Sewing Up a Storm in the Desert 2018 Uluru Retreat
Experience flying into this Desert Oasis and see the magnitude of the Simpson Desert and Uluru appearing on the Landscape, once on the ground the creative feast of Red Sand, Spinifex, Desert Oaks and vast Sky begins your journey into the Dreamtime of these Ancient Lands.
Your exclusive Retreat Welcome Bag and Gift
3 Day workshop with Tutor of your choice in state of the art conference centre.
Gourmet Lunches during 3 workshop days.
Morning Teas during 3 workshop days.
Afternoon Teas during 3 workshop days.
3-day National Park Ticket.
Uluru Sunset Bus Tour with Wine Tasting.
Outback BBQ Dinner in the Uluru National Park including drinks with
Complimentary Star Talk.
Return airport-resort-airport shuttle transfers.
Exclusive BERNINA 215 Sewing Machine with unique art skin for
Textile Art Workshops ONLY.
Textile Art 3 day workshops $2887.00 per person.
Textile Art 3 day workshop with Sophie Standing $3187.00 per person.
Mixed Media Textile Art 3 day workshops $2337.00 per person.
We are very pleased to announce
BERNINA Australia is again the Major Sponsor in 2018 of the uniquely skinned 215 BERNINA machines, that will be included in the sewing classes at a bonus priced package and waiting for you at Uluru to
‘Sew up a Storm’ then take them home with you after the event.
Julieanne Turner Nungurrayi ‘s
Titled “Womans Dreaming” My Country is featured on the BERNINA machine for the 2018 Retreat.
Julieanne is the daughter of prominent artist, Maureen Hudson Nampitjinpa. Her style is quite different to her famous mother’s paintings, however there are some similarities as far as design goes… Read More Here
With Caroline Sharkey and Sophie Standing includes
Welcome Bag and Gift.
2 Day workshop with either Caroline Sharkey or Sophie Standing.
Gourmet Lunches during 2 workshop days.
Morning Teas during 2 workshop days.
Afternoon Teas during 2 workshop days.
3-day National Park Ticket.
Uluru and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) Sunset Dunes Bus Tour with Wine Tasting.
Sounds of Silence Dinner under the stars with Indigenous Dancers and Unique Star Talk Experience.
eXTRA tEXTILE ART 2 DAY WORKSHOPS 8-9TH aUGUST
With Caroline Sharkey and Sophie Standing
The Extra 2 day Workshop Packages
1. Package $2387.00 per person includes
(Delegate with existing machine from 3 day workshop)
2. Package $2987.00 per person includes
( Delegate and 215 BERNINA Art Skin sewing machine)
Travel Itinerary for this Event in 2018
All Delegates will need to organize and be responsible for all their own travel plans, travel insurance and accommodation for this Retreat at Uluru….some of you might like to stay longer and tour after the retreat so that would be an option that you can plan individually.
We realize it is a long way off but as Ayers Rock is an isolated place and bookings need to be secured as soon as possible.
Ayers Rock Resort has offered a special deal for accommodation bookings.
Delegates attending the Retreat will need to book the following travel dates for flights and accommodation.
You will need to book your own Flights to Ayers Rock Airport arriving on Friday 3rd August and departing Ayers Rock Resort Yulara Tuesday 7th August after the Weekend Retreat unless you stay on for the extra workshop days or to do some extra touring around.
4 Nights’ Accommodation in whatever level of accommodation you want either shared or single. Ayers Rock Resort will help you with this…see the Resort Booking Form to contact the Resort directly for the discounted rate.
Resort Accomm Booking
The workshops will run… Sat 4th – Monday 6th August. And the second set of workshops with Caroline Sharkey and Sophie Standing will be 8-9th August.2018 Retreat Schedule Here
Delegates will be able to eat at the many restaurants throughout the Resort all located in Yulara. Dinner bookings are advised, also self-cater from the IGA Supermarket if you wish. The Uluru Meeting Place is located next to Sails Resort and a short walk to Town Centre the other Hotels. The Free Resort Shuttle Bus runs all day and picks up around the ring road at all resort receptions for guests convenience to get around and see the township, visit the restaurants at each hotel. The walking paths around town are mostly flat, the walk across the middle ring is sand and solar lit at night. Getting around Yulara is visitor friendly and your reception can help with directions.
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Resort Accomm Booking
3rd Uluru Textile Art event…
“Sewing Up a Storm in the Desert”
My art practice is to change the surface with fabric and fibre, to make marks with a machine and hand thread and to create a visual piece that represents an emotion, an experience and a memory of the place… Read More
Gloria lives at Drysdale, on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria, Australia. She is a trained secondary teacher having worked mainly in the areas of literacy and special education. Over the years, she has dabbled in many areas of patchwork. After completing some studies in art, she began to make her large vivid landscape quilts depicting the Australian bush. Read More
Sophie Standing….. is a British born artist who has lived in Africa for 15 years. She produces her art by combining applique and free motion embroidery. The details of the animals and fauna are created by sewing with different coloured threads only.
I have been a textile artist forever and that’s a fabulous forever. What I will bring to Uluru as a tutor is a possibility. I will introduce the participants to a glorious hand dyed silk mesh fabric, delicate and light o touch with a sensuous drape and lustre this is the base cloth to be richly embellished and free motion stitched. Read More
“Textures and Treasures” – an Outback Adventure in Textile Art…
I love to print, paint, draw, stitch, overprint, discharge –I start with blank fabric on which I creative a narrative. I’m passionate about printmaking – and using found objects from my domestic space and travels to create fabrics that tell tales. Read More
My Cloth Art Practice!… “I AM”
I am the tracery of the unknown
I am the parting of the way
I am cool in the thought
I am alive
I am ready for the challenge
I am the spirit of the place
I’m a full-time artist and tutor. I teach jewellery making, acrylic painting and collage as well as a variety of textile classes all over Australia and overseas. My Art Practice includes body adornment jewellery, surface design in fabric journal making, creative art quilts and unique fashion accessories. Read More
“A Felting Journey”
Each day a different felting skill…
Day 1 “Spirit of the Centre” Nuno felted wrap on silk.
Day 2 “Outback Dimension Scarf” The art of resists and embossing.
Day 3 “Flora and Foliage” Scarf layering and painting with wool. Read More
A NEW Program we are developing for the Uluru Retreat 2018.
A Student Scholarship open to Textile Students 15-18 years living in the Northern Territory recommended by a teacher, a school or an individual.
The “Sewing Up a Storm in the Desert” Textile Art Retreat at Uluru is now accepting entries for this scholarship program. This program aims to encourage young students studying Textiles to build on their knowledge and technique skills in collaboration with professional textile tutors. Please share this information with anyone you know that you feel worthy of such a prestigious experience.
Contact Mel Sharkey for the details and Form
This Student Scholarship includes
Return Transfers to Ayers Rock Resort
Single room Accommodation in shared Apartment
Textile workshop with world renowned Textile artist
BERNINA 215 desert art skin sewing machine sponsored by BERNINA Australia
All meals and Invitation to Retreat Events
Opportunity to have 6months continued mentor-ship.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO BERNINA AUSTRALIA FOR THIS
SEWING MACHINE SPONSORSHIP.
Desert Threads Art Prize Details
Be Inspired by the
Beauty of the Australian Desert!
Open to all fibre, thread & textile Artists. The Art prize accepts entries representing any use of fibre, threads & textiles and encourages the artist to explore traditional and non-traditional practices.We are looking for contemporary and/or traditional art interpretations of the theme Desert Dreaming. The Collection will be judged and launched at the Uluru Retreat in August 2018. The Quilts will travel for 12 months.