ATASDA NSW Branch site provides information on Branch activities and events.
ATASDA NSW's 2016-17 Committee is an enthusiastic team, working together with members to embrace and encourage ideas and exciting opportunities for NSW Branch and all members.
NSW members are an eclectic textile community of practitioners (experienced and emergent) building a community encouraging individual practice and a love of ‘all things textile’. As a NSW member, you can expand or develop your skills, meet fellow textile lovers, make new friends and take up opportunities to exhibit your artwork.
NSW Branch offers a diversity of opportunity and activities. Opportunities are varied and suitable for all skill sets from beginner to highly experienced textile and surface design art practitioner. NSW Committee undertakes numerous initiatives but it is through engaged and committed volunteers that ‘things happen’, making ATASDA NSW exciting. NSW Committee acknowledges the support received from many non-Committee members has helped create a Textile Tribe.
Visit NSW Branch at a Branch Meeting or a Social Day, join with enthusiastic and friendly ‘lovers of things textile’ and browse and borrow from NSW’s extensive library.
The Branch also encourages members to make contact with each other through NSW’s Membership Network, if you choose to do so.
Expand your textile repertoire through NSW’s workshops, participate in a swap or challenge or create for one of our exhibitions like the biennial Palm House Exhibition.
A big welcome to a great ‘Textile Tribe’ from ATASDA NSW Committee!
ATASDA NSW Branch undertakings for members:
NSW aims to keep members informed online with NSW enews and FibreTribe, two forms of communication breaking down barriers for isolated members. These online communications are enhanced by members signing up to fibrenet ,a National Yahoo group. that members sign into to receive online communications, for conversation between registered members, to connect them Australia-wide for requests info and comments on textile-related topics.
Enews – emailed to all NSW member residents (as required) to provide information from NSW Committee about Branch activities, events, reminders, challenges, round robins, etc. It is an electronic 'flyer' for members to keep and file for their reference.
FibreTribe – NSW’s Blog, which focuses on what is happening within the textile world of NSW. It has NSW Branch information, success stories, notification of exhibitions of interest, comments/info/stories from members, with a wider audience outside NSW Branch and the Association. Feedback can be given to blog postings and members can link to FibreTribe and receive postings as an email or RSS feed.
For minutes of the last Branch Meeting and associated reports, visit the NSW Admin Page in the Member Only section.
Workshops - NSW Branch develops a diverse program of workshops each year. As well as workshops, talks, guest speakers and activities are also arranged.
Library – An asset and resource for NSW and National members.
Teacher’s information pack – Available on request.
NSW Grants for Education Committee (GEC) –
Skills Development Grant –This Grant is for all eligible NSW members (applicants must have held membership in NSW Branch for 18 months) to explore new and exciting avenues in their art practice. Five grants are available each year.
NSW Professional Development Grant - This is a new larger grant, available to one recipient per year.
For information about Grants see here and in the Member Only section.
Palm House Exhibition - is a biennial non-juried exhibition open to all ATASDA members nationally. The theme changes for each exhibition. The next exhibition is in 2018, the theme is 'The Space In Between'.
Cabinet at Epping Creative Centre 2016-2017
Theme for one cabinet: Postcards
Theme for the other cabinet: Magic Boxes
Craft and Quilt Fair 2017 - Magical Creatures and where to make them
ATASDA members will be exhibiting at the Craft and Quilt Fair, Darling Harbour Exhibition Centre, Sydney, from June 22 to 25, 2017.
As well as fantastic works on the theme Magical Creatures and where to make them, there will be daily demonstration of techniques.
Frayed - a small group in Sydney's inner west, closed to new members
untethered - an exhibition Group, closed to new members
New Groups are forming all the time. If you are interested in joining or forming a group, contact Groups Liaison.
We hope to see you at an ATASDA NSW activity sometime soon!