Fibre Arts Australia has hosted workshops and Fibre Arts events across Australia and New Zealand for over 25 years. A Fibre Arts event is the perfect place for you to indulge your creative passions, work intensely and revel among the tribe of like-minded people.
Connecting thousands of artists of all skill levels, from around the globe in the setting of five day intensive workshops, we have been committed to providing community, world-class tutors and an experience that will leave you feeling empowered, reinvigorated and excited to come back again soon.
"I have a practice—a deep, real, actual, daily practice—and it’s out of that practice that content, meaning, and questions of real and unreal, et cetera, arise. But it’s only out of a practice. So I do whatever I can to avoid meaning. What I’m trying to get at is the sense that meaning arises because it must, not because I put it there."
- Anish Kapoor
As Glenys Mann comes back into the position of CEO and FOUNDER with Fibre Arts Australia, a position that she has held for more than 30 years, many new horizons are opening.
Working with fibre/textile artists to assist them to move into the next realm.
Mentoring the “Mentors” giving more value to the Textile/Fibre art genre
AND.. to add new excitement into the Fibre Arts events, find inspiration from tutors and students alike.
This is truly a life well lived with textiles!
In 2019, during a visit to India, there became an opportunity to spread Fibre Arts charity work to a community that was desperate for clean drinking water.
Working with Dhanraj Malik in Zainabad and with the Bajanya Community, Fibre Arts supplied a pump that would deliver water from 350 feet underground.
This pump in such a short time has produced enough water to supply, not just this community, but the Girls School and the Eco Lodge that is run by Dhanraj Malik.
Fibre Arts also built toilets at the Girls School and the Boys School, supplied exercise books for the High School and brought and planted more than 200 trees to form a shade/play area at the Girls School.
All these projects are funded by the Fibre Arts community with their donations to the 15x15x$15. 10x10x$10 and the auction.
This way of raising funds happens during each event.