Remembering Fromelles – 100 years

On 19 July 1916, the  Battle of Fromelles opened on the Western Front.  Within 14 hours, 5500 Australian casualties, 1900 dead.   Lest we forget. The discovery, recovery and identification of the fallen soldiers was the inspiration for my Twelve by Twelve identity-themed work – Lost & Found at Fromelles.

Karen Kay Buckley Australia Website

Here is the new website for Karen Kay Buckley Australia, distributor of Karen Kay Buckley products in Australia and New Zealand. Wendy was looking for a new portal for her wholesale customers and a fresh new design showcasing the range of Karen Kay Buckley products including Perfect Scissors, Perfect Circles and Perfect Adjustable Rulers. To… Read More →

Serendipity Workshops at Grampian Textures 2017

Textile retreats are a fantastic way to make new friends and develop new skills and I am excited to be part of the tutor team for Grampian Textures 2017 at Halls Gap in the Grampians National Park, Western Victoria from 18-23 March 2017. (I’ve never been to this part of the country but I hear… Read More →

Out and About: Mount Penang Gardens

Combine a glorious day with family visiting from overseas and it was time to go exploring. After discharging our civic duty and voting in the federal election (complete with sausage sizzle), we headed to the newly opened Gosford Classic Car Museum and then onto Mount Penang Gardens. The gardens are set in 8 hectares and are divided into… Read More →

A matter of time at Queanbeyan until 16 July

a matter of time has its first gallery outing at The Q Exhibition Space, Queanbeyan, NSW, Australia: 28 June-16 July 2016 (closed Sundays). The laundry King and I are heading down the Hume Highway today to attend the exhibition opening from 5.30pm.  This will be the only time I present my curator floor talk at… Read More →

Meet the Teacher at the Sydney Quilt Show

Sunday 26 June is the last day of the Sydney Quilt Show and I am pleased to be part of the “Meet the Teacher” program in the QuiltNSW exhibition area:  10am-12 noon: Lynn Hewitt (Finishing Your Quilt) and Shirley Gibson (Hand Quilting); and 2-4pm: Jan Foster (Machine Quilting) and Brenda Gael Smith (Creating with Felt). Catching… Read More →

Sydney Quilt Show 2016

While others may celebrate the winter solstice, my mid-year rituals and celebrations centre around the Sydney Quilt Show, a members’ exhibition presented by QuiltNSW.  The show opens today at Glebe Island and I will be there.  Please say hello if you see me! Four of my works will be on display. Flying Colours: Blue Mallee… Read More →

Secret Women’s Business: The Back Story

This Queens Birthday Weekend (10-13 June 2016) the finalists in the Tasmanian Art Quilt Prize 2015 -History, Her Story are on exhibition at Gallery Parnella (10am-4pm), St Helens, Tasmania in conjunction with the Bay of Fires Art Festival.  My contribution, Secret Women’s Business: Every Woman Bleeds, is part of the exhibition.  Here is an installation… Read More →

Petite Miniature Textiles 2016

Petite Miniature Textiles, a biennial exhibition presented by Wangaratta Art Gallery, opens today 4 June 2016 and runs through to 17 July 2016. The exhibition features more than 130 contemporary textiles from artists from across Australia including my artworks Dyad#2 and High Country Lupins #3: Each work in the exhibition is no larger than 30x30x30cm… Read More →

Pohutukawa Gifts

A strong Kiwiana theme emerged in my recent birthday gifts. Here’s a pohutukawa grouping: a felt needlecase kit from The Embroiderer; a sconce-like wall design comprised of six pieces that challenged my spatial perception skills as I put it together; and a beautiful titanium pohutukawa leaf pendant that fits reassuringly in my hand and is… Read More →