Brenda Gael Smith, Copacabana, NSW

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Brenda Gael Smith creates stitched textile works made from a rich palette of her hand-dyed fabrics. Most of her work is abstract and inspired by the colour and patterns of the natural world. Through her participation in the Twelve by Twelve International Art Quilt Challenge, she has also explored a variety of other themes ranging from botanical to gastronomical; sociological to mathematical; and architectural to emotional.

Brenda’s bold, contemporary designs are published and exhibited regularly. She shares the joys of colour and art-making through teaching, her regular blog and as co-author of the book Twelve by Twelve International Art Quilt Challenge. Brenda is also curator of a series of touring textile art exhibitions and is currently touring a matter of time.


Karkalla by Brenda Gael SMithKarkella

Retail Price: A$2000
Dimensions: 90cm x 90cm (35x35in) (H x W)
Statement:  Karkalla aka pig face (carpobrotus rossii) is a succulent coastal groundcover plant native to Australia. From late spring into summer, it forms a vibrant carpet on the dunes at Copacabana where I live. It’s daisylike form brings instant cheer with a pink tendrils and a large yellow centre reflecting the sun.
AQC Challenge 2017. Made in Australia: Flora and Fauna
Brenda Gael Smith