Coastlines: A great and terrible beauty, where the land meets the sea. No single perimeter measures it or defines it. Forever changing, a fractal paradox, ill-defined in length and where precise lines cannot be determined.
It is said that 44% of people on earth live within 150 kilometres of the sea and 4 out of 5 Australians live within 50km of the coast.
Coastlines are all at once comforting and terrifying, they are memories, the epicentre of environmental issues and landscapes unto themselves; like a scarf each with its owninherent personality and its own story to tell. What direction will you take?
Entries accepted from Monday, 2 March 2015
Entries close on Friday, 8 May 2015 (both scarves and entry forms are due by this date)
Exhibition launch on Thursday, 4 June 2015
Exhibition opens to the public on Friday, 5 June 2015
This will mark 25 years of Convergence, first held in Taupo, New Zealand in 1990. The venue will be the Quality Hotel in Parnell http://www.theparnell.co.nz Only 10 minutes to downtown Auckland, Sky tower, ferry services to Waiheke Island, Devonport etc.
After Convergence it is very easy to travel elsewhere within New Zealand, for example if you wish to attend Wearable Arts in Wellington. firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Convenor SHFC2015, 50 Whitaker St, Te Aroha, New Zealand 3320.
Brigitte is a member of the Victorian feltmakers and is having an exhibition.
Monsalvat Residents Gallery, 7 Hillcrest Ave, Eltham VIC 3095,
2 December 2014 - 26 January 2015
Brigitte uses printed papers and fabrics, collages and sometimes found objects, which are sewn, painted, stacked or glued together. Within these layers the work conveys multiple narratives, which can be interpreted as one chooses.
Many of her works are Palimpsests. Palimpsest refers to a surface where the original drawing or painting has been over worked with later markings. Multilayered surfaces are symbolic of the complexity of life itself.
Doing It Right - Beginners' Feltmaking Class
(Thursday, November 27, 10 am - 4 pm)
Jan Everett and Sarah Louise Ricketts will be co-tutoring this class, which introduces beginners to the wonder of making all manner of desirable things in felt. Abbotsford Convent itself gives the opportunity for a very special day, in which you can take in great surrounds and enjoy fantastic food and coffee, whilst learning the basic of feltmaking.
Just for members of the VFI, the normal $90 fee is discounted to $70.
CRAFT (formerly Craft Victoria) has launched NEW CRAFT @ Queen Victoria Market for the first Sunday of every month to showcase some of Victoria's best craft with “unprecedented access to trade and promotion of fine craft.” Queen Victoria Market is at the corner of Peel and Victoria Streets, Melbourne. Trading for Craft is open 9am-4pm.
TACTILE ARTS (formerly Territory Craft, located in Darwin) introduced an Artist in Residence program in the early 1980s.
“Located just 5 minutes from the centre of Darwin in the parklands of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, our Gallery and studios look out across the aquamarine waters of Fannie Bay to the Beagle Gulf and are often visited by goannas, frilled neck lizards and birds of prey (all friendly of course!). The aim of our Artist in Residence program is to support an artist or artisan at any skill level and at any stage of their career to develop their practice through research, exploration and experimentation. The Artist in Residence will have access to a dedicated studio space for up to 6 months and the use of available equipment to enable them to work on their craft. The Artist in Residence will be given use of our gallery space to hold a solo exhibition of new work created during the residency. There will be opportunities to deliver public workshops based on current practice. This is a studio residency. We do not provide living accommodation but maybe able to assist you to find. Tactile Arts grants $500 towards exhibition expenses and any workshop tutoring will be paid. Past Residencies have included artists working in a variety of fields such as textiles, painting, collage, glass, photography, print making, sculpture and ceramics.”