Weekly Art Project: Week 6

I am already up to Week 6 of my Weekly Art Project.  This week brought a couple of false starts as I got bogged down in some complex piecing while translating some design ideas.  Way too fiddly at a 6×6 scale! To get myself back on track, I went for a walk to clear my… Read More →

Invitation to a matter of time in Adelaide

Come along to the Craft & Quilt Fair  in Adelaide: 3-6 November 2016 and explore the fourth dimension in cloth in the exhibition a matter of time. I will be presenting a curator floor talk with local artists Suzanne Gummow, Julie Haddrick and Alvena Hall at 12.30pm on Thursday, 3 November only. All welcome! I… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 5

Iconic gum nuts are the inspiration for week 5 of my abstract art project. Here’s a bunch that I found on my morning walk: I found it challenging to reduce the curvaceous form of the nut to its essential elements and to come up with a composition to fit the 6x6in dimensions without getting too… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 4

At the northern headland of Copacabana, there are rock platforms with wonderful formations and rockpools. The neptune’s necklace seaweed comes in a rich variety of colour and textures and provided inspiration for my abstract art project for Week 4 – Seawood: I look forward to seeing YOUR weekly art project. New participants are welcome at… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 3

Labour Weekend marks the beginning of the surf patrol and time to get back into the water. The fish came out to greet me for my first swim of the season and provided inspiration for my abstract art project for Week 3 – Shoal: Welcome to Candy and Sandra who have joined me in the… Read More →

Long Weekend at Copacabana

The long weekend drew families to Copacabana.  The weather and tides were ideal for clambering around the rocks: The rock formations in the sandstoneBack on the dunes and there is a carpet of pigface and gazania flowers tilted towards the sun: A photo posted by Brenda Gael Smith (@brendagaelsmith) on Sep 22, 2016 at 1:14pm… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 2

September is prime season for bottle brush here at Copacabana.  The uplifting sight of red  blooms against a clear blue sky provided inspiration for Week 2 of my self-guided weekly art project. Welcome to Sally Westcott, Kim Boland and Cathy Jack Coupland have joined me in this creative exercise. New participants may join in at… Read More →

Australia Wide Five Opens Today

Australia Wide Five is a juried, touring exhibition showcasing the artwork of Ozquilt Network members. The exhibition will be launched tonight at the Bunbury Regional Art Galleries  and runs at this venue until Sunday 6 November 2016 before continuing on tour until 2018.  Bunbury Regional Art Galleries is open daily from 10am-4pm and entry is… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Join Me!

Thank you to everyone who has been so encouraging about my new weekly art project.  I am really excited about it.  If you would like to join me in this creative endeavour, here’s the framework: Make a pledge to participate – you can do this privately but there is power in a public declaration. Define… Read More →

A new project: Serendipity at Copacabana

As the focus of my studio practice has moved to larger works, I have found myself missing the playfulness, exploration and productivity of regularly creating smaller works such as the Twelve by Twelve international art quilt challenge. I’ve also missed having stuff to share on this blog. (Marathon stitching sessions don’t lend themselves to sharing… Read More →