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 →

Weekly Art Project: Week 18

I am back on land for Week 18 of my weekly art project. In the crossover zone between the edge of the water and the end of the dunes, you can see the tidelines and the patterns formed by accretions of sand and debris. A constant process of renewal and erasure. I am experimenting with… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 17

For Week 17 of my weekly art project, I continue underwater near the rockpool at the northern end of the beach at Copacabana. This time my focus is the lush seagrass.  I really wanted to capture the way it moves with the waves: A video posted by Brenda Gael Smith (@brendagaelsmith) on Jan 10, 2017… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 16

For Week 16 of my weekly art project, I go underwater. On Christmas Day I borrowed the Laundry King’s waterproof camera and took some photos of the kelp encrusted rocks while swimming at the northern end of Copacabana. I am no Jacques Cousteau – between short sightedness, foggy goggles and just trying to stay in… Read More →

Studio Photography

New year, new studio photography trick (or why didn’t I think of this earlier?!) I usually photograph large works on my design wall. Pinning heavy pieces, and keeping them straight, is a challenge/chore and light coloured works don’t show up against the white background. I have never used a hanging rod, because the studio roof… 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 →