Judi immersed herself in the making of creative textiles after a career change from working in publication and internet design. She has always loved working with fabric and sewing as a creative interest and the change was a natural progression. She built upon a solid foundation in graphic design and illustration by attending multiple courses in creative textiles. This was the impetus for her many series of unique art textiles which incorporate felting, dye painting and drawing, printing, silk screening, quilting and other textile techniques.
Since 2007 her creative art quilts have been exhibited in twenty five group shows in NSW, Victoria and the USA, including two juried shows at the Manly Art Gallery NSW plus three solo shows. Her work has received multiple awards for surface design, creative use of pigments and dyes and textile portraiture. Two of Judi’s art quilts have won the Best of Show Acquisitive award at the Australian Cotton Fibre Expo. Many of her wall hangings have been purchased by private individuals. She works from her studio in Charlestown NSW.
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Dimensions: 150x75cm (H x W)
Statement: This multi media quilt focuses on the water column which ranges from deep black to light blue and some of its creatures. Brown earth and green vegetation are suggested on the sides where portraits of three generations are willing partners in the unstoppable, effusive abundance of life on Earth.
Exhibitions: Sydney Quilt Show 2014, World Quilt Competition 2015
Awards: Sydney Quilt Show 2014, best pictorial + contemporary art quilt award
Bring Me Back
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Dimensions: 66x123cm (H x W)
Statement: Needle felting with yarns is the main process for visually experimenting with three stages of schizophrenia. Judi has appliqued three hand painted portraits which are needle felted with clothing to acid dyed, woolen batting. The aluminium framing device is wrapped in yarn to extend the tensions to the outer edges.
Exhibitions: The New Quilt 2012