Quilt National 2015 Prize Winners

Quilt National 2015 Catalogue

Congratulations to all the artists whose work was juried into Quilt National 2015. It’s so exciting to see the artwork starting to appear online including on the Quilt National 2015 Prize Winners gallery page. The whole collection is documented in Quilt National 2015: The Best of Contemporary Quilts Catalogue available from the Dairy Barn website.  […]

Call for Entries – a matter of time


Calling all textile artists! – explore the fourth dimension in cloth and submit your work for my next travelling textile art exhibition. Closing date:  15 January 2016.  International entries welcome.  Please help spread the word. All the details at a matter of time and there’s a matter of time Facebook page too!

Swanning Around?


Not exactly. Watch this space. A photo posted by Brenda Gael Smith (@brendagaelsmith) on May 6, 2015 at 2:25am PDT

Struck by Lightning


Since I wrote about Changing Sentinels in February 2015, the condition of a local landmark has deteriorated even further.  This majestic norfolk pine was struck by lightning and is now 90% dead. This week brought official confirmation that council has approved removal and stump grinding:As I look down from my studio, I am mourning already:

Technology Talk: 30 May 2015, Sydney


Sometimes artists and technology seem like oil and water – they just don’t mix – but it doesn’t need to be that way!  In my upcoming presentation to the Embroiderers’ Guild NSW Inc., I review useful tools, skills and resources to complement your creative practice. From digital photography to setting up an online presence; time management to […]

Keep It Simple


After the complexity of making High Country Lupins #3, I have felt an urge to simplify my work.  Recently, I have been exploring pared back lines, fields of colour and the design principle of economy.  And guess what I am discovering anew?  Elegant simplicity is hard.  Really hard.  From a visual perspective, every line and […]

Living Colour! Curator Floor Talks


Gosford Regional Gallery is fully open following the recent storm. Gallery hours are 10am-4pm  daily and admission is free.  I will be there today at 2pm for a Living Colour!  curator floor talk and again on Saturday, 16 May 2015.  Join me if you can!

Lovelines Consolation


My creative productivity has suffered some setbacks this year. (I wrote about Staying True but I am still too traumatised to report on how I inadvertently bleached my red and white quilt show entry which is now red, white and orange.) Anyway, before I embark upon some bigger projects again, I am finding some consolation […]



This time last week, the Laundry King and I were bunkering down during the superstorm.  Our home faces south and was exposed to the full force of gales and the driving rain.  The pole house shook violently (bringing dreams of sailing on the high seas in an 18th century barque); large pane windows creaked ominously; […]

Is Your Website Mobile Friendly?


Do you have a tablet, smartphone or other mobile device with internet access?  A lot of people do.  Global web traffic from mobile devices is on the rise and, in the United States, the majority of digital media consumption now takes place in mobile apps (see Comscore report). Google highlighted how Mobile-friendly sites turn visitors […]