Dare to Differ 2015

Dare to Differ 2015 is an exhibition of 43 contemporary quilts selected by Suzanne Gummow and Julie Haddrick and presented by the Quilters’ Guild of South Australia Inc.  The exhibition opens tonight, 2 October at 6.30pm at Gallery M.  I can’t be there but two of my new works are on display – Landlines: A… Read More →

Last Chance: Final Living Colour! Exhibition in Des Moines

It’s transition time in my curatorial practice as one travelling exhibition winds up and I prepare for the next one. Living Colour! concludes its international tour at AQS Quilt Week Des Moines, Iowa: 30 September-3 October 2015.  Thank you to the American Quilters’ Society for showcasing this exhibition. I would love to include YOUR artwork… Read More →

Gosford Art Prize 2015

The revamped Gosford Art Prize attracted 583 entries this year.  153 works were selected for exhibition and two of them were mine –   Forest and Tundra: Forest © 2013 70x70cm Both of these works have previously toured interstate but this is the first opportunity I have had to view them on exhibition myself. The… Read More →

Stitching Sunday

Intensive, straight-line stitching at sub-quarter inch intervals is time-consuming but I love the resulting texture. If can find the “right” green(s) in my thread collection, I hope to complete this stage on this artwork today.

2015 SAQA Benefit Auction

The 2015 SAQA Benefit Auction opens today 18 September.  This is the signature fundraising event for Studio Art Quilt Associates. Your purchases help increase the recognition for art quilts and the artists who make them while supporting SAQA’s exhibitions, publications, and education outreach. ALL Benefit Auction quilts, including my piece Dyad, will be available for… Read More →

The Art of Curating

The art of curating brings three distinct imperatives: to select; to organise; and to look after the items in a collection or exhibition.  Drawing on my experience with Australia Quilts, Beneath the Southern Sky and Living Colour!, I reflect on the challenges and delights of these imperatives in an extended article in Issue #119 of… Read More →

Selection for Art Quilt Australia 2015

For the last month or more, I have been very (very!) busy behind the scenes with other members of the Ozquilt Network exhibition subcommittee processing the 84 entries received for Art Quilt Australia 2015 and presenting the artwork to the jurors. Selections were made by Dr. Susan Wood (Senior Lecturer in Art History and Visual Culture, School of… Read More →

Cathy Jack Coupland Website

I have long admired the vibrant artwork of thread painter extraordinaire Cathy Jack Coupland and have enjoyed working with her to set up her new website www.cathyjackcoupland.com and Facebook page www.facebook.com/cathyjackcouplandartist Check out her colourful portfolio and see her work up close and personal at the Bernina Australia stand at the Craft & Quilt Fair… Read More →

Labours of Love & Evolution, Change, Challenge

1 September, the first day of spring, with glorious sunshine and sweet perfume in the air.  A perfect day to join my friend Erica for an excursion to Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre to take in the two quilt exhibitions: Labours of Love: Australian Quilts 1845-2015 and Evolution, Change, Challenge: A Contemporary Quilt. No… Read More →

Evolution, Change, Challenge: Wild Lupins #2

Evolution, Change, Challenge – A Contemporary Quilt, an exhibition of contemporary quilts runs from 28 August – 8 September at Hazelhurst Regional Art Gallery.  It includes my artwork: Wild Lupins #2: 100 x 70cm The ancient progenitors of lupins appeared in the Cretaceous period in Laurasia and the species has been evolving ever since. My… Read More →