Friday, 21 July 2017

Textile Tour 2018

Tribal Weavings of the Lesser Sunda Islands
Textiles for sale in a weaving hamlet on Savu

The most exciting textile tour you are ever likely to find – the trip of a lifetime!

2018 cruise begins on Thursday 16th May and finishes on Monday 28th May.

The remote ikat-weaving islands of eastern Indonesia have one of the most diverse textile cultures on the planet. Hand-woven cloth plays a pivotal role in the cohesion of all these societies, cementing clan alliances through complex gift exchanges, reinforcing tribal loyalties and underpinning the annual cycle of rituals. As some islanders emphasize: ‘without cloth we cannot marry’.

Sadly the encroachment of the modern world means that the number of communities where
women still continue to spin their own cotton, prepare their own natural dyes and weave on traditional back-tension looms is limited. Their numbers are dwindling, and within a generation many could be gone.

One of the last remaining strongholds for these textiles are the stunningly beautiful Lesser Sunda Islands, which stretch out eastwards beyond Bali.

For more on this tour visit:

Friday, 14 July 2017

Jogakbo, Korean Patchwork

The Korean Cultural Centre Australia is happy to introduce Jogakbo (Korean Patchwork) Class.

Jogakbo Class
21 July - 22 September
Every Friday, 10:30am-1pm(10weeks)
Korean Cultural Centre Australia(Ground floor 255 Elizabeth Street Sydney)

For more information on regular Korean Jogakbo classes at Korean Cultural Centre, see

Monday, 10 July 2017

Sydney Craft Week

Sydney Craft Week
Hand made in a digital age
The inaugural Sydney Craft Week will be held from Friday 6 to Sunday 15 October 2017.
Bringing together the creative diversity of Sydney’s contemporary craft community, Sydney Craft Week is a ten-day festival celebrating the beauty of the hand-made and the pleasure of making, bringing together Sydney’s contemporary craft community in a city-wide festival for the very first time. Not limited to one material or mode of making, the program features a range of exhibitions, workshops, talks and open studios.
Join us for an insight into the creative process and an opportunity to meet and support local Sydney makers, designers and craft practitioners, as well as the chance to get your hands dirty and learn (or pass on) some new skills.
Key events
Opening Night
Australian Design Centre, Darlinghurst
Friday 6 October, 6-8pm
Craft Up Late 
Venues all around Sydney are invited to open late for one evening during Sydney Craft Week
Wednesday 11 October, 5-8pm
Wrap Party 
Australian Design Centre, Darlinghurst
Wednesday 18 October, 6-8pm
Expressions of Interest
Be part of the inaugural year of Sydney Craft Week, bringing together Sydney’s contemporary craft community in a city-wide festival for the very first time.
Cultural institutions, galleries, retailers, universities, art and design schools, collectives, groups and individuals are invited to propose exhibitions, events, talks and workshops for Sydney Craft Week focusing on local contemporary crafts. This could also included live demonstrations, markets and retail events, open studios, interactive or immersive installations, cross-disciplinary projects, and projects that incorporate food and/or drink, or otherwise engage the senses (sight, sound, touch, taste, smell).
Sydney Craft Week will showcase the city’s textile artists, ceramicists, metalsmiths, jewellery makers, glass artists, wood workers, furniture makers, leather crafters, paper artists, Indigenous artists and other makers, designers and craft practitioners.
What Sydney Craft Week will do for you
  • Connect you with like-minded craft practitioners
  • Connect you to a wide audience of craft enthusiasts, collectors and supporters
  • Include your event in the printed program, online and in social media
  • Make printed programs available to you
  • Send you the Sydney Craft Week logo and marketing materials
  • Include you in our online “Sydney Craft Map”
  • Invite you to the Australian Design Centre’s “Opening Night” event Friday 6 October, 6-8pm
  • Invite you to an exclusive “Wrap Party” event Wednesday 18 October, 6-8pm
Complete this expression of interest by 21 July
Participation fee: $55.00
EOI Timeline
Expressions of Interest close 21 July
Participants confirmed and notified 17 August
All program text, images and advertising artwork due 24 August
Sydney Craft Week logos and marketing materials sent to participants 31 August
Online program goes live 14 September
Program printed and distributed 21 September
Event Friday 6 – Sunday 15 October
Post event surveys to be completed 20 October 2017

Sunday, 9 July 2017

WS17.6: Gabriella Hegyes - Printing from Land

This printmaking workshop uses natural and made materials. Explore the natural and made environment using alternative printmaking methods onto fabric and paper.

Date: Saturday & Sunday 26/27 August 2017

Registration is open until
: Friday, 18 August 2017 

Location: Epping Creative Centre, Dence Park, Epping

Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

ATASDA Member: $150
Non-Member: $200 

Requirements: TBC

In this two-day workshop participants will create collagraphs of found objects and wet clay plates embossed with found natural and made materials. Collographs are collages formed on boards to make a plate. We will print from these collages and embossing onto fabric with fabric dyes and onto paper with acrylic paints and soils. The clay plates will be cast in plaster at the end to combine prints and cast reliefs to create finished artworks. In this workshop we will aim to create a workbook for future reference to combine and complement printed images with relief works referencing the natural environment.

Gabriella Hegyes migrated from Hungary and developed her art practice in Australia. Her formal training is in sculpture, photography and printmaking, she later moved to installation-based work where her skills could be employed. Gabriella’s work is inspired by memory, place and identity. She has curated several exhibitions and developed and coordinated a number of community public art projects. She has 25 years of teaching experience including fine art and design at tertiary level as well as workshops for various communities, regional galleries, schools and organisations. She exhibits regularly and her work is represented in public and private collections both in Australia and overseas.

Want to see more? Google search ‘gabriella hegyes textiles’.

Workshop Code: WS17.6

Call for Artists....

CALL FOR ARTISTS - 2017 Apron Project Begins!

How can artists support HKWS and raise awareness of the growing epidemic of domestic violence?
By participating in the 2017 Apron Project.  In the last 2 years, talented artists have created 100 stunning aprons which have raised over $20,000 for HKWS.  Beautifully executed, each apron is a handmade, painted, stitched and sewn work of art created by artists around the world united to support women and children in crisis.
This year’s target is 100 artists and 100 aprons reflecting growing worldwide interest and support. 2017 will see the Apron Project spread its wings to support 3 additional shelters in the Women’s Community Shelters network and head to Wisconsin, USA to co-host with Oh Hello Happiness, a special benefit for Hope House Manitowoc County.  Bridgeway & Beyond ( is the official Wisconsin charity.  Answer the call now.  Go to for full details

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Waringah Printmakers invite you.....

Warringah Printmakers Studio has pleasure in inviting you to the book launch of Natural Collection at Manly Art Gallery & Museum on Sunday 16th July, from 3 pm.

Our guest speaker will be Dr. Judy Lambert from the North Head Sanctuary Foundation who will speak at 3.30pm.

Congratulations to Rosanna Jurisevic whose work was chosen by Katherine Roberts, Senior Curator of Manly Art Gallery & Museum to be on the invitation & poster, Richard Bauhof, who may or may not have his image printed in the Manly Daily, and Karen Steele whose image was chosen by the Imprint Editor to illustrate the article on the Natural Collection Project. Monica Oppen's image for the book cover was chosen for the advertisement which featured in the last copy of Imprint. There are more images out there so other artists may still be "in print' or on the web.

Hope to see you on the 16th July.