What is it?
From time to time, ATASDA National Committee sends out an exhibition of small surface design works in a suitcase. The suitcase travels by post from one venue to another, anywhere in Australia. Groups, schools and galleries book the suitcase for an agreed  time. The only cost is the postage to the next venue.

ATASDA members make small-scale, original artworks on a common theme and a techniques board reflecting one aspect of their work, to travel in the suitcase. Often, there is also a collaborative work of some kind. The exhibition becomes a learning tool about many different techniques in textiles.

How it began
The Batik Association of Australia sent the first travelling suitcase exhibition Batik in a Suitcase around Australia in 1982. The Batik Association of Australia later became ATASDA. Since then, there have been five more suitcase exhibitions. The latest exhibition Faces and Flora began travelling in late 2020. The original schedule was rearranged due to COVID-19.

To receive a visit from the Travelling Suitcase or to find out more information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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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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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

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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