Current Exhibitions

From the Sea to the Desert: Judy Wilford

29 September- 5 November 2017
New England Regional Art Museum, 106 – 114 Kentucky St Armidale NSW 2350

As we journey through the land one remembers not just its specific landscapes but the elements within, the marks left by nature and man and the habitats of its wildlife.

Share Northern Tablelands artist Judy Wilford’s perceptions of the  places she has lived, visited and journeyed through –  from the Sea to the Desert. 

Pictured right: Wild Sorghum – Autumn Colour

A Decade of Art Quilting: Linden Lancaster

Sunday 8 October until 18 November 2017

The G.R.A.I.N Store, Blake Street, Nathalia (Victoria)
A selection of over 40 works produced from 2007 until 2017. Linden will be at the Gallery every Sat between 11 am and 2 pm until the exhibition closes on  18 November. Come in and have a chat!

Art Quilt Australia 2017

Queen Victoria Art Gallery ((Royal Park), Launceston, Tasmania
Saturday 9 September to Sunday 22 October 2017

Art Quilt Australia 2017 Invitation

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

The Australian Quilt

21 October – 26 November 2017
Opening 6 – 8 pm 20 October
Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree, NSW

Origins (detail) by Anna BrownWhile there always seems to be a divide between art and craft, the status of quiltmaking has risen in the past 30 or so years to be a regular star in the gallery scene. From the early 1980s, many quiltmakers began pushing the boundaries with techniques and materials, sometimes horrifying the traditionalists. Australian quiltmakers set their work apart from others by their use of colour and symbolism. Modern quilt artists often reject the traditional design elements of pattern and repeat formats and many of these works represent issues of the environment, multicultural themes and social debates.This exhibition features a number of quilts from the Colours of Australia collection, owned by QuiltNSW, and quilts made by Manning Valley quilt artists.Thanks to QuiltNSW for their assistance and support with this exhibition.

a matter of time

a matter of time is a travelling textile art exhibition curated by Brenda Gael Smith comprised of 32 works exploring the fourth dimension (time) in cloth.

The final display is at International Quilt Festival/Market, Houston, Texas, USA: 28 October – 5 November 2017.

Come along to gallery talks at 11am and 2pm on Thursday-Sunday 2-5 November and 5.30pm on Saturday, 4 November 2017.



Australia Wide Five

Australia 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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Different Directions: Carolyn Sullivan and Cathy Jack Coupland

December 2017/January 2018
Embroiders’ Guild of NSW HQ, 76 Queen Street, Concord West

Different Directions exhibition, featuring the work of Carolyn Sullivan and Cathy Jack Coupland, promises to be one of disparate commonality.  Both artists work with needle and thread, covering their work with countless stitches,   Carolyn by hand, Cathy by machine.  On offer along with this amazing exhibition will be Artistic Events see October Record