What is it?
From time to time, ATASDA National Committee sends out an exhibition of small surface design works in a suitcase. The suitcase travels by post from one venue to another, anywhere in Australia. Groups, schools and galleries book the suitcase for an agreed  time. The only cost is the postage to the next venue.

ATASDA members make small-scale, original artworks on a common theme and a techniques board reflecting one aspect of their work, to travel in the suitcase. Often, there is also a collaborative work of some kind. The exhibition becomes a learning tool about many different techniques in textiles.

How it began
The Batik Association of Australia sent the first travelling suitcase exhibition Batik in a Suitcase around Australia in 1982. The Batik Association of Australia later became ATASDA. Since then, there have been five more suitcase exhibitions. The latest exhibition Faces and Flora should begin travelling in late 2020. The original schedule was rearranged due to COVID-19.

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