Susan Mathews lives and creates at Ocean Grove, Victoria. Her drawings of Australian native flora and the natural environment are the basis for all of her work. She likes to underline the key role that drawing can play in creating original work in her classes.
Over five decades she has experimented with numerous art and textile techniques. Printmaking is a major passion, and she explores ways to successfully integrate printed images with her own individual methods of creating stitched textiles.
Printmaking on paper has been the main focus for a few years. Susan enjoys the challenges inherent in collagraph, monotype, linocut and silk screen printing and interpreting images using these techniques.
From a series of lino prints on fabric which grew from gathering drawings for the design from my many sketchbooks of Australian plants that I have created over the years.Gatherings 3 (40x40cm) Susan Mathews
See more artwork by Susan at: @susan_mathews_artist
Invitation to Exhibition Opening & Textile Talk
Australia Wide Eight premieres at Warwick Art Gallery from 14 July until 27 August 2022. The official opening by Julie Tasker is at 2.30pm on Saturday 16 July following her textile talk Quilts Created with Wool? Why not? All welcome! Tickets are free. Bookings essential:
- Julie Tasker: Textile Talk 1.30-2.30pm Saturday 16 July 2022
- Official Opening Australia 2.30-4pm Saturday 16 July 2022
AW8 Preview is a series of daily blog posts from 10 June to 15 July 2022 that will feature an artist and preview their artwork from the Ozquilt Network members’ exhibition Australia Wide Eight. The exhibition will premiere at Warwick Art Gallery from 14 July until 27 August 2022 and continue on tour until September 2024. Please direct any exhibition queries to AW8@ozquiltnetwork.org.au