Weekly Art Project: Week 49

Week 49 of the Weekly Art Project  takes me back to the lagoon at the Copacabana. Cochrone Lagoon is an intermittently closed and open lagoon (ICOLL). When the berm is opened up, the water level drops dramatically revealing the tangled roots of the trees around the perimeter of the lagoon. Simplifying the root system to… 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 →

Weekly Art Project: Week 48

I am back home and catching up on my Weekly Art Project. My textile sketch for Week 48 is inspired by the tranquil zone of Cochrone Lagoon where the grasses go through a periodic cycle of lush green growth. View the Copa Abstractions collection. I look forward to seeing YOUR weekly art project. New participants… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 47

11 September Update: Catching Up: here’s my textile sketch for Week 47 of my weekly art project. Inspired by the coastal banksias outside my studio: Texture created with a large zig zag stitched and Sulky 12 wt matte finish cotton thread: This is a placeholder for Week 47 of my weekly art project. I am… Read More →

Australian Success at World Quilt Competition 2017

32 Australian quilts (a record number!) are on display at the World Quilt Competition 2017 and Australians are well represented in the prize list. The judges commented that this year’s entries were outstanding and the best ever! Congratulations to the following prize winners: Innovative: Second Place: Methylene Blue Mandalas by Katherine Jones, Australia Innovative: Best… Read More →

Driven to Abstraction

THANK YOU! to everyone who stopped by gallery TG27 on the first day at the Festival of Quilts 2017 to view the exhibtion a matter of time. I am delighted to be able to share the wonderful work in this exhibit and present a floor talk each day at 11am and 2pm. I will be… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 46

4 September Update: Here is my textile sketch for Week 46 – Brush Turkey This is a placeholder for Week 46 of my weekly art project. I am currently travelling and will catch up with my textile sketches when I get back home. In the meantime, here’s a glimpse of another weekly art project that… Read More →

Join me at the Festival of Quilts 2017

I am delighted to be able to accompany the a matter of time exhibition on its only European outing at the Festival of Quilts 2017. If you are attending FoQ, please stop by gallery TG27 and say hello. I would love to catch up with you. I am presenting a curator floor talk each day… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 45

If you follow me on Instagram, and I invite you to do just that!, you will often see photos of sunrise or sunset here at Copacabana. Although our home faces south, the horizon and headland is often basked in reflected colour and this was my inspiration for my textile sketch for Week 45 of my… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 44

For Week 44 of my weekly art project, I present a textile sketch of another other-worldly plant – the matchstick bromeliad. I pass a clump of these plants each day at the top of the stairs coming back from my walk and they come into flower over winter. A post shared by Brenda Gael Smith… Read More →