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 back in the gallery tomorrow, Friday 11 August apart from 12-30-1.30pm or so when I am presenting a lecture in the Festival Theatre Driven to Abstraction:

Brenda creates textile works made from a rich palette of her hand-dyed fabrics complemented by intensive stitching. Much  of her work is inspired by the colour and patterns of the natural world with a focus on her surroundings at the “other” Copacabana in Australia and her New Zealand homeland. Using a process of abstraction, Brenda strives to capture the essence of her subjects in simplified form. Working improvisationally, she refines line, shape, colour and texture to evoke a sense of place, express an idea, highlight an issue or elicit an emotional response. Learn more about Brenda’s inspiration and process in this colourful lecture.

There are still some places available so I hope you can join me. I even squeezed some extra quilts into my suitcase to share with you!

Driven to Abstraction Lecture at Festival of Quilts UK


  1. Oh, what a delight it would be to get to see the exhibit and hear your presentation. I love your weekly projects and seeing how you bring an idea or object to life with the solid colors.