Exhibition Countdown: 7 days to go: More Flying Colours

With 7 days to go until the opening of Natural Abstractions at Gosford Regional Gallery, I take this opportunity to give you a preview of two new works in my Flying Colours series that make their debut this week. Blue Mallee Ringneck was originally made in contemplation of the Living Colour! touring exhibition (2014-2015) that… Read More →

Exhibition Countdown: 8 days to go: Ribba Framing Tutorial

With 8 days to go, I continued with the task of mounting my textile sketches in shadow box frames. As I have received several inquiries, this post outlines my process in more detail. This approach is intentionally budget-driven so that I can offer my textile sketches at an affordable price point. For other works, I… Read More →

Exhibition Countdown: 9 days to go

Mounting an exhibition takes preparation. With 9 days until the opening of my solo exhibition Natural Abstractions, my action item today was to start mounting the Copa Abstractions collection ready for display and sale. For the last year, the completed textile sketches have resided in this shoe box: I say “completed” but I still had to… Read More →

Exhibition Countdown: 10 days to go

It’s ten days until the opening of my solo exhibition Natural Abstractions and the exhibition countdown has begun. The guest bedroom has been turned into a staging area and I am working my way through my action list. Today’s task was to prepare all of the hanging rods and batons for the larger textile paintings… Read More →

Monthly Art Project: Flourish in 2018!

It’s 1 January – an ideal time to reflect on your accomplishments in 2017 and to set intention for the new year ahead. Many of you expressed interest in participating in the Weekly Art Project in 2017 but found the weekly deadline overwhelming. For 2018, I am proposing a more flexible creative challenge – the… Read More →

Pre-order your Copa Abstractions Catalogue

Look what arrived in the mail yesterday! My proof copy of the Copa Abstractions catalogue that you can preview online. This 28 page book showcases the development of the Copa Abstractions weekly art project over 52 weeks. It includes inspiration images and the resulting collection of vibrant, abstract textile sketches. Order from me at a… Read More →

Copa Abstractions Weekly Art Project: On exhibition

At last I have updated the gallery page for the Copa Abstractions collection, comprising all 52 textile sketches from my Weekly Art Project. It’s fun to see how the project developed over the course of the year. Invitation All works from the Copa Abstractions collection will be on display, and for sale!, as part of… Read More →

National Quilt Symposium 2017 Judging

This year one of my exciting assignments was to work with Philip Trusttum and Marianne Hargreaves in jurying and judging entries for the National Quilt Symposium 2017 in Christchurch. Our report can be found in the excellent exhibition catalogue published by Symposium that includes photos of all of the selected quilts. For the record, a… Read More →

Gosford Art Prize 2017

As a textile artist, I think it is healthy to venture beyond quilt show and specialist textile venues and to share my work alongside artists in other media. The Gosford Art Prize is a great opportunity to do just that. Each year, Gosford Regional Gallery invites local and national artists across all media to submit… Read More →

Join me in Houston: International Quilt Festival 2017

a matter of time completes its exhibition tour at the International Quilt Festival in Houston 2017 (with thanks to eQuilter) and I am accompanying the exhibit. You can find me at Aisle L on Main Street for gallery talks each day at 11am and 2pm with a special after-class talk at 5.30pm on Saturday 4… Read More →