Art Quilt Australia 2017 Selection

I am delighted that one of my artworks has been juried into Art Quilt Australia 2017 presented by Ozquilt Network. The exhibition opens on 7 September as part of the Addressing Art Quilts conference and continues on exhibition until 22 October 2017.  Check out the Ozquilt Network website for more information.

Weekly Art Project: Week 43

Before I present my textile sketch for Week 43 of my weekly art project, I would like to share a short story about gymea lilies. The year was 1989, I had moved from New Zealand to Sydney in January to commence my legal career with an international law firm. I was keen to explore my… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 42

After an intense week of meetings, early (pre-4am) starts and trans-Tasman flights, it was good to meet up with my friend Al on the weekend and take a head-clearing coastal walk. We headed to Bouddi National Park which is located to the south of Copacabana. It was a glorious day and we were on the… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 41

Last week, when I was due to post my textile sketch for Week 41 of my Weekly Art Project, I was in New Zealand for the selection of quilts for National Quilt Symposium 2017. Working with Philip Trusttam and Marianne Hargreaves,  we reviewed digital images for 341 quilts across a range of techniques and styles… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 40

Week 40 means I am into the fourth quarter of my weekly art project.  As I prepare for “landing”, it’s time to review my inspiration listing to make sure that I include all of the imagery that I associate with my surroundings. Pelicans are not full time residents at Copacabana but tend to hang out… Read More →

World Quilt Competition 2017 Australian Finalists

Congratulations to the 32 Australian finalists in the World Quilt Competition 2017. That’s a record! Accepted entries will premiere at the World Quilt New England (17-19 August) and tour to Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, Pacific International Quilt Festival and World Quilt Florida. Yvonne Chapman Petal Davies Sue de Vanny Jessica Dobson (2) Pat Forster Jan… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 39

Week 39 has been a bit of a blur with preparations for the Sydney Quilt Show 2017 which opens tomorrow Thursday 22 June and continues until Sunday 25 June (see you there Thursday and Sunday!). I knew it would be busy so I managed to make a textile sketch ahead of time inspired by the… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 38

There are more than 170 Banksia species native to Austalia and, for week 38, it’s high time this plant is featured in my weekly art project. Out and about on my daily walk, I found this beauty with russet cones: A post shared by Brenda Gael Smith (@brendagaelsmith) on Jun 9, 2017 at 2:20pm PDT… Read More →

Discount Tickets for Festival of Quilts (UK) 2017

Join me at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham from 10-13 August 2017.  Most of the time you will find me in the gallery with a matter of time and I would love to catch up with you there. I will also be giving the following presentations: Driven to Abstraction: Friday 12.30 (45 minutes lecture)… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 37

It’s been a busy week working on exhibition administration for QuiltNSW and Ozquilt Network so this is what my Week 37 textile sketch looked like earlier today.And here is a work in progress shot later in the morning: This is a fiddly design to piece. Working at the 6x6in scale, I have become fast friends… Read More →