See my artwork at Exhibitions around Australia and the world:
As an exhibiting artist I am always trying to produce unique and interesting work which is appealing both to me and the viewer.
I would like to think that I’m extending my practises within the textile art genre to create new work – something very different yet still using thread and stitch.
I work with dimension. Manipulation of the substrate using density of stitch, gives my work movement and life – but I want more.
Scale gives both visual and spacial impact but also presence – especially if hung well in a gallery setting. That’s where you get the big bang for your buck – presence! That’s what I’m trying to achieve now.
‘Skin of the World’ pictured below is my largest work to date. The manipulation of those circles is immense. Whilst not easy to achieve, the impact is massive. You just want to reach out and touch those magnificent circles of colour.
Working towards exhibition is the best way to push those ideas and test techniques to see where it may lead.
Onwards and upwards, I hope.
Different Directions December 2017/January2018
With Carolyn Sullivan at The Embroiderers Guild NSW, 76 Queen Street, Concord West, NSW. Opening to be confirmed.
Stitched Up Exhibition June 23 2017 to August 6
Telling the stories of 193 girls in the Newcastle Industrial School 1867-1871. Artists from around the world plus stitched journals worked by a local group.
Opening at 6pm 23/6 at the Lock Up next door to Timeless Textiles Gallery, Newcastle NSW.
Golden Textures Exhibition 18/2/17-26/3/17
Australia Wide Five
A travelling exhibition presented by Ozquilt Network Inc. To be launched 23/9/16. Touring Australia through 2016/17.
Quilts=Art=Quilts 29/10/2016 to 8/1/2017
Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St, Auburn, NY, USA
Holding Exhibition 26/11/2016 to 5/2/2017
Timeless Textiles Gallery in partnership with Newcastle Art Gallery, 1 Laman St, Cooks Hill, Newcastle, NSW.
World Quilt Competition 2016 (Honorable Mention)
Golden Textures Contemporary Quilt Exhibition 2015
Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Maryborough, Victoria.