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 →

a matter of time at Gosford Regional Gallery

As a curator, one of my goals is to promote textile art in gallery settings to reach a broader audience so I am delighted that a matter of time tours next to Gosford Regional Gallery, Gosford, New South Wales, Australia 18 February – 22 March 2017. The official opening is at 6.30pm on Friday, 17… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 21

Week 21 of my weekly art project (or week 6 for 2017) explores the spiky, curvilinear form of  the grevillea: For the stitching, I used zig zag to echo the texture of the central mass: View the Copa Abstractions collection from my weekly art project so far. I look forward to seeing YOUR weekly art… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 20

Playing catch up after a big week of exhibition administration for the Sydney Quilt Show, Art Quilt Australia 2017 and a matter of time… Here’s my artwork for week 20 of my weekly art project (or week 5 for 2017). From time to time, dolphins come into the bay and cruise the waves. I love… Read More →

Call for Entries: Sydney Quilt Show 

It’s Wednesday, posting day for my weekly art project, but that will be delayed. This week I have been concentrating on another project – the launch of the call for entries for the Sydney Quilt Show 2017. Entries close on 13 March and QuiltNSW urges members to use the Online Entry Form. Last year I was… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 19

For Week 19 of my weekly art project, I celebrate the coastal phenomenon of the cool change – aka the Southerly Buster. Recently we have experienced temperatures consistently in the 30s with little overnight relief and wimpy ocean breezes.  The kind of conditions where the beach holds little appeal and instead you lie starfish-like in… Read More →