Current Exhibitions

Australia Wide Six

Bainz Gallery Wangaratta, Victoria from 3 – 27 June 2019.

Gallery Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm; Wednesday 9.30am- 7.30pm Saturday 9.30am to 1pm
Sunday closed .  Floor talk Wednesday 12 June at 5pm.

Australia Wide Six

Contra: Connections

3 May – 1 June 2019: Opening Friday, May 3, 2019
Tuggeranong Arts Centre 137 Reed Street, Greenway
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 10am – 6pm – Saturday 10am – 4pm

OZQN members Anna Brown, Sandra Champion, Dianne Firth, Julie Haddrick, Judy Hooworth, Linden Lancaster, Alison Muir, Lois Parish Evans, Beth & Trevor Reid, Sue Reid, Alison Schwabe, Brenda Gael Smith and Lisa Walton have had work accepted into this exhibition.


Museum of Australian Democracy
Old Parliament House
Now open 9am – 5pm daily until 1 July 2019

The #UDHRquilt Project features never before seen work from a global craftivism project. Stitching in local and global stories; see the intricate detail of these quilts that represent the world’s conscience.
Through the creation of four quilts, each embroidered with the articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the project draws attention to the way human rights are challenged around the world today. To read more and see the messages sewn into each of the quilts please use the following links.
Red Quilt, Green Quilt, Blue Quilt, Yellow Quilt.


Brenda Gael Smith: Sydney Quilt Show 2019

Brenda Gael Smith Special Exhibit at the Sydney Quilt Show 2019

International Convention Centre, Sydney 19-23 June 2019

Join special exhibitor and OZQN member Brenda Gael Smith for a daily floor talk at 11am.

Brenda creates textile paintings and sketches made from a rich palette of hand-dyed fabrics complemented by extensive, textural stitching. Much of her work is inspired by the colour and patterns of the natural world. Using a process of abstraction, she captures the essence of her subjects.

The Dressmaker Costume Exhibition

National Film and Sound Archive
McCoy Circuit, Acton, ACT 2601
02 6248 2000
Open daily 10am–4pm
18 April – 18 August 2019.

For those members close to Canberra the Costumes from the film ‘The Dressmaker’ will be exhibited at the National Film and Sound Archive. The exhibition, designed by Marion Boyce, features a spectacular range of haute couture worn by the film’s stars. The exhibition celebrates the artistry of the film’s sumptuous designs, as well as the transformational power of fashion.

Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award 2019

Wangaratta Art Gallery
1 June – 11 August 2019

This biennial nationally significant award has been presented by Wangaratta Art Gallery since 2009, and will again be a showcase of textile artistry and talent from across Australia. Wangaratta has a long and prominent history of textiles, both in manufacturing and as a craft form. Wangaratta Art Gallery builds upon this unique tradition through the presentation of this outstanding award which continues to recognise the high calibre practice that Australian artists provide to the national and international textile tableau.

This award is committed to the advancement and growth of contemporary textiles, it is an acquisitive award that embodies the current state of play for contemporary textile practice in Australia.