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Dianne Conomos - Japanese Embroidery Exhibition

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The Song Tree Project

Artist Michelle Belgiorno invites women (especially Embroiderers' Guild NSW members) to add thei..

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Click here Gallery76 to see exhibitions at our new public gallery space at 76 Queen St, Concord West. 

 
   Embroiderers' Guild NSW

Member's Meeting
2nd Wednesday of each month (excluding January & October)
Visitors and members are invited to come to 76 Queen St, Concord West and hear about all what's been going on at the Guild. Meeting starts at 10:30am and ends at lunch time. There are Guest Speakers, show and tell and other interesting happenings. A piece from the Collection will be featured each month. 

Wednesday 14 August Guest Speaker  - Alan R Tremain   'Out of Africa'
Alan  is a professional textile artist and Australia’s longest practising male quilt designer. He tutors on the Central Coast of New South Wales and has over 40 years’ experience. Alan operates as Oz Quilt Design and co-ordinates the design of exhibitions, projects, workshops and classes using textiles as a common medium. 
His lecture will feature a brief history of African Wax cloth with examples, followed by a display of finished quilts with comments on how he  uses Wax cloth in the making of his quilts.


You can see these quilts on his website
http://www.ozquiltdesign.com/out-of-africa.html 
 

Wednesday 11 September Guest speaker - Kasia Jaquot  
Kasia designs modern folk embroidery patterns inspired by her Polish culture. 
She has  embroidery patterns and kits  which contain high quality linen and  DMC threads. 
Her linen is sourced from Europe and she hand dyes some of it. 
Kasia embroiders on anything including clothing. She has a wonderful quilt which features her samplers. 

Website is www.kasiajacquot.com
 
                                                            
   Embroiderers' Guild NSW

Margaret Oppen Competition 2019
Competition Entry Forms due by 4pm Monday 12 August 2019
Guild Members are invited to enter this prestigious competition honouring Margaret Oppen who was a founding member of the Guild.
 
The theme for the competition is 'SENSATIONS' and as in previous years there are three categories: Traditional, Contemporary and Tutors and Past Winners. 

Entry forms including artist's statement must be received at the Guild by 4.00pm Monday 12 August 2019

Winners will be announced on Wednesday 2 October 2019 6-8pm at the Exhibition opening at Gallery76.

 
  
  More information click here

 
Southern Highlands Textile and Fibre Network Inc
Friday 16 to Monday 26 August 2019   10am - 4pm

Annual Exhibition - REVISIT REVISE

Bowral Art Gallery (BDAS), 1 Short St, Bowral NSW 2576   Phone: 02 - 4861 4093 
https://www.bdasgallery.com/



   Embroiderers' Guild NSW

Wollongong Group’s 50th Anniversary Luncheon
Friday 6 September 11:30am


Wollongong Group are celebrating their 50th Anniversary and we invite members and friends to join us.
Date: Friday 6 September
Time: 11.30 for 12 midday
Cost: $38.00 per head
Venue: Murphy’s Restaurant
Address: 179 Princes Highway, Unanderra

We have chosen a two course menu.  Gluten free and vegetarian options are available.  
The restaurant has some parking and is about a 5 minute level walk from Unanderra Station, however, there are no lifts at the station. 
For bookings, contact Jan Williams at 4297 5852 or 0431 375 212 or email edward.williams3@bigpond.com prior to 23 August
 

The Song Tree Exhibition - Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

Saturday 21 September to Saturday 27 October 2019  9am - 4pm

Artist Michelle Belgiorno will exhibit a large tree-like installation at the Casula Powerhouse in Liverpool in September comprising leaves embroidered by women from diverse cultural backgrounds including several members from the Embroiderers' Guild NSW. 
The Song Tree Project brought women together to share songs and culture through a communal stitching project. 

Participants shared their memories of childhood songs, lullabies and nursery rhymes through needlework and embroidery techniques of their choice.
  
The resulting installation stitches together - both literally and figuratively - a song tree that celebrates our rich cultural heritage. 


Exhibition Launch - will be held in the Marsden Gallery at the Casula Powerhouse on Saturday 21st September from 1.30pm. All EGNSW participants are welcome. The Song Tree will remain on display between 9am and 4pm until Saturday October 27. 

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre  
http://www.casulapowerhouse.com/whats-on/lcc-whats-on/michelle-belgiorno


Threads of Gold

Friday 20 to Sunday 22 September 2019

The Embroiderers’ Guild of WA is proud to be presenting ‘Threads of Gold’, a three day convention in historic Fremantle in September 2019 to celebrate our 50th Anniversary.  
The timing of this coincides with ‘Wildflower’ season in WA so a perfect time to visit!  
 
A brochure in glorious colour and full detail as well as online booking is is available website http://www.embroiderersguildwa.org.au  

We are very excited about what we have been able to pack into these three days.  
In addition there are a number of post-convention workshops that may be of interest.

Jenny Quartermaine (Public Relations Officer)
Embroiderers’ Guild of WA   Email:  jennique@optusnet.com.au   Mobile:  0400 682 078





 
Margaret Oppen Competition 2019 Exhibition

September/October 2019
Margaret Oppen was one of the founders of the Embroiderers’ Guild NSW Inc. She always encouraged individuals to aim for a high standard of work. The Margaret Oppen Competition was initiated in 1978 to foster the achievement of excellence in original embroidery design and technique.
 
Theme for this competition was "SENSATIONS" and there are three categories; Traditional technique(s), Contemporary technique(s) and Tutors and past winners . 

Winners will be announced at the Gala Opening on Friday 27 September 2019 and works will be exhibited at Gallery76 for approximately one month.
  


Off the Beaten Track exhibition - Cessnock


Tuesday 1 to Sunday 27 October 2019

An  exhibition, at Cessnock Regional Art Gallery, exploring imaginary and real journeys in unusual ways and places.


Features works by: 
     Donna Caffrey 
     Margaret Gollan 
     Prue Hill 
     Linda Taglieri  
     Diana Thomas
 Donna Caffrey
Cessnock Regional Art Gallery 
https://www.crag.net.au/upcexhibition