NEW CONVENOR FOR FIBRES WEST
It is with great pleasure that the Fibres West committee welcomes the appointment of our new Convenor, Martien van Zuilen .
Martien brings a great wealth of knowledge and expertise to the role, and will be coordinating the next Fibres West event, to be held in October 2015. Over the next couple of years we will be busy developing an exciting and stimulating programme for you to enjoy. We look forward to seeing you there!
FIBRES WEST 2015
Our next event is scheduled for 2015, so keep an eye on this website for news about the fabulous selection of workshops that will be available to encourage and extend textile and fibre artists from Western Australia and beyond. News and enrolment information will be posted from about October/November 2014.
FIBRES WEST 2011
Very warm thanks to all those who attended Fibres West 2011 in October. With over a hundred participants, and nine top-class national and international textile tutors teaching in a wide range of areas, we once again had a very successful event.
FIBRES WEST 2011 offers a fully residential program over five days, providing participants with opportunities for learning and the exchange of ideas with other textile craftspeople. Included is tuition in one of ten workshops, slide presentations, evening activities, a trade hall, bazaar and exhibitions.
WORKSHOPS run for five days, Monday to Friday, with a free half day on Wednesday afternoon when optional activities will be offered. Generally, workshops are limited to 12 participants. Most workshops have a materials fee, payable to the tutor on the first day. Students will be advised of workshop requirements on enrolment. Workshops are filled on a first-come first-served basis. If your preferred workshop is full or cancelled, you will be offered a place in your second preference workshop, another workshop or a full refund. The organisers reserve the right to withdraw a workshop if the minimum enrolment of eight is not reached by July 29 2011.
BUNBURY CATHEDRAL GRAMMAR SCHOOL is set in bushland at Gelorup on the southern outskirts of Bunbury in the south west of Western Australia . This modern co-educational boarding school is an ideal venue for Fibres West, with new spacious dining hall and classroom facilities, and upgraded accommodation which includes disabled facilities.
TRAVEL TO BUNBURY from Perth is by car or daily coach or rail services. The travelling distance by car is about 190km, approximately two hours' drive. Coach services depart from the East Perth Bus terminal and rail services depart from Perth City railway station.