Linda Balding, North Nowra, NSW

Website: www.forestandthreads.com
Email: quiltmakers@ozquiltnetwork.org.au

Linda is a Textile artist, Printmaker and Arts Educator with a Diploma of Art Education, Cert Gifted Ed Primary. After completing her training at A M CAE, (now the University of New South Wales College of Fine Arts) she won a scholarship to study Printmaking at the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest Hungary. Returning to Australia she began teaching art in secondary schools while continuing her own art practice. She worked for 12 years as an Education Officer with The Bundanon Trust, artist Arthur Boyd’s property gifted to the nation in 1993.

Her works are semi-abstract and often focus on subtle colours and patterns in the natural surroundings and the micro environment. She paints and prints on silk and other fabrics and uses stitch and collage to interpret these patterns and explore the colours of the bush, sometimes focusing on close up detail. She also uses natural dyes made from fungi and gum leaves.

As a textile artist and keen quilter, Linda is a member of ATASDA and TAFTA and has participated in many Fibre Forums over the years. Linda has works in the collections of Craft NSW, Bundanon Trust and Shoalhaven City Council and is a regular exhibitor in group exhibitions.

Linda Balding-LifelineLifeline

Price: AUD $1000
Dimensions: 110x 110cm (H x W)
Statement: This quilt represents my life up to recent retirement.The line through the centre to top being my creative art work. The pyramid area at bottom represents family, the wavy lines out from the middle and bubble shapes signify the amazing variety of life experiences and influences on my life..
Exhibitions: AQIPP Melbourne 2017 World Quilt Competition USA 2018
Photographer: 
Cassandra Balding

REDZone

Linda Balding-REDzonePrice: NFS
Dimensions: 30x50cm (H x W)
Statement: We are in the red zone. Alarm bells are ringing. Our world is being damaged by pollution. Before its too latewe all need to be more environmentally aware, change our habits, recycle and reuse, reduce our rubbish going to landfill. Every effort will help.
Exhibitions: One Red Thread. Berry NSW 2017. Theme REDuce.
Photographer: 
Cassandra Balding

 

Understory by Linda BaldingForest – Understory

Price: AUD $950
Dimensions: 118 x 110cm (H x W)
Statement: My work is inspired by the forest I live in. I wanted to capture the feeling that the bush is more intricate than it appears. I have layered images and used a grid of fabric pieces, cut out sections to look beneath,see through. Hand painted, screen printing, hand stitching.
Exhibitions: Art Quilt Australia 2015  and World Quilt Competition, Manchester USA 2016
Photographer: 
Cassandra Balding

 

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