Artist: Lorraine Wingfield

Design: Sue Raccanello

Artist: Leonie Brennan

The FDAA in the Present

Today’s FDAA has a good foundation set in place by a group of dedicated people that had a vision back in the late 1980s.

In 2009, our ongoing relationship with major event organiser, Expertise Events, led to the Association becoming involved in high profile events such as Craftfest/CraftExpo and the ‘Paint By Numbers’ fundraising activity for the Humour Foundation. FDAA members were able to work with the general public to paint canvases and raise money for this worthwhile charity. Further, we were involved in travelling to other states and working with other painting associations to develop close relationships with like minded artists.

The FDAA yearly Sale & Exhibition at the Craft & Quilt Fair, Darling Harbour continues thanks to the support of Expertise Events and FDAA members.

Numerous opportunities exist for member education and teaching through the FDAA’s continuing organisation of conventions, meetings and painting days/weekends.

Our Teacher Accreditation Program is available for members wishing to have their teaching expertise recognised.

The FDAA’s relationship with Chroma Australia and Derivan Pty Ltd continues today. Such initiatives as ‘Support Teacher’ roles and the provision of resources for sales, exhibitions and demonstrations has enabled the Association to fulfil its role of promoting Folk & Decorative Art at various venues across Australia.

Importantly, the FDAA is evolving to support the changing trends in Folk & Decorative art. There is recognition that art is a dynamic process and whilst traditional styles may not be as popular today, they still can be adapted and evolved to meet new trends. However, the FDAA still recognises the vital need to support and promote the early styles of Traditional Folk Art that captured the hearts and minds of those early founders of the Association.

As in the past, at the basis of all activities of today’s FDAA is the desire to promote folk & decorative art throughout Australia. To this end the FDAA promotes education, provides opportunities for exhibition and sales, formally recognises the talent of its members through competition and awards, and provides opportunities for members to socialise and network. All artists regardless of style or experience are welcome to join this active and dynamic group.

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