Usually meets every 2nd month on the 4th Tuesday

10.00 am in rooms for 10.30 am

Members and guests welcome: Guests email Circle Convener at lyceum.brisbane@bigpond.com Members refer to Convener’s Contact Details on the Circles Calendar or go to Members refer to Members Only Page

Tuesday, 25 February: tba

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Recent Meetings

2019

October: Geoff Thompson: A highly successful and awarded collection imager from the Queensland Museum. Geoff’s skills lie in entomology, scientific illustration, print-making and deep-focus digital photography. This will be a fascinatingly different presentation.

August: Polish Jolanta, a wonderful textile artist/designer with a background in photography and botanical illustrations, will present samples of her varied and interesting work.

July: Queensland State Library – a White Glove display of Artists’ books in the Queensland State Library

April:  Sharyn HallSharyn is well known for her talents in a range of beautiful and interesting crafts. She will share some intricate textiles and hand-made buttons from Morocco, hand-stitched cloths from different areas of India and some of her own hand stitching.

February: Ruby Purple Ruby creates beautiful work in painting and mixed media craft, including wearable art, which also reflects her love of and passion for the environment.

2018

October: Sharyn Hall Mixed Media Crafts/Textiles; Sharyn is well-known for her talents in a range of beautiful and interesting crafts

August: Silver-that precious metal; the chemistry, history and uses of silver.

June: Handmade Cards

April: Scarves

February: Show and Tell – Spoons, Ladles and Servers

2017

October: History and Tradition of Ikebana

August: A visiting speaker – Renata Buziak on the art works she creates from Chemical changes induced in native plant specimens/Emerging artist Karen Benjamin will talk and show the amazing things she makes from items most people discard e.g. plastic.

May: A Show and Tell on Old and Interesting Illustrated Books. Note change of date.

February: Some Buildings and Interiors in the Arts and Crafts Movement

2016

October: Sculpting with Paverpol

August: Wendy Dodd – Problems with conservation of contemporary textiles

June: A Jewellery Show and Tell

February: Shells – their place in human cultures and artistic endeavours

April: Guest Joanne Jayne will talk to us on Preserving and Repurposing of Textile Items

2015

October Fabric and Paper – Visiting speaker Mabina Alaka – talk and demonstration on the making of Japanese Kanzashi fabric flowers

August Try Your hand at Pyrography (formerly called Pokerwork).

June The ‘Bizarre’ Clarice Cliff  a Designer of Consumate Talent

April A Textile Show and Tell (opportunity for members to tell us about an interesting piece or two they have inherited or have acquired while travelling in foreign climes)

February Three Hundred Years of Mourning Jewellery

2014

August Basketry: Visiting speaker Robyn Vanholland  talk and demonstration on her work as a fibre artist

June Visiting speaker Wendy Bailye talk and demonstration on The Art of Felting

April Embroidery in Medieval Europe – Secular

February Embroidery in Medieval Europe – Ecclesiastical Part 1

2013

October Kalagas Embroidered Tapestries – the village women of Burma make their ornate padded embroideries, including the making of the sequins and glass which decorate these dazzling pieces.

August interesting lndian techniques that are specific to Andhra Pradesh, South India

June QUILTS 1700-1945’ Queensland Art Gallery

April Workshop

February Story of Silk

2012

October Talk by a representative of the Embroiderers’ Guild.

August Workshop

June Workshop and Display of Work in the Rooms – members were invited to view