National Quilt Symposium 2017 Judging

This year one of my exciting assignments was to work with Philip Trusttum and Marianne Hargreaves in jurying and judging entries for the National Quilt Symposium 2017 in Christchurch. Our report can be found in the excellent exhibition catalogue published by Symposium that includes photos of all of the selected quilts. For the record, a… 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 →

Discount Tickets for Festival of Quilts (UK) 2017

Join me at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham from 10-13 August 2017.  Most of the time you will find me in the gallery with a matter of time and I would love to catch up with you there. I will also be giving the following presentations: Driven to Abstraction: Friday 12.30 (45 minutes lecture)… Read More →

Join me at Festival of Quilts (UK): 10-13 August 2017

I look forward to meeting up with European textile enthusiasts at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham from 10-13 August 2017.  Most of the time, you will find me in the gallery with a matter of time. I will also be giving the following presentations: Driven to Abstraction: Friday 12.30 (45 minutes Lecture) Brenda creates… Read More →

a matter of time at Gosford Regional Gallery

My current curatorial project, a matter of time, is on exhibition at Gosford Regional Gallery until 22 March 2017.  I invite you to join me for a curator floor talk and morning tea at 10.30am on Friday 10 March 2017.  Please RSVP to the gallery at (02) 43​04 7550.  All welcome!

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 →

Tutorial: How to Attach Textile Art to a Stretched Canvas

This tutorial show one method for attaching your textile art to a stretched canvas in a way that allows for the work to be easily removed later if desired. Experiment and see what works for you.  There are many options available. Background For a while now I have been wanting to try mounting my small… Read More →

Serendipity Studio Newsletter: 7 Steps for a Creative 2017

Take a look at  the latest issue of the Serendipity Studio Newsletter where I share 7 steps for a creative 2017 and other news and happenings. 1 January is just two weeks away. It’s a great time to review your accomplishments in 2016 (small and large) and to set intention for the new year ahead…. Read More →

Invitation to a matter of time in Adelaide

Come along to the Craft & Quilt Fair  in Adelaide: 3-6 November 2016 and explore the fourth dimension in cloth in the exhibition a matter of time. I will be presenting a curator floor talk with local artists Suzanne Gummow, Julie Haddrick and Alvena Hall at 12.30pm on Thursday, 3 November only. All welcome! I… Read More →

Selection for Australia Wide Five

As a curator, I understand the challenges in planning and administering an exhibition especially a touring exhibition covering multiple venues.  That’s why I value the exhibition opportunities offered by Ozquilt Network Inc, Australia’s organisation for art quilters. Neptune’s Necklace #2 (40x40cm) is back from its 10-stop tour with Australia Wide Four and last week I… Read More →