Back on 20 March 2020, the inaugural Australian Textile Art Award opened at the Embroiders Guild gallery in Melbourne sponsored by Art Wear Publications. The gallery closed that evening due to COVID-19 and has not reopened since. A catalogue arrived in the mail but my mind was on other things. In short, it seemed like […]
Textile artist Brenda Gael Smith shares her creative backstory and her participation in the Third China Shenzhen International Quilt Art & Handicrafts Exhibition from 10-13 May 2019. Share your creative backstory and be part of Brenda’s celebratory giveaway.
By way of a happy postscript to Free Falling in the Midst of a Pandemic, I am pleased to report a soft landing. My gutsy, determined brother flew back to Australia this week laying across three seats in a near empty plane, well clear of other passengers, for much of the journey. He was prepared […]
In which my brother J, ever the scientist, demonstrably proves that kiwis cannot fly. How the world was turned upside down in two weeks. One trans-Tasman family’s story of free falling in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and escalating travel and isolation advisories. And 10 reasons to be thankful. It’s been an intense two […]
Tonight I fly out to China for the third China (Shenzhen) International Patchwork Invitational Tournament & Patchwork Arts Show (10-13 May) as a guest of the China Fashion and Color Association. I will exhibiting a selection of my quilts at the Shangwei Museum of Contemporary Art along with other international guests: Sue Dennis (Aus), Barbara […]
Back in August 2015, I grabbed some very reasonable airfares that were on sale. Fast forward and we are now celebrating my birthday in New Zealand. Amongst other things, I got to join my two favourite lions (niece and nephew) at the zoo: Walk around my old neighbourhood in Point Chevalier and nearby suburbs: I […]