Objectives of the Association

The Australian Textile Arts & Surface Design Association Inc, known as ATASDA, is a non-profit and volunteer-run organisation. Our objectives are to:

  • promote, foster, develop and advance textile and fibre arts
  • promote interaction and co-operation between textile artists and all artists using dyes, pigments, stitch and/or manipulative techniques for fibre and fabric decoration
  • conduct and promote lectures, discussions, exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops, or any other activity designed to instruct or promote textile art.

Structure

In 2006 ATASDA's Constitution was amended to allow the formation of State-based Branches and of Groups. Two branches have been formed, in Queensland and NSW.  Usually a member of each Branch Committee also serves on the National Committee, promoting communication and close coordination.

National

All ATASDA members are members of the National organisation. There is a National Committee, whose responsibilities include:
  • overall co-ordination, direction and management of ATASDA as an Incorporated Association
  • membership
  • Fibreline - the quarterly magazine
  • social media
  • national exhibitions, challenges and other activities
  • library
  • website
  • groups and activities in states where no branch exists
  • insurance and other business services
 

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State Branches

The purpose of State Branches is to allow local organisation of activities. Each branch has a committee, responsible for:
  • management of branch business
  • quarterly member meetings
  • social meetings and activities
  • workshops and textile tasters
  • branch exhibitions
  • challenges and swaps
  • groups within the state
  • management of library and equipment
Generally branch activities are open to all ATASDA members. Anyone wishing to participate actively in organisational aspects of the branch, such as speaking during a business meeting or taking a volunteer role, must be a current financial member of ATASDA.

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Groups

The purpose of Groups is to enable 5 or more members to meet regularly, apart from organised branch activities, and in different locations.

ATASDA supports Groups in various ways, including insurance, advice, assistance for planning and running group activities and promotions.

Groups are required to report to their Branch or National Committee twice a year, stating their current activities, business transacted and proposed calendar.

Committee

ATASDA National

President Vice President Secretary Treasurer    Public Officer
Jo-Anne Britt Susan Hoy vacant Dinah Beeston    Lynne Britten
 
Committee Members
1. Jane Gee 2. Janice Meadon 3. Kathy Hawkins  4. Marie Cross    

New South Wales Branch

President Vice President Secretary  Treasurer  
 Jane Gee Kathy Hawkins Kathie Sarginson Marie Cross  
 
Committee Members
Coral Parker Anne Schmitz Sarah Lazarus  Gillian Edwards  

 

Queensland Branch

President Vice President Secretary Treasurer
Susan Hoy Sandra Johnston Kathryn Iliff Judith Lawson
 
Committee Members
Tricia Smout Annamarie Vermeer    

Latest News

So you enjoy felting – take it to another level in this workshop…

Just a couple of places left....

Anita Johnson - Found objects revealed: Assemblage & Felt

 

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In The Making Exhibition 
March 2023

This exhibition is open to all Members of ATASDA, anywhere in Australia. 

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It’s winter and most of us are finding it quite a tad colder than the previous year or two. ATASDA NSW committee have decided we would like to offer all our members a small challenge to complete across the cooler months.

To be completed and posted to NSW address by the end of October.

“What is it?” I hear you say….

Image: Marie Cross

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Congratulations to the members for the wonderful box/book!

Exhibition was held at Yeerongpilly early April, hosted by Plant Empire.

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Faces and Flora Suitcase is currently touring around New South Wales, soon to go to other states...

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