Weekly Art Project: 22 March

I am currently having a wonderful time teaching at Grampians Texture in Halls Gap, western Victoria. The Grampians National Park is very different from my coastal environment and I have been enjoying the different sights, sounds and smells. The forest fragrance after the rain was divine and, after nearly 30 years of living in Australia,… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 26 Celebration

It’s 26 weeks since I started my self-guided weekly art project. It’s the half way mark and I am still inspired! Today I share my latest textile sketch – Cockatoo Feather.  What designs appeal most to you so far? I would love to know – leave a comment or vote in my mini-poll below. I… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 25

Week 25 of my weekly art project celebrates flannel flowers, an iconic plant native to the Sydney region that blooms abundantly on the Copacabana heathland in the spring. Flannel flowers have a daisy-like form but apparently belong to the same family as carrots, parsnips and celery. On reflection, some of my petals are too plump…. Read More →

a matter of time at Gosford Regional Gallery

My current curatorial project, a matter of time, is on exhibition at Gosford Regional Gallery until 22 March 2017.  I invite you to join me for a curator floor talk and morning tea at 10.30am on Friday 10 March 2017.  Please RSVP to the gallery at (02) 43​04 7550.  All welcome!

Weekly Art Project: Week 24

The crimson rosella is a rare visitor in my neighbourhood and I’ve never been able to photograph it. Nevertheless, the parrot’s colourful hues of intense red, black and blue feature in Week 24 of my weekly art project: View the Copa Abstractions collection from my weekly art project so far. I look forward to seeing… Read More →

Art Quilt Australia 2017: Call for Entries

Ozquilt Network invites artists resident in Australia and New Zealand, along with OZQN members worldwide*,  to enter Art Quilt Australia 2017. The exhibition will be held at the Queen Victoria Art Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania from Friday 7 September to Sunday 22 October 2017 and will be documented in a comprehensive catalogue. Art Quilt Australia 2017… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 23

It’s been a busy week but I am back on track and week 23 of my weekly art project (or week 8 for 2017) again celebrates gum blossoms. Look how glorious these orange blossoms are! A post shared by Brenda Gael Smith (@brendagaelsmith) on Dec 19, 2016 at 4:11pm PST A post shared by Brenda… Read More →

Weekly Art Project Update: 23 February

Dear Weekly Art Project Participants I have been sucked into a black hole with a tech support issue. As a result, I am not ready to post for Week 23 (Week 8 of 2017) of the Weekly Art Project. Hopefully I’ll be back on Friday! In the meantime, here’s a look at my 22 textile… Read More →

Call for Entries: World Quilt Competition 2017

Australian entries for the World Quilt Competition 2017  are now open! Share your artwork on the international stage, and let someone else look after logistics, shipping, customs and insurance!   Entries close on Monday, 15 May 2017. Accepted entries will premiere at the World Quilt New England  (17-19 August 2017) and tour to other Mancuso shows… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 22

Continuing with a botanical theme, week 22 of my weekly art project (or week 7 for 2017) considers gum blossoms and a complementary colour combo of red, green and chartreuse. I hit a snag with the quilting. Don’t you hate it when this happens! The chartreuse centre is inset-pieced.  It’s kind of fiddly at the… Read More →