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2024 is our BIG Year of celebration to commemorate 50 years of ATASDA


The Collaborative Golden Cape

One garment representing 50 years of creativity in textile arts.
Members of ATASDA have joined together to create a beautiful cape comprising of 50 art panels inspired by 50 past ATASDA artworks. Each contribution to the Cape is a personal response to its corresponding historic artwork and its story. The Golden Cape, embellished with these beautiful cameos of textile art and surface design, will travel and be displayed throughout Australia.

Follow some of the stories of these art works at Wilma’s blog https://empresswu.blogspot.com/search/label/50thanniversary

To be included on a list for a visit from the Collaborative Cape contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


A Touch of Gold - 50 years of ATASDA
Over 60 ATASDA members have responded to the opportunity to exhibit at our Touch of Gold 50th exhibition.
Artworks will reflect the theme of a Touch of Gold and will be exhibited in two locations during 2024:

In Sydney: Incinerator Art Space, 17th April 5th May 2024
Willoughby City Council is gratefully acknowledged for the provision of Incinerator Art Space

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Please register to attend the Opening Event, for catering purposes.  

Invitation to the Opening event [JPG 2153 KB]

In Melbourne: Box Hill Whitehorse Artspace Gallery, 30th November – 21st December 2024

Once again, our members have harnessed their creativity and diversity to present a wonderful range of artworks in diverse textile media, techniques, concepts and styles for this commemorative exhibition.


Watch this space for updates!

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For the latest news on our 50th Anniversary Celebrations go to About Us and select  ATASDA 50th Anniversary Celebrations

Members - For more information about the Collaborative Cape and Touch of Gold Exhibition log in and select 50 Years of ATASDA.

Artwork of Judy Pacholke



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