Bridges of the Hunter exhibition in June 2014

March 30, 2014

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Preparing for an exhibition “Bridges of the Hunter” with my local textile group (Daughters on Dowling) I decided on a few different approaches.   Our exhibition is under the auspices of the Dungog Art Society and Arts Upper Hunter.

First job … sketch ideas, based on my photo of Cooreei Bridge which leads into my town of Dungog.    Thinking about the textures and shapes, I set to work creating felted “river rocks”.

As the black and white photo showed up the structure of the bridge and surrounds so well, I decided upon making my art piece in black and white – wow, a new experience for me especially as I love colour in all its glory.

These images show my early progress with this piece.






Textile Artists visit Timeless Textiles

January 9, 2014

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Today my group, the Daughters on Dowling, visited the wonderful textile art gallery at Hamilton (Newcastle).  What inspirational and delightful creativity we were exposed to.   Our spirits were lifted, and our purses were lighter due to purchases we just could not resist.

The exhibition “Layered” comprised pieces made by members of NCEATA and is on for another few weeks.   Absolutely wonderful pieces of artistic work of the highest quality.   A great spectrum of creativity & vibrancy.   I highly recommend visiting Timeless Textiles in Hamilton, Newcastle – you wont be disappointed and your hearts may be singing like ours were as we departed the shop door.

Growth Rings

July 20, 2013

Gearing up for Growth Rings exhibition at Dungog in October 2013, I have just finished this piece, having worked on it for over a year (in small bursts at a time).   Watercolour painted background is a new technique I have been exploring, and I do quite like the textural effect created.  Thermofax prints have been added, in addition to machine and hand stitching.   It is as yet unnamed as the image makes me think of a few titles.   Love to know what you think of this piece and what your eyes are seeing. Image