Monday, March 12, 2018

Out of the Wood - Community Art Project

It was  very exciting  to celebrate  International Women's Day 2018 with the launch Timeless Textiles’ new community art project, “Out of the Wood” for International Women’s Day 2019. Here is the launch live... 

“Out of the Wood” is a creative mixed media community project using recycled timber, textiles and fibres to create small works of art, to raise funds for a community organizations supporting the homeless. Building on the success of previous art and fundraising projects like  “Letting Go “ and ‘Flying Free” , participants are invited to come together at Timeless Textiles ( 90 hUnter Strret, Newcastle NSW , Australia )  on Wednesdays, 10.30am - 12.30pm to work collaboratively, share ideas, learn new  textile art techniques and be inspired and inspire others. 

The Wednesday workshops are free and lots of fun and the basic materials are provided.  Special thanks to Round 2Timbers Pty Ltd for the donation of the timber for this project 

The major recipient of “Out of the Wood” will be a privately funded program called Our Backyard”   a “car to home” project supporting the homeless by providing a private and safe space for people living in their cars  in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie areas. Our Backyard offers access to bathroom and kitchen facilities in the aim of making life a little easier. Support workers also assist to connect with other providers to access programs   and services which may be needed.

We are now welcoming participants from the local area and afar (Australia and overseas) to express interest in supporting this project. This a great opportunity to create art in a community for the community.  The Wednesday meetings and workshops will begin on 11 April 2018 and continue throughout the year. If you are unable to come to Timeless Textiles in person, send us  a message via the comments with an email address for verification and we will send out a piece of timber and a sample kit to help you get started. All participants and followers are encouraged to keep in contact with us and receive project updates via the “Out of the Wood” Facebook Page.  Like the page and you will get interesting updates... 

Hope you are as excited as we are about “Out of the Wood” and we are looking forward to hearing from you and seeing you at Timeless Textiles on Wednesdays, from 11 April 2018

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