Looking Up!


I’ve been spending a great deal of one-on-one time with my computer lately. As a co-convenor of the Judging Education Pilot Program of The Quilters’ Guild of NSW Inc, I am preparing for our upcoming session on judging and reviewing textile art.   We have a full day in store including: a presentation by Judy Hooworth… Read More →

Art Quilt Australia: Closing Date 7 August 2015


All textile and mixed media artists are invited to submit entries for Art Quilt Australia 2015 presented by Ozquilt Network Inc and the National Wool Museum. Here are some key details: you don’t have to be a current OZQN member (if you reside in NewZealand or  Australia); you can submit up to three entries; there is… Read More →

a matter of time: five month countdown


Entries for a matter of time close on 15 January 2016.  International entries are welcome for this travelling textile art exhibition. Five months to go!

Creating Enduring Community Projects


When I visited Pearl Beach last week, I got to see the Pearl Beach Village Tapestry.  This textile artwork was designed by Pim Sarti, from a concept by Gloria Zucker, and stitched by Elva Furnell, Dorothy Hart, Joan Hart, Beverley Lapacek, Judy Lego, Wanda Riordan, Pim Sarti, Dorothy Symons and Gloria Zucker. It was created… Read More →

Pop Up Exhibition at Pearl Beach


Yesterday, at the invitation of the Pearl Beach Craft Group, I presented a pop up display of Living Colour! at the Pearl Beach Memorial Hall which is about 30 minutes from my home.  The hall is a valuable  facility built in the 1950s complete with a robust hardwood floor; special lighting; a catering kitchen; a… Read More →

Call for Textile Art for Judging Exercise


Textile artists sometimes remark that quilt show judges don’t “get” textile art and that technical, quilt police rules are applied inappropriately. The Quilters’ Guild of NSW is seeking to address such concerns as part of its Judging Education Pilot Program. Australian-based textile artists are invited to submit their artwork for consideration to be used in… Read More →

Living Colour Special at Pearl Beach: 7 July 2015


After an extended outing at the Nautilus Arts Centre in Port Lincoln, South Australia, the Living Colour exhibit is on its way back to me before winging its way to the United States for AQS QuiltWeeks in Grand Rapids, Chattanooga and Des Moines.  In response to popular demand, in the small window between engagements, I… Read More →

Sue de Vanny Artist Website

Sue de Vanny Artist Website

Sue de Vanny is an Australian mixed media artist based in Melbourne, Victoria. It’s been great fun to work with Sue to set up a website to showcase her paintings and textile art and to highlight her upcoming workshops.  Check it out and say hello on her newspage too! The artwork featured below won viewers’… Read More →

Workshop Spotlight: Lines of Beauty


I am pleased to announce a new workshop – Lines of Beauty: Explore the expressive qualities of finely pieced lines. This workshop includes a series of design exercises, covering both improvisational and intentional freeform machine piecing techniques, with a view to completing two or more small (12x12in) compositions and building skills and confidence for larger… Read More →

a matter of time (and money)


Presenting an international touring exhibition involves all kinds of expenses including shipping, printing, packaging, hanging equipment and catering.  Following their fantastic support of Beneath the Southern Sky and Living Colour!,  Brother International Australia have pledged financial sponsorship for my next curatorial project – a matter of time. THANK YOU to Brother International Australia for this… Read More →