Objectives of the Association

The Australian Textile Arts & Surface Design Association Inc, known as ATASDA, is a non-profit and volunteer-run organisation. Our objectives are to:

  • promote, foster, develop and advance textile and fibre arts
  • promote interaction and co-operation between textile artists and all artists using dyes, pigments, stitch and/or manipulative techniques for fibre and fabric decoration
  • conduct and promote lectures, discussions, exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops, or any other activity designed to instruct or promote textile art.

Constitution

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Structure

In 2006 ATASDA's Constitution was amended to allow the formation of State-based Branches and of Groups. Two branches have been formed, in Queensland and NSW.  Usually a member of each Branch Committee also serves on the National Committee, promoting communication and close coordination.

National

All ATASDA members are members of the National organisation. There is a National Committee, whose responsibilities include:
  • overall co-ordination, direction and management of ATASDA as an Incorporated Association
  • membership
  • Fibreline - the quarterly magazine
  • social media
  • national exhibitions, challenges and other activities
  • library
  • website
  • groups and activities in states where no branch exists
  • insurance and other business services
 

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State Branches

The purpose of State Branches is to allow local organisation of activities. Each branch has a committee, responsible for:
  • management of branch business
  • quarterly member meetings
  • social meetings and activities
  • workshops and textile tasters
  • branch exhibitions
  • challenges and swaps
  • groups within the state
  • management of library and equipment
Generally branch activities are open to all ATASDA members. Anyone wishing to participate actively in organisational aspects of the branch, such as speaking during a business meeting or taking a volunteer role, must be a current financial member of ATASDA.

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Groups

The purpose of Groups is to enable 5 or more members to meet regularly, apart from organised branch activities, and in different locations.

ATASDA supports Groups in various ways, including insurance, advice, assistance for planning and running group activities and promotions.

Groups are required to report to their Branch or National Committee twice a year, stating their current activities, business transacted and proposed calendar.

Committee

ATASDA National

President Vice President Secretary Treasurer  Public Officer
Susan Hoy Jennie-maree Tempest Rebecca Wolske Ian Hutton  Lynne Britten
 
Committee Members
1. Jane Gee 2. Rachel Richards 3. Katrina Conaghan   4. Marie Cross  5. Tricia Smout  6. Jillian Beardsworth

New South Wales Branch

President Vice President Secretary Treasurer  
Jane Gee Irene Rudan Dinah Beeston Marie Cross  
 
Committee Members
Jo Simpson Sarah Lazarus  Gillian Edwards Louise Smithers  

Queensland Branch

President Vice President Secretary Treasurer
Kathryn Iliff Tricia Smout Jillian Beardsworth Ian Hutton
 
Committee Members
Susan Hoy Christine Bryant Susanne Schroder Michelle Hutton Betty Bull

Latest News

Our branches in all states welcome new members. Join online and come along to attend social days and workshops, learn new techniques, meet other artists and enjoy being part of a vibrant organisation.

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TOUCH OF GOLD EXHIBITION New dates & New venue!

26 June to 14 July, Wednesdays to Sundays, 10am - 4pm

Brush Farm House, 19 Lawson Street, Eastwood
Entrance driveway is shared with Brush Farm Corrective Services Academy

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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Faces and Flora Suitcase is currently touring around Victoria, soon to go to other states...

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