Driven to Abstraction

THANK YOU! to everyone who stopped by gallery TG27 on the first day at the Festival of Quilts 2017 to view the exhibtion a matter of time. I am delighted to be able to share the wonderful work in this exhibit and present a floor talk each day at 11am and 2pm. I will be… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 46

This is a placeholder for Week 46 of my weekly art project. I am currently travelling and will catch up with my textile sketches when I get back home. In the meantime, here’s a glimpse of another weekly art project that I serendipitously came across today. Jilly Edwards is a UK artist whose work is… Read More →

Join me at the Festival of Quilts 2017

I am delighted to be able to accompany the a matter of time exhibition on its only European outing at the Festival of Quilts 2017. If you are attending FoQ, please stop by gallery TG27 and say hello. I would love to catch up with you. I am presenting a curator floor talk each day… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 45

If you follow me on Instagram, and I invite you to do just that!, you will often see photos of sunrise or sunset here at Copacabana. Although our home faces south, the horizon and headland is often basked in reflected colour and this was my inspiration for my textile sketch for Week 45 of my… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 44

For Week 44 of my weekly art project, I present a textile sketch of another other-worldly plant – the matchstick bromeliad. I pass a clump of these plants each day at the top of the stairs coming back from my walk and they come into flower over winter. A post shared by Brenda Gael Smith… Read More →

Art Quilt Australia 2017 Selection

I am delighted that one of my artworks has been juried into Art Quilt Australia 2017 presented by Ozquilt Network. The exhibition opens on 7 September as part of the Addressing Art Quilts conference and continues on exhibition until 22 October 2017.  Check out the Ozquilt Network website for more information.

Weekly Art Project: Week 43

Before I present my textile sketch for Week 43 of my weekly art project, I would like to share a short story about gymea lilies. The year was 1989, I had moved from New Zealand to Sydney in January to commence my legal career with an international law firm. I was keen to explore my… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 42

After an intense week of meetings, early (pre-4am) starts and trans-Tasman flights, it was good to meet up with my friend Al on the weekend and take a head-clearing coastal walk. We headed to Bouddi National Park which is located to the south of Copacabana. It was a glorious day and we were on the… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 41

Last week, when I was due to post my textile sketch for Week 41 of my Weekly Art Project, I was in New Zealand for the selection of quilts for National Quilt Symposium 2017. Working with Philip Trusttam and Marianne Hargreaves,  we reviewed digital images for 341 quilts across a range of techniques and styles… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 40

Week 40 means I am into the fourth quarter of my weekly art project.  As I prepare for “landing”, it’s time to review my inspiration listing to make sure that I include all of the imagery that I associate with my surroundings. Pelicans are not full time residents at Copacabana but tend to hang out… Read More →