Australia Wide Six Premiere: Official Opening

THANK YOU to everyone who joined the official opening of Australia Wide Six at 76 Queen St Galleries on 1 September in conjunction with the Ozquilt Network AGM and forum. Here are some installation photos to give you an overview. Australia Wide Six continues at 76 Queen St Galleries until 18 September 2018. Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday… Read More →

Official Opening of Australia Wide Six: 1 September 2018

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Australia Wide Six Premiere: Preliminary Installation Photos

Australia Wide Six, the latest Ozquilt Network touring members’ exhibition,  premieres at 76 Queen St Galleries in Concord West, Sydney from 31 August to 18 September 2018. Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday/Sunday 10am-2pm. Closed on Public Holidays.  The official opening is on Saturday, 1 September. In the meantime, here are some preliminary installation photos. Each… Read More →

AW6 Preview: Brenda Wood

Exhibition Countdown: 1 day to go! This is the final preview post for  Australia Wide Six.  Brenda Wood of Scarborough, Queensland has two works in the exhibition. Brenda’s work often reflects her love of the water and in her 15 years since becoming a textile artist she has been able to explore a multitude of… Read More →

AW6 Preview: Alison Withers

Exhibition countdown: 2 days to go! Alison Withers of Warrnambool, Victoria has two works in the  Australia Wide Six.  This is Remember the River. For years Alison has looked to the landscape in her part of the world as a means of enriching her life – it gives her an enormous sense of peace and reaffirms… Read More →

AW6 Preview: Deborah Weir

Exhibition Countdown: 3 days to go! Today’s featured work from the  Australia Wide Six exhibition is Pond Algae by Deborah Weir of Palos Verdes, California, USA. Deborah is a mixed media artist and curator who primarily uses textiles in her work. Though contemporary in every sense, the work references traditional “women’s work,” slowly built up,… Read More →

AW6 Preview: Margaret Wallace

Exhibition Countdown: 4 days to go! Today’s work from  Australia Wide Six is Evans Hill Tathra 18:03:18 byMargaret Wallace of Bega, NSW.  A two week course in freehand machine embroidery at USQ, Toowoomba, in 2001 with the renowned Ken Smith, was the “light bulb” moment for Margaret, and she was “hooked”. AW6 Preview is a series… Read More →

AW6 Preview: Carolyn Sullivan

Exhibition countdown: 5 days to go! Today ‘s preview from the  Australia Wide Six exhibition is In the Gorge 1 by Carolyn Sullivan. Carolyn lives near Bundanoon, a rural township two hours out of Sydney, on five acres of flat, plateau country surrounded by eucalypt and deciduous trees in a park like site. Its cool climate, many gardens, closeness… Read More →

AW6 Preview: Jane Stone

Exhibition Countdown: 6 days to go! Today’s preview from the Australia Wide Six  exhibition is Garden of the Everlastings 1 by Jane Stone of Como, Western Australia. Slow textile techniques, in Jane’s art practise, have become a form of meditation and an artistic language. She uses a series of drawn stitch lines, and a limited… Read More →

AW6 Preview: Brenda Gael Smith

Exhibition Countdown: one week to go! Brenda Gael Smith has two works in Australia Wide Six, both are inspired by her surroundings at Copacabana, New South Wales. Brenda creates textile paintings and sketches made from a rich palette of her hand-dyed fabrics complemented by extensive, textural stitching.  Using a process of abstraction, she captures the… Read More →