific barkcloth’ and showcases over 40 ‘outstanding examples.. from the 18th century to the present.’ This show will tour to Te Papa (Wellington, NZ) in 2010.
Showing at GYMPIE REGIONAL GALLERY to 23 January 2010 you can enjoy IN_SECTcurated by Kevin Wilson (CEO Artworkers Alliance, Brisbane) as part of the ARC Biennial. This show explores new ways to make art using a multitude of everyday materials and collaborative processes to create giant insects and a wonderful environment to immerse yourself in. Artists: Alex Cuffe, Angela Rossitto, David Creed, Sarah Werkmeister, David Spooner and Rebecca Ross. www.arcbiennial.com
FOOTNOTES of a VERDUROUS TALE, the work of Sebastian Di Mauro (1987-2009) will be on show at the QUT Art Museum to 31 January 2010. The QUT Art Museum is located at 2 George Street, Brisbane on the QUT Gardens Point Campus next to City Botanic Gardens. Phone (07) 3138.5370; www.artmuseum.qut.com Opening hours: Tues-Fri, 10am-5pm; Sat/Sun 12noon-4pm. Closed Mondays and public holidays. "During his career Di Mauro has worked with a diverse range of media including olive oil, salt, Astroturf, steel wool, carpet underlay and, most recently, Neoprene (commonly known as wetsuit material). These unconventional substances and fabrics defy traditional notions of sculpture as weighty, monumental work in metal and other materials…." This is the first survey exhibition of Di Mauro’s work and includes re-creations of installations from the late 1990s as well as new works.
TALKING TAPA Pasifika Bark Cloth in Queensland is a touring exhibition curated by Joan Winter and presented by Brisbane Multicultural Arts Centre or BEMAC). Works are from Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. It will be at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery Townsville to 6 December. Finally, it will be at Cairns Regional Gallery from 11 Dec 2009 – 31 January 2010.
TAYENEBE – Tasmanian Aboriginal women’s fibre work exhibition is a travelling show through Visions of Australia, and will be at the Queensland Museum from 23 August – 21 Nov 2010. Tayenebe is a south eastern Aboriginal word meaning ‘exchange’. Over the past three years more than 25 Tasmanian Aboriginal women, aged from 7 to 87, have journeyed together across the island in a determined process of cultural retrieval. "The impetus for the tayenebe project has been the desire to reconnect with the cultural craft of Ancestors. Thirty-seven Aboriginal woven-twined baskets created during the 1800s from lily, iris, sedges and rushes that survive in museums internationally are particularly inspirational for these makers." The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, the National Museum of Australia and Arts Tasmania co-managed the project to ensure that the women involved had support and opportunities to express ideas from making to exhibition to writing and planning future work.’ There is a catalogue available from http://museumshop.tmag.tas.gov.au/store/viewItem.shop?idProduct=101
TEXTILE EVENT @ STANTHORPE 2010 : The Regional Gallery in Stanthorpe will coordinate with Glenys Mann to stage a 5-day set of workshops with top international and national tutors in September 2010 at Storm King Day, 15 minutes from Stanthorpe. More details from www.mannmaid.com.au
STUDIO WEST END Workshops offered with Adele Outteridge, 2nd floor, Factory 1, 35 Mollison St. West End, Qld, 4101; Ph/fax: 07 3844 8469 (+61 7 3844 8469) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org In addition, there are weekly evening classes at STUDIO WEST END in Printmaking, Mixed Media and Book Making. The STUDIO WEST END 12th Summer Workshop 2010 runs from 4-22 January 2010, 9:30am-4pm (Mon-Fri). Cost is $1675 for 3 weeks; $1125 for 2 weeks, or $600 for 1 week. Participants may choose to concentrate on one or two media, or try them all. The choices: Printmaking; Mixed Media Drawing; Painting; Book Arts.
QUEENSLAND QUILTERS auspices 2QAQ - Queensland Quilters
ATASDA Queensland chapter is a group with varied interests; ATASDA stands for Australian Textile Arts & Surface Design Association. Details from www.atasda.org.au Entry fee for meeting days is $3.00 at the door. Meetings and Social Days are scheduled for the second Saturday of four months of the year with the next from 10:30am-4pm on December 12 at Lavalla Centre, 58 Fernberg Road, Paddington – this is the Old Marist Brothers Rosalie School). www.atasda.org.au or email@example.com Workshops/events (Fibre Fancies) coming up: Drawing and Sampling with Ruth Hadlow (Feb 17/18); also with Ruth Hadlow, Patterning: Personal Histories & Historical Traditions (Feb 20/21). Then on 27th March you can learn Low Immersion Dyeing with Elaine Karpowicz. And on 24/25 April you can take Digital Design from Noela Mills. Also planned, a 2-day Masterclass with Carol Wilkes in May. Contact Suzanne Marshall (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Melanie Forrest (email@example.com ). www.atasda.org.au/downloads.html
For future exhibitions planned by ARTISAN (was Craft Queensland): Exhibitions Artisan is located at 381 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley Q 4006; T (07) 3215 0803.
KOALA CONVENTIONS International Embroidery & Creative Arts Events returns to Brisbane for 3-11 July, 2010, with workshops from many tutors from Australia and overseas – plus much more. This will be their 10th anniversary year. Brisbane Girls Grammar School is again the venue. Open to all visitors between 10am-4pm on Sunday 4th and Friday 9/Saturday 10th July. Groups and Coaches welcome). Ph/Fax (07) 4093.9474. firstname.lastname@example.org www.koalaconventions.com.au
NEW The Collecting Queensland Festivals website has been launched!
regional museums’ displays that showcase the history of their community festivals and celebrate community spirit across the state. Festival stories, images, videos and memorabilia make up the online collection. The website is the culmination of the Queensland Museum Development Officers’ two year, state-wide initiative to encourage regional museums to engage in contemporary collecting which has not been widely practised.
Collecting Queensland Festivals was officially launched by Premier Anna Bligh MP at the Museum and Gallery Services Queensland’s Gallery and Museum Achievement Awards held at Queensland Museum, South Bank on Friday 13 November. Visit www.qm.qld.gov.au/collecting-queensland-festivals to experience:
The TAFTA website is sponsored and maintained by Althea's Needles and Threads.