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Art Quilt Australia 2013: People, Place & Nation

Art Quilt Australia

Ozquilt Network Inc, through its Art Quilt Australia exhibitions, seeks to promote the best of Australian art quilts. The first Art Quilt Australia exhibition was held in Canberra in 2009 at Craft ACT Craft and Design Centre. From 1November to 14 December 2013, Art Quilt Australia: people, place and nation was exhibited at Craft ACT Craft and Design Centre.

43 entries were received from new as well as established textile artists. Artists were anonymous and selection was made on the basis of digital images although information on materials, techniques and concept was also provided. The high quality of work submitted representing a wide range of approaches to the definition of a "quilt" made the decision a difficult one and Valerie Kirk, the curator and selector for the exhibition, finally chose 20 works to make a cohesive exhibition on the theme "People, Place and Nation".

Congratulations to Trish Alcorn, Sue Cunningham, Sue Dennis, Dianne Firth, Pamela Fitzsimons, Jan Frazer, Helen Gray, Jessica Ipkendanz, Marion Matthews, Gloria Muddle, Alison Muir, John Parkes, Marianne Penberthy, Sharron Shalekoff, Brenda Gael Smith, Carolyn Sullivan and Deborah Weir who have had their work selected for Art Quilt Australia 2013: People, Place and Nation.

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Art Quilt Australia 2013 Catalogue - A$15 (including postage)

All twenty works from the Art Quilt Australia 2013 exhibition feature in a quality, 18 page catalogue.  The catalogue is for sale for A$15 (including postage). AQA2013catalogue To purchase a copy of a Art Quilt Australia 2013 catalogue:

  • Pay by Electronic Funds Transfer to: Westpac Bank, account name: Ozquilt Network Inc, BSB 033 602, Account # 136213 (Please include your name and the code CATAQA in the transaction description) and e-mail your order and postal address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; OR
  • Send your cheque for $15 (payable to Ozquilt Network Inc) and postal address to the Treasurer at PO Box 1103, Campbelltown, NSW 2560


Art Quilt Australia 2009

Art Quilt Australia 2009, an initiative of Craft ACT and Ozquilt Network Inc. was the inaugural exhibition of art quilts selected from Ozquilt Network members and Australian residents. The exhibition was held at the Craft ACT Gallery from 7 November to 19 December 2009. From 80 entries, 28 works were unanimously selected by the selectors; Meredith Hinchliffe, craft critic, researcher and writer, and eminent quilt artists Judy Hooworth and Dianne Firth.

The artists selected were :

Geri Barr, Sally Blake, Anna Brown, June Brown, Cathy Jack Coupland, Susan Cunningham, Sue Dennis, Ruth de Vos, Pamela Fitzsimons, Jan Frazer, Margery Goodall, Helen Gray, Alvena Hall, Cherry Johnston, Ailsa Koloi, Alison Levingston, Deborah McArdle, Barbara Macey, Alison Muir, Pamela Munday, John Parkes, Sarah Louise Ricketts, Margaret Ruane, Alison Schwabe, Greg Somerville and Paula Martin, Emerald Springs, Jo Steele, and Carolyn Sullivan.

Photography by Steven Murray - Creative Image Photography

ACT Craft Gallery ACT Craft Gallery Home? by Geri Barr Spirit Land by Sue Dennis Timetracks 11 by Alison Schwabe White Cloth
Craft ACT Gallery Skin/Earth by Pamela Fitzsimmons "Home?" by Geri Barr "Spirit Land" by Sue Dennis "Timetracks 11" by Alison Schwabe White Cloth" by John Parkes