Karkalla: AQC Challenge 2017

Today the Australasian Quilt Convention 2017 opens in Melbourne and I am delighted that my artwork Karkalla features as a finalist in the AQC Challenge Made in Australia: Flora and Fauna. Karkalla aka pig face (carpobrotus rossii) is a succulent coastal groundcover plant native to Australia. From late spring into summer, it forms a vibrant… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Midpoint Review

It’s Wednesday which is reveal day for my Weekly Art Project.  I have my piece for Week 27 completed and ready to share but will save that for tomorrow. Instead, in this midpoint review I will look at the results of my poll, announce the winner of my celebration giveaway, address some questions that have… 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 →

Weekly Art Project: 22 March

I am currently having a wonderful time teaching at Grampians Texture in Halls Gap, western Victoria. The Grampians National Park is very different from my coastal environment and I have been enjoying the different sights, sounds and smells. The forest fragrance after the rain was divine and, after nearly 30 years of living in Australia,… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 26 Celebration

It’s 26 weeks since I started my self-guided weekly art project. It’s the half way mark and I am still inspired! Today I share my latest textile sketch – Cockatoo Feather.  What designs appeal most to you so far? I would love to know – leave a comment or vote in my mini-poll below. I… 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!

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 →

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 →

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 →

Australia Wide Five Opens Today

Australia Wide Five is a juried, touring exhibition showcasing the artwork of Ozquilt Network members. The exhibition will be launched tonight at the Bunbury Regional Art Galleries  and runs at this venue until Sunday 6 November 2016 before continuing on tour until 2018.  Bunbury Regional Art Galleries is open daily from 10am-4pm and entry is… Read More →