Machines and Makers Open Day
Jul
17
10:00 am10:00

Machines and Makers Open Day

  • Mundaring Hall

A feast of free events to wet the appetite of sewers and sewing machine enthusiasts with Collectors Gordon Freegard and Charles Lithgow showing samples from their respective collections and being on hand to discuss machines with other enthusiasts.

Visitors will be able to learn to cut a pattern; use a dressmakers mannequin; share sewing stories; bring in old clothes, textiles, sewing tools for expert advice in the Old Stuff Road Show; browse through vintage and collectable stalls; try a treadle machine; and sort their cuffs from their collars in an ironing competition that is sure to get you all steamed up!

FREE | Suitable for all ages

Also happening on the day ....

  • 'Machines & Makers' and 'A Needle Pulling Thread' art exhibitions at Mundaring Arts Centre 10am - 4pm
  • 'Scrapula' drop-in workshop with Marie Jacquier at Mundaring Arts Centre 10am - 2pm
    Using small scraps of fabric stitched on the hand crank machine and embellished with hand stitching create little decorations or brooches.
  • 'A Stitch in Time' exhibition at Mundaring District Museum 10am - 2.30pm
  • Book sale and 'Capturing Stories Clothes Line' display by Mundaring Library 10am - 1pm
MACHINES & MAKERS EXHIBITION TALK WITH SUSIE VICKERY at MAC
Jul
9
1:00 pm13:00

MACHINES & MAKERS EXHIBITION TALK WITH SUSIE VICKERY at MAC

  • Mundaring Arts Centre

Starting with her mother’s Singer treadle in the South-West, Susie has worked on sewing machines all over the world: in the UK, US, Germany, Holland, Nepal, Tibet, China, India, Turkey, and Mexico.

Some of her work has been in making costumes for theatre, but for the last eighteen years she has been working as a craft consultant with income-generation projects, using local materials and artistic traditions to create saleable products. She has also been the artistic mentor on several art and handicraft projects in India and Mexico. As well as machining, she makes hand-embroidered panels and animations that examine the history and current practice of tailoring, globalisation through outsourcing, and sweatshops.

FREE | Bookings Essential

A Needle Pulling Thread Exhibition at MAC
Jul
8
Aug 14

A Needle Pulling Thread Exhibition at MAC

  • Mundaring Arts Centre - Gallery 2

CURATED BY SARAH TOOHEY

A Needle Pulling Thread celebrates the remarkable sewing machine, once a centerpiece in people's homes and an object of awe and respect. It provides an opportunity to share stories about times when 'making-do' and making your own clothing were everyday. In this community display, stitched objects are assembled in a shrine to the sewing machine. The small, personalized needle cases pincushions, birds and dolls from sewing groups, high school students, primary school students and individuals, tell stories of personal connections to the sewing machine and local history through stitch, fabric and embellishment.

OPENING | Fri 8 July, 7 - 8.30pm

VIEWING TIMES | Sat 9 July - Sun 14 Aug 2016
Open Tue - Fri 10am - 5pm, Sat & Sun 11am - 3pm, closed Mondays and Pub Hols

Machines and Makers Exhibition at MAC
Jul
8
Aug 14

Machines and Makers Exhibition at MAC

  • Mundaring Arts Centre - Gallery 1

CURATED BY JUDE VAN DER MERWE

Mundaring celebrates our regions sewing history with leading contemporary artists responding to the political, social and economic impacts of the invention and use of the domestic sewing machine (1850's -1980's).   Featuring works by Paul Caporn, Mikaela Castledine, Geoffrey Drake Brockman, Stuart Elliott, Eva Fernandez, Judith Forrest, Coral Lowry, Angela McHarrie, Tee Ken Ng, Nalda Searles, Linda van der Merwe and Susie Vickery, the exhibition will be opened by fashion designer and artist Megan Salmon on 8 July at 7pm.

OPENING | Fri 8 July, 7 - 8.30pm

VIEWING TIMES | Sat 9 July - Sun 14 Aug 2016
Open Tue - Fri 10am - 5pm, Sat & Sun 11am - 3pm, closed Mondays and Pub Hols

 Dressing Midlanders display at Midland Public Library
Jun
30
Jul 28

Dressing Midlanders display at Midland Public Library

  • Midland Public Library - 2nd Floor

Visit the Midland Library to view an exhibition Dressing Midlanders about the Ezyfit factory which closed in Midland in 1990. The factory employed many locals. There is also a selection of sewing books and local sewing information on display.

Open Mon - Thu 9am - 7pm, Fri 9am - 5.30pm and Sat 9am - 3pm

  Machines and Makers display at Mundaring & Greenmount Libraries
Jun
27
Jul 9

Machines and Makers display at Mundaring & Greenmount Libraries

  • Greenmount Library

Visit the Mundaring and Greenmount Libraries to see some exquisite children's sewing machines in this public display and share reflections on local childhood memories relating to sewing.

 Open Mon - Thu 9am - 7pm, Fri 9am - 5.30pm and Sat 9am - 12pm

Machines & Makers display at St John of God Hospital Midland
Jun
17
Aug 14

Machines & Makers display at St John of God Hospital Midland

  • St John of God Midland

Machines & Makers project partners, St John of God Midland Hospitals, are showcasing a preview installation, featuring a working treadle machine and a series of paintings by Judith Forrest encouraging visitors to head up to MAC 8 July - 14 August to discover more wonderful sewing creations.