Newcastle’s Timeless Textiles Gallery will continue a five-year tradition of holding community-based art events to celebrate International Women’s Day.

With more than 1,070 birds created to date, Flying Free will see a huge flock of colourful creations hanging in the Norfolk pine trees outside Timeless Textiles Gallery on 8 March 2016, to celebrate International Women’s Day.   Each bird will be hung with a white ribbon (symbol of the anti-domestic violence campaign) and these beautiful handmade fabric birds can be purchased for a donation of $20, with all money raised donated to local women’s refuges in the Newcastle area – Jenny’s Place (Newcastle), Warlga Ngurra (Wallsend) and Carrie’s Place (Maitland). Flying Free workshops have attracted over 550 people of all ages, “This project works because it creates a sense of community in the right place, with right people and at the right time.”

The birds will fly free at 4pm Tuesday, 8 March 2016 outside Timeless Textiles Gallery.

Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate International Women’s Day at Flying Free, which will be opened by Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon MP and Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes.



March 08, 2016 at 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Timeless Textiles Gallery
90 Hunter St
Newcastle, NSW 2300
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Will you be there?