Greetings from the Serendipity Studio at Copacabana. This was the outlook this morning:
On the design wall, I have some studies and samples for my Lines of Beauty workshop as I work on refining some teaching notes. I am really looking forward to teaching an expanded, 4-day version of this class at Grampian Textures retreat in March 2017:
Festival of Quilts Morphettville Racecourse, Adelaide from 30 September - 2 October 2016 (open 10am-4pm daily).
the bigger picture
When we wound up our final cycle of group challenges on 12/12/12, I embarked upon a personal challenge to deeply explore certain themes and motifs first arising in my Twelve by Twelve works. In particular, I was keen to concentrate on working in a larger format.
This graphic shows the development of my lupin-inspired works since the PurpleYellow challenge in 2010:
Other examples include:
From Bush Tucker Tracks (12x12in) to Desert Tracks: Not Terra Nullius (57x109cm 2013) which was juried into Art Quilt Australia 2013: People, Place & Nation and also Quilts=Art=Quilts 2014.
a matter of time
The notion of time is intriguing and sometimes paradoxical. It is at once rigid and fluid, fleeting and interminable, tangible but elusive, and abundant yet scarce. How the ‘fourth dimension’ of time is observed, manifested and experienced is at the heart of my latest curatorial project - a matter of time. This is a travelling exhibition of 32 works each measuring 100x40cm. Deborah Boschert's work Rising and Setting is pictured below second from the left:
The exhibit is currently on tour in South Australia. My next curator floor talk is at the Craft & Quilt Fair, Adelaide at 12.30pm on Thursday, 3 November only. If you can't join me in person, check out the online gallery. A catalogue is available for purchase too.
tour program). It is booked into New Zealand National Quilt Symposium: 5-10 October 2017 where I will be teaching and judging (AND catching up with Kirsty!) and further international venues are under negotiation. I'll keep you posted!
Being a Twelve has had an enduring impact on my creative practice. I am so grateful to Diane for inviting me to play and for the support, encouragement and enthusiasm of the other Twelves. The internet is a wonderful thing! You can follow my current projects on Facebook, Instagram and my blog.