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 →

Quilt Symposium 2017 Lecture: The Art of Curating

On my way back home from Festival of Quilts, I stopped in Christchurch, New Zealand for judging for Quilt Symposium 2017. My lips are sealed about the results but I can say that the Symposium exhibition team is busy preparing an exciting collection of competition quilts and special exhibits including a matter of time. Did… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 48

I am back home and catching up on my Weekly Art Project. My textile sketch for Week 48 is inspired by the tranquil zone of Cochrone Lagoon where the grasses go through a periodic cycle of lush green growth. View the Copa Abstractions collection. I look forward to seeing YOUR weekly art project. New participants… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 47

11 September Update: Catching Up: here’s my textile sketch for Week 47 of my weekly art project. Inspired by the coastal banksias outside my studio: Texture created with a large zig zag stitched and Sulky 12 wt matte finish cotton thread: This is a placeholder for Week 47 of my weekly art project. I am… Read More →

Australian Success at World Quilt Competition 2017

32 Australian quilts (a record number!) are on display at the World Quilt Competition 2017 and Australians are well represented in the prize list. The judges commented that this year’s entries were outstanding and the best ever! Congratulations to the following prize winners: Innovative: Second Place: Methylene Blue Mandalas by Katherine Jones, Australia Innovative: Best… Read More →