Tuesday, June 30, 2009

New Victorian tapestry Workshop tapestry

A recent shot of the floor, with the Royal Children’s Hospital tapestry on the loom.
(Click on image to enlarge)

Merv Moriarty

Founder of The Flying Art School and the Brisbane Institute of Art presents A FOUR DAY COLOUR WORKSHOP for Artists, Designers,
Photographers and Textile Practitioners. This is a rare opportunity to learn from one of Australia’s great teachers of art.
Merv Moriarty has been a practicing artist all his life, exhibiting in major galleries in Australian capital cities. Merv has an intense
interest in colour as a profound visual language and has written on this subject extensively. His work is represented in major
public collections, including The Art Gallery of NSW and the Queensland Art Gallery. He has worked in colleges, universities and
private art schools as a teacher in art, colour and design.
No drawing or painting ability is required for this workshop. All colour exercises use a simple diagrammatic format.

Venue: Textiles workshop, ANU School of Art, Ellery Crescent, ACTON, Canberra ACT.
Dates: 2-5 August 2009 10-4pm
Fee: $500 ($450 unwaged)
Registration, payment and a detailed list of required materials is available from Valerie.Kirk@anu.edu.au


18th Tamworth fibre textile biennial 2008
SOFA Gallery Australian National University Canberra 8 July - 1 August 2009 website

Closing event 6pm Friday 31 July , speaker Catrina Vignando General Manager Craft Australia websiteImage: Vicki Mason

Exhibition curated by Valerie Kirk.
Artist in the exhibition include:Image: Ainslie Murray
christine atkins
babbarra designs
jane bowden
alana clifton-cunningham
annabelle collett
fiona gavino
robyn glade-wright
hilary green
cecilia heffer
melissa hirsch
liz jeneid
jill kinnear
kelly leonard
rodney love
penny malone
elisa markes-young
lucille martin
vicki mason
ainslie murray
debra porch
louise saxton
demelza sherwood
annie trevillian
elefteria vlavianos

Public program held in conjunction with Momentum

Thursday 30 July 2009
A choice of parallel development
Weave with Jennifer Robertson
Print with Annie Trevillian
Art/Textiles with Valerie Kirk. Beyond
the Parliamentary Triangle – a tour to
interesting art and textile places off the
tourist track. Fee $10 per person.

Friday 31 July
Symposium, ANU School of Art Lecture
Theatre (above library).

Saturday 1 August
Floortalks by Valerie Kirk, curator
Momentum and artists.
1pm. ANU School of Art Gallery

Information and bookings: Valerie.Kirk@anu.edu.au

From Here to Eternity:

From Here to Eternity: Contemporary Tapestries from the Victorian Tapestry Workshop

The Victorian Tapestry Workshop has two new exhibitions on show.
From Here to Eternity: is exhibiting at the Queensland University of Technology website
12 June 2009 to 02 August 2009

The second exhibition is

Contemporary Woven Tapestries from the Victorian tapestry Workshop.
Showing at the Central Goldfields Art Gallery website
05 July 2009 to 15 August 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Egyptain landscapes - Nature in Art

Tapestryies fro the Ramses Wissa Wassef Art centre, Cairo Egypt will be exhibited at Art in Nature Gloucester UK 7th July to 6th September 2009. The exhibition is not listed on thier site yet but keep an eye on it.

Art in Nature website

Exhibition Program

Jane Freear at Art in Action

Jane is working across a 2 1/2 meter warp to demonstrate at Art in Action (16-19th July 2009) at Waterperry Gardens near Oxford. Jane wants to enter the piece in the BTG open show.
The BTG are planning on touring the show so keep an eye on their website for updates.

Art in Action
Jane Freear- Wyld
The British Tapestry Group