Australian textile artist Cathy Jack Coupland is best known for her vibrantly coloured embroidered quilts covered in thousands upon thousands of machine made stitch.
Using simple techniques, representational and abstract designs Cathy transforms soft substrates into compressed, rigid textiles, rippling with masterful fabric manipulation.
Cathy uses the machine needle as a sketching, drawing and colouring tool, exploiting the age-old allure of thread and stitch collaborating to produce uniquely tactile artworks. She says ‘I love to see a design come to life under the machine, day by day, simply by the addition of time and stitch. It’s mesmerizing.’
As her career evolves, Coupland devotes herself to exhibiting throughout the world and has work held in many private collections.
Different Directions with Carolyn Sullivan
December 2, 2017 to January 25, 2018
76 Queen Street, Concord West NSW
Art Events: Short-Sharp Workshops and Demonstration and Meet the Artists to be confirmed.
Place – Solo exhibition
September 5 to 30
90 Hunter Street, Newcastle
Opening September 6 by Brenda Gael Smith
Open hours: Wed-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 10am-2pm. Closed public holidays
Place – a selection of work from this exhibition.
November 5 to 30, Concord Library
60 Flavelle Street, Concord NSW
Demonstration and Meet the Artist to be confirmed
Open hours: Mon-Thur 9.30-7.30, Fri 9.30-5.00, Sat 9.30-4.00, Sun 1.00-5.00pm. Closed public holidays
Cathy would love to hear from you
Whether you are looking to purchase artwork, offer an exhibition space or discuss Cathy’s work.