Your interest in textiles has taken you to NSW’s Branch site. This site provides information on NSW ATASDA Branch activities and events.
ATASDA NSW's 2014/15 Committee is an enthusiastic team, happy to call on expertise from past committee members, members and others who share a mutual love of textiles. NSW Committee and members work together to embrace and encourage ideas and exciting opportunities for the Branch and members.
It is with great pleasure NSW Committee announce, Denise Sargo, a new ATASDA member in 2014, has volunteered to stand as ATASDA NSW President. Denise’s offer was accepted and she has now been appointed by NSW Committee to be NSW President to fill a casual vacancy.
Maria Stagno was also appointed to the Committee to fill a casual vacancy. Maria has been working on the Workshop subcommittee, and has been attending the NSW Committee meetings as a visitor.
NSW Committee and members extend a very warm welcome to Denise and Maria and look forward to working with them.
NSW members are an eclectic mix of textile practitioners (experienced and emergent) who joined ATASDA seeking a community that encourages individual practice and encompasses a love of all things textile. Joining ATASDA NSW Branch allows you to expand/develop your skills, meet fellow textile lovers, make new friends and take up opportunities to exhibit your artwork. NSW’s membership is steadily growing due to the diversity of opportunities and activities on offer. 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 the engagement, dedication and commitment of volunteers that ‘things happen’ and ATASDA NSW is exciting. NSW Committee acknowledge support received from many non-Committee members without whose help, expertise, dedication and commitment NSW Branch couldn't function.
Through ATASDA, NSW Branch has created 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!
Listed is a brief overview of 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).
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 - 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.
Fibrenet – (NSW members may join this National Yahoo group) for conversation between registered members to connect them Australia wide for requests/info/comment on textile related topics.
Workshops - 2015 program is now available.
Library – An asset and resource for NSW members and National.
Teacher’s information pack – Available on request.
Twilight Talks - Our last talk was Wednesday, 3 December, 6 – 8pm. Our guest, Ian McDonald, spoke on copyright matters.
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. Bendigo Bank has generously continued its sponsorship to supplement monies raised by NSW Branch.
Mudgee Getaway - a 5-day retreat exploring the sights, tastes, sounds, smells and textures of the Mudgee district to inspire individual art practice.
Rhapsody in Blues at Glebe Island – ATASDA NSW’s Stand at the annual Craft & Quilt Fair, Sydney
Palm House Exhibition 2016 - Façade is a biennial non-juried exhibition open to all ATASDA members Nationally. The theme changes for each exhibition.
The Artists Loft - exhibited in Hornsby's Festival of the Arts 2013 and currently investigating other pop-up opportunities
Fabrikus - a small group of members who exhibited at Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre during Hornsby Shire Festival of Arts 2013 and currently looking for other opportunities
South – a newly formed group in Southern Sydney, open to all
untethered - a Group exhibiting out of hand 9 – 15 November 2015 at Wallarobba, Hornsby
We hope to see you at a Branch activity sometime soon!