Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Friday Showcase: 5 July 2019 with Brenda Gael Smith

On Friday 5 July we welcome Brenda Gael Smith to our Friday Showcase to share her quilting journey. Brenda shared a selection of her artwork as special exhibitor at the Sydney Quilt Show 2019 but she has many more quilts to share with us in Friday showcase including her very first quilt from 1985 (a seersucker beauty) and her latest quilts from her Marine Series inspired by the view from her studio over Copacabana and Allagai Bay.

Brenda creates textile paintings and sketches made from a rich palette of her hand-dyed fabrics complemented by extensive, textural stitching. Much of her work is inspired by the colour and patterns of the natural world. Using a process of abstraction, she captures the essence of her subjects in simplified form. Working improvisationally, she refines line, shape, colour and texture to evoke a sense of place, express an idea, highlight an issue or elicit an emotional response.

Follow Brenda at:
Instagram: @brendagaelsmith
Facebook: Serendipity Patchwork & Quilting

Join Us at the Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts

After a successful start at our new venue, Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts (SMSA), we return next door to the office in the lecture theatre on level 1. Please note, no drinks permitted inside lecture theatre.

How does Friday Showcase work?

  • The QuiltNSW office will open at 9 am for members and visitors wishing to drop their bags, library books, community quilts to the office, have a cup of tea or coffee and a homemade treat.
  • Doors to the meeting room at Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts (SMSA) will open at 9.30 am and our small charge ($5 members/$10 visitors) will be payable at the door.
  • The showcase will start at 10 am at Level 1, SMSA.
  • The office will be closed while the showcase is underway and will then reopen at the conclusion of the showcase for the changeover of the quilts hanging, morning tea and usual activities.

Please come along to be inspired.

When: Friday 5 July doors open 9.30 am for a 10 am start
Where: Level 1, Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney
Cost: $5 for members and $10 for non-members

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