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2017 Presidency

2017 Presidency

It is with great pleasure to announce that our new President Leith Elliott has been voted in at the ArtEdWA AGM on Saturday.
Leith has been with ArtEd for many years now and has taken on the role as Secretary in 2015 and Vice President in 2016. Leith is hard working and very passionate about Art Education in Western Australia and has many innovative ideas for ArtEd members in 2017. Please keep your email address updated on Wild Apricot membership site and look out for Facebook postings of upcoming events this year.

2016 was a year of educational and interesting workshops fully supported and attended by ArtEd members. The goal from 2015 where we created as many opportunities for members to participate in the General meetings followed by informational workshops carried through to 2016. These workshops included Narrative painting with Jill Ansell (15 attendees), how to work with acrylic mediums with Sandie Schroder (13 attendees), Upcycling with Jacq Chorlton (16 attendees), and Textiles with Jen Gaye ( 12 attendees). Socially we enjoyed nibbles and a movie at Windsor Cinemas and wrapped up the year with the Christmas Party.

Thank you to the Committee members for supporting the workshops, meetings and running of ArtEd during 2016; specifically Leith Elliott, Dini Plug, Dionne Garvey, Annette Appleby, Ali Blackwell, Annalise Fosbery and Michelle Horrocks.

Thank you to the outgoing members who have been working tirelessly for ArtEd in a volunteer capacity over the years, Dini Plug and Annalise Fosbery.

Thank you for supporting the ArtEd team and Association these last 3 years whilst I have been Acting President and President. I am now moving on to support my local community on the Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee so am stepping down and look forward to forthcoming art workshops, exhibition, journals and social functions with ArtEd in 2017.

Thanks you for your support

Jo Snashall
ArtEDWA Secretary 2014, President 2015- January 2017

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2017 Annual General Meeting

2017 Annual General Meeting


Saturday February 25 in Art Gallery Theatrette (enter by James St Admin door)

10.30-11 AGM

11-11.20 guest speaker

11.20-11.50 guest speaker Lisa Y

12-1 guided tours (with AGWA Voluntary Gallery Guides)  Plain Speak


Then, anyone who wants to stick around could have lunch in Arthouse Dine (AGWA’s new look fantastic café) and/or check out Year 12 Perspectives

And stay for…

2-3pm floor talk – Carly Lane (AGWA’s Indigenous Art Curator) and Brenda L Croft (artist in Plain Speak and academic, based in Canberra) in Plain Speak exhibition​

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Christmas Social

Christmas Social

Friday 2nd December 2016

Lot Twenty

198-206 William Street

Entry via James Street

5pm onwards

RSVP to,115.859518,18z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x2a32bad14776db3d:0xbe9a54c1d6d19c9d

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Social Networking Evening

Social Networking Evening

Thursday 13th October 2016
Social Networking starting at 5pm
Windsor Cinema
‘The Girl on the Train’ time TBA

Nibbles, Drink and a Movie
ArtEdWA members Price $20- includes drink, nibbles and movie
Non-Members $30 with direct deposit to ArtEdWA
RSVP to with your payment by 10th October (no cash)
Bank of Queensland
BSB 639000
Account 11310553

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Jennifer Gaye Textiles Workshop

Jennifer Gaye Textiles Workshop

Driven by a love affair of textiles, visual arts and design, with a wealth of knowledge, experience, awards and acknowledgements in visual art, textile & mixed media art, and fashion, Jennifer Gaye’s career span’s over 20 years.

After studying fashion/textiles and design, at Perth’s Polytechnic West,  travelling abroad, cementing her qualifications, Jennifer began her career as a designer and pattern maker.  However, her design innovation and desire to create her own garment creations, saw her own young label win the coveted title of  ‘Designer of the Year’, in 2000.

This industry leadership accolade assisted Jennifer in establishing local and off-shore buyers for her unique designs and original creations, of which she created and collaborated for many years.  Jennifer’s evolving art and design maturity saw her move from body to canvas, experimenting with textiles and mixed media with similar successful results.  Her innovative art encouraged commissions, exhibitions, and some artist-in-residencies, to name a few.

5th November 2016

Room A212, Central Institute of Technology (now North Metro TAFE), Northbridge


ArtEd members $20

Non Members $50

RSVP to with your payment date

No cash payments

Direct debit to

Art Education Association of Western Australia

Bank of Queensland
BSB 639000
Account 11310553

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Workshop with Jacq Chorlton

Workshop with Jacq Chorlton

10th September 2016

North Metropolitan TAFE, Northbridge

9:30am start time to approx 12:30

Must be financial for 2016 and RSVP to


Jacq Chorlton will be facilitating an exciting workshop where we will be inspired and create an awesome ‘something’ to take home using recycled materials.

As the workshop is free you will need to bring;

  1. Plastic lids of all colours, washed and with the number 2 in the recycling symbol on the lid.
  2. Long nosed piers
  3. Fishing wire
  4. Jump rings if you are keen on making jewellery
  5. Felt, beads, buttons, ribbon, needles and thread
  6. Drill and drill bits 1 0r 2mm if possible
  7. A lampshade from the op shop if you are keen on a lampshade Tiffany style
  8. Jewellery makings if keen like elastic etc.
  9. Anything that you can think of to create with the plastic discs we will be  making!

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The next ArtEdWA workshop is next Saturday the 18th of June

The next ArtEdWA workshop is next Saturday the 18th of June

The next ArtEdWA workshop is next Saturday the 18th of June at 9:30am at Central Institute of Technology Northbridge. (Now known as NORTH METROPOLITAN TAFE)
Sandie from Art Basics will be facilitating the workshop on Acrylic mediums, Sandie will go through and demonstrate the range that is available (all the new ones included), and let the teachers make up their own mini examples to have for their class rooms.
This gives us an opportunity to trial different mediums, see different outcomes, do image transfers,crackle effect and so on.
Also learn about the correct varnishes for different surfaces.
All participants will “have a go” at trialling acrylic mediums after Sandie’s talk and will be supplied a board to make up their own example board to take with them for their class rooms.
Sandie will be handing out a mediums information book and visual diary inclusive where they will be able to write notes.
PD certificate provided.
Bring your own
  • Paintbrushes
  • Water container
  • Rags
  • Acrylics etc if you are staying to finish a painting during ‘Open Studio’.

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ArtEdWA General Meeting and Jill Ansell Acrylic Landscape/Narrative Workshop

ArtEdWA General Meeting and Jill Ansell Acrylic Landscape/Narrative Workshop

Jill Ansell will be facilitating a landscape narrative workshop for ArtEdWA members on Saturday. The landscape workshop will suit beginners and the inclusion of objects into the landscape will turn the landscape into a backdrop for a narrative. Jill will explain how to bring disparate elements into a composition when you can’t get it all in one source photo. Jill will collate some source material and suggests you bring phones/iPad to find or store some images on. You are welcome to bring any photo or item you think will be useful as a narrative element in your landscape. Jill is suggesting inland/ goldfields themes so we will be using desert colours for the colour palette.

RSVP by Thursday to as there are limited spaces.

Where: Central Institute of Technology, Northbridge

Room number will be advertised in front of building near Pink sea container

When: Saturday 30th April at 9am – approx. 1:30pm

Cost: Nothing for 2016 financial members.

Bring: Please bring own acrylics and small canvas/brushes and any drawing tools you might like to draw with. Also some source photos of landscapes if you like.

BYO drinks and lunch

Email for queries

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ArtEd WA 2015 Retreat

ArtEd WA 2015 Retreat

The annual ArtEd WA Retreat was held in the historic Swanleigh grounds over the 27th and 28th November with 18 eager participants and over 20 hours of workshop sessions.


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Art Ed Annual Christmas Function

Art Ed  Annual Christmas Function

You are all invited to our

Art Ed Annual Christmas Function

Bar 399 

5:30pm onwards

Friday the 13th of November

Please RSVP on 0428787323 or 

so we can cater for everyone

Look forward to seeing you all!

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