Objectives of the Association

The Australian Textile Arts & Surface Design Association Inc, known as ATASDA, is a non-profit and volunteer-run organisation. Our objectives are to:

  • promote, foster, develop and advance textile and fibre arts
  • promote interaction and co-operation between textile artists and all artists using dyes, pigments, stitch and/or manipulative techniques for fibre and fabric decoration
  • conduct and promote lectures, discussions, exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops, or any other activity designed to instruct or promote textile art.

Structure

In 2006 ATASDA's Constitution was amended to allow the formation of State-based Branches and of Groups. Two branches have been formed, in Queensland and NSW.  Usually a member of each Branch Committee also serves on the National Committee, promoting communication and close coordination.

National

All ATASDA members are members of the National organisation. There is a National Committee, whose responsibilities include:
  • overall co-ordination, direction and management of ATASDA as an Incorporated Association
  • membership
  • Fibreline - the quarterly magazine
  • social media
  • national exhibitions, challenges and other activities
  • library
  • website
  • groups and activities in states where no branch exists
  • insurance and other business services
 

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State Branches

The purpose of State Branches is to allow local organisation of activities. Each branch has a committee, responsible for:
  • management of branch business
  • quarterly member meetings
  • social meetings and activities
  • workshops and textile tasters
  • branch exhibitions
  • challenges and swaps
  • groups within the state
  • management of library and equipment
Generally branch activities are open to all ATASDA members. Anyone wishing to participate actively in organisational aspects of the branch, such as speaking during a business meeting or taking a volunteer role, must be a current financial member of ATASDA.

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Groups

The purpose of Groups is to enable 5 or more members to meet regularly, apart from organised branch activities, and in different locations.

ATASDA supports Groups in various ways, including insurance, advice, assistance for planning and running group activities and promotions.

Groups are required to report to their Branch or National Committee twice a year, stating their current activities, business transacted and proposed calendar.

Committee

ATASDA National

President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Public Officer
Vacant Jo-Anne Britt Jane Gee Marie Cross Lynne Britten
 
Committee Members
Josephine Le Cheminant Wendi Trulson Kay Murray Kathy Hawkins  

New South Wales Branch

President Vice President Secretary Treasurer
Kathy Hawkins Anne Kintominas Vacant Coral Parker
 
Committee Members
Ha Doan Anne Schmitz Jane Gee Jo Simpson

Queensland Branch

President Vice President Secretary Treasurer
Vacant Liz Horrigan Wendi Trulson Novita Halim
 
Committee Members
Kathryn Iliff Lyn Pearson    

Latest News

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2020 ...what a different year! Now something special ... a discount for new members until the end of Nov 2020.

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... and see what some of our members have been up to.

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Thank you to our members who were part of the review team - an integral part of the process. 

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