Self Portraits with Anne Kelly

Course Overview

Join international artist, author, and tutor Anne Kelly for a three-day course to make a textile collage based on a self-portrait or portrait with a background of your choice. Working from photographs, Anne will show you how to approach images of people and include background images to give your piece context. Using a range of simple but effective techniques from her books, you will be able to make a layered and colourful piece that can be added to and embellished at home.

Teacher Profile

Anne collects recycled fabric, paper and ephemera using collage, stitch, photographic and print processes to create mixed media textiles, framed and free hanging. Her inspirations are taken from travel and memory and naïve, outsider and folk art. Her heavily embroidered and textural works have been described as ‘small worlds’, with a small scrap or remnant of fabric that can inspire a whole piece. Her first co-written book ‘Connected Cloth’ reflects her project work in the UK and abroad.

Materials List

Estimated material fee ($40) payable to the artist

Workshop Terms

While our fibre art workshops are usually held in the gallery's historically significant workshop space, the workshop venue may change according to the needs and wishes of the artist tutor. Likewise, the times of the workshops may vary depending on the type of workshop and its presentation.

Timeless Textiles Gallery will, at its own discretion, where a participant is unable to attend a fibre art workshop, an exchange or credit note will be made available or a refund of the  deposit or payment in accordance with the following Workshop Refund Policy.

Major commitments must be met, and in fairness to all, the policy concerning the refund is:
Cancellations 3 months prior to workshop date - refund 80% fees paid
Cancellations 2 months prior to workshop date- refund 50% fees paid.
Cancellations 1 month prior to workshop date- no refund.

Book Event

Workshop Ticket $460
Available Tickets: 9
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11 Mar 2023


9:30 am - 4:30 pm




Timeless Textiles Gallery


Timeless Textiles Gallery
90 Hunter Street, Newcastle NSW, Australia