Australian Textile Artist

The world is all about colour

Cathy Jack Coupland

Welcome to my website and to 2019!

I’m an Australian textile artist, best known for my vibrantly coloured contemporary stitched art, covered in thousands upon thousands of machine made stitch. Using simple techniques, representational and abstract designs, I  transform soft substrates into compressed, rigid textiles, rippling with fabric manipulation and dimension.  The machine needle is my sketching, drawing and colouring tool, exploiting the age-old allure of thread and stitch.  This collaboration produces uniquely tactile, beautifully manipulated artworks.

I exhibit nationally and internationally and have work held in numerous private collections.  

All work in my Portfolio is for sale.  Please contact me if you’re interested in purchasing my unique textile art.

New this year is a wonderful offering of workshops, sure to tempt Beginner, Intermediate or more Advanced stitchers.  I love sharing what I do.  Contemporary machine stitch is my abiding passion.  Shops, schools or groups interested in any of these workshops, are welcome to contact me directly.

I’ll be teaching my Machine Stitch Odyssey workshop for Atasda,  Saturday 28th and Sunday 29thSeptember 2019.  Please contact Atasda directly if you’d like to book in.  

Grab a coffee, relax and enjoy my world of stitch and colour for a moment or two.  

View Cathy Jack Coupland’s Artist Statement and CV.

The Fusion of Colour and Stitch

Art that pushes the boundaries

Abstract

Dimensional

Narrative

The Latest From The Blog

Read about the creative process, design inspiration and life as an artist.

‘Artists who inspire me’ #2

In this series, what I’m actually doing is re-acquainting myself with the curiosity these artists evoked in me.  Somehow, someway, they have all inspired me to research, learn and push myself, and that’s a good thing!

‘Artists who inspire me’ #1

Inspiration is integral to my work practice as an Australian Textile Artist.  It can take many forms.  Sometimes it’s as simple as a beautiful colour or mix of colours, but other times it’s work by other artists – and it doesn’t matter what they do.

Bullet Journals and creativity? You bet!

How many times have I written down an idea, or artist to research, then spent half an hour trying to find it? Not any more.  Important information, ideas, inspiration, or research, is now kept in MY BULLET JOURNAL. Information is easily accessible and it promotes my creativity.

Perfecting systems. What I do.

How do you approach your work day as a Textile Artist?  Is it a bit hit and miss, or do you have in place systems to support, save time, ensure focus and output and most of all achieve consistency in your work day?

One of my top 10 favourite books

How often can you honestly say, you’ve read an INSPIRATIONAL, LIFE-CHANGING book?  In my opinion ‘Momentum’ should be essential reading for anyone wanting to improve and succeed, no matter what you do. 

Workshops

My workshops are just what you need to unleash your creativity.

Exhibitions

2019

May
Stonehouse Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria

2019
 

Contact Cathy

Cathy would love to hear from you

Whether you are looking to purchase artwork, offer an exhibition space or discuss Cathy’s work.