Greg Somerville


Textiles, drawing, painting and photography have been presented in over 40 group and solo exhibitions.
Processes I have used in my exhibition work include: quiltmaking (patchwork, quilting, applique, embroidery, trapunto), dyeing, painting and printmaking techniques (screenprint, woodblock, collagraph, digital, monoprint) leading to more sculptural forms. Whilst much of my work is textile based, I do draw upon my photographic and drawing practice. More recently, I have been printing drawings and photos onto cotton fabric of which I manipulate, embroider and quilt.

My readings from the realms of religion, physics, biology and ecology and many years of keen observation of my local bioregion, have all contributed to an aesthetic that dwells upon underlying patterns and relationships inherent in this part of the world.

The patterns of water drops on leaves, the way lichen spreads on sandstone or the manner in which trees co-inhabit the landscape is every bit as revelatory as great texts, painting or musical composition. At the very least, I aspire to the communication of delight through my work.

Greg Somerville - Independence is a form of poverty  Greg Somerville-Borderlands 14 Greg Somerville - unfolding in glorious, exuberant extravagances

…independence is a form of poverty…

Retail Price: $350
Dimensions: 62 x 46cm (H x W)

Borderlands no 14

Retail Price: A$850
Dimensions: 90 x 68 cm (H x W)

…unfolding in glorious, exuberant extravagances…

Retail Price: A$850
Dimensions: 90 x 68 cm (H x W)


like-wave-emboidery-on-a-seashore-cliff-web…like wave embroidery on a seashore cliff…

Retail Price: A$3000
Dimensions: 94cm x 137cm ( 37in x 54in) (H x W)
Statement: An ink/pencil drawing digitally printed on cotton and quilted/embroidered.




Photographer: Greg Somerville (all photos)