F Project Events and Opportunities

A parade and a fundraiser: Remodelling Fletcher’s Fashions 

Callout for Creatives – Get Your Hands on Fletcher Jones Fabric!

At 9am on December 3rd, a parade will gather at the original Fletcher Jones shop – The ‘Man Shop’ on Liebig Street (now Kodak) and wind its way to the Fletcher Jones Factory gardens. Its arrival will herald the start of The F Project’s Fletcher Jones Garden Party Christmas Market.

This is a chance for you to be part of it!

Do you have Fletcher Jones clothes you’d like to wear?
Would you like to participate in the third fabric-related fundraiser at The F Project?

Partial Fletcher Jones garments and pieces of material are available at The Artery. Already handy sewists in our local community have revamped some pieces into new garments, fresh for the parade, ready to be modelled and put up for sale during the market.

There are still partial garments available! The fee to acquire garments/fabric from the artery is $10. Entrants are encouraged to come to the artery as soon as possible to get the best picks of the FJ items!

This concept was born from a unique service the Fletcher Jones Factory used to provide: you could return your FJ clothes to be mended for the life of the garment.

The third F Project Fletcher Jones Garden Party Christmas Market will take place from 10am – 3pm and will yet again be a popular event of art (both at market stalls and inside the factory at Outlaw Gallery), Christmas shopping, food, drinks, music and fun all in the spirit of the original Fletcher Jones Christmas parties.

Come and select your partial clothing item from the artery during open hours: Wednesday to Sunday 10am-4pm. There are lots of trousers.

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Draw Club - monthly lifedrawing

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Water and Place Photographic Competition and Exhibition

In conjunction with the Culture, Creativity and Place II Conference and Land and Water Celebration at Deakin University, there will be a photographic competition and exhibition on the theme of Water and Place. Cash prizes ($250 for open category and $250 for under 18) are provided by Wannon Water. Entries are due by 4pm, 4th September, 2016. See submission guidelines on the entry form below, and be sure to label your files with your name, title of your photo, and where it was taken. Entry fee is $10 per photo to cover printing costs, with any remaining money to go to a people’s choice award. Payment can be made at the artery. See below for entry form or click here to download as a pdf.

Photographic Competition Info Photographic Competition entry form

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Water Photography Walks

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Open Studios JPG 2016

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Christmas Market at Fletcher Jones Gardens – callout for market stalls, performers and food vendors

Fletcher Jones Garden Party

Organisation has started for the Christmas Market in the Fletcher Jones Gardens – it will be on Sunday December 6 from 10-3. We’re discussing details, but are inviting potential performance artists, market stall holders and food vendors to show interest in being a part of the market. Stall fees will again be $50 for food and drink vendors, $30 for artists markets, and we paid $50 per hour per music performance artist or $100 for 30 minutes for the choral groups.
So, would you like to perform/vend this year? Let us know.
Also let us know if you have any ideas for the event this year.

Christmas Garden Party Artists’ Market application form for 2015

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F Project Members Small Works  Christmas Exhibition:
Successful exhibition returns! Get involved – enter your small works for show in The Artery Gallery…
Call out for Members to create a small work in any medium

To mark the end of another amazing year we have decided to invite our members to take part in a special small works show leading up to Christmas. We ask for small (such as the impressionists cigar box lid 9×5 inch paintings), 2D or3D, but no hard and fast sized dimensions….but small please.

This will allow space for all, and time to create your small treasures.

[ download information sheet ] – [ download entry form ]

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Sculpture in a Succulent Sensory Setting

An opportunity for F Project members to create a masterpiece to display and/or sell. Make a sculpture yourself or get together with friends to construct a piece.  Free standing or hanging, from any materials. Sunday November 15.

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Expression Of Interest – Christmas Decorations

What do you think of Warrnambool’s street Christmas Decorations?
Do you have a vision of what you’d like it to look like?
Would you like to lay your hands on the decorations? And make your own?


The F Project, in partnership with Warrnambool City Council and Warrnambool Art Gallery, are calling for expressions of interest from artists, community groups, or artists and community groups, who might be interested in curating a Christmas decoration…
(download an Expression Of Interest form)

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New F Project iniative offers artists the chance to make murals
(article in The Standard – here) – (download application form)


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Women and Place

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The Silver Ball Screening Project

The Silver Ball Screening Project was a series of workshops on animation, narrative, film art and documentary with an end goal being participants would submit a finished (not too long!) product for viewing as part of The Hidden Histories Laneway Festival, with another viewing to take place with judging and prizes to be awarded.
The laneway viewings took place on a coldish night in May, with the smell of popcorn, weird fairy floss flavours and dozens of Charlie Chaplins permeating through Warrnambool’s alleyways. It was a great night.

Sam and Kate Artz – Legobool – which captured people’s imaginations was awarded overall winner.

and read external articles on the event at Bluestone Magazine and The Standard

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 Hidden Histories Laneway Festival

A big THANKYOU to all the laneway artists, volunteers, sponsors, attendees and other contributors who made the Hidden Histories Laneway Festival the success it was… couldn’t have done it without you!
Over the duration of the festival from January to June 2014, people came out in force and gained a new appreciation of some of our alleyways, and how much public art contributes to the culture, excitement and general fibre of a city. Public acclaim may make the festival an annual event in the future…

The Hidden Histories Laneway Festival was a collaboration between The F Project, Warrnambool City Council, Warrnambool Art Gallery and RMIT

links to articles here, here, and here