Fibre and Textile Workshop Series with Therese Flynn-Clarke

Tuesday 22, January 2019 @ 10:00 AM until Tuesday 26, February 2019 @ 1:00 PM
Fibre and Textile Workshop Series with Therese Flynn-Clarke

Interested in exploring a great range of Visual Art and uncovering your inner creativity? Join artist and educator Therese Flynn-Clarke for this workshop and mentoring series which focuses on fibres, textiles and mixed-media.

Using basketry skills and stitching techniques Flynn-Clarke will explore the stereotypes of what is considered 'women's work' within the art world, and utilise traditional and contemporary materials. Both sexes will be challenged to create art forms that explore art possibilities using traditional skills. 

Artwork created during the six workshops will be showcased and for sale in our ‘Woven and Tied: Women’s Work?’ Exhibition, showing 2 March 2019. Flynn-Clarke will provide additional mentoring and exhibition preparation to workshop participants throughout this six week program.

All materials will be supplied – this workshop is suitable for all levels.


  • 2 x 3 hour basketry workshops in which Flynn-Clarke will teach stitched basketry and random basketry to explore traditional women’s work, stereotypes embedded in materials and how contemporary artists are breaking these stereotypes.
  • 2 x 3 hour stitching workshops in which participants will bring in found objects and unearth how the discipline of stitching can be turned on its head.
  • 2 x 3 hour mentoring and exhibition preparation workshops in which participants will utilise the skills and techniques taught throughout this workshop series to create individual art for ‘Women’s Work?’ Exhibition.  

WHERE: AFTM Gallery & Studio 136 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
Tuesday 22 January 2019 to Tuesday 26 February 2019, from 10AM to 1PM
EXHIBITION: 2 March to 6 April 2019
COST: $10 per workshop OR $60 for entire workshop series

Places are limited so please express your interest to Deborah St.Clair via email: or phone: 07 3151 6655. Artists committing to the entire workshop series will be prioritised.

Inspired AIR has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments.