ART QUILT AUSTRALIA 2017 opens tonight at the Queen Victoria Art Gallery (Royal Park), Launceston, Tasmania and continues on exhibition to Sunday 22 October 2017. This is an open, juried exhibition presented by Ozquilt Network and I am delighted that Flourish! (90x90cm) is one of 49 works on display.
Flourish! (90x90cm) Orange gum blossoms exude sheer energy with their chartreuse centres attracting bees from all around the neighbourhood.
Flourish! is a larger variation of the orange gum blossom textile sketch from Week 23 of my weekly art project and is inspired by a particular tree that is on my walking route. The work is densely stitched creating lots of texture in the negative space. The textural effect is enhanced by variegated threads used for the tendrils and background.
A comprehensive online gallery for ART QUILT AUSTRALIA 2017 will be published later today. Thank you to Ozquilt Network for organising this opportunity to showcase textile art from across Australia and OZQN members worldwide.