Budgies Uncaged in China

Blue Mallee Ringneck is not the only bird-inspired artwork of mine flying around this week! Budgies Uncaged flew to China to be part of an special exhibit of Australian works curated by Sue Dennis for the inaugural International Patchwork Invitational Tournament and Patchwork Arts Show in Beijing.  Here’s a photo of my work next to… Read More →

Gosford Art Prize 2015

The revamped Gosford Art Prize attracted 583 entries this year.  153 works were selected for exhibition and two of them were mine –   Forest and Tundra: Forest © 2013 70x70cm Both of these works have previously toured interstate but this is the first opportunity I have had to view them on exhibition myself. The… Read More →

Dreaming in Colour: Taking Shape

Dreaming in Colour is starting to take shape.  I am so glad that I introduced the triangle/quadrilateral elements.  As I was working on this piece,  I was reminded of the parabolic lines and shapes that feature in the colourful works of Australian artist Michael Johnson.  Or am I just imagining things?! I was a little… Read More →

Desert Tracks: Reconcilation Exhibiton

My textile work Desert Tracks: Not Terra Nullius features in the 2014 Reconcilation exhibition at Gosford Regional Gallery that runs until 13 July.  I haven’t viewed the exhibition yet but there is are photos from the opening of the gallery’s Facebook page including this one (and others) showing my work right next to the speaker’s… Read More →

Ozquilt Network Conference Gala Information Pack

The dedicated team of volunteers at Ozquilt Network Inc, Australia’s organisation for art quilters, have developed an exciting program of events to coincide with the opening of Art Quilt Australia 2013: People Place & Nation, the Australia Wide Three exhibition at Queanbeyan. and their conference and annual general meeting. Due to a quilt show judging… Read More →

Helen Eager: Colour & Light Exhibition until 28 April

I am currently winging my way to the Australasian Quilt Convention in Melbourne but, this time next week, I will be playing tourist guide with my US relatives in Sydney. High on my list will be to check out the new extension to the Museum of Contemporary Art including the striking painting in the foyer… Read More →

The Bright, Bold & the Beautiful

The Bright The Bold & The Beautiful is a vibrant and colourful celebration of indigenous Australian women; an exhibition at Cooee Aboriginal Art Gallery at Bondi Beach presented in conjunction with Art Month Sydney March 2012 and International Women’s Day. Click the postcard to view the exhibition. Art Month Sydney March 2012 involves 300 Artists,… Read More →

Tapestry Canticle by John Coburn

While exploring the Tasmanian midlands, we visited the Tasmanian Wool Centre in Ross which includes a wool exhibition and history museum. Amongst the displays was this piece from the collection of the Queen Victoria Museum & Gallery, a magnificient tapestry designed by one of my favourite Australian artists John Coburn. Then in the inflight magazine… Read More →

Colour is like dealing with energy – Michael Johnson

I first encountered the pulsing, colourful works of Michael Johnson in the corporate collection of the law firm where I once worked. I was immediately captivated and have since followed his regular outings including his current exhibition Outside the Square (Tim Olsen Gallery Sydney 4 -22 May 2011). I was interested to read this article… Read More →

India Flint, the botanical alchemist

One of the most beautiful books in my collection is Eco Colour – botanical dyes for beautiful textiles by India Flint. I heard India speaking in a radio interview yesterday and, while looking up a link to put in this post, found this link to an even better video clip. India has some workshops coming… Read More →