Stitching and Beyond Inc.

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Mahdi Chandler is running workshops at her studio in Gordon from January to April 2023.

February 18/19 Baskets coiled, stitched and woven from the bush, garden and water’s edge.

February 25/26 Forest Fragments seasonal botanical print and dye on paper and cloth.

April 15/16 Simply IrRESISTible resist/shibori techniques for Indigo, rust and botanical dye.

All these workshops run over 2 days from 10 to 4 both days. They are small, a maximum of 8 and a minimum of 4 participants which allows Mahdi to cater for all levels of experience and individual areas of interest.

The tuition fee is $200.00 for 2 days and there is a materials fee of $40.00 for each workshop. Morning tea is provided and lunch is shared.

Contact Mahdi for bookings.

From the Artwork Archive team: Guide to the best Artist Grants and Opportunities for 2023. Also, free e-guide to finances and taxes. This is a USA based website, so may have limited application to Australian based artists.

Call for entries for Clarence Prize 2023.

The Clarence Prize is a biennial exhibition celebrating the best in innovative Australian furniture design and creation. The prize recognises furniture design that demonstrates quality of aesthetic, craftsmanship, ingenuity in function and purpose, material considerations and sustainability.

The prize aims to demonstrate the breadth and diversity in Australian furniture design and making today.

The prize welcomes entries that interrogate issues around ethical and sustainable design. Designs can be experimental, speculative, exhibiting craftsmanship, or design for production.

The closing date for entries and accompanying documentation is Midnight 14 April 2023.  Applications received after this date will not be considered. All entries are to be submitted electronically.

CCC Curatorial Opportunity

Clarence City Council (CCC) is offering an opportunity to a Tasmanian-based artist/curator through its City Culture Program to develop an exhibition for late 2023. This program seeks to benefit an artist/curator in the early stages of their career to realise an exhibition in a professional environment.

Applications close: 10 March 2023

Gloria Loughman, in her newsletter, mentions an opportunity to participate in a Textured Landscape class which runs from the 15-19 May.

Fibre Arts Australia website gives news of workshops in Ballarat in April, June and November this year. These workshops would be of great interest to fibre and textile artists and have a mixture of Australian and International tutors. Details, and bookings information on their website. Some of these workshops are already booked out!

Stitching and Beyond member Frances Christie has sent a request. ” If there are any ladies that have any white silk that they do-not want I would be happy to buy some. Please could you email me or call me asap with what is available and how much is the cost. Many thanks.” Frances contact details are listed in the member contact area.