This exhibition showcases the art of quilting that reflects the richness and diversity of contemporary expressions of the quilt medium in Australia. Entries have been chosen from artists who have submitted their best work, reflecting their creative practice - Think big, think bold - be adventurous! Artists Judy Hooworth and Anna Brown and the Hawkesbury Regional Gallery curator Elissa Blair have selected 40 works (from over 100 entries) for your viewing pleasure. Come along and experience an amazing array of creativity and innovation from across quilting Australia.
Your whole perception of quilting may well be redefined as you find yourself viewing works of art that are beyond layering of materials. Full of aesthetic impact, technical skill and powerful storytelling, this fascinating exhibition includes two-dimensional and three-dimensional sculptural works in a range of materials and styles, responding to many of the challenges we have faced in 2020 including bushfires and Covid- 19, as well as environmental challenges, new life, revenge and sheer joy! Not to be missed!
A comprehensive public program is under development with both in-person and virtual events. Mark your calendars. Plan an art excursion! Gallery opens 6 days a week Mon, Wed-Fri 10am-4pm. Saturday-Sunday 10am-3pm. Closed on Tuesday and public holidays (eg Easter). For information about exhibition tours and group bookings, please contact the gallery directly at: email@example.com The public program at the gallery includes the following in-person events. Bookings essential!
Sunday 7 February 11am-12noon: join jurors Anna Brown and Judy Hooworth as they share insights about factors that informed their selection and reflect on the development of quilts as an art medium.
Wednesday 10 February 11am-12noon: Join HRG curator Elissa Blair for exhibition insights.
Thursdays 1-3pm: meet an artist - more details to come
Sunday 28 February 11am-12noon: artist floor talks
Saturday 6 March 1-3pm: Quilting Basics workshop - English Paper Piecing to complement the heritage quilt, Miss Grace's Quilt, that will be on display in conjunction with the exhibition. (This workshop will be conducted with a video screen and social distancing in place).
Information about virtual events to follow. Join the mailing list to stay updated.