Australia Wide Six

Exhibition Premiere

Australia Wide Six  is a juried exhibition showcasing the work of Ozquilt Network members on tour until September 2020. See it next at Naracoorte Regional Art Gallery, Naracoorte, SA from 5 October – 16 November 2018. Gallery hours: Wed – Fri   10 am to 4 pm Sat – Sun   10 am to 3 pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Forest Dew by Linda Balding
FOREST DEW
©2018 Linda Balding
North Nowra, NSW

For Sale

Statement: Forest dew is part of a series inspired by the bushland I live in on the New South Wales South Coast. I love the bush after rain. The intensity and variety of shades of green are highlighted by the moisture on leaves. The beading catches the light like sunlight on raindrops.

Photographer: Cassandra Balding

Wondrous Wattle by Kathy Bielby
CHANGING LANDSCAPE 2
©2018 Kathy Beilby
Wangaratta VIC

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Statement: When wattle blooms it is a joyful thing, bright against the rugged landscape and full of promise.

Canopy 9 by Anna Brown
CANOPY 9
©2018 Anna Brown
Bungwahl NSW

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Statement: Australian summer - bushfire season.

Crossing Streaky Bay by June Brown
CROSSING STREAKY BAY
©2018 June Brown
Milawa VIC

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Statement: With our camping rig, we crossed Streaky Bay on a punt. Although the trip was smooth, the water was wind affected and the ripples were even and obvious. It is these small waves that have inspired this quilt.

Photographer: Cynthia Brown

Sea Wall by Sandra Champion
SEA WALL #3
©2018 Sandra Champion
Battery Point, TAS

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Statement:The Sea Wall at Secheron Bay is a significant heritage listed site with a multi-layered history. It has successfully responded and adapted to different uses for more than two hundred years. The Wall has many intriguing layers, with hidden traces of history that can only be guessed at.

Photographer: Bruce Champion

Bugs in the Paper Bark by Roberta Chantler
BUGS IN THE PAPERBARK
©2018 Roberta Chantler
Kenwick WA

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Statement:Paperbark trees which grow in wetlands are home to many insects which leave trails through the bark. Australia’s first inhabitants used the bark in constructing their Mia-mias, to wrap food for cooking and for transport. In times of drought brackish water could be obtained from the trunk.

Made in Victoria by Sue Cunningham
MADE IN VICTORIA
©2018 Sue Cunnningham
Stawell VIC

NFS

Statement:Train journeys to care for my baby grandson.

Photographer: John Simpkin

On the Hunt by Sue de Vanny
ON THE HUNT
©2018 Sue de Vanny
Greenvale VIC

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Statement:This leopard was a sketch I did from one of many photos I took in Kenya. He was moving and climbing down from the tree ready to go off hunting for his evening meal. An amazing experience to witness.

Making Sense 2 by Ruth de Vos
MAKING SENSE 2
©2018 Ruth de Vos
Mt Nasura WA

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Kamberra #3 by Dianne Firth
KAMBERRA #3
©2018 Dianne Firth
Turner ACT

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Statement: Canberra’s river banks hold the memory of ancient ceremonies.

Photographer: Andrew Sikorski

Caught in the Vortex by Dianne Firth
CAUGHT IN THE VORTEX
©2018 Dianne Firth
Turner ACT

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Statement: A spiral cluster of stones is all that is left after the swirling water drops its load.

Photographer: Andrew Sikorski

White Landscape by Helen Gray
WHITE LANDSCAPE
©2018 Helen Gray
Mawson ACT

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Migrate; Green by Julie Haddrick in Australia Wide Six
MIGRATE;GREEN
©2018 Julie Haddrick
Adelaide SA

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Statement:Explore, collect, sketch, paint, photograph, and stitch; Julie wanders, collecting with intention. Scattered feathers leave evidence, tells stories, from flight, moulting, feeding, breeding, fighting, fleeing, migrating or perhaps dying. Treasure under foot is Julie’s Wabi- Sabi. The broken, discarded, used, imperfect, beautiful and unwanted, can be found here.

Splatt by Kay Haerland
SPLATT
©2018 Kay D Haerland
Green Point NSW

For Sale

Statement: I wanted to express frivolous fun and freedom in an explosion of colour on a neutral background for contrast.

Photographer: Bard Haerland

Red Flower by Joy Harvey in Australia Wide Six
RED FLOWER
©2018 Joy Harvey
Adelaide SA

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Iris by Glad Howard in Australia Wide Six
IRIS, GREEK GODDESS
©2018 Glad Howard
Bonogin QLD

NFS

Statement: This is the first of a series exploring the colours within the iris of the eye and the associated Greek mythology.



Photographer: Bruce Howard

Contemporary Landscape 1 by Linden Lancaster
CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE 1
©2018 Linden Lancaster
Picola VIC


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Statement: Reed Warblers are tiny birds that are very difficult to photograph- they dart in and out amongst the reeds with great dexterity.

Magnolia and Humming Bird
MAGNOLIA & HUMMING BIRD
©2018 Gloria Muddle
Port Macquarie NSW


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Still LIfe by Gloria Muddle
STILL LIFE
©2018 Gloria Muddle
Port Macquarie NSW

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Prostrate Banksia by Susan Mathews
PROSTRATE BANKSIA
©2018 Susan Mathews
Ocean Grove VIC

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Statement: My sketchbook was the source of ideas for patterns relating to banksias and the image of the prostrate banksia. I cut stencils of the patterns and silkscreened them onto the fabric. The image of the prostrate banksia was photographically applied to a screen and printed it over the top.

tered Hope by Marie Mitchell
SHATTERED HOPE
©2018 Marie Mitchell
Perth WA

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Statement: ‘Hope springs eternal’…these words epitomise the courageous spirit of refugees fleeing their homeland to escape conflict and persecution. Hope sustains them through arduous overland treks, years living in limbo in tent cities, and perilous sea journeys in search of safety, only to have hope shattered when abandoned in offshore detention.

Even Spring Water by Alison Muir
EVEN SPRING WATER
©2018 Alison Muir
Cremorne NSW
Juror Invitational


NFS

Statement: An European Environmental organisation has been testing various waters for evidence of plastic. Spring water was recently tested using a red emulsion to collect plastic molecules and found a high percentage present. This work uses single use medical cups to highlight the World wide environmental issue to reduce the use of plastic.

Tafoni by Beth & Trevor Reid
TAFONI
© 2018 Beth & Trevor Reid
Gowrie ACT

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Statement: A design that conveys a sense of the visually striking weathered landforms that are Tafoni. Developing on sloped or vertical surfaces these fantastic bowl shaped natural rock cavities vary from tiny pits to large caves and can be found in nested or honeycomb forms both inland and on the coast.

Firewheel Spectacular by Lois Parish Evans
FIREWHEEL SPECTACULAR
©2018 Lois Parish Evans
Tauranga NEW ZEALAND

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Statement: Inspired by the colour, pattern, and structure of the Firewheel flower.

Shelf 1 by Kathleen Probst
SHELF 01
©2018 Kathleen Probst
Eagle, Idaho USA

NFS

Statement: My work is basically an exploration of hard-edge abstraction. Leaning toward minimalism, I find satisfaction in paring down my compositions. Shelf is part of my Facet series in which I use folds and other dimensional shapes to create a sculptural environment.

Juror Invitational

Telling Secrets IV by Jill Rumble
TELLINGS SECRETS IV
©2018 Jill Rumble
Brookvale NSW

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Statement: Inspired by a quote from Peter Mulvey “and the leaves were telling secrets to the wind” had me wondering. The hand stitching indicates the wind swirling at day break – maybe hearing secrets from the leaves as it passes by.

Landlines #1 by Jill Rumble
LANDLINES I
©2018 Jill Rumble
Brookvale NSW

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Statement: Lines in our landscape can be left by humans, animals or nature. Animal tracks left in grassland, lines of trees for windbreaks or shade, drifts of grasses across the open land are just some that can be easily recognised.

Integrifolia #2: Unlocked by Brenda Gael Smith
INTEGRIFOLIA #2: UNLOCKED
©2018 Brenda Gael Smith
Copacabana NSW

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Statement: The cone-like fruits of the banksia integrifolia contain elliptical chambers that open up to release feathery seeds.

Allagai Bay #1: After the Storm
ALLAGAI BAY #1:
AFTER THE STORM
©2018 Brenda Gael Smith
Copacabana NSW

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Statement: : After the storm, the waters of Allagai Bay are stirred up but the horizon has cleared bringing the promise of fair weather.

And the Wheels Go Round by Sue Reid
AND THE WHEELS GO AROUND #2
©2018 Sue Reid
Kyabram VIC


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Tumbleweed by Norma Slabbert
TUMBLEWEED
©2018 Norma Slabbert
Hamilton NEW ZEALAND

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Statement: Once I pulled all my roots free I became a slave to the wind... - Joan Baez

In the Gorge 1 by Carolyn Sullivan
IN THE GORGE 1
©2018 Carolyn Sullivan
Bundanoon NSW

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Statement: While walking in the creek bed of Trephina Gorge is found these caterpillar chewed leaves. The caterpillar is symbolic to the indigenous people of the Eastern MacDonnell Ranges, NT.

Photographer: Andrew Sikorski

Garden of the Everlastings by Jane Stone
GARDEN OF THE EVERLASTINGS 1
©2018 Jane Stone
Como WA


For Sale

Statement:
Childhood memories
As we drove along the road
Looking over the paddocks
To the distant knoll
The pinks and whites and greens
A garden of everlastings
As far as the eye could see
Now no longer
Intensive agriculture
Makes way for
Canola carpets of fluorescent yellow


Photographer: Thomas Hamilton-Stone

Evans Hill by Margaret Wallace
EVANS HILL TATHRA 18:03:18
©2018 Margaret Wallace
Bega NSW

NFS

Statement: This is what confronted our brave, selfless firefighters as the conflagration bore down on Tathra - we thank you all....

Photographer: Kerry Vance

Pond Algae by Deborah Weir
POND ALGAE
©2018 Deborah Weir
Palos Verdes, California, USA

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Statement:TUpon scooping algae from the pond in our garden I realized that not only was it a GORGEOUS green, but it easily separated into individual fibers when dried. I created this piece with the idea of a fish’s view of the world above seen through the algae and shadows.

Remember the River by Alison Withers
REMEMBER THE RIVER
© 2018 Alison Withers
Warnambool VIC

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Statement: An ancient watercourse is lost to broad acre cropping with the only reminder a string of saline lakes.

Lost Equilibrium by Alison Withers
LOST EQUILIBRIUM
© 2018 Alison Withers
Warnambool VIC

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Statement: Less than two centuries of widespread tree felling to make room for the farming methods that’s let this growing nation thrive has caused an environmental crisis and destroyed the natural balance that has existed for eons. Rising salt costs us in lost land, lost production and damaged infrastructure.

Parrot by Brenda Wood
PARROT
©2018 Brenda Wood
Scarborough QLD

For Sale

Statement: The Parrot fish’s amazingly huge scales are independently a work of art. En masse, the impact of the coral eater is incredible on close inspection. Their fins radiate colour and line and colours merge spontaneously.

Spotted Boxfish by Brenda Wood
SPOTTED BOXFISH
©2018 Brenda Wood
Scarborough QLD

For Sale

Statement:Abstract impression of the playful spotted boxfish whose intricate spots and blue wriggled colouring contrast sharply with the black and white and yellow. Highlights of orange spots make the boxfish a very colourful study.

All AW6 works are 40x40cm. Photography by the artist unless otherwise indicated.

Tour Program:

The Australia Wide Six tour program is under development and includes the following confirmed venues:

  • 5 October – 16 November 2018: Naracoorte Regional Art Gallery, Naracoorte, SA
  • 11 February – 9 March 2019: The Q Exhibition Space, Queanbeyan, NSW
  • 2019: Burnie Regional Art Gallery (Tas), Bainz Gallery Wangaratta (Vic) and Bunbury Regional Art Gallery (WA)
  • 2020: Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre, Katherine NT

There are some spaces in the program in late 2019 and 2020. Please direct any exhibition queries to AW6@ozquiltnetwork.org.au

 

Selected AW6 Artists:

Linda Balding
Kathy Beilby
Anna Brown
June Brown
Sandra Champion
Roberta Chantler
Sue Cunningham
Sue de Vanny
Ruth de Vos
Dianne Firth
Helen Gray
Julie Haddrick
Kay D. Haerland
Joy Harvey
Glad Howard
Linden Lancaster
Susan Mathews
Marie Mitchell
Gloria Muddle
Lois Parish Evans
Beth and Trevor Reid
Sue Reid
Jill Rumble
Norma Slabbert
Brenda Gael Smith
Jane Stone
Carolyn Sullivan
Margaret Wallace
Deborah Weir
Alison Withers
Brenda Wood

Jurors:  Alison Muir, Lynette Nilaweera and Kathleen Probst.

Download the Australia Wide Six Catalogue  & Sales Listing (PDF). Works will be available for delivery at the conclusion of the exhibition in October 2020. For sales inquiries, please contact quiltmakers@ozquiltnetwork.org.au