2018 Desert Threads Art Prize Theme ‘Desert Dreaming’

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.

DESERT ART PRIZES INFO

2018 Coastal Threads Art Prize Entry Form and 2018 Desert Threads Art Prize Entry Form

‘COASTAL FRINGE’ 2018 Coastal Threads Art Prize Entry HERE!

Coastal Threads Art Prize 2018 Entry Form

 

 

 

‘DESERT DREAMING’ 2018 Desert Threads Art Prize Entry Here!

Caroline will host the Desert Threads Art Prize again and entry is open to everyone. This exciting exhibition of Quilts will be launched at the Sewing Up a Storm in the Desert Uluru Retreat at Ayers Rock Resort in August.

Winners will be announced at the Welcome Ceremony of the Retreat and notified asap if not attending the Retreat. This “Desert Dreaming” Quilt Collection will travel Australia and Overseas spreading the talents of the Artists and raising the profile of our Desert Regions here in Australia.

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Sewing, threads, fibres, contemporary, traditional, play. 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.

Click the button below to download the form for you to print.

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Desert Threads Art Prize 2018

Desert Threads Art Prize 2018Caroline will host the Desert Threads Art Prize again and entry is open to everyone. This exciting exhibition of Quilts will be launched at the Sewing Up a Storm in the Desert Uluru Retreat at Ayers Rock Resort in August.

Winners will be announced at the Welcome Ceremony of the Retreat and notified asap if not attending the Retreat. This “Desert Dreaming” Quilt Collection will travel Australia and Overseas spreading the talents of the Artists and raising the profile of our Desert Regions here in Australia.

Open PDF to Print

Sewing, threads, fibres, contemporary, traditional, play. 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.

Click the button below to download the form for you to print.

Open PDF to Print

 

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Ali George 2018

Textile Art 3-day workshop 4-6 August 2018


Ali George Profile Photo Uluru 2018I love the intersection of traditional and contemporary quilt making and letting the cloth tell the story I love the concept of time and space, and live my own version of “the uncertainty principle”. As an artist, I want to be the instrument through which the content flows.
‘These days I tell stories through fabric and art quilts’
My studio is a converted barn on our five-acre property adjacent to world heritage listed Main Range National Park in south-east Queensland. The studio is my sacred space where stories and ideas are explored through journals, thread, colour and  creating cloth.
Ali George Artwork 2018I 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.
I love to write about what I do and my visual diary is as critical as breathing –it is a place to explore ideas and themes and provides nourishment for the soul. I commenced formal study in 2012 to inform and develop my creative self.

Ali George Artwork Textile n Treasures“Textures and Treasures”
an Outback Adventure in Textile Art
Textures and Treasures workshop is an opportunity to interpret a life event or memorable moment through the creation of an art quilt. The workshop comprises discussion and thinking about potential concepts, as well as significant testing of ideas, experimentation and play with mark-making techniques. Participants will develop an understanding of how a concept or idea can be translated into an art quilt.

Ali George Artwork 2 2018This workshop focuses on the interpretation, through a range of experiences, of a concept or idea about life and the human condition. It may be a memorable holiday, a trip or journey, an event or life-changing moment or something fondly remembered. After forming an initial idea or concept, each of the elements will be considered in turn, beginning with the background fabric selection, piecing, additive and substrative processes, layering and texture created through stitch. Each layer offers a further or deeper perspective; a different nuance to the narrative created through the artwork.
Cost Full Fabric Kit  $65 to Tutor

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Ro Bruhn 2018

Ro Bruhn 2018 UluruRo Bruhn
I’m a full-time artist and tutor. I teach jewellery making, acrylic painting and wearable art projects as well as a variety of textile classes all over Australia and overseas. My Art Practise includes body adornment jewellery, surface design in fabric journal making, creative art quilts and unique fashion accessories. My world revolves around colour, the more the better. I’m an avid recycler and encourage my students to re purpose rather than buy new.

“Desert Dreaming Bag” Textile Art Sewing workshop

Desert Dreaming Bag

This workshop is all about having fun and being creative. The inspiration from the surrounding environment will get your creative juices flowing. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never painted before, in this class we all work on the same piece of fabric, making marks to loosen up and avoid the blank canvas syndrome. The fabric is then divided up and each person adds their own colours and shapes to make their piece unique to them. If you’d rather create your own piece of fabric from the start, that’s OK too. You can have a blank piece of fabric and go for it.

When the painting is finished more fun starts. You can add free machine motion and hand stitching to build up your design.

The choice is then yours to create one of two bag designs. A large one that has multiple uses, from carrying your sewing, knitting or craft supplies or for taking with you when you shop.

The second choice is a smaller bag, with unique invisible seams combining the outside fabric and lining together as one. This bag is great when you only ned to take the essentials eg. phone, purse, keys etc. With the small bag there will be sufficient fabric left over to make your own iPad, tablet or laptop cover.

Both of these bags when finished are very light in weight.

You will have pieces of fabric left over so, if you want to add more decoration to your bag, I will show you how to make fabric beads and leaves.

If you decide that you don’t want to cut up your fabulous piece of fabric, you can still add lots of stitching and turn it into a piece of art to hang on your wall.

Don’t forget, in this workshop you get to take home your own beautiful BERNINA 215 Art Skin Sewing machine.

Dreaming Bag kit $65

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Michelle Mischkulnig 2018

Michelle Mischkulnig Profile Photo Uluru 2018Michelle Mischkulnig

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 to touch with a sensuous drape and luster this is the base cloth to be richly embellished and free motion stitched. The cocoon wrap will be a organic free flowing art garment which is fully reversible.

The fibres and fabrics we will use will be hand dyed including carefully selected yarns, hand dyed silk fibres and velvets. The beautiful cocoon wrap which will created by the participants will be inspired by the colours of Uluru, sunsets and sunrises, early morning and Kakadu, vegetation and changing light.
I don’t try to create a botanical drawing or accurate depiction; I create an emotion, an interpretation. It is an expression of what I have observed, listened to, sensed and carried in my heart, head and hands it is a possibility. I believe the secret to a creative life is let your intuition, curiosity and soul capture the sparkling magic that surrounds us and ever present at Uluru.

“Wrapped in Uluru” Workshop

 

Wearable Art Wrap full kit cost $140 to Tutor
The kit will include
1 1/2 m of hand dyed silk mesh in one colour way
1 1/2 m of hand dyed silk mesh in another colour way
Hand dyed silk velvet
carefully selected silk and wool yarns and fibres
2 small cones of rayon machine embroidery thread.
Water soluble sticky sided fabric

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Michelle Mischkulnig Wearable Art Wrap Uluru 2018

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Caroline Uluru 2018

Caroline Sharkey Profile PicCaroline Sharkey
The experience of the Uluru National Park and surrounds are awe inspiring, I have been to Ayers Rock Resort as Artist/Craftsperson in Residence as part of a unique group to promote and sell my work. On those trips, I decided that one day I would bring other artists and groups here to see and feel what I have over those many years…. So here we are for the 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 sometimes hand embellishments with thread, to create a visual piece that represents an emotion, an experience and a memory of the place.
Caroline’s Facebook Page Here

 

Desert Markings ::  4-6th August 3 day Workshop

 

“Desert Markings” Using your own ideas and photos in this workshop you will have the freedom to design new fabrics, resurfacing and remaking textures, painting the surfaces, surface embellishments, thread painting and raw edge applique and even some inspirational hand stitching could be added. This workshop is an abstract or pictorial memory.

Cost Full Fabric Kit  $65

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The Desert ::  2-Day Workshop 8-9th August 2018

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Flooding Rains, Scorched Earth and Magical Skies…It’s a place where everywhere you look is a feast for the senses!
In this class you will enjoy the freedom to create your own perspective using a base of colours and textures. How exciting to have this challenge, I will work with you to create your lasting memories of coming to the Desert and having this Uluru Experience!  Cost full fabric kit $65

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sophie Standing

Sophie Standing Tutor UluruSophie Standing after a very successful teaching tour in 2017 to Australia Sophie is very excited to be joining us at Uluru for the 2018 Retreat.
Sophie Standing is a British born artist who has lived in Africa for 15 years. She produces her art by combining printed appliqued fabrics while defining her work with creative free flowing free motion embroidery. Sophie loves to use colours and patterns and often includes some Kaffe Fassett fabric to give her that signature wow factor in her designs.

The details of the animals, fauna and landscape are created by sewing with different coloured threads only. Best known for her African animals Sophie has chosen Australian themes for her workshops at Uluru.

“Australian Bird” 3 day workshop 4-6th August
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The desert pigeon is a wonderful subject for this three day workshop. The shape and textures of the bird will give you the opportunity to try out and learn the numerous thread painting techniques that Sophie uses when she is creating her textile art.
Sophie will give students pretty much full reign to choose their own fabric bits from her stash…be it Kaffe, 40’s chintz, florals or maybe even some Tula pink. But she will guide each of you in being selective with your colour palate, to choose wisely when combining your textures and patterns for the best shading, shape and those little design areas.
You will learn how to transfer the image onto your pre painted background fabric using a template and then how to arrange the chosen fabrics in a specific way for the appliqué of this bird. Cost full Fabric kit  $80AUD to Tutor

Sophie Standing DoveAlthough every students piece will look different given the individual fabric choices and colours, Sophie will work through the brief with the whole class, step by step teaching you the thread painting skills and techniques she has mastered over the years.

Bird Example for artwork inspiration.

 

 

Sophie Standing 2- day extra workshop 8-9th August 2018  “Uluru Landscape with Desert Oaks ”
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Starting with your background pre-painted for this desert tree scene. Sophie will help you to be more selective with your palate and fabric pattern textures.
Depth perception along with the contrast in the elements of the scene will play a large part, foreground, grass, the tree, the hills and sky in the distance.
All this can be achieved with the careful choice of fabric and the movement and direction of the threads. Sophie will guide you with this and give you the confidence to step outside your comfort zone and make decisions about motifs and bold prints.    Cost full Fabric kit  $80AUD to Tutor

Sophie Standing African Scene

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Julieanne Turner Nungurrayi

Julieanne Turner Nungurrayi Artwork TITLE
Womens Dreaming / My Country
Depicted on the 2018
“Sewing Up a Storm in the Desert”
BERNINA 215 Sewing Machine Desert Art Skin.

Julieanne Turner Nungurrayi was born at Mt Allen (Yuelumu) to the North West of Alice Springs in April, 1974. Julieanne divides her time between her home at Yuelumu, Alice Springs and Adelaide, where her two children went to school. Her eldest son, Farren Furber has begun painting artworks himself, having been inspired by his mother and famous grandmother.

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. Having been encouraged by Maureen to begin painting in the early 1990’s, Jillian has mastered her mother’s method of using fading dots to create a three-dimensional feeling to the paintings. The main stories depicted in Julieanne’s artworks are Budgerigar Dreaming, Bush Onion and Women’s Dreaming stories. Her intense and precise dot work has a quality to it that very few artists are able to achieve.

Julieanne has found success with her artwork in recent years, having spent time at Mulgara Gallery at Uluru as artist in residence. Her exhibitions at this space have always received a wonderful response from the public and the demand for her work has only grown since she began telling her stories on canvas using a variety of different colours, techniques and traditional iconography to depict them. Her attention to detail in these works is incredible, Julianne takes great pride in creating stunning pieces every time she applies paint to canvas.

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Gloria Loughman 2018

Gloria Loughman

Gloria Loughman Uluru 2018Gloria 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. These quilts have won many major awards, both in Australia and overseas. Her quilt ‘Kimberley Mystique’ was the winner of Australia’s national quilting award in 2003. Her most recent body of work, has been based on architecture.

She has been teaching patchwork classes for many years and really enjoys sharing her knowledge and skills with others. She likes to challenge her students to design their own quilts but is also happy to provide patterns for those less confident. Her classes have proved to be very popular with lots of students coming back for a second or third class.

Gloria has traveled to many states in Australia running workshops for small groups of country quilters as well as teaching classes at conferences and larger guilds in the major cities. She has also travelled extensively overseas teaching classes in New Zealand, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Spain, Fiji, South Korea and Japan.
She has written three books, with her new book, Fabulous facades, based on buildings, to be released in July, 2017. In 2009, her commitment to teaching was acknowledged when she received the Rajah Award.

The Painted Red Centre Landscape

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This project features strips of hand painted fabrics in the background sky and foreground contrasting with a silhouette of Uluru and vegetation. The strips are cut from hand painted panels and rearranged on a cloth base then quilted through the sandwich. Sections of the rock are cut out and formed on a light interfacing base. This is stitched to a dark fabric which is trimmed leaving a dark edge. The stark foliage is fussy cut and fused and stitched in place. The quilt can be finished with a faced edge or borders. This project has been specially designed for the ‘Uluru Textile Art Retreat”.
Cost full fabric kit $65 to Tutor

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