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Our biennial exhibition

NSW Branch holds a biennial exhibition, known as In The Making.

What is it? Why do it?

  • To extend ourselves as artists in presenting our best creative works for public display.
  • To learn and develop skills & experience in exhibiting
  • To have some fun – with like-minded creative people
  • Visitors love to see what we do- the art, techniques, scope and variety
  • We are promoting textile arts & surface design.

Some Inspiration from Past Exhibitions (DOC, 970 KB)

  • See gorgeous images from past members' works in Palm House (now called In The Making) Exhibitions, which have been held from 2007 onward.
  • This is a showcase of ATASDA members' best work, and embraces all of our members, at all levels of experience.

 

Past biennial In the Making, Interlude and Palm House Exhibition images can also be seen in our beautiful Galleries pages.

 2023 In the Making Exhibition theme was Look inside

NSW Exhibition

26
Jun
2024

A Touch of Gold Exhibition – 50th Anniversary Exhibition in NSW

Wed 26th Jun 2024 - Sun 14th Jul 2024
A Touch of Gold Exhibition –  50th Anniversary Exhibition in NSW

A Touch of Gold

Celebrating 50 years of the Australian Textile Arts & Surface Design Association (ATASDA)

This tactile exhibition, A Touch of Gold, explores artist's concepts of the theme. Intriguing use of fibre and mixed media define this contemporary display of expressive textile wall hangings, 3D objects and wearable art which all reveal a physical 'touch of gold'. Working with diverse art practices, techniques and materials, sixty ATASDA members have created a rich tapestry of textile artworks employing fibre, weaving, felting, dyeing, printing, traditional and contemporary embroidery, and stitch techniques. Some historic pieces by renowned Australian textile art practitioners are included in this celebratory exhibition.

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

Bus - Route 545 from Eastwood Station or Parramatta Station, every 15 minutes.

BrushFarmHouse imageCrefit TheTingleFactor
Image credit - The Tingle Factor

 

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

Opening Event: Saturday 29 June April,  2.30 - 4.30pm. Speaker is Barbara Schey

Please register here for the opening event for catering purposes. 

See sneak peeks of the exhibition or follow on NSW facebook page 

Main Image: Judy Pacholke, Life's Journey (detail), 2024, photo credit D Hodge

 

Click on Details for the program of Artist Talks.

29
Jun
2024

A Touch Of Gold - Exhibition Opening Event

Sat 29th Jun 2024 2:30 pm -4:30 pm
A Touch Of Gold - Exhibition Opening Event

Exhibition Opening Event with speaker, a long term ATASDA member, well known textile artist Barbara Schey.

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

Image is "Clayton's Handbag" by Barbara Schey, 2006. made from hand woven silk squares constructed on a small hand-held loom and exquisitely embellished with 24 carat gold leaf designs evoking a delicate and sculptural quality to the three-dimensional handmade artwork.

This is one of the historic works being exhibited, along with over 60 new artworks by members, all exemplifying the diversity of skill and artistic talent amongst ATASDA members Australia-wide.

Please Register below to attend the Opening Event, for catering purposes. Thank you.

NOTE: There is no registration or entry fee to attend the exhibition, from 26 June to 14 July.
We look forward to welcoming you there!

Image: Barbara Schey, Claytons Handbag, 2006, seracin silk and 24ct gold leaf

03
Jul
2024

Craft & Quilt Fair Sydney

Wed 3rd Jul 2024 - Sat 6th Jul 2024
Craft & Quilt Fair Sydney

ATASDA CELEBRATES its 50th Birthday!

Come and explore a myriad of textile arts and surface design.

ATASDA members have been enjoying learning, networking, and skill-sharing for 50 years.

From its origins in batik in the ‘70s, we have been weaving, dyeing, printing, drawing, stitching, embellishing; incorporating all manner of techniques, on all manner of materials, inspired by elements from all walks of life!

Come and join the fun!

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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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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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