Part four Sketchbooks Stage 2 Painter-inspired translation

‘I think this world is magical. Colour, form, space, relationships ‒ these elevate life. They energise. They elevate my whole consciousness…I think art heightens the potential of the actual’ ‒ Patrick Heron (The Colour of Colour, 1994-5). Patrick Heron 1920-1999 is an abstract artist I referenced for my Painter inspired translation sketchbook.  His use of … Continue reading Part four Sketchbooks Stage 2 Painter-inspired translation

Linda Jackson and Utopia

While I was in Adelaide I visited a modest textile exhibition ‘Linda Jackson and Utopia’ at the Art Gallery of South Australia. The garments and fabric displayed were the result of a collaboration in the 1980s between the fashion designer and artist Linda Jackson and the indigenous women of Utopia Station north-east of Alice Springs. … Continue reading Linda Jackson and Utopia

Nebraska or OCA

After being inspired by the Quilt Symposium I researched textile courses around the world as I had been really excited listening to Leslie C. Levy, J.D., Ardis & Robert James Executive Director, International Quilt Study Center & Museum, Quilt House, University of Nebraska – Lincoln.  Moving to the other side of the world seemed like … Continue reading Nebraska or OCA


In July 2016 I attended the Unstitching Quilts Symposium Sat 23 Jul, 10am NGV International After listening to the speakers’ stories about traditional and contemporary quilts I came away reinspired to follow my interest in textiles. Mary Jane Hannaford born England 1840, arrived Australia 1842, died 1930 Wedding quilt 1922 sequins, glass beads, cotton, wool, … Continue reading Inspiration