WAFTA Evening Meeting and Talk: Lee Kinsella and WAM
The November meeting will be the last WAFTA evening meeting this year.
Come along and see the WAFTA @ WAM entrant's wearable artworks on display, and chat to them about their experience and processes, as well as their involvement with the group led by experienced WAM finalist and winner, Louise Wells. Scroll down to the end of this post for a link to a talk with Louise on RTR FM radio.
This will be an opportunity to meet up with friends before Christmas, hear our latest news, and enjoy supper after an engaging talk by this month's speaker!
November’s Guest Speaker, Lee Kinsella, is the inspirational Special Projects Curator at UWA’s Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery. Join us to hear about Lee’s recent trips to Taiwan, where she has been conducting her PhD research into how local art practices promote environmental and social awareness, and reclaim cultural diversity. Lee will talk about the distinctive weaving patterns of different cultural groups, as well as the similarities and contrasts of first-nation people in Taiwan and in Australia. She will also discuss her plans for future exhibitions of work by Taiwanese and Western Australian artists.
Lee Kinsella, Guest Speaker
Lee Kinsella has curated and managed exhibitions at Australian and national public institutions, including the Art Gallery of Western Australia, The Australian War Memorial and The National Film and Sound Archive (formerly ScreenSound Australia). She has written catalogue essays, articles and contributed to several books on Australia art, co-editing Into the Light: The Cruthers Collections of Women's Art in 2012 and HERE&NOW13 in 2013.
Louise Wells Talks Wearable Art on RTRFM.com
Textile artist Louise Wells dropped by Breakfast with Caitlin to talk about her creations as part of Wearable Art Mandurah. Click on the image to listen to the podcast on RTRFM
Featured artwork in header: Katrina Barber, Light series (detail), 2013, watercolour on Arches watercolour paper, 40 x 27.6 cm, image courtesy and copyright the artist. Photo: Acorn Photo Agency. From the Here & Now 13 LWAG Exhibition in 2013