Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Call for Entries: Sydney Royal Easter Show Fashion Competition and Parade

The Sydney Royal Easter Show are offering something new for visitors this year.
In line with the RAS Charter of supporting Agricultural Development the Fashion Parade will include a Competition featuring garments and textile wearables that showcase Natural Fibres.
This is a unique opportunity for local textile designers and students across NSW to showcase their talent, skill and creativity in textile wearable art and fashion using natural fibres in their designs.

Call for entries in the Fashion Competition and Parade are now open. This event runs separately to the Arts and Crafts Schedule and will be held in the Fashion and Style Pavilion.

There are 3 categories available for entry:
  • Best Wearable Art
  • Best Functional Garment
  • Best Millinery
Entry requirements, Rules and Regulations and the Criteria for pieces and collections are available upon enquiry.

The closing date for EOI is 28 February 2018.
EOI must include a photograph of the garment or piece to be included in the Fashion Competition and Parade as part of the application process.

For more information and application forms, please contact:
Wendy Zakaria
Coordinator, Agricultural Development
email: wzakaria@rasnsw.com.au

Exhibition: A Fragile State

You are invited to "A Fragile State" - a group exhibition of six emerging contemporary female artists exploring the concept of fragility across different mediums and artistic visions. One of the featured artists is ATASDA NSW member Tracy Stirzaker.

The exhibition encompasses 2D and 3D works including painting, installation, performance, mixed media, photography and textiles artworks. Multiple artistic visions within "A Fragile State" explore sub themes such as the body (physical and emotional), the family, the environment and the constructs of society highlighting interdisciplinary practices and igniting conversation about contemporary Australian society.

Fragile will run at 107 Gallery - 107 Redfern Street, Redfern from 14 - 25 February 2018.
Opening night is Wednesday 14 February from 6 - 8pm.

107 Gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 6pm and Sunday 11am - 4pm

Exhibition: Cladogenesis by Jade Peglar

Cladogenesis is Jade Peglar's sixth solo show at Gallery 9. In this exhibition Jade presents a series of 2D and 3D fabric works pinned to the wall. Coloured threads are both hand and machine stitched into pieces of fabric which she stains and dyes using pigments and Japanese Gojiru emulsion.

Threads loop and hang, build up and unravel to create intricate webs of pattern and texture. Fragments of cloth are joined together with thin cords that resemble umbilical cords. Rarely contained within a whole, each fragment curls and protrudes in its own random direction, as if antennae receiving information, or an organism moving in the direction of light.

Jade Pedlar is a mixed media artist who works and lives in Wollongong.
In 2015 she featured as a tutor for the NSW Workshops Programme.

Cladogenesis will be showing at Gallery 9 from 24 January - 17 February 2018.

Gallery 9 is located at:
9 Darley Street, Darlinghurst SYDNEY.
Wed - Sat 11am - 6pm
Sun - Mon by appointment

Thursday, 7 December 2017

South Group - Pop-Up shop and Gallery

South Group are holding a Pop-Up Gallery and Shop over the December Festive Season, selling handmade wearable art, textile wall art and an assortment of hand crafted paper, fibre and textile items at 41 - 43 Walker St, Helensburgh. The Pop-Up Gallery and Shop will operate from 27 November to 23 December 2017.

The shop will be opening on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am - 5pm and Saturdays from 10am - 3pm. The perfect opportunity to purchase something special in time for Christmas.

Exhibition: Beautiful Swarm by Jan Clark

You are invited to Jan Clark's exhibition...
The majesty of nature is on display in Beautiful Swarm exhibition. If you find insects irritating or cringe at the idea of a swarm of them, perhaps a new exhibition by textile artist Jan Clark will change your mind. The exhibition brings the glory of nature to life in a sea of colour. Clark sees a swarm of insects as evidence of the abundance of life. For her it is life affirming and startles her with the brilliance of colour, texture and movement. Her exhibition seeks to capture and celebrate this display.

Clark's work has always been entwined with the natural world. Completing a Bachelor of Natural History Illustration (Hons) at the University of Newcastle has informed and enriched her textile work.

"I have always been drawn to insects," the locally based artist says. "I lean closer to take in their minute beauty, shape, colour, transparency and lustre."

"I have documented my natural environment for 10 years and this is the basis for my entire body of work" she said. "It encompasses large painterly textiles to smaller meticulous scientific illustration of specific species using coloured pencil. At the moment moths have much of my attention."

Beautiful Swarm is Clark's vision of the textures and colours of moths, with beetles, dragonflies and cicadas. She has used many different fabrics, mostly scraps,  to create her mixed media works. The works are layered constructions on net forming vertical panels of texture, imagery and glitter. The exhibition will give you a new perspective on insects.

Beautiful Swarm will run at Timeless Textiles in Newcastle from 6 - 24 December 2017.
Opening 7 December at 6pm.

Contact Timeless Textiles:
P 0408 483 913
E anne@timelesstextiles.com.au

Exhibition: Studio 20/17 Project Space: 2 Exhibitions

A YEAR OF TIME by Bridget Kennedy
6 - 23 December 2017

IT'S BEEN 10 YEARS - Group Exhibition
6 - 23 December 2017

11 - 6pm Tuesday - Friday
11 - 5pm Saturday
Other days by chance or prior appointment.
53 Ridge Street,
North Sydney
NSW 2060
+61 411 808 274


Call for entries: Burnie Wearable Paper Art Competition 2018