SAQA Events

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From amphibians to apex predators, celebrate wild animals in their natural environments. This exhibition showcases birds, fish, mammals, and reptiles doing what comes naturally. Go WILD! More Details
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A diverse group of artists from 11 countries around the world present their views of the universe in this fascinating collection of contemporary artwork.
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Our known world stretches far beyond what we can see with the unaided eye. Microscopes, magnifying glasses, and virtual imaging techniques reveal a world of great beauty and complexity. That world contains the smallest particles, tiniest organisms, smallest landscape, or...
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How do we balance humanity's needs and desires against preserving our planet for future generations? This question is at the heart of Sustainability, which addresses some of today's most pressing environmental issues, such as the effect of plastic pollution on...
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We're seeking proposals from fiber artists who would like to present at one of SAQA's 2025 Textile Talks. On average, Textile Talks are attended live by 500 people and are viewed on YouTube by 1,700 people.
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In 2021, Greg Climer completed an animation project using quilts for each frame of a short video. We'll delve into the creative process and learn what led to this artwork. Climer will focus on the technical aspects of creating the...
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Ever since our earliest ancestors began applying iron oxide to cave walls and their bodies, the color red has played a major role in art, rituals, and spirituality. The use of red can evoke excitement, danger, anger or love in...
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Gastronomy is the study of the relationship between food and culture, featuring not only the bountiful gifts from nature, but a gift from the human hand. Combining innovative ingredients, colors, textures, and flavors creates dishes pleasing to both the palette and the eye.
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Imagine, if you will, an existence where you pull one string and reality unravels. Travel to a world of unique creations to explore alternate timelines, sentient beasts, bodies merged with technology, and more. More Info
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Fire is the third and final component of our elemental series premiering at the National Quilt Museum. Previous exhibitions included Primal Forces: Earth and Primal Forces: Wind. Fire can both create and consume. From prehistory, humans have harnessed the power...
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Art quilters have taken the traditional form of a quilt and moved it to the wall. Now we ask you to explore pushing the form off the wall into three dimensions. Create art that can stand on its own, hang from the ceiling or has added dimension on the wall. Curated by Andrea Finch
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All life on this planet depends on earth. However, the soil beneath our feet that nurtures us can be a destructive force. Seismic activity and mudslides have shaped the landscape for millions of years, taking a toll on living beings as well.
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SAQA and Timeless Textiles, the only commercial fibre art gallery in Australia, are partnering together to present this unique opportunity for SAQA artists. This exhibition is composed of 2 artworks (each 30cm by 30 cm) by each artist which are...
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The 100 days project, or its shorter versions (20 to 20, 7x7 or Jump into June) is a private Facebook group for SAQA members who want to share their creative projects every day. All Seasons Far and Near – a...
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All living creatures need a safe place to heal, regroup, rest, or retreat. Do you nurture your loved ones in a special place? Do you create a haven for others in need? What is your haven? Artists were asked to...
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Our shared human history includes a violent and shameful component -- that of deliberate attempts to eradicate specific populations due to differences of culture, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender expression and race. Often motivated by those in power, collective trauma...
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All living creatures need a safe place to heal, regroup, rest, or retreat. Do you nurture your loved ones in a special place? Do you create a haven for others in need? What is your haven? Artists were asked to...
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Abstract art uses the pure elements and principles of design to create emotions and thoughts in the viewer. Because it is so free and unbounded from the real world, the diversity of abstract art is truly stunning. In the way...
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Birds are found all around the world. They remind us of ourselves yet are also able to fly up in the heavens. Artists around the globe respond to the birds they admire in myriad ways using a wide variety of...
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Gastronomy is the study of the relationship between food and culture, featuring not only the bountiful gifts from nature, but a gift from the human hand. Combining innovative ingredients, colors, textures, and flavors creates dishes pleasing to both the palette and the eye.