Coleman is an original member of the West Australian Quilters’ Association, and
a popular workshop tutor over many years. She has also been an active
member of the WAQA Contemporary Quilt Group. In the 1970’s she was established as a national
ground-breaker in the making of contemporary quilts with a strong Australian
identity, featuring designs based on native flora and fauna. This was in the
days when there were no books or magazines on quilt making in Australia, or
shops specialising in patchwork fabrics!
Using contemporary stitch as an expressive medium, Marjorie has produced rich evocative pieces over decades. She takes pleasure from working with cloth, drawing on a lifetime of intimate knowledge to stitch for her own enlightenment. Now in her 90s, Marjorie’s recent work exhibits the same ongoing exploration that decades ago gained her national recognition. This exhibition comprises a selection of 35 works from the last ten years.
FELTED PODS Workshop! I’ll be running this class on Saturday July
27th (10-1pm). Workshop participants are invited to display finished
pieces in SEEDS, PODS & POLLEN – an exhibition curated by Sarah
Toohey @midlandjunctionartscentre to be shown at Mundaring Arts Centre
in September 2019 as part of the WHAT ON EARTH cross community project.
For bookings & more info, see: https://mundaringartscentre.com.au/…/felted-pods-with-katri…
Info from the website> WHAT ON EARTH events &
exhibitions celebrating the botanical world will be presented at
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Art Gallery of WA, Midland Junction Art
Ctr, Mundaring Art Ctr & Kings Park Festival
The Adorn exhibition will showcase the work of the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia, WA (JMGA WA Inc). Come along and celebrate a display of unique contemporary jewellery and objects by JMGA WA members, whose use of skills and materials take adornment to new levels.
The Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia, WA (JMGA WA Inc.) is a membership based organisation which represents jewellery and object practitioners throughout Western Australia. As a volunteer non-profit organisation they provide a forum to promote, support and develop the field of contemporary jewellery
stitched and bound 2019 is a juried exhibition of innovative contemporary art quilts and is open to textile artists residing in Western Australian.
It will be the twelfth; self-funded, juried exhibition curated by Western Australian Quilters Association and will be at the Zig Zag Gallery.
It will showcase work of Western Australian textile artists who use the medium of layering textiles as a vehicle for exploring and responding to the social and cultural landscape they inhabit. Subjects chosen by previous entrants have included philosophy, politics, history, humour, memories and the natural world. The surface design techniques included dyeing, printing, painting crochet, knitting, weaving, felt making and exploration of pattern, design and materiality of cloth.
Conditions of Entry and Entry Forms are now available online.
The information is on the MAC website www.mundaringartscentre.com.au/work-with-us/ or attached and included below for your reference. Please let me know if you would like it in another format, your support is greatly appreciated.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN JOINING THE DYNAMIC TEAM AT THE MUNDARING ARTS CENTRE? WE ARE CURRENTLY SEEKING TWO COMMITTED AND ENTHUSIASTIC PEOPLE FOR THE FOLLOWING ROLES
EDUCATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Formed in 1979 by a group of dedicated artists and volunteers, the Mundaring Arts Centre (MAC) is a not for profit community arts organisation providing a focus for arts and cultural development within the eastern region of Perth, WA.
MAC delivers a diverse range of creative arts experiences operating from two venues, the Mundaring Arts Centre and the Midland Junction Arts Centre.
Read the Position Profile
Submit Application following the information outlined in the relevant Selection Criteria document
Applications Due: Tuesday 8 January 2019
Interview: Shortlisted applicants will be notified by Friday 18 January 2019
Commencement: February 2019
Complete applications should be sent to Mundaring Arts Centre addressed to:
Join Katrina Virgona at the WAFTA October meeting to hear about her journey with textiles over the last 20 years. Katrina works three dimensionally with a diverse range of materials including wool, wire, wood, fur and hair. Primary processes include wiring, binding, coiling, felting and stitching. Katrina’s work has been exhibited, published and collected locally, nationally and internationally. She will talk about how she came to be part of an annual European miniature textile exhibition that toured 4 galleries in Italy and France in 2017/2018. You too could apply to be part of this annual show. There’ll be a brief WAFTA AGM first, a kv slide show for about 30-40mins and then a light supper with tea/coffee after. If you have an interest in textiles of any sort, it’s a great opportunity to meet kindred spirits and sign up if you feel so inclined. For images of Katrina’s work, please see: www.katrinavirgona.comor Instagram: @katrinavirgona
Location:Alexander Park Craft House in Clyde Street, Menora
Date/Time: Tues 7pm Oct 16th
Members $5. Non-members $10 at the door. Free for insects!!