Current Exhibitions

Australia Wide Five

Australia Wide FiveAustralia Wide Five  is a juried, touring exhibition showcasing the artwork of OZQN members. Each work is 40x40cm. The exhibition continues on tour until 2018 including to the following venues:

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Down the Creek: Judy Hooworth

8 November – 3 December 2017: official opening 6-8pm 9 November
Timeless Textiles Gallery, 90 Hunter Street, Newcastle East, NSW
 Internationally acclaimed fibre artist Judy Hooworth uses her local environment around Dora Creek as the inspiration for her third exhibition at Newcastle’s Timeless Textiles Gallery in November.

Documenting walks along the creek with photographs and drawings, watching the birds and generally ambling about ‘Down the Creek’ has been integral to Hooworth’s life and artistic practice for the last 14 years. She draws on this resource for the quilts in this latest exhibition. Read this profile article: Judy Hooworth takes Dora Creek to the World.

Rainy Day Dora Creek #13

Rainy Day Dora Creek #13 © Judy Hooworth


Different Directions: Carolyn Sullivan and Cathy Jack Coupland

2 December 2017- 25 January 2018:
Official opening: 2pm Sat 2 December 2017 by Dr Dianne Firth
Embroiders’ Guild of NSW HQ, 76 Queen Street, Concord West open Mon to Fri 9am-4pm, Sat & Sun 10am-2pm, closed Public Holidays.

An exhibition of stitched artworks by OZQN members Carolyn Sullivan and Cathy Jack Coupland.  Both artists cultivate knowledge, tradition, experience and experimentation in their work.  Both exhibit nationally and internationally.  Carolyn relates her stitching to her observations of the land.  Cathy uses vibrantly coloured machine embroidery to make her unique quilts.

The December Gallery: Jan Mullen: Annie Shelley

1-22 December (various dates)
The December Gallery, 8-100 Stirling Highway, Fremantle, WA

December Gallery by Jan MullenJan Mullen writes: As a way to pro-actively prioritise artmaking, my studio will be emptied and covered, then hung and refilled EVERY DECEMBER with my recent work and work of another artist. This year Annie Shelley will be joining me to show her charcoal portraits, many of them huge, all of them stunningly beautiful.The December Gallery will open on Friday December 1@5pm and continue:

  • December 2 to 3 (10am-5pm)
  • December 6 to 10 (10am-5pm)
  • December 13 to 17 (10am-5pm)
  • December 20 to 22 (10am-5pm)

After opening I will load the selected works on to this page for those unable to visit.

Natural Abstractions: Brenda Gael Smith

13 January – 14 February 2018
Official opening 2pm Saturday 13 January by Rachaeldaisy
Artist Lecture: Drive to Abstraction: 11am Tuesday 23 January
RSVP: +612 4304 7550
Gosford Regional Gallery: open daily 10am-4pm

Abstract textile paintings by Brenda Gael Smith inspired by the natural world includes a special collection of textile sketches celebrating the artist’s surroundings at Copacabana, NSW.

Invitation to Natural Abstractions exhibition Brenda Gael Smith