Posts Tagged ‘landscape’

Art Quilts Exhibition – Touring Australia

Friday, May 5th, 2017

In 2017 I made the following quilt “Purnululu #7” in a series of works with the same landscape scheme.  While working through it, I blogged and showed more images here and here,












“Purnululu #7” Currently travelling with SAQA exhibition “My Corner Of  The  World”


Australian landscapes such as Purnululu and Uluru, known in the past as the Bungle Bungles and Ayers Rock respectively, are distinctive examples of weathered sandstone landforms or karst topography. To the Australian Aboriginal people these and other similar places have always held strong cultural and spiritual significance.  Today non-Aboriginal Australians and foreign visitors find Purnululu and similar Outback places great destinations for travel and education.

“Purnululu #7” is already quite well travelled in Canada and USA with the juried SAQA art quilt exhibition “My Corner Of The World”.     Made while I’ve been living here in Uruguay, it’s already gone to places I never have visited.  But starting later this month it will travel to places I do know well, appearing with the others in this collection at textile and craft events in these Australian cities on the following dates:

My Corner of the World
Craft & Quilt Fair, Perth, West Australia, Australia • May 24 – 28, 2017
Craft & Quilt Fair, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia • August 10 – 13, 2017
Intocraft Handmade Expo, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia • August 17 – 20, 2017
Craft & Quilt Fair, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia • September 11 – 12, 2017
Intocraft Handmade Expo, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia • November 24 – 26, 2017


What happened Brisbane? Why no Hobart?  Darwin – are you there?

It Can Take A While For An Idea …

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

For some years  I’ve had on my pin board a little cutting of a full and detail view of a tapestry weaving by Scottish textile artist Sara Brennan   The image was for an ad in a magazine for a solo show at The Scottish Gallery Edinburgh, 2006.

Lines are important to me, as in ‘lines=seams’.  The importance of line in Sara Brennan’s landscape inspired work is because of  “the meetings (that) occur around a horizon”   Who knows why didn’t I research her work when I first found this picture, but I never took the little pic down, because it felt important for me to leave it there.    This morning, while doing something totally different I suddenly realized if I fused some sheer fabric over a seam it could have a slightly similar effect, with a lot of potential – and so I put together this little aide memoire of a sewn seam with sheer overlay, with the snippet from the pin board on the cream part of the photo.   How interesting that it has taken me all this time of occasionally glancing at that little pic to finally have a little light bulb switch on!.

Sara Brenna's horizon work blog

I don’t know the name of the piece above, or the one below.  When searching around for writing on her work I found very little, really, which is a bit disappointing.  But at least you can see more images of this beautiful, evocative work here.   

sara brennan weaver - horizons series

Wool tapestry weaving from Sara Brennan.  I’m a fan.

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