Saturday, 19 August 2017

Exhibition, Chiaroscuro

Only 5 days remain for the exhibition and sale of work by the ATASDA NSW group "Frayed"

Pam, Lindy, Beverley, Jo, Maria and Shameem, check out our facebook page for pictures

Friday, 18 August 2017

Exhibition, The Clocking Tick

THURS 10 AUG - SUN 27 AUG 2017

Gallery 139
139a Beaumont Street
Hamilton (Newcastle)
Open until the 27 August 2017

Official opening: Thursday 10 August, 6-8pm
Beer at opening sponsored by Murray's Craft Brewing Co.

Saturday 12 August 11am - 4pm
Friday 18 August 11am - 2pm
Saturday 19 August 2-4pm
Sunday 20 August 11am - 2pm
Sunday 27 August 11am - 2pm

Introducing Olivia Parsonage as our newest Gallery 139 Artist.
Olivia Parsonage will be exhibiting her well-known quirky, off-beat, often dark humoured fabric illustrations and soft sculptures in this her first solo exhibition in Gallery 139.
Fruit finding mission 2017 fabric illustration 21.5 x 23cm

Friday, 11 August 2017

Exhibition, Musings

You are invited to Musings exhibition

Local artist Margaret Adams has created a highly-evocative series of small works that reflect her personal memories over 30 years, in her second exhibition for Newcastle’s Timeless Textiles Gallery, opening this month.
The tiny, complex works she has created for the ‘Musings’ exhibition use materials that reflect significant and meaningful events in her life.
“I have collected memorabilia – maps and tickets from my past meanderings as a 20-year old hitching around Europe, letters home, as well as documents from my father’s collection of receipts and papers,” Margaret says.

While the items themselves are relatively commonplace, it is Margaret’s placement of one element against another that elevates the works into complex constructions.

Her training as a sculptor, and the influence of Japanese ascetics, shine through in the simple, yet thoughtful and mindful composition in her works.

“I’m interested in words and have read and written most of my life,” Margaret said. “My interest – in forming words, in the shapes and lines made when I am writing them – seems weighted in the age of computers.”

Margaret displays her acute eye for line and form in the remarkable small works skilfully prepared for second exhibition at Timeless Textiles Gallery
Musings will run from 16 August to 10 Sept, with an opening by Wilma Simmons on Thursday 17 August.
 NB Parking at Timeless Textiles Gallery, due to the many months of disruption to businesses in Newcastle East (due to work for Newcastle 500) Newcastle City Council has allocated two hours free parking at the nearby King Street parking structure.
The car park will be manned throughout the day. If, for some reason the office is unattended please use the intercom function on the pay stations within the car park.

Please bring the parking ticket to Timeless Textiles Galley so that I can stamp the ticket before it is  presented at the Mall car park office (located on lower ground floor off Laing St).
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Monday, 7 August 2017

Exhibition, Handstand

Handstand exhibition opened Thursday 20th July 2017. It is an honour to be showcasing Sylvia's artisty again.
John Barnes (Art Critic, Newcastle Herald  5 August 2017)  commented.. a collection of drawings and paintings from Brisbane based Sylvia Watt. After a long career as a felt maker, Sylvia had a serious accident that left her physically unable to pursue her art. She turned to drawing and painting the abstracted urban and rural landscapes and engaging invented faces that make up this exhibition. 
Sylvia chats about Handstand and her recovery ..Handstand is open until Sunday 13th August 2017
Handstand Sylvia Watt

Upcoming exhibitions...

Musings exhibition by Margaret Adams.
Margaret's exhibition is a reflection of her past and the power and beauty of words.
Opening Thursday 17th August 6 - 8pm by Wilma Simmons.

Timeless Textiles
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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

extraTexture Exhibition: Facets

Here's a heads up for the upcoming exhibition from the talented girls of extraTexture.
Their new exhibition Facets will be held at

Balmain Watch House, 179 Darling Street, Balmain, Sydney

When? 19 & 20 (weekend), 24, 25, 26 and 27 August (Thursday to Sunday)

Come on Saturday 19th  to meet the artists!

Exhibition, Facets

Monday, 31 July 2017

WS17.7: Kay Murray -  Bowerbird Fabric Journal

A bookbinding workshop with a difference! In this workshop participants will be making a fabric book based on a traditional book structure such as bound, concertina or dos-e-doe incorporating found and made collected textile materials.

Date: Saturday & Sunday 23/24 September, 2016

Registration is open until: Friday, 15 September, 2016

Location: Epping Creative Centre, Dence Park, Epping

Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

ATASDA Member: $150
Non-Member: $200

Material Fees $10
Do participants need a sewing machine? Ideally yes, but they could make a simple smaller book by hand. The construction of the book is by hand, as with a paper book. 

Are you a bit of a bowerbird? Do you have a lot of little bits and pieces you have collected - scrap fabrics, laces, papers, various trims, mementos and ephemera? This is the class for you! What a wonderful opportunity to incorporate all the bits and pieces collected or made over the years from workshops, classes and experiments to create a fabric book. In this workshop participants will make a fabric book starting with a cover and pages on which they can stitch by hand or machine to embellish and decorate. Use your hand-dyed, printed, stitched and sourced textiles to create a personalised cloth book. Include your favourite braids, ribbons, buttons and trims and complete with embroidery and stitched detail.

Experience level - confident beginner with basic skills hand and machine to intermediate or experienced

Kay Murray has been sewing and creating longer than she cares to admit. Never happier than when she is making something. Kay utilises most of the traditional crafts in her work. Growing up on a merino sheep farm in southern NSW has had a big influence on her preference for using wool and other natural fibres. Kay also prefers to use reclaimed items in her textile artwork as she finds the used and old has its own story to impart to a work. In her working life, Kay is a secondary school Technology teacher, specialising in Textiles & Design and Food Technology. At her leisure, she enjoys all types of hand and machine embroidery, patchwork and long arm quilting, fabric dyeing/printing and freeform knitting. 

Want to see more? Do a Google search for ‘Kay Murray textile’ to see many more images of her work.

Workshop Code:  WS17.7