Friday, May 17, 2013

Australia Wide Three exhibition

The Australia Wide Three exhibition opens at Gallery 159, The Gap, Brisbane this weekend. Come along to the opening at 3pm on Saturday May 18. The exhibition continues until June 2.

 Here is a media release about the touring exhibition.
The latest travelling exhibition by Australia’s national organization for art quilters, Ozquilt Network Inc. is touring Australia.
Ozquilt Network President, Margery Goodall said this is the third, biennial travelling exhibition this prolific group has created.
 “The 34 stitched, layered works, which are 40cm x 40 cm,  showcase original and diverse interpretations of contemporary textile art from Australia’s leading and emerging quilt artists,” she said.  “A professionally selected exhibition of members’ work, Australia Wide Three will excite viewers with the infinite possibilities of ‘the quilt’ in art.
“Founded in 1998, Ozquilt Network Inc. has a long and respected history promoting excellence within contemporary quilt making in Australia.”
Margery said the selectors read as a ‘whose who’ in the world of textile art: renowned textile artists Deborah Brearley, Victoria, (expert quilter, painter, author and tutor); Tony Dyer, Victoria, (a lecturer and master of diverse textile techniques who has works in many prestigious collections in Australia and overseas); and Carolyn Sullivan, NSW, (highly regarded multiple award winning quiltmaker, embroiderer and author).
“In comparison to other art forms, textile art takes a joyfully long time to create,  which is one of the reasons why art quilt exhibitions appeal greatly to the general public.  This form of art has evolved out of utilitarian quilt making into a highly personalised form of self - expression ”.   Australia Wide Three is touring nationally until June 2014
All 34 quilts can be viewed at

 Tour Manager: Ozquilt Network Inc., Sue Cunningham,  email

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