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Sunday, 14 October 2007

NEWSLETTER 1 Wrapt in Rocky 2008

The 1st CQ Textile Forum
June 29 – July 5 2008
Rockhampton Girls Grammar School
Rockhampton Qld

Welcome to the 1st CQ Regional Textiles Forum. How exciting that it’s happening in CQ. This is a great opportunity for all textiles artists especially those from CQ and across regional Qld to get amongst the fun and learning offered at FORUMS - and for you to meet textile artists from all over Australia so please don’t miss out! There are 12 fantastic workshops and tutors from across Australia many of whom have national and even international teaching experience.
The venue Rockhampton Girls Grammar School has beautiful grounds, great facilities and the joy of single room accommodation. For first time visitors to Central Qld Rockhampton is a wonderful city to visit so consider extending your stay and visiting the Capricorn Coast, Great Keppel Island or head west and experience the outback. I certainly look forward to meeting you all in 2008.
Yours in textiles ……….. Nanette Balchin
What’s happening at WRAPT in Rocky?
 A choice of 12 workshops…. See the list over the page
 An exhibition tour on Wednesday afternoon to experience the delights of galleries in Rockhampton and on the Capricorn Coast.
 A Forum Installation: Dr. Pamela Croft will be the creative force behind a special “Wrapt in Rocky” installation. RGGS students will start the project and the installation will continue to evolve throughout Forum.
 Night time activities…. Will Barbie travel to the tropics or will she be replaced by another illustrious character? This year’s theme is still to be decided but there’ll be heaps of fun involved so watch this space.

Format for WRAPT in Rocky
Sunday 29 June: 4 – 6pm Meet and greet with tutors, Welcome event
Monday – Friday: Classes 9 – 4 daily.1/2 day Wednesday
Wednesday: 1.30 – 5.30pm Trip to local Galleries and the Capricorn Coast
Saturday July 5: 9 – 12 Open Day, Sellers Bazaar, Exhibition

Seeking Volunteers: Are you able to help with Forum? What talents can you volunteer?
A team of volunteers is needed to assist before and during Forum. Help is needed with AV presentations, admin, marketing, parties, the Open Day, organising pillows and blankets etc. All expertise and time offered is really appreciated so please call me on 49393885 if you feel you can help. A small team is already in place including Julie Thornton, Noeline Machan, Joyce Goble, Una Barnett, Jan Collins and Rosemary Jewell. Feel free to join us.
Prices & Bookings: A value packed Forum awaits you
Residential:- $780 Non residential:- $415 - MT, AT & all lunches included
Bookings open October 15!!. An Enrolment Form for attached.
These are base prices and some tutors have a Student Fee for materials.

12 Fantastic Workshops in 2008
Brochures will be available in November with all the details.
Call/ email for a brochure for you or your group.

Pamela Croft
Mixed media & installation Visual Storytelling

June Fiford
Hand Embroidery
Bags of Gold

Jacinta Leishman
Fibre manipulation & surface embellishment
Alchemy: Sorcery with paint, potions, paper and cloth

Keith Lo Bue
Jewellery & assemblage
Precious Little: Poetics of Found Object Jewellery

Susan Mathews
Quilting: design & surface decoration
Once Upon a Theme

Adele Outteridge
Artists books Books as containers,
Books in containers: Thinking inside the book, Thinking inside the box

Barbara Schey
Shibori & dyeing
Shibori with Attitude

Ken Smith
Machine Embroidery
Machine Embroidering the Landscape

Kirry Toose
Wearable Art/Design
Fractured Finery - East of the Sun

Yvonne Twining
These Shoes were made for Walking

Marie Therese
Wisniowski Dyeing & print layering, cloth design
In Pursuit of Complex Cloth: Complex Cloth Intensive

Mollie Littlejohn
Making your Marks Felt - Body Cloths & Tribal Garments

A taste of the tropics… A sense of excitement…
A flourish of colour and delights… An absolutely fabulous time…

See you there!
Contact Nanette Balchin 07 49393885
Or go to the TAFTA website

Enrolment Forms are available - Let Kym know if you would like one.

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