National Quilt Symposium 2017 Judging

This year one of my exciting assignments was to work with Philip Trusttum and Marianne Hargreaves in jurying and judging entries for the National Quilt Symposium 2017 in Christchurch. Our report can be found in the excellent exhibition catalogue published by Symposium that includes photos of all of the selected quilts. For the record, a… Read More →

Gosford Art Prize 2017

As a textile artist, I think it is healthy to venture beyond quilt show and specialist textile venues and to share my work alongside artists in other media. The Gosford Art Prize is a great opportunity to do just that. Each year, Gosford Regional Gallery invites local and national artists across all media to submit… Read More →

Join me in Houston: International Quilt Festival 2017

a matter of time completes its exhibition tour at the International Quilt Festival in Houston 2017 (with thanks to eQuilter) and I am accompanying the exhibit. You can find me at Aisle L on Main Street for gallery talks each day at 11am and 2pm with a special after-class talk at 5.30pm on Saturday 4… Read More →

New Zealand Quilt Show Podcast Interview

Blink and a month has passed. I know exactly where it has gone: family time;Symposium teaching/judging/exhibiting; recovering from a wretched cold; a weekend in bed after pulling a back muscle when coughing; gearing up for Houston; and overseas visitors. Mostly I am concentrating on preparing for my upcoming solo exhibition Natural Abstractions (13 January-14 February… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 52

Signs of spring. Pigface and gazanias are coming into bloom again on the Copacabana foreshore. It’s week 52 of my Weekly Art Project. A full year. A full cycle. I will update the Copa Abstractions gallery shortly and write more next week. In the meantime, I acknowledge the creative companionship of the following artists who… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 51

It’s week 51 of my Weekly Art Project. As I walk around my neighbourhood, I admire the strappy form of the cordylines, translucent in the morning sun: Time to simplify:   Then translate into fabric: And here is my catch up textile sketch for Week 47 Coastal Banksia: View the Copa Abstractions collection so far…. Read More →

Art Quilt Australia 2017: Flourish!

ART QUILT AUSTRALIA 2017 opens tonight at the Queen Victoria Art Gallery (Royal Park), Launceston, Tasmania and continues on exhibition to Sunday 22 October 2017. This is an open, juried exhibition presented by Ozquilt Network and I am delighted that Flourish! (90x90cm) is one of 49 works on display. Flourish! (90x90cm) Orange gum blossoms exude… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 50

Week 50 of the Weekly Art Project is loosely inspired by the rock pools at Copacabana: And, in case you missed it, here is my catch up textile sketch for week 46 Brush Turkey: Just two weeks until I complete a full year of weekly art projects. My main sewing machine is away being serviced… Read More →

Dare to Differ 2017

Two of my works feature in Dare to Differ 2017, a biennial exhibition presented by the Quilters’ Guild of South Australia at Gallery M – Marion Cultural Centre, Adelaide, South Australia from 1-25 September 2017.  The first day of spring is a fitting debut for Blue Delphiniums, a monochromatic study building on motifs developed in my… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 49

Week 49 of the Weekly Art Project  takes me back to the lagoon at the Copacabana. Cochrone Lagoon is an intermittently closed and open lagoon (ICOLL). When the berm is opened up, the water level drops dramatically revealing the tangled roots of the trees around the perimeter of the lagoon. Simplifying the root system to… Read More →