NSW Branch meetings provide the opportunity to hear guest speakers, be informed about events in the textile and surface design world, catch up with what is happening within the branch, share work samples and engage in general discussion with like-minded artists.

Branch Meetings are held 4 times a year.

During Branch Meetings, members can:

  • borrow from the extensive library
  • register for or discuss workshops
  • shop at Traders' Tables. Members can apply for a Trader's Table, to sell their goods and retain their own profits, each Trader makes a donation to ATASDA's lucky door prize
  • see, hear or take part in Show and Tell
  • become aware of how ATASDA functions and engage with decision-making in their Branch. Input from all members is welcome
  • expand their knowledge in a range of areas with the input of quarterly guest speakers on topics related to art practice.

Branch Meetings are held at Epping Creative Centre 26 Stanley Rd, Epping, NSW.

Why not come to the next meeting? Visitors welcome!

It is appreciated but not essential to register to attend.

NSW ATASDA’s current policy is that evidence of Covid double vaccination is required in order to attend any NSW face-to-face ATASDA activity.

NSW Meeting


NSW Quarterly Meeting & Christmas Party

Sat 4th Dec 2021 10:00 am -4:00 pm
NSW Quarterly Meeting & Christmas Party

Come to the quarterly meeting and Christmas Party and feed your textile enthusiasm. 

Guest speaker Kathleen Berney will talk about her journey with textiles... from when she was given a tjanting as a young teenager... to a phone call from Inga Hunter in her 20's which led to the formation of the Batik Association ( now ATASDA)... and all that has gone on with textiles and clothing and her fashion label through the years. She will bring samples of garments from different stages of her texile and clothing career.

There will be Christmas celebration, games, a new challenge to start on, plus show & tell, library, traders tables, morning tea and good cheer. We ask each person to bring their own lunch and a cup for drinks. Our room capacity is well over 50 now, so we are pleased to be able to hold this year's Christmas function.

Luminaries will be on display. Please bring your finished luminary!

Evidence of double vaccination is required. You may send your proof of vaccination to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or bring it to the meeting.

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