Australia Wide Five
Gallery hours: Tuesday to Friday 10am – 5pm and Saturday 10am – 3pm
Call for Entries: entries for Australia Wide Six, on tour in 2018-2020 close on 30 April 2018.
Natural Abstractions: Brenda Gael Smith
Last week! closes on Wednesday 14 February 2018
Gosford Regional Gallery: open daily 10am-4pm
Abstract textile paintings by OZQN member Brenda Gael Smith inspired by the natural world includes a special collection of textile sketches celebrating the artist’s surroundings at Copacabana, NSW.
Forest Threads: Linda Balding
3 February-3 March 2018: Shoalhaven Regional Gallery
Open: Tuesday to Friday 10am – 4pm and Saturday 10am – 2pm
Closed: Sunday, Monday, Public Holidays
In the exhibition Forest Threads, the printed image, eco dyeing, textural surfaces and embellishment are the threads that merge in the creation of textile art. Linda Balding works with the tactile nature of fabrics, the clarity of print and the variety of dyed hues, natural and synthetic, to highlight the beauty of the bushland environment.
Her art quilts blur the lines between art and traditional quilting with the focus on the art work rather than the quilting process. The exhibition also includes dyed/printed silk hangings and a series of fabric and photo collages which focus on close up details of the forest.