Stitched Up Textile Festival 2017 Wangaratta

Recently I spent the weekend in the Victorian country town of Wangaratta attending the ‘Stiched Up Festival 2017’. This festival draws on Wangaratta’s textile history and is run biennally by volunteers from the Wangaratta Textile Arts Association.  It involves people of different ages and features a range of textile arts and crafts. 2017 Wangaratta Contemporary … Continue reading Stitched Up Textile Festival 2017 Wangaratta

A Parade of Quilts

On the recent Easter weekend I travelled to country Victoria to see a local quilt exhibition in the historic city of Bendigo.  The biennial exhibition showcased the work of members of the Strathdale Quilters over the past two years. The exhibition was promoted through the use of ‘Patsy’, a vintage Morris car covered in patchwork! … Continue reading A Parade of Quilts

O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith:Making Modernism Exhibition

Image: Georgia O’Keeffe, Ram’s Head, Blue Morning Glory, 1938. oil on canvas, 50.8 x 76.2 cm, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Gift of The Burnett Foundation (© Georgia O’Keeffe Museum) http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/booksandarts/making-modernism/8016160 Last Sunday I enjoyed a trip to Heide Museum of Modern Art to view this modernism exhibition.  Preston and Cossington Smith who are Australian, and American, … Continue reading O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith:Making Modernism Exhibition

John Olsen You Beaut Country

Another Summer holiday exhibition! at the Ian Potter Centre – National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) John Olsen is an 88 year old major Australian artist who is well known for painting this country’s unique landscapes in his unique style.  He also works with tapestry, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture. http://www.melhotornot.com/hot-john-olsen-beaut-country-ian-potter-centre-ngv-australia-federation-square-melbourne/ Bicycle Boys It was particularly useful … Continue reading John Olsen You Beaut Country