Our exhibition at Brisbane Square Library finished up on Thursday and the items are now available for collection at Fibrecraft House.
It was a great success & Nat would like to thank all who participated and helped. The feedback from the library was excellent and two new opportunities for 2014 are now being discussed.
Again, thank you all!
An update from our Librarian Nat Billing:
The current issue of “Textiles Down Under” features QSWFA members Christine Butler And Felicity Clarke. It will be available in the library shortly.
WILD THINGS – An Exhibition of Exclusive Handcrafted Contemporary Textiles
In its 5th year, this highly successful event is not to be missed.
WILD THINGS is the place to purchase a unique selection of wonderful handmade textile treasures created by local Brisbane artists Sharyn Hall & Wendy Bailye.
HANDPRINTED, PAINTED, FELTED & STITCHED WEARABLES, ACCESSORIES & HOMEWARES, WALL ART, HANDCRAFTED JEWELLERY, CARDS & ART JOURNALS and more …
All made with priceless individuality and an emphasis on natural materials. Beautiful textiles with a contemporary twist.
WILD THINGS exhibition will be held at the Richard Randall Art Studio, Brisbane Botanical Gardens, Mt Coot-tha from 27 November – 1 December 2013.
Opening hours: Wed – Fri: 9am – 5.00pm and Sat – Sun: 9.00am – 4.00pm
EXTENDED DATES for 2013 – FIVE days to shop – due to popular demand!!
Spend time in the gardens, lunch at the cafe and then shop for the perfect gift…
BAGS . SCARVES . HATS . WRAPS . CUSHIONS . SOFT SCULPTURES . BROOCHES . NECKLACES EARRINGS . CARDS . NOTE BOOKS . JOURNALS . FRAMED ARTWORKS
2.00pm Saturday 2 November
Seminar room, Level 2
Gallery of Modern Art
Dr Ruth Hadlow went to West Timor, Indonesia, in 1999 to study innovations in the traditions of hand-woven textiles. She discovered an extraordinary wealth and variety of cloth, all woven on back-strap looms. In 2001 Ruth moved to Kupang, and has lived there for the last 11 years, doing research on textiles and bringing up
a family with her Timorese husband Willy Kadati. With a mixture of narrative storytelling and information Ruth will explore the beautiful textiles and fascinating culture of West Timor. The talk will be accompanied by a sale of hand-woven West Timorese textiles.
Gold coin donation in support of YTP Training
Young Weavers Program in West Timor
RSVP by 25 October 2013 to Ruth McDougall
Artists Pattie Murray and Sandra Pearce
Dates: 9 October to 2 November 2013
Where: Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Hub Gallery, 4 Hasking Street, Caboolture
Times: M-F 9-4; Sat 9-3
Come along and view this exciting new exhibition. The theme is ‘Passage’ where the artists describe their different journeys into the tidal zones – past and present.
For this exhibition Sandra has used paper and natural fibres to explore her relationship with the tidal zones of Moreton Bay. By incorporating natural materials into her papermaking and printmaking processes, she has created sculptural works that describe her journey revisiting her childhood perceptions and experiences in Moreton Bay.
Sandra has made some large freeform sheets of paper (over 2 metres long!) using natural fibres such as mulberry bark, lemon grass and silk cocoon strippings. Pattie has made some beautiful, fragile and colourful porcelain pieces.
Both artists will be at the gallery on Saturday 12 October from 10am to 3pm. They will be available to talk about their work and show you around.